Day 189: And Then Change Came (July 8)

We plan for it.  Sometimes we long for it.  We need it so we can grow.  Some do whatever they can to avoid it.  Change.

Change has come to our family.

Like in a whirlwind, our only shelter is to stay in the eye of it.  Did you know that the center of a storm (the eye) is the calmest place to be?

Often, we end up on the outside of a storm because we are running from change and hoping to avoid what’s impossible to avoid.  If instead, we will remain calm and center ourselves in the Father, we may still walk out a storm, but we will have peace that surpasses all understanding.  That’s what I’m aiming at these days.  Walking so closely with Abba that the storm may swirl around me, but my spirit will remain calm.  I may have weakness, as I’ve openly discussed, but I’m not acting from that.  I’m only acting from a place of peace.  No decision made of fear or flailing is a good one.

I want to learn to be steady.  I want to be found trustworthy by the Father.  He mentions those who are faithful in little will be trusted with much.  That’s who I long to be.  I look at my little life, my little family, my little ministry and I just want to be so faithful with it that God increases my heart to receive more from Him.

Oh Lord, I long to be faithful to You.  I long to be faithful with all You place in my hands.  Lord, help me to never be afraid to plant or reap.  Help me to be so secure in You that I am faithful to catch or release whatever/whenever You ask.  I just want to be faithful to the Faithful One.

Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.  So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?  And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own? Luke 16:10-12

Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, Who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments.  Deuteronomy 7:9

Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.  Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He Who promised is faithful.  Hebrews 10:22-23