Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Isaiah 40:25-31 & Matthew 11:28 - 30
In our society, we are conditioned to seek renewal and strength from pharmaceutical drugs or supplements, from self-help programs or from ‘taking it easy’. While we are certainly called out of the rat-race of daily stresses and strains, God in no way calls us to lie back in a stupor and let life happen. Instead our Lord speaks of walking and not growing faint, running and not growing weary and rising up on the wings of an eagle – to be engaged in the day to day disciplines and movements of life. But I am called to ‘wait upon the Lord’ as we walk along, yoked with Christ , so that I can ‘renew strength’ and continue on my life’s journey. Throughout his ministry, Jesus waited on the Lord to renew his strength, as have all the saints throughout the ages. When my strength needs to be renewed, where will I turn? Will I rush off to find solutions of human design, or will I wait upon the Lord, with Christ Jesus? Holy Spirit, help me wait upon the Lord to renew my strength.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. (Psalm 103: 8 )
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.
Emily S. Elliot, 1864
See My Heart Christ’s Home by Robert Boyd Munger in PDF here: https://www.usna.edu/Navigators/_files/documents/MHCH.pdf
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Soli ad gloriam Dei
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.