Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Riches of His Word...

As Thursday morning (@5:50am to be exact) approaches, I am finding myself much like the first time I ever went scuba diving. I sucked the air out of my tank like it was going out of style... nervous... uncertain... having NO CLUE what I was doing... I sounded like Darth Vader on steroids! Currently... I'm sucking wind... "it's go time!"

What I love is that my sweet Jesus is constantly filling my tank with the necessary air.

"So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it." Isaiah 55:11

His word is my air. A battle is going on in my mind between what makes "earthly sense" and what God has called us to.

My child is sick... How are we going to get all this luggage there? What in the world are we thinking? I can't even drive well on American highways... now I have to change sides of the road AND sides of the car?

Thoughts of this world become heavy... and then... HIS SWEET, wonderful, Rich, purposeful, full of life WORD comes to meet me this morning.

All is quiet, I can literally hear the birds singing and there is a Fall chill in the air as the sun rises. This morning has my Creators invitation all over it. And here... is what He fills my tank with today.

"For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace." Romans 8:6

"Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lusts of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and ALSO it's lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever." 1 Jn 2:15-17

"For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal." 2 Cor 4:17-18

These verses may not speak to your heart... but it certainly did to me this morning as I am so tempted to look at the temporary, to get caught up in the things that do not matter in light of eternity. Living in the riches of His word is the only way to receive the air necessary for the journey...


  1. SO excited for you guys--and Lord willing, we'll be doing the same thing in January (breathe, Janel, breathe!). May God go with you, in you, and through you! --John and Janel Breitenstein

  2. That 2 Cor. verse gets me every time.

  3. Praying for you (and Leslie!!). So excited to see how God uses you all. So thankful you will be there with Leslie!! :)

  4. Mitzi, your mom gave me your blog link. May the King be with you as you step out on to uncertain ground. For our Father is never uncertain, confused, or lost. When we aren't sure, He is 100% sure and knows the plans He made for us. I'm certain you and your family will be blessed for obeying the call. Love ya, Cuz.