Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Every hour

At the end of September I was presented an opportunity to travel with my friend Jessica, to her new home in New Jersey. The plan, travel a few thousand miles in five days. And I thought well since i'll be so close to New York...why not add that in there. The Lord is so good. It was such an awesome trip, talking about Jesus, chatting with people along the way and finally arriving at the home where my friend is now living. Being greeted with Jesus in these people was such a blessing. Getting to see the Lord completely turn my friends life around and take her across the country just to prove that He has so much in store for her life. I am always amazed at how Jesus will take a desire that I have and make it happen...the most unexpected of times and ways. But, there is no way that we would have made it to each stop and to our destination without Jesus. The Lord kept us safe the whole way. Jesus met us. 

I love the hymn,    "I need Thee, O I need Thee;
                                Every hour I need Thee;
                               O bless me now, my Savior,
                              I come to Thee." 

Lately I have been lacking the zeal and thirst for Jesus. Every Tuesday night I get to hang, vent, pray, sing songs with my friend Emilie. It is such a blessing to just bring it all back to Jesus, that no matter how bad the day was or how crazy life seems, that Jesus is and should always be the center of every area in my life. And than I get to reflect on how much I need my Jesus. I love that He calls me his own. 

I need Jesus. I am poor, blind, lost, dirty and hopeless without my Savior. Only in Him, am I perfected, rich, found, cleansed and filled with joy. It is so easy to be complacent. Its so easy to get off track of spending QUALITY time with Jesus. How is it that we have Jesus with us everywhere we go and yet we lack the awareness of His presence? How can I go on with my day and not take a moment to thank him? How can I have the security in my Savior but not give Him my full attention and my daily plans? 

I need Jesus. Please don't neglect your need for Him. Please don't take His love and peace and joy for granted. He wants to fill your life with abundant blessings, with never ending promises and with adventures you could have never imagined. He has THE BEST in store for you. I'm so thankful that my doubt in Jesus' plans for my life does not change the fact that His desires for me are far wider and deeper than the vast oceans.

Breathe. Let Jesus take your burdens. Let Him fill you with His JOY. Let Him whisper sweet promises into your life. 

STOP. Stop guessing. stop questioning the power of God or the reality of His work. But, take the venture. Trust in His handwork and believe that ...

Ephesians 2:10

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."

Rest. Rest and watch Him do amazing things through you. 

Give thanks. He is so worthy. 

I hope this is an encouragement. These are just some things that the Lord is showing and teaching me in this season. I am expectant for some awesome stuff :) 

Oh Jesus I need thee, every hour. 

"For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God. Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever." 
Psalm 86: 11-12

If you need prayer please let me know, i'd love to pray for ya. :) 

- Mis

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