When he saw the vast crowds of people, Jesus’ heart was deeply moved with compassion, because they seemed weary and helpless, like wandering sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36 TPT
I wonder if Jesus ever got tired of ministering? I mean He was human and I know there have been times as a human, I’ve been tired of constantly giving out! Oh, I love helping people, totally love encouraging others, but even I have my limits.
Yesterday as I shared the moment my pastor called me when I was in crisis, I began thinking about how timely that was and wondered, how many times have I been someone else’s timely answer? I think a key here is knowing when to give and when to receive. It revitalizes me to give, but it revitalizes others to give as well. And being sensitive to the Spirit in what we should be giving is HUGE!
So continuing yesterdays story…..
As I was leaving the driveway, I called the nurses station and asked how Walt was doing. Her good news set my heart at ease and I continued onto the birthday party.
That night, I was celebrated by a group of ladies who honored me and lavished love on me. I was blown away by their gift, but I was even more blown away by how each one of them freely allowed God to work through them. They laughed, they talked and encouraged me. What began as the worst birthday ever, ended up being the best birthday ever.
In the morning, I sat in the same place I do every morning, where I am this morning, in His presence, reading His Word and allowing Him to speak in and through me. My thoughts were on Walt and I remember thinking, I really need to get up to see him before I go to work. Just as quickly as I thought that, I heard the Spirit say, “Not this morning! Stay here with Me and let me show you My perspective.”
Sitting in His presence, He began to give me a vision of how He saw Walt. I could choose to come into agreement with what He showed me or stay in agreement with what I saw in the natural. My choice. Guess what I chose?
Wednesday I dropped him off to work for the first time in a month and a half. I see him at 100%, because the Word of the Lord was, “He will run and not be weary, he will walk and not faint. I will renew Walt just as the eagles rest and are renewed. I have purpose for Walt. He will fulfill his purpose in the earth.”
Next week, I’m going to share with you about allowing God’s perspective to change yours.