The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isa 58:11
I guess I’m feeling like a well watered-garden this morning. I’m feeling a peace I haven’t felt in a while; and even with my daughter being in the hospital, I’m at peace. I’m leaving it all with God. Wouldn’t you agree a well-watered garden would have to feel peaceful?
Since July 7th when I posted Temptations and Mountains and July 8th’s post on Commitment, I have been following the “change my eating habits” program that I put in place for myself. I (we) just started walking this week. I have lost six pounds and while that isn’t record breaking for three weeks, I’m okay with it. Like I said, I’m experiencing a lot of peace right now and it’s good.
We walked just after it rained this morning. The temperature was in the low 70’s and we had a gentle breeze blowing in our face on the way back. Everything was fresh and peaceful and I just couldn’t stop myself from praising God in my thoughts, all the while we were walking. I definitely felt guided by the Lord.
When I get the courage to empty myself of various pleasures, it seems God always fills me up with something better and I’m amazed how that happens.
Paul declared that “the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men”. Rom 14:17-18… (I understand this verse is talking about one whose faith is weak and how we should act toward a weak brother, but sometimes I can be a weakness unto myself)
I thank you all for encouraging me and for your prayers. I’ll close leaving you to ponder the following quote.
I have never met a soul who has set out to satisfy the Lord and has not been satisfied himself. (from 1001 Quotes)