"I thank God who has given me strength,
"Christ Jesus our Lord,
because He judged me faithful,
appointing me to His service." I Timothy 1:12
This particular verse really spoke to me yesterday as I read it and listened to a great speaker talk about God's patience. God doesn't need my help to accomplish His work but by His grace and mercy He did chose me but not only did He choose me but He also strengthens me to accomplish His service. For me in this stage of life, my full time service is working along side my husband and raising the six children God CHOSE to put into our family.
I still sit in awe of what He has called me to do....His service. Wow! God's patience with me is beyond understanding. He patiently waited for me to submit to Him and ask Him to be my Savior. Then He is patiently changing me little by little even though I often go through "spiritual mood swings." He doesn't quit waiting for me even though it may take a LONG time to finally obey or finally trust He knows what is best for me. No one in this entire universe has been so consistently patient and kind to me. "For you, O Lord, are merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness." (Psalm 86:15)
God never breaks His promises and if He has promised strength for what He has faithfully called us too....yet too often I find myself doubting what He has promised. I don't know where you may be today in your walk with the Lord but I want to encourage you to do as I have done today and write out this verse and place it before you and meditate on it. "I thank Him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because He judged me faithful, appointing me to his service." And when those creeping doubts of "I can't do this" or "This is beyond me" - remember that you of yourself can't do it and it is way beyond your human ability but when you choose to team up with the One who chose you....HE can through you!
Walk With the King today...and be a blessing wherever the Lord has you!