Sunday, April 6, 2014

Professional Encourager

My husband is the most important person on this Earth to me and I view my role as his wife to be my most important calling. I serve God by serving him. One of the biggest parts of my job is to encourage him. My husband is an incredible man. He's gifted, brilliant, really. He can play the organ, sing with perfect pitch, cook a curry, and shoot straighter than most marksmen. But this world is rough, it beats down the best of us. So today, after a rough weekend, I knelt down in my kitchen with my children and prayed a desperate prayer. "Lord, fill me up with you, Lord light a fire in me, fill me with you. I am empty of myself, fill my children, fill my husband with your Spirit, Jesus."

After that the Lord spoke to me a few words of encouragement for my husband, myself, and probably someone else out there.

When we have no power over something, rather than focusing on it over and over, we need to focus on who God is. And who is He?? He is the one who flung the stars into the sky. He is the one who knows me. He is where my help comes from.

When the problems of the world grow too heavy, and frankly, they're always heavy, I will choose to focus on God. I will lift my eyes to Jesus. The maker of Heaven and Earth. I can fill my thoughts and words with worship and scripture. This is how we keep the mind of Christ. This is how we know peace. We fill our thinking and our words with the greatness of the love he has bestowed upon us freely. We fill our thinking with His power. He is worthy of our every thought, in good times and in bad. 

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Psalm 121

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