The words of the worship song did what the coffee hadn’t quite accomplished: woke her
up, her mind and her heart.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Trench Classes United and Kim-Evinda.
“I just want to move your heart, caught up in your presence” …the words sparked with
the realization that for a while now, when she’d come to her quiet time, she had come
seeking to be comforted, to have questions answered, to be free from her current
season full of growing pains, both emotionally and spiritually, not to move His heart. In
other words, she came to receive, not give; she had come to take, not give.
Somewhere, and she knew where and when, she had strayed from true worship.
The realization washed with a sweet conviction, not condemnation. She knew this
because if it was condemnation, she would have stayed focused on the wrong
committed versus the One who makes it right. No, the truth rendered her soul thankful,
humbled and she was able to sit in peace, calm and thankfulness despite the season
she’d been in for nearly two years.
When this truth settled into her soul, she heard the echo of her counselor’s voice from
just the night before. He had made a statement that was really a question and it was so
profoundly validating: “one of the toughest questions to answer on a spiritual level is
how to keep your rest, your peace in a storm such as this. When you find the answer,
let me know.”
She smiled realizing that not only had Abba lifted her gaze out of her own heart and
back into His, but He had been kind enough to give her the answer to this very question
about finding peace in a storm, finding that undeniable rest in chaos.
She could hardly wait to text him and share her Abba-given answer.
Friend, can I lovingly encourage you when you come to meet with Abba each day, come
with an attitude of true worship to find the wonder, which is to give, not take, for then
you shall receive.