“…in quietness and trust is your strength.”
The first words I hear when my clock radio goes off are about a minister who will be talking on the subject of God as our CEO. Interesting image, comments the announcer.
A little later, blog-linking and reading, I find the link to one offering Isaiah 30:15 as communion for thought…
Seven little words trail across my mind like His hand, brushing soft curls away from my eyes...In quietness and trust is your strength...
This is the most vital step in following this new dream right now.
The world says… “Hey, wait a minute! Get out and push push push! That’s the key.”
And I have been trying every avenue I know to try. Praying for more ideas. Moving out and stepping out and putting it all out on that limb.
Getting excited… leaning in… mixing and concocting fresh ideas like paints on a palette…
Thinking… maybe this is what He’s opening up to solve so many necessities…
But what do I do when an open gate suddenly swings to with a clink.. and knocking only brings silence?
Do I keep pounding?
I am feeling a push for many important reasons. Lord, you know all that’s at stake.
Come away… sit with Me… that is where you will find your strength. He reminds me of a slice of ever fresh truth from Isaiah 45… He will break down the iron gates on my behalf…
And a funny phrase tickles my thoughts: Croissants with the CEO.
I am not the architect or CEO of this dream.
I’m inviting you to sup with me, He beckons. Over “croissants” I will unveil the plan.
Lord, in quietness I sit before you…, I answer. My trust and confidence are in YOU.
He opens the bread of Psalm 44 again to me and places warm-scented promises in my hands:
With My Hand I will plant you.
In my Spirit I will make you flourish.
You will not take the land by your sword (or your own plans).
My right hand, My arm, the light of My face on you will bring victory (and success).
And with the psalmist, I answer,
Lord, I do not trust in my own bow (my efforts).
You decree victories over me! Help me to hear and step out with Your hand in mine.
I lean forward to hear Your direction.
I boast in You all day.
Lead me in wisdom that only comes from You.
I will promote you… as you sit with Me… He assures.
Lord, take the reins, I pray. You know all my needs and have them all taken care of in Your hands.
In quietness and trust, I find my strength and joy,
dreams and hope,
in communion with You.
© Pam Depoyan