Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Poor Will Always Be With Us

As Jesus walked among the crowd their needs pressed in upon Him. Brokenness, sickness, and demonic oppression was everywhere present. Still He walked with quiet confidence, calm determination, and gentle strength. He was not flustered or stressed.

As we walk through this world following the ordained path before us the needs will press in upon us. Sin and its ugliness has touched everything and everyone. Our enemy has wreaked havoc in lives, young and old. Still we can walk as He did, for His very Spirit is within us.

When assaulted we can, with quiet confidence, address our enemy. If temptation flaunts itself in our face we can, with calm determination, say, "I'm not going that direction - I'm headed this way." As the needs of those around us are revealed, overwhelming and at times pressuring us, we can, with gentle strength, speak words of comfort and encouragement to the hurting and brokenhearted.

Today I consider the list before me of needs in my life and the lives of many others. My ability to comprehend all that is represented here is stymied. Most assuredly my resources are far too limited to be of service in these countless situations.

But I can pray. I can invoke His help. His resources are not limited, His hand is not too short, His grace is not ineffectual.

At times I myself am the answer to that prayer. At times I am not. That is for Him to determine.

Once again I find rest and peace. He is too wonderful.


Blogger thisrequiresthought said...

and WHAT are you doing up at 4 am?
Drumming up new staging, I'm sure!

5:22 PM  
Blogger Austin+thelegumes said...

Hey my email address has changed... incase you need to give me heads up on things regarding the musical email me at:


5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for...
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
A Broken Record?
Much appreciated...

9:05 PM  
Blogger Cassandra said...

Have I mentioned how grateful I am that you share your journey here? Oh yes, I have :) Well, I needed this parcel, and I am trying to slow down my thoughts and remember that the most important thing I can ever do is pray, and wait for His timing on the rest.

6:14 AM  

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