Sitting at the Feet of Jesus

“Stop worrying,
and listen carefully for my voice.
But remember that I speak softly.
If your own thoughts are too noisy,
you will not hear Me.
That is why I gave you a special gift–
My Spirit inside you.
Ask My Spirit to quiet your thoughts
so that you can hear Mine.
Then sit peacefully in my Presence–
letting my thoughts become yours.”
Jesus Calling for Kids by Sarah Young.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20
19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today,
that I have set before you life and death,
the blessing and the curse;
therefore, you shall choose life in order that you may live,
you and your descendants,
20 by loving the Lord your God,
by obeying His voice,
and by holding closely to Him;
for He is your life
[your good life, your abundant life, your fulfillment]
and the length of your days,
that you may live in the land which the Lord promised (swore) t
o give to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”
Amplified Bible

The Lord IS My Strength

The First Sunflower of this Season.

Psalm 68.28
Thy God hath commanded thy strength:
strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.

The Lord imparts unto us that primary strength of character
which makes everything in life work with intensity and decision.
We are “strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man.”
And the strength is continuous;
reserves of power come to us which we cannot exhaust.

“As thy days, so shall thy strength be”—
strength of will,
strength of affection,
strength of judgment,
trength of ideals and achievement.

“The Lord is my strength” to go on.
He gives us power to tread the dead level,
to walk the long lane that seems never to have a turning,
to go through those long reaches of life which afford no pleasant surprise,
and which depress the spirits in the sameness of a terrible drudgery.

“The Lord is my strength” to go up.
He is to me the power
by which I can climb the Hill Difficulty and not be afraid.

“The Lord is my strength” to go down.
It is when we leave the bracing heights,
where the wind and the sun have been about us,
and when we begin to come down the hill
into closer and more sultry spheres,
that the heart is apt to grow faint.
I heard a man say the other day
concerning his growing physical frailty,
“It is the coming down that tires me!”

“The Lord is my strength” to sit still.
And how difficult is the attainment!
Do we not often say to one another,
in seasons when we are compelled to be quiet,
“If only I could do something!”

When the child is ill,
and the mother stands by in comparative impotence,
how severe is the test! But to do nothing,
just to sit still and wait,
requires tremendous strength.
from The Silver Lining

“The Lord is my strength!”
“Our sufficiency is of God”
2 Corinthians 3:5.