Today my creative director, Jacob, and I are working on the final details of the website. I was feeling excited and grateful that we are at this stage of the project, but also anxious and scared. I started my day with prayer and devotions. As I have prayed since March 27, I asked God to be with each step today. I prayed for two things specifically:
- For the Holy Spirit to us to use His specific words and scriptures and speak through us.
- For us to encourage readers to share their story of a God’s faithfulness.
5 minutes later I started reading my devotions. (Bible App, Billy Graham 365 Day Devotional, day 155).
The chapter to read for today is: “And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”
Luke 12:11-12 ESV
Other reading included: “Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,”
Psalm 105:1-5 ESV
And today’s Jesus Calling (June 4th) is perfect:
WELCOME CHALLENGING TIMES as opportunities to trust Me. You have Me beside you and My Spirit within you, so no set of circumstances is too much for you to handle. When the path before you is dotted with difficulties, beware of measuring your strength against those challenges. That calculation is certain to riddle you with anxiety. Without Me, you wouldn’t make it past the first hurdle!
The way to walk through demanding days is to grip My hand tightly and stay in close communication with Me. Let your thoughts and spoken words be richly flavored with trust and thankfulness. Regardless of the day’s problems, I can keep you in perfect Peace as you stay close to Me.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
As I relaxed, the Lord eased my anxiety about the ministry, He pointed me back to Christ. He doesn’t expect me have to have the details. It is through His strength He is developing Eagles’ Wings 2020, I am just a vessel. Then he laid this song on my heart. “Yet Not I, But Through Christ In Me”