A willing Spirit.

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.  Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.  Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” Psalm 51:10-12 

The last eight words of the above verses “grant me a willing spirit to sustain me” are words that should be in our daily prayers.  A ‘willing spirit’ needs to drive me in this world where we are often being told these days to mind your own business; don’t get involved. 

How many people did your Heavenly Father place along your journey yesterday?  How many hurting lives brushed up against you at work?  How many lonely souls sat next to you at the doctor office?  How many broken relationships went past your grocery cart?  How many visitors sat in your pew at Church on Sunday?  How many lives searching for a Savior did you share the Gospel with yesterday? 

This little boy from Cap Haitian who is carrying a chair on his head touched my life on the day this picture was taken and today as well; he knows Jesus and lives in a neighborhood where many do not.  A willing spirit continues to move me to help him share the message with the people along his journey.  May a ‘willing spirit’ move you as well to finish well in the remainder of your days. 

Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown.  Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  Amen.  

May God be with you…Jay