jen hatmaker delivered this line at the IF gathering i attended back in february and it struck me. i didn't even know what to do with it right away but i couldn't get these words out of my head. my prayer for a long time has been to be used by Jesus in great and exciting ways for His kingdom. i know He hears those prayers and in so many ways that's exactly what He delights in His children asking. but i'm starting to see a false line of thinking there. or maybe just a big missing piece. i mean massive.
He doesn't send anyone out for "great" and "exciting" works with out giving them everything they need. and everything we need? it's found in Him. in knowing Him. treasuring Him. trusting Him. pondering Him. meditating on Him. just being with Him. i've started to pray "teach me to just be with You" & "teach me to just love Your presence" and i know, i'm seeing it now, that out of the abundance and overflow of time with my Father, my Savior, my closest Friend, i can't help but do His work. it just flows out of me. and also? "great" and "exciting" often look like small and mundane. but my joy is full. it is SO full. your joy will be full. it's about being faithful. go spend some time just being with Him today.