So having completed week 2 of my 3-week Daniel fast, I am glad to say my stomach has been loads better and consequently, I slept better most nights. I managed to spend time each day praying and reading the word without falling asleep, well except just once!
It’s been an interesting week of learning lessons in a more practical way. Tuesday I was accused of being insensitive and something else. To be honest I can’t remember but I know it hurt at the time. I eventually took it to God and got my peace back, thanks Pam.
Wednesday I wasted a frustrating hour trying to sort out Mum’s cooker and booking a repair visit on the phone. Again I lost my peace, it is one of the areas I find most annoying, waiting in a cue on the phone, going through the “press this button for” process, over and over. But thanks to Kath I got back on track.
Saturday I received a letter saying I owed the Dept of Transport £105 as I had not paid a toll charge of £2.50 in June. My stomach turned a little and I tried to find evidence that I had paid it. I eventually rang them to be told the letter was sent by mistake. Quite a relief, stomach calms back down.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
I have had 3 tests this week, a verbal attack, a frustration and financial challenge, all trying to rob me of my peace. I failed to be Christ-like initially but God helped me when I bought these things to him in prayer and with help from friends.
So how do I RISE UP? I think the challenges I have had this week and the things I have faced, God is saying to me to take care of the small things in life, like my attitude and reactions. I need these to be right so God can trust with me with bigger things. Also it’s about how we rise up, we need to do it together.
“He who is faithful in a very little thing is also faithful in much; and he who is dishonest in a very little thing is also dishonest in much.” Luke 16 v 10 (amplified version)
We had a great prayer time at Lindisfarne House, Sunday evening. One had a picture, another a song, another a word etc (just like in Corinthians 14 v26) clearly demonstrated that each of us has a small part to play, but when we put it all together we get a clearer idea of what God is saying, Body ministry!! Thank you.
Thanks for reading. God bless you as you rise up!