Well, I've got TWO candles going with both ends ablaze. *cringe* So I'm only going to pop over for a minute and share a couple of thoughts.
I spent yesterday in a pretty good state of melancholy. All of the sitting over a computer has put a vertebrae between my shoulder blades out of place, so it hurts to type. Which slows me down. And I don't have time to be slowed down. So I've been facing physical discomfort along with feeling overwhelmed and ill-equipped to rise to the challenges before me. I went to bed last night praying for God to give me STRENGTH! This morning, on the way out the door, Hubs very casually says, "Hey, take a peek at the Jesus Calling thing for today." So I did.
Ever felt like you've been chastened?
Let me share Sarah Young's devotional with you...
"Accept each day exactly as it comes to you. By that, I mean not only the circumstances of your day, but also the condition of your body. Your assignment is to trust Me absolutely, resting in My sovereignty and faithfulness.
"On some days, your circumstances and your physical condition feel out of balance. The demands on you seem far greater than your strength. Days like that present a choice between two alternatives--giving up or relying on Me. Even if you wrongly choose the first alternative I will not reject you. You can turn to Me at any point, and I will help you crawl out of the mire of discouragement. I will infuse My strength into you moment by moment, giving you all that you need for this day. Trust Me, by relying on my empowering presence."
It suggested reading Ps. 42:5, which I did in The Message translation. It says: "Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God—soon I'll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He's my God."
Once again I'm reminded, God gave me this writing ministry, and He will equip me with exactly what I need to meet the challenges of the ministry. Wallowing in misery won't accomplish a thing; leaning into His strength will bring forth the fruit He desires. So this morning I prayed again, but instead of asking for strength, I praised Him for His presence. I thanked Him for the opportunities He's given me. And I apologized for my poor attitude.
I feel better now. :o) So I'm going to get back my project.
God bless you muchly as you journey with Him! ~Kim
P.S. -- I'll be sending Meghan a copy of My Heart Remembers.
P.S. #2 -- My Wugmump is here again! And she just gets cuter every day. :o)