travel day | on the ground of Jesus


Today is a travel day. I like those. I get antsy when there is too much time between them. And I’m antsy now, which is funny because it hasn’t been that long. Two months ago, I was in Texas. Only 2 months.

Ugh, but 2 months is a long time! In normal life, it’s not necessarily. But in unsettled life, it is.

So, little unsettled me is ready for a change of scenery for a week.

And little unsettled me is going to be asking God particularly a lot while enjoying this change of scenery, “When and how should I move towards a settling point?”

I want to walk in His timing. I know I am very capable of trying to rush and very capable of trying to delay. And while in moments I have desires to do both of those things, I don’t ACTUALLY want to do either of them. So, I’m praying that I’ll see through His eyes, and walk in His ways and moments with a steady trust in His ability to get me where I need to be and when.

I read this seriously great devotional yesterday. It said:

We have to leave our own ground in every way.

Do you answer back, "I am so weak!" The Lord is not going to meet you on that ground; He will meet you on the ground of His Son. That is what the Holy Spirit means by such words as He speaks through Paul: “…be strengthened in the grace that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 2:1). God hears us exclaim, "But I am so weak, Lord!" but He does not pay any heed to what we mean to indicate by that confession, which is: "Come down on to the ground of my weakness and pick me up!" He says, "You forsake that ground, and come on to the ground of My Son, and you will find strength there." "I am so foolish, Lord!" The Lord says: "You will remain foolish until you get on to the ground of My Son, Who is made unto you wisdom."

We take our own ground before the Lord and are surprised that the Lord does not lift us right out of our own ground and put us into a better position, but He never does. We shall stay there forever, if that is our attitude. The Lord’s word to us is: "Forsake your own ground and come on to My ground. I have provided a Heavenly Man Who is full of all that you need; now come on to that ground." It does not matter what you are, or what you are not. There everything is adjusted and made good.

By T. Austin-Sparks from: The Stewardship of the Mystery, Volume 1 – Chapter 12

And that, my friends, is the way I want to walk – on the ground of Jesus, with Him as my strength.

And now, it’s time to finish getting ready to fly…

Texas here I come!!!! (I still think it’s funny that I get excited about going to that state.)

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