It’s nearly 11 AM, and I’m still wearing my housecoat. I know I need to get moving, but I’m having a hard time wondering which direction to move first.
Cardboard boxes fill each room and cry for my attention. So do the bathrooms that desperately need to be cleaned. And the floors that need to be washed. And the windows that need to be wiped. Which task should I tackle first?
Last week we painted and cleaned and packed belongings. On Friday afternoon I drove to Vancouver where I spoke at a women’s retreat four times over the weekend (when I accepted this speaking invitation last fall, only God knew it would fall on the same weekend as our transition to a different house). The moment I returned home, I began unpacking again, trying to get my house in order before we travel to Alberta to train our summer ministry volunteers.
I’m tired this morning. Not weary in spirit—all’s well with my soul. I’m rejoicing in the gift of this house—more space to practice hospitality and to establish this place as the official International Messengers Canada headquarters. I’m enjoying the job of unpacking boxes, getting rid of stuff I haven’t used for ages, and organizing closets and cupboards. But I’m tired. Today I need an extra dose of physical strength.
Yesterday my four-year-old grandson, Caleb, looked deep into my eyes and said with great earnest: “God is BIG! He made the whole earth, and He can do anything because He is so strong! Nobody’s stronger than He is!”
And so I pray, thanking the Lord that He is my helper and will give me everything I need for this hour, this day, this week. He is the great “I AM”—the One who always was and is and is to come (Exodus 3:14). He’s the One who knows no limitations, and I trust Him to supply my need for oomph.
This God—the One who is stronger than anyone, the great “I AM”—is everything I need today.
What do you need today? Wisdom? Patience? Provision? Compassion? Tough love? Whatever you need, “I AM” is and He will supply.