April 11, 2013
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:
Don’t give up! Hold on to your faith. Even though the path seems unfamiliar and even treacherous at times, you must continue on. I have gone before you to make the crooked places straight and to remove dangerous obstacles from your way. Be strong and unwavering in your belief that I will perfect those things that concern you, says the Lord.
Isaiah 45:2 I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.
2013 has been an interesting year with many unique opportunities and immense challenges. I would never have imagined that I could have been through all this and still be sane and sober. It has been a time for Papa to move me to a deeper understanding of the reality that His plan and purposes are above me. I also realise that I cannot determine Papa’s will but I can choose to align with it and indeed hold onto my faith.
It was interesting that the caption above talks about holding onto our faith. I have realised that this walk of faith is neither smooth nor free of challenges hence the call to hold onto our faith. This year I have indeed begun to get a grasp of this. There have been moments when I have wanted to just lie down and give up, but each time I realise that I cannot just do that because it is tantamount to letting go of my destiny so I must keep going. Keep going to what?????? Keep going where?????? It’s simple really, keep going to the place and things that Papa has said about me.
This made me wonder whether I am totally sure about what Papa has said about me and my destiny or am I holding onto my personal dreams. I realised afresh that I need to sit at Papa’s feet consistently and hear the reminder of who I am, what is my purpose and what is my place of impact and change. So I choose to find that place at the feet of Papa that I can find strength and hold onto my faith.
Hold onto the faith, hold onto the hope, hold onto the certainty that Papa is in control and connect to the reality of our destiny.