Daily Delight

Monday, April 18, 2016

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore, lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. Hebrews 12:11-13 (ESV)

God has given me talents and He has put things in my heart. But the attention of my heart is divided. I let it run to every easy way out, every challenge-free comfort, and every shiny and entertaining diversion that crosses it’s path. I have even put my heart in the path of distraction on purpose. And then I wonder why my life feels aimlessly adrift.

God gave me the talent, but I have not given Him my time. I have not asked Him for His help and wisdom. I claim that my bed is too comfortable, that I am mentally and physically tired at the end of the day, and vow to do it tomorrow. Then the cycle repeats, and God is not glorified by my life.
As I examine the places of my heart, I have noticed places that have atrophied because I do not have practiced disciplines in place. I see that there are places that I do not even think are possible for me to grow in because I have not put in the time with my Father. I know He loves me, that muscle is strong. But it is now time to grow in other areas.
I am ready, God.

I know that now that I have declared this, my bed is going to become more comfortable than it has ever been. My cozy covers will, quite possibly pin me down to it. But I will ask You for Your help.
My eyelids are going to inexplicably gain weight and become too heavy for me to hold open as I read Your Word before the sun is up. But I know that You will help them get stronger if I call upon You.
My brain is going to tell me that Your bible words do not make sense, and my insecurity is going to tell me that I cannot possibly get anything from them because I am not a theologian. I will check with You to see if they are correct, and ask You for clarity in the things I do not understand.

Fear is going to tell me that I cannot do the things You are asking of me, including the things You have already instilled in my heart. I will have You remind me that You are with me, always.
Selfishness is going to get in the way, and I am going to forget that this whole life is not about me. Please remind me, Lord, that this whole life and everything in it is for Your glory.
Though I am lame, I walk in the belief that You will heal me.


About the Author

Kelli Galpin≫ ≫Like any good introvert, Kelli enjoys coffee, sitting under a pile of blankets in her reading chair, and writing down the silly thoughts that come into her head. She was born and raised in Iowa, but moved to Middle Tennessee almost a decade ago to escape the cold winters. Her main goal in life is to make you laugh and realize no one has their stuff together. (Thank goodness!) She has a blog that’s approximately one minute old, but she’d love for you to pay it a visit at LateBloomerChronicles.net 


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