After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
- 1 Kings 19:12 (NIV)
Go gently through this day.
Do not just lean on the Lord, but enjoy being in His presence.
Most of the time when we are weary of our circumstances, we have a habit of just leaning on God instead of genuinely enjoying His company. We may view Him as a last resort or rest stop that we can access when we’re exhausted.
We should go through our days in gentleness not just because it helps us navigate our schedules easier, but because the Lord Himself is gentle. This is especially helpful for those of us who find ourselves tiring quickly.
The Lord is the most reliable person we have. His availability to you is determined by His commitment to you, which is stronger than any earthly commitment or vow known to man.
A bride and groom vow to be together until death, but God vows to be committed to us beyond death into eternity. The moment you accepted Jesus as your savior, He wed you to Himself for eternity! His commitment and availability to you now is totally unlimited!
Today, choose to go through your day in gentleness and lean on the Lord as much as you need. However, keep in mind He longs for you to enjoy Him too! It is possible to be joyful in His presence even when we are weary. When you do this, His joy that is your strength will be able to flow in and through you more freely.
“Heavenly Father, help me to go through my days in gentleness. Help me to not only lean on you, but enjoy your presence also. Thank you for your joy that gives me strength which comes even when I’m weary! Amen.”