In this new day, in this new week, do you feel like you are losing ground? The spiritual enemies are gaining on you. Sometimes God calls us aside from our work for a season and ask us to be still and learn before we start again. This is especially true when there has been some serious break, some sudden failure or some radical defect in our work. There is no time lost in such waiting hours. In fact He can only help with those necessary repairs when we become still and wait.
Remember the good guy with the white hat, running from the bad guys, when his horse loses a shoe. What to do, now that his horse needs a shoe? Conventional wisdom seemed to urge him on, but higher wisdom taught him to stop a few minutes at the blacksmith's shop to have the shoe replaced. Though he heard the feet of his pursuers galloping hard behind, yet he waited those minutes until his pony was refitted for his escape. Then, leaping into his saddle just as they appeared a hundred yards away, he dashed away from them with the fleetness on the wind. He knew that his stopping for a while, waiting for the repairs, had actually saved him.
So often God bids us to tarry and fully recover ourselves for the next great stage of our journey and work. Lord, teach me to be still and know that You are God, and all this day to walk with You. "They shall not be ashamed that wait...."—Isaiah 49:23
Let Him bless you today, and remember that you are loved!!!
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!