Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 138 New and Vital Power

I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10

Abundant life.

That's what God wants for us. That's why Jesus died for us.

I remember when I finally realized the truth that abundant life was possible for me and my family.

I'd been spinning out of control on the merry-go-round of life. Buried in my work as accounting manager for a software company, I worked sixty to seventy hours a week leaving my three year old Zane and infant son Gabe in daycare for long hours every day.

My heart ached each time I dropped them off at daycare.

But my work became my refuge from the storm of dealing with all of the challenges facing us because of Gabe's birth defects. I had no peace. Worry and doubt had stolen my joy.

Then I surrendered it all to the loving Christ.

I took one look His way and my heart was healed. He saved me from all the cares of the world. He saved me from despair.

God flowed a peace beyond understanding into my river of life.

There was new and vital power in my relationship with Christ.

Doubt took a hike.

Joy moved in.

Hope endured.

Sometimes it is hard to explain how amazing this journey has been. It's just plain awesome.

So I keep looking to Him for my every need. I hope and pray that you will too.

God bless your heart with new and vital power.



The idea for this blog post was taken from the May 18 devotional in God Calling edited by AJ Russell and published by Barbour Publishing.

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