Here we are together again, as we begin another new week. I sure hope that your day is going well! For me, I am enjoying some moments with you and God. What a great way to begin another new day…and another new week!
This morning, as I write you, I am sitting here…taking in the moments of a brand-new day. The trees are quiet…and everything around me remains still…and the only sound I hear is that still small voice within my spirit…from a God who longs to begin the day with me. I don't know about you; but I need more of these moments in my day.
As I'm writing you today, my thoughts have been taken back to a few beautiful Bible verses in I Kings 19:11-13, which reads… "And he said, go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:12) And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. 13) And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?"
I want you to know today; that there are going to be more moments like this in my day. I think that you and I need to feel the quiet presence of God in our day, so we can hear that still small voice of peace…one that can calm all the chaotic moments in our day, especially with all that is going on around us right now.
The other night, while I was sharing some things with God, I began to boldly open up my heart before Him…saying, "Lord, there are a few things that are happening right now in my life, and I just can't handle them alone…would you please help me." The next morning, as I began my day, I began to see those difficult moments in my life twist completely around into something better…and I know that it was only because I was able to lay everything before Him…and also take the time to listen to that still small voice within my spirit.
You know…sometimes as I sit here in the evening and think of you…and pray for you; I can't even begin to imagine what you all may be going through at this time; but I'm sure that you are experiencing some difficult moments from time to time…just as I am. Even though we face these difficult moments, when Satan comes at us with all he has…I am coming to see more and more that we don't have to allow these difficult times to reign and rule over our day. Even now, as I haven't been feeling my best this morning…I am finding that the more time I spend with God, in these quiet moments of my day…I am beginning to experience a peace that seems to be breaking through all the thoughts that once weighed me down. Just think of it this way…when we spend time with all that is taking place around us; these chaotic moments are only going to increase even more with time. Through my own experience with this, I would like to encourage you to just break away from all that seems to be upsetting you at the time…and quietly sit in the presence of God. Listen for that still small voice within you…and let it speak peace to the storm that is raging within.
As I close this letter to you today, I want you to know that I care about you very much…and I know what it means to hurt and feel alone in that hurt. In fact, this is why I'm writing you this letter. As I look back on my own life, I remember moments when I hurt so badly…and felt as though no one could ever understand…that is until I truly came to know Jesus. Now it is my aim to help you, as I've been helped over the many years of my life…so I will be writing you a letter of hope and encouragement each morning throughout the work week…and I hope that you will stop by and see what I have sent you for that day.
Until tomorrow, I will be thinking of you and praying for you. May God's richest blessings always be upon you!
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