As I read my daily bible reading this morning, I had a lot of A-HA! moments, and I'd just like to share one with you...
2 Chronicles 35:3 NLT -
He issued this order to the Levites, who were to teach all Israel and who had been set apart to serve the Lord: “Put the holy Ark in the Temple that was built by Solomon son of David, the king of Israel. You no longer need to carry it back and forth on your shoulders. Now spend your time serving the Lord your God and his people Israel.
WOW! Isn't that what we are asked to do? To put down our burdens and serve the Lord? To no longer carry them back and forth?
And yet, I can't imagine these laborers...the thoughts running through their minds...what's next? The loss, the feeling of uncertainty...what does this new freedom look like? How do I do this? For how long? Every day...I simply just have to serve the Lord? And not work?
I'm reminded of these verses - they instantly popped in my head:
Psalm 25:4 NIV -
Show me your ways, Lord,
teach me your paths.
Psalm 86:11 NIV -
Teach me your way, Lord,
that I may rely on your faithfulness;
give me an undivided heart,
that I may fear your name.
Our identity must be so wrapped up in Christ that when He asks us to lay something down, we just simply obey.
We trust - we believe - through the struggle of finding our "what's next?"
He will guide and direct us.
Proverbs 3:6 NASB -
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight
Lord, give me a glimpse of this vision and help me see how to walk it out step-by-step, trusting you ever more. I love you Lord, my strength.