by Marcie Bridges, @Marcie_Bridges
And last week He urged us just like Dory, “just keep swimming, just keep swimming”, to just keep going. Just keep going.* Don’t give up.
I’m texting with my friend who lives in San Diego oftentimes we will
get to a stopping point in our conversation. We don’t want to end our
time together, but we don’t know what to say next and the topic we were
on has been run into the ground so inevitably one of us will type, “So
Ever asked God that question? Yeah. Me too. A lot lately actually.
you’re stuck at the end of your side of the conversation with God. You
are settled knowing it’s going to be okay and you’ve kept going even
when it feels too tough to hang on. But, now what Lord?
my quest to understand where God is leading me I’ve begun to crave more
of Jesus in my life. In one of the Bible studies I worked through with
Beth Moore she said that she spends 6-8 hours a day in God’s Word. I
thought, “What bliss! I wish I could!”
I’d love to spend that
kind of time with You Lord but I have all of these other things I need
to do. I’m a wife and mother, there’s housework and errands and
internships and, and, and… but man do I just want to sit and bask in
But maybe it’s not just sitting and reading God’s
Word for hours. Maybe it’s not praying each minute. Maybe, just maybe,
while tending to other things in life I take time to contemplate what
I’ve read, heard, and learned. Maybe I turn off the television to listen
to praise music and turn my heart to thanksgiving and adoration.
Delighting in the goodness and grace of the Lord.
More of You, Lord,
that’s what I crave
this empty shell
needs filling today.
Make me aware
of Your presence
fill me this hour
with Your mercy and grace.
When my eyes wander
my feet are ensnared
place in my path
a detour to Your Word.
There’s no other place
I’d rather be
living more of You
and less of me.
A servant of surrender
here is my part
I trust in You, Lord,
with all of my heart.
~Marcell Warner Bridges
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