For example, when I was trying to balance busyness with ministry and my quiet moments spent just with the Lord, I read (in Oswald Chambers' Utmost for His Highest):
"Discipleship means personal, passionate devotion to a Person, our Lord Jesus Christ. There is a difference between devotion to a Person and devotion to principles or to a cause."
When I was feeling anxious or a little stressed about getting the details together, I opened my devotional to read:
Psalm 37: 8
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
On July 9th, I wondered why the verse was Joshua 24:19 "You cannot serve the Lord." That sounded odd to me. I WAS serving the Lord, what in the world did Chambers mean?
"'Ye cannot serve the Lord God'; but you can put yourself in the place where God's almighty power will come through you."
Ooooh. Since I'm going to be teaching about Jesus' miraculous power, I needed some of it myself! (Doesn't it just give you a chill down your spine when God speaks like that?)
When I was feeling a little insecure, I began my prayer time with the 31 Days of Praise by Ruth Meyers and the topic for the day was:
"I praise you for the honor of being made in Your image, personally formed by you for Your glory, and gifted spiritually just as it has pleased You....All that I am and all that I have comes from You."
Then, the next day was about my weaknesses:
"That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:10
Thankful for my weakness and His strength this week!