"Teach me to number my days aright, that I may gain a heart of wisdom... Satisfy me in the morning with your unfailing love, that I may sing for joy and be glad all my days."
Psalm 90:12, 14
If you would live in victory over the circumstances, great and small, that come to you each day... and if you want God's life and power to well up from the depths of your being... then you must refuse to be dominated by the seen and the felt.
You say: "I could climb mountains if God asked me to. That would be a joy!"
"But here I stand, on this dreary seashore of life, looking over this dreary backwash bay and a drearier shoreline... the whole of my life is not hard, just dull."
God says: "Have you looked up?"
I say: "UP!? I see nothing but a mass of clouds overhead...."
God says: "And nothing beyond the clouds? Look again... aren't the clouds themselves a marvel of controlled power? You must look steadfastly through the visible, until the invisible opens up to you."
Father, so often we get weighed down under the demands of our own life. Sometimes we see little purpose in the endless repetition of little duties. Jobs done today, that need doing again tomorrow... Lord, lift ours and the NEEMA girls sights. Let us all see today, and each duty in this day, as You see it.
Devotion rewritten from "I Come Quietly To Meet You", Amy Carmichael.