February 22, 2015
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You saw with your own eyes the great trials, the signs and wonders, the mighty hand and outstretched arm, with which the Lord your God brought you out. The Lord your God will do the same to all the peoples you now fear.  – Deuteronomy 7:19 

I notice I breathe easier when I realize the ones God chooses to lead his people are ones who need to lean on God to be successful leaders.  Hesitant, fearful, self-negating and all:  DSCN0240

Me, God?  Really?

Why do I continue to doubt?

You are so faithful.  You have always been so faithful.  You will be faithful.

While seeing, why do I continue to doubt?  While hearing, why do I hesitate?  While sensing, why do I fear?

Center me, loving God.  And hold me in the center so I may let go of thoughts that tear down, giving you more of me.  Let my eyes be opened again to your faithfulness.  Take my fear and replace it with love.

Help me reflect on the opportunities you have before me to share your love with the world.

(c) 2015 The Rev. Lil Smith

 

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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