Reading Ezra 7:6 this morning, I’m reminded that we must trust in God for His purposes to be fulfilled in our lives. He is pleased when we yearn for His good pleasure to be fleshed out through us, His children. Don’t you feel carried along by God at times?
When we celebrate His good intentions for us as His people, we find ourselves more at rest with the circumstances we find ourselves in each day. We are able to endure our poor health or our imperfect relationships or our less than ideal accomplishments. Why? We are satisfied in God’s good pleasure and His good intentions. I made it back out to Lyon’s Damn Lake yesterday but this time it was with my parents, brother, a friend of his, and my wife and son. Jackson, our son, was in the little bike trailer behind me as we made our way out to the lake, talking most of the way, or singing songs, bouncing along behind me. Being a child definitely has its up sides, and one of them is this aspect of being carried along.
My drive to my office three days a week includes seeing this no-name lake on Hyw J-59. If it’s just the right time of evening, I get to see it like this.
So beautiful, right? What a picture of calm and rest. Today, I pray my soul will be at rest in the grace God has provided for this day. I pray the same for you, my friends, that you would experience rest in God’s provision and purposes for your lives. We, together as God’s children, are carried along not far ahead of God, and not far behind Him, but right safely in tow. He is drawing us along and giving us sights of His glory along the way.
Let’s be aware of God’s worth today, amazed that we have His hand on our lives to magnify His name and celebrate His worth.
Calmed to serve and celebrate our Lord with you,