Instead of asking another pastor in the community, I wanted to come a little closer. An uncle/aunt perhaps? No. Think closer. MY DAD!
It's not coincidental that a "second wind" comes when we decide to press on and continue.
If I could sum up my week in one word, it would be FRUSTRATION.
When God speaks...You listen. But do you really?
So often, we hope that we have instant gratification from the things that we do. Yet, when it doesn't reap anything immediately, we stop, we give up in the pursuit of what God has told us to do, or in my case who we are called to serve.
What comes to mind when you think of feet? There are many words to describe feet, but for me recently it was barefoot.
His efforts always continue and He always, always, always gets our attention.
I was being cut down to the bone. I was being exposed to myself in the worst way. My sin looked like what I feared the most, yet I harbored it inside of me.
What I'm getting at here is the prayer of "God, let me see me." This 5-word prayer opens an awareness of what's in our hearts and unearths parts of us not seen.
So, if I could spend hours on my phone, why couldn't I do the same with God?