Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Preparing To Move Mountains

Are you in a situation where you wonder if God can use you? Do you feel so tired - sleep so much - that you question where you really can be used in God's kingdom? I do. My body is still recovering and I am still in many situations that affect my day to day life. I don't have the energy I used to have or the stamina. I have to take a nap most days and, believe me, this doesn't make me feel like I'm doing much for my family and myself, let alone God. But guess what? This is not our truth! Everything is exactly how God had it planned and He is preparing us for great things.

The rest I find myself craving right now is healing my body and mind. It's allowing me to spend time listening to teachings and reading/listening to God's Word. I have never been able to listen or study the Bible this intensely before. I never had time! I was busy raising and schooling my children or busy working or volunteering at my church. I studied as much as I could but never could devote as much time as I would have liked. It was a real desire for me to be able to do this. I can do it now - it's just not the way I had envisioned it! lol God knows me, though. I don't know that I would have slowed down enough to really study the Word the way I do now. I do it because I want to, of course, but also because my body won't allow me to do much more of anything that is strenuous.

I get frustrated some days because I can't even do my studies. My mind won't comprehend what I'm reading or I'm even too tired to pick up the pen for my study. That's where the audio teachings I listen to are so invaluable. I have one of these speakers...

it's a Klipsch portable bluetooth speaker that I hook up to my iPhone and listen to Christian teachings and/or music. It's a powerful little thing that makes listening so much easier and nicer. I have several Apps that are my favorite and I will be doing a post about these Apps very soon. I listen during the day and, when I can't sleep, I turn on a teaching and it helps me to focus on God and not my pain or the fact that I can't sleep. This is such a wonderful thing about todays technology!

So, I am trying to relax, allow myself this time to sleep. I am focusing on the positive things - the progress I've seen in myself - because I know that God is using all this. The things I've been through and all the things I'm learning now are going to help me to move mountains for the kingdom of God. It's the same for you, dear friend. Remember what the Lord tells us in 2 Corinthians 1:4 -

"He comforts us in all our affliction, 
so that we may be able to comfort those 
who are in any kind of affliction, 
through the comfort we ourselves receive from God."

Be patient and gentle with yourself, my friend, and know that we will be moving those mountains in God's good timing!!

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