Have you ever felt like there's no way you can possibly do the very thing God has called you to do?
As one jar of clay to another, I confess that my weakness, my inability, my awareness of my own shortcomings propel me into God's arms like nothing else. I cling to Him more tightly, lean on Him more often, and strain to hear His voice like never before.
The other day my family went to the movies, and I'm convinced that I was there specifically to see one of the commercials:
A husband and wife arrive at a crowded performing arts theater. As they take their seats, each asks the other where their little son is. The wife thought the husband had the boy; the husband thought the boy was with his mom. That's when they both notice their son--up on the stage, seated at the grand piano. The parents both slink down in their seats while the audience murmurs.
A spotlight glaring on him, the little boy begins playing a simple song with just two fingers. The audience becomes irritated. The red-faced parents freeze in their seats. Suddenly, a tall man wearing a tuxedo glides in from the stage wings...obviously he is the star everyone has come to see and hear play the piano. The entire audience sits, gape-mouthed, wondering what the famous musician will do. He strides toward the grand piano, bends down and whispers into the little boy's ear, "Keep playing."
Standing behind the little boy, the musician places his arms on either side of him to reach the piano keys and begins playing a startlingly beautiful rendition of the childish song. The audience gasps. Together, the world famous musician and the little boy play on. Smiles break out across the audience. Glorious music sweeps through the theater.
The song ends on a spectacular note, and the little boy looks up at the musician with a grin. Together they take a bow before a standing ovation.
That is the power of God behind us. Whether we're pouring ourselves into homeschooling, a business, our family, a neighborhood Bible study or a national ministry...whatever He directs us to do...He rewards our childlike faith and our feeble efforts with His spectacular presence.
God whispers, and our hearts take courage.
He stands behind us, and a watching world smiles.
How about you? What is God whispering to you? How is He helping you?
Enjoy this slightly edited post from my archives while I prepare for and attend the She Speaks conference!