Our second class day and already God is working to knit hearts together. I so enjoy the workings of His mind, as He draws each person in, right where they seem to need to be for just that very moment. This ministry is such a deep, deep, privilege, and I hope I get to do it evey single day this side of heaven.
This week, we are studying John 15:5, how our only “job” is to be grafted to the True Vine, Jesus Christ. And yet, how do we do this? From day to day, it often feels so hard just to get up in the morning,that the to do list often includes the practical to the cerebral to the spiritual and the eternal, each one of us believing we must provide these agents in age appropriate increments to our children. In a dizzying quantity.
No wonder we are afraid of putting our feet to the floor…
Denise Glenn, in today’s teaching shares that no, it can be easier than that. Remain in (Jesus). Just remain in (Jesus).
I think that means taking an about face. Right now for us, it may mean there are gentle footsteps just behind me, a presence right there, as I meet the next outburst, or computer frustration, even the 5pm daily quandry, there is One to be with, to ask questions of, to smile at, to enjoy. He is even here leaning over me as I type this, may I not be silent or slow to perceive.
Lord, will You speak to this boy (Yes, I will do it softly.. Listen to Me, speak this way…), Lord will do decide (yes, I will give you the next step, quiet your heart, here I am). Lord, I feel “off”…should I …? (Go to my Word. Talk to Me, Listen. You will know the fullness of all I have in store.)
A glance, a conversation, a new thought that brings order and clarity, Jesus, the True Vine, is there, and His Life flows through to our hearts on the deepest inside.
Filled we will be, filled we will stay.