I’m at home right now clutching my cup of coffee as my thoughts come together, sitting in front of this computer screen, pondering the past few crazy, busy, traveling weeks…
Alot has happened.
I could tell you about my trip to Kentucky, hosting two huge photo events, flying to Georgia for a baby shower for my sister in law and then the Pursuit Conference…. BUT. Instead of sharing what went on externally, I want to share what God has been doing with me on the inside. I want to share what God has been teaching me through all of the journeying.
I need Him. I need Him when I wake up. I need him as I walk from place to place.
When I’m faced with bad news, and disappointment.
When I am so weary I literally cannot stand.
When my heart is so filled with joy that I think it might burst. I still need Him then.
Life is a constant stream of different emotions as I go from day to day. But one thing is always the same.
I need Him.
When you start realizing and truly believing Jesus is WITH you throughout every moment of your day, EVERYTHING changes. When you start believing (and acting) like He is there every moment, all of a sudden the highs and lows of life are suddenly not so high and low anymore.
Because Jesus is there to carry the burdens you face; and He is there giving the GRACE you so desperately need in those moments. And when things are going well, He is with you still. He LOVES giving good gifts to His children! (James 1:17)
Grace…the free and undeserved favor of God, shown in the way He saves sinners, and not only saves- but HEAPS us with abundant blessings!
I need His grace every moment. I need Him. Every hour. Every second.
I’m done living in my own strength.
How about you?
If you haven’t been living in His strength for each moment, I encourage you to pray and ask Him for faith and trust. “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” (James 4:10) Sweet friend, I am praying for you.
And if you don’t know this Jesus, this Jesus that freely SAVES and you want to know what all of this means, I would love to chat with you! Please email me!
THANK YOU that you are near us, that we can ask you for help in every moment. Thank you that you never leave us. Thank you for loving us so deeply and always, always being FAITHFUL.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. – Psalm 145:17-18 (NIV)
I have been living in this song, Lord I need you by Matt Maher, for a couple weeks, and I just love this line from the song.