The 4th of July has come and gone. I always think summer is half over when the 4th rolls around. I love summer, the sun, sandals, corn on the cob, honeydew, watermelon, garden tomatoes, no coat, the smell of fresh cut grass, the morning sun, unexpected rain showers, lightening. I love the fact that my schedule is lighter in the summer, I can waste some time and not feel sickened by every thing I need to do.
Yesterday our speaker at church was Dr. David Smith, God has given him the gift of speech! He tied in the holiday of Independence with dependence. You know, dependence on God. Dr. Smith certainly gave plenty to think about. It is very important to depend on God and to not lean on my own understanding. Since I am a strong willed person, this is not an easy thing for me to do. I have always been a “do it myself” kind of girl. This do it my self attitude got me into a lot of trouble growing up.
I often hear friends say, “well, all I can do is leave it in God’s hands.” ALL! what do they mean ALL they can do? What else is there? Well, if you are like me what that means is, after I have tried every thing I know to try, I will give it to God. How sad we can’t give it to God first, He is The Almighty, The Creator, The Father, why wouldn’t we go to Him first? Most of us want to advise God rather than let Him take care of it on His own.
James 5:13 tells us, “Anyone who is having troubles should pray. Anyone who is happy should sing praises.”
My sisters, be close to God and know He is near, He cares, and He has everything under control. We have a plan for our live, but God has the ultimate plan, trust Him.
A man whispered, “God, speak to me,” and a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear.
The man yelled, “God, speak to me!” And the thunder rolled across the sky. But the man did not listen.
The man looked around and said, “God let me see You.” And a star shone brightly. But the man did not notice.
And the man shouted, “God, show me a miracle!” And a life was born. But the man did not know.
So the man cried out in despair, “Touch me, God, and let me know You are here!” Whereupon God reached down and touched the man. But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.
From the Book, Bible Jewels