I pray that you will know that the blessings God has promised his holy people are rich and glorious. And you will know that God’s power is very great for us who believe.
~ Ephesians 1:18-19 (ICB)
Several months ago Pastor Shawn asked if I would volunteer at the women’s conference. He told me a few tidbits about it in between calls and tasks that needed to be handled. It sounded fun to me, if you didn’t already know I love events! As time passes I didn’t think much more about it. Then, the week of the event I talk to Pastor Shawn. He gives me a rundown of everything that this entails. In my mind I am thinking “Wait, What?!?”, “I am supposed to do what?!?” It sounds fun and I have committed to do this, but I am starting to second guess myself. As I tell Josh, my husband, about this he can tell my thoughts. As we prayed together that night he prayed about the upcoming event, wisdom and my confidence. The next morning as part of our morning routine the kiddos and I read a devotional before school. The title of the devotional is “Measuring your day”. I wish I could say I caught on to what God was starting to say then, but no, the day is racing away. Next comes the verse. “I pray that you will know that the blessings God has promised his holy people are rich and glorious. And you will know that God’s power is very great for us who believe.”* That sounds awesome doesn’t it? But then the 2nd paragraph hits me! (Written from God’s perspective) “… instead of measuring your day against what you think you can do, measure it against what you know I can do- which is anything! There is no such thing as a day too tough for Me- not a test day, not a moving day, not a my-parents-had-a-terrible-fight day. (Did I forget to disclose this is a kid’s devotional?) I already know everything you’ll face today. And I’ll help you face it. I don’t give you the same amount of strength every day. When you need more- and when you trust Me more- then I give you more. Look to Me for all that you need. I promise I won’t let you down!” It doesn’t matter if you hear it in “kid” language or “adult” language! Do not second guess what God has planned for you. Lean on Philippians 4:13 “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” When you surrender to God, He will help you rise to the occasion!
*Jesus Calling 365 Devotions for Kids by Sarah Young*