Welcome to Day Eleven
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Sufficient for the day. I’m living that verse today more than ever as troubles seem heaped on my head.
Especially the other day when I heard some possible bad news that has the potential to turn my world upside down and has eternal implications.
I am at a point where hour by hour, breath by breath, I have to rely on Jesus.
Because in this shifting-sand world, He is all I can count on.
Years ago I learned first-hand his provision of basic needs. It was just after the economic downturn, around 2010, and my husband was not being paid regularly, his hours were cut, and we had two mortgages due to recently remodeling our previous home which we turned into a vacation rental before there was even a hint of a recession.
It was winter and I was looking out on the snow-covered garden from my rose-pink turret room where I have my quiet times.
There on the snow was a fat red-breasted robin.
God takes care of him, I thought. He will take care of me.
Then that Spring I watched from my rose-pink Victorian antique settee a robin pair building a nest on our porch. I watched all that Spring as the sweet little blue robin’s eggs became tiny hatchlings and the babies grew and grew as mom and dad continually flew back and forth bringing them food from the garden and yard.
Then one day I stepped out onto the porch and saw that the baby birds were out of the nest, perched on the picture shadow box where it was built.
One took his first flight, then the other and the other.
To me, it was a beautiful reminder that God was going to take care of me with the result that I would fly. That I would find freedom and be who God made me to be.
It all starts with Matthew 6:33 and a dedication to not borrowing trouble as Jesus talked about in the next verse.
None of us have a guarantee. Today might be our last breath. Only God knows.
The question is, are you running after fleeting, transitory worldly endeavors or are you trusting in Jesus day by day, intentionally leaving behind a legacy?
No matter how scared you are, take the next steps God has given you to do, trusting that He will be there to help you fly.
Lord, help me to take that risk, that leap of faith, that stretching of my comfort zone, trusting that You will take care of me.
Call to Action
One of the reasons I’m starting this devotional is to ask for others to intentionally pray for our business, AngelArts.
So the bad news I talked about is now even worse than we originally thought. The next few months to a year are full of uncertainty. I have been feeling shocked and numb. Our entire family desperately needs a lot of prayer right now. But even amidst these trials, as the saying goes, “the show must go on” and it’s even more vital that AngelArts blooms and grows into the business God plans for it to be!
Would you like to be even more involved? Join our AngelArts Support Prayer Team! Click here to join today!