It seems like the most enlightening things come to me during my walks around the block with my dog. My guess is that it is because I have no phone, no TV, no computer, nothing but my legs moving and my thoughts. Yes, I could be meditating on what bills I need to pay, how much laundry I have to do, those aches and pains in my broken down body, or a number of other things but I’ve found that it’s become my uninterrupted time with the Lord. During this time I will pray for the critical prayers that are come across Twitter and other ways, then I tell Him that I am grateful and love Him, and then I just try to empty all my thoughts and wait to hear from the Holy Spirit.
This past Saturday as I was walking I began singing the song that says “As the Deer Panteth For the Water so My Soul Longeth After Thee” from Psalm 42. As I was singing it I began to remember the days when I was seeking Him with every fiber in my body. Was my life perfect then? No , of course not. All the obstacles that the world can throw out were still there but I was so strong in my inward man and seeking Him about every little thing that I could tackle those things with greater fortitude. I didn’t fall apart every time something disappointing happened. As I’ve recently allowed strongholds to be broken off and lies of the enemy to be quenched that longing after Him has once again returned and I am leaping in my spirit. Things that I have allowed to take my time away from Him no longer seem important. The Bible says to “return to your first love” and God loves us so much that the invitation stands always. Ephesians 6:10 says “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power”. Note that it says HIS Mighty Power not my power or strength because the only strength that will work in my life and help to turn some things around is HIS–and His alone. When I am weak-He is strong. 2 Cor 12:10
Lord, you do speak to us but we allow so many things to drown you out until we can no longer hear you and so we start listening to the enemy of our soul once again as we get weaker and weaker. Thank you Lord that you never leave us or forsake us and that we can always come running back into your arms. In the name of Jesus. Amen
If you’d like to hear “As the Deer Panteth” and maybe sing a little here’s a link: As the Deer Panteth