“Then Gideon and the 300 men who were with him came to the Jordan and crossed over, weary yet pursuing.” – Judges 8:4
They could have stopped, the battle a guaranteed victory. The kings conquered, though still alive. But God said He would give the entire campus into their hands, even those who had fled. And so they continued in obedience, weary, yet pursuing. Faithful to the call God had given them. Obedient. Following His authority and not their ow feelings. They didn’t quit though they were weary. You see Gideon’s faith move from fear to trust in this pursuit. He would not be sueded.
Lord, I am weary. Weary in grief. Weary in waiting for a child. Weary in hope. Would you help me continue to press on. To purrs what you have called us to as a family. Lead us Lord. Though we are weary, out us still be pursuing what you have called us to. For you will give us strength.*
*written Feb. 11, 2016. 16 days before God would bring a different kind of weariness into our lives. The weariness that comes from the joy of caring for a newborn baby.
“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.” – Psalm 1:1,2 (emphasis mine)
What does it look like to mediate on God’s word, to allow it to sink into our soul and lift our eyes to who God is and what He has called us too? I often write personal responses to God’s word in my time with him and I’ve decided to invite you into those responses, some current, some from the past few years. I pray that as God has spoken to my heart through His word, so He may use some of these passages to speak to your heart, to cause you to look at His word afresh and perhaps revitalize your own meditation on God’s word. So every Monday look for a new morning meditation!
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