I’m in the middle of a spiritual workout: Building the muscle of trust in Someone Else.
In this bit-by-bit letting-go of self, I lean on the strength of the One who says He values my weakness more than my skills, who desires my heart more than my ability. The One Who is drawn to my humility, more than my horsepower. (Beautiful irony.)
He takes no pleasure
in the strength of a horse
or in human might.
No, the Lord’s delight
is in those who fear him,
those who put their hope in his unfailing love.
— Psalm 147:10-11
In so much of what I do, I focus on what I
In so much of what I say, I dwell on what I’ve
In so much of what I plan, I obsess over my
I spend so much time sharpening my skills, thinking of the right words, getting it “just-so,” and then fearing that I might fail in the end.
I … I … I …
This is my spiritual workout: laying down the “I” in exchange for more of Him.
Father … Son … Holy Spirit …
And He says: “Arise in My strength. Rejoice in your weakness. For it is there that My power is made perfect.”
Lord, let me see that you are drawn to my weakness, not to my strength. My attempts to “get it right” are like burnt offerings and useless idols. Let me see the worth of building the muscle of the soul, not the muscle of my might.
What might God be calling you to do in His strength today?
Photos: At the neighbor girl’s birthday party. Rejoicing in God’s beauty around us — from the back of a small horse, not a mighty one.