I said yesterday that it was a day of testing–testing to see if I could stay in the new creation I am in God’s Team: God Himself, Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit. It was a rather amazing day. The drive to the school is a 2.5 hr drive. I was to be there at 10:00 am. I left my home at 7:20 to allow a small cushion of time. By the time I got 40 miles into the trip I was driving into a blizzard which worsened the rest of the way. Amazingly, I walked into the school at 10:02 am. We got started on the work only to get interrupted 45 minutes later hearing that school is being cancelled for the rest of the day. The drifting snow was making it impossible for buses to run on the country roads. By 1:00 pm we decided to reschedule all that was still needing completed. This was done and I headed home. Luckily, 50 miles into the trip home I was out of the snow blizzard and just facing 60 mph winds. I made it home for the 6:00 pm board meeting.
The board meeting was to be one of stress I thought. Hours prior to the meeting, there were several emails from some of the board and I had two phone calls from them. God held us steadfast so that the actual meeting went extremely well. Far better than I ever dreamed it could. Two of the board members were unable to attend due to their illnesses. They happen to be two of the three members who were making the meeting tense (at least for me).
This morning I have a conference call at 8:00 am so I awoke with work on my mind and emotions stirring about yesterday’s outcomes. I so want to do God’s work but I’m caught wondering if God has been the instigator of all I do or if I’m doing all of it so “I can be doing.” When I asked God this question He seemed to say, “Give yourself time to be quiet. Your emotions need to slow down and be calm. This will allow Us to talk.” I truly needed to hear that.
God is such an amazing God. He never wavers from Who He Is and He is so good at keeping me with Him. I am just now awakening to the truth of this. I now know that it is His Holy Spirit within me that keeps me with Him. In all of yesterday’s storms and meeting time God was very present. I don’t want to pull away from this. The scripture, Proverbs 3:5&6 says: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.” Instead of leaning on my understanding I want to lean on God’s and wait until I know His understanding before I act. Thanks be to God my Father.