Saturday, December 08, 2007

Taking the next step

She awoke weary from the battle. "Some days it does not seem worth it," she thought. Disheartened by the realization that life would go on whether she made her contribution to the world or not, she wondered if her work mattered and yet she knew she had no choice but to press on.

"I need an attitude adjustment, Lord," she prayed and then began flipping through her Bible.

In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. . .

Repentance.

Rest.

Quietness.

Trust.

Her spirit took a deep breath. The words coaxed a new spark into her heart and a small break appeared in her clouds. She had been heard and answered.

"Forgive me, Lord, for my self-centeredness," she muttered as she understood everything she did was a response to His compassion, her offering to a very good God, "Still my heart. My strength comes from You alone. I love You. I will follow."

And she began her day.




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6 comments:

Brenda said...

I find it amazing how we can be so spiritually low and the Holy Spirit can come in and transform us in an instant. You say it so beautifully.

lori said...

ahhhhh yes...am I doing enough...an attitude adjustment...have you been lurking around here??
You spoke my heart...that is EXACTLY how it felt at times this week..
an amidst the interruptions, I had to be quiet and trust and see that there is always a break in the clouds, when I call on HIM...
Tami, thank you for joining in...

strength in Him...
what words! you blessed me girl!
peace!
lori

Rachelle said...

You said it so well.

Brenda said...

Congrats on being done with the Christmas musical. It was very thought provoking this year.

MondaythroughSunday said...

wow..great post. Merry Christmas!

Living Beyond said...

Where were you hidding in my house this morning - I think you wrote that for me!