Friday, October 18, 2013

And Jesus Said...

"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?" (Luke 22:26)

I rounded a corner today, and there in front of me was this visual, reinforcing a spiritual truth that I have been reading about all this week-

The practical reality is quite simply this- What is the point of getting my knickers in a knot, when God has promised me His faithful Watchcare?!

This week, it could seem like there are many things to worry about. We are now, officially, a couple in transition, again. - we are moving from Indonesia to Malaysia.
We have important decisions to make.
We are not together in the same country as we try to make these decisions.
We have no housing yet.
We await some paperwork crucial to the move.
We have a container of "home" to organise for shipping.
We are saying goodbye to loved ones and our life here in Jakarta.
We are setting forth into the unknown.

But all week, I have been reading with Charlotte from her devotional book "Jesus Calling", and the unmistakable theme has been to trust Jesus and focus on Him.
Oct 15 "My Presence with you is both a promise and a protection"
Oct 16 "Look to Me continually for help, comfort, companionship. Recognise your need for Me in small matters as well as large."
Oct 17 "Anxiety is a result of envisioning the future without Me."
Oct 18 "Focus on Me, the Shepherd Who is leading you along your life-journey."

Thank you God for Your Word in print, for Your Word imprinted on my friend Charlotte's heart, and for Your Word, even hanging on a Jakarta clothesline, if I have the eyes to see it!

(The devotional quotations are from Sarah Young's "Jesus Calling. Enjoying Peace in His Presence".)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for that Aunt Mary! "Anxiety is a result of envisioning the future without Me" !!!!!!! Wow!