It has been over a year since this little Clay Pot had anything put in it. Well, that is not entirely true. many, many things have been going into this little Clay Pot…just none of it has made it to the big world wide web. Last February I was caught up in the analogy of staying on the path that God has laid out before me and has shown me. I posted this prayer:
“God you are good. You have a good path laid out before me. You are Just and Merciful and you sent your Humble Servant Jesus to cover my Sins. You have shown me the good path. Help me to stay on it today–to be just, and merciful and humble…because I cannot do it alone. It is only in your strength that I can stay on the path today.“
Today in March of 2013–I appreciate one word in that prayer more than I ever even thought possible.
I thought last year that I knew what it meant to turn each day over to the LORD. I thought I had a pretty good grasp of what Matthew 6:34 means when it says:
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day [is] its own trouble.” -NKJV
I thought that even though I couldn’t see all those nooks and crannies on the path laid out before me…I could see the hills that I was going to climb. I thought that because I was walking on a path that seemed to be pointing towards one thing…I would surely get there…on my schedule and my terms.
Man, oh man (or shall I say “Flesh Oh, Flesh”) —was I ever wrong.
Well, I was wrong about the schedule…and the terms…and perhaps I totally misjudged what was going on on those hills that I thought I would be hiking up like the Von Trapp Family at the end of The Sound of Music. In fact, some days I am pretty sure I am climbing Everest without an Oxygen tank…or at least it feels that way. But here is what I was right about:
- I am still on the path that God has laid out before me.
- It is only in His strength that I can stay on it.
- Jesus is ever faithful to continue to mold and conform me to His image in order to teach me to be Just, and Merciful and Humble.
My husband encouraged me in January to keep writing. Well here it is March and I just suddenly had the urge. I am not sure where the little Clay Pot will go from here…or how often…but I wanted to put it out there that even when we are climbing mount Everest when we expected to be singing “Edelweiss” –God still knows. He created the Mountain and placed us on it and He is going to use our time there for His glory.