I was really struggling this morning...my life is a whirlwind. It seems a bit like a no-brainer, especially when you consider the fact that I have six little ones, soon to be seven! This may be my life, but I want it to be His ministry. My flesh wants to throw up my hands and say, "enough is enough." But then I go to the Word and read this,
"When Jesus heard about John (being beheaded), He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself; and when the people heard of this the followed Him..."
Pause here with me. Jesus just went through the grief of loosing a close friend. He needed time away. But, it was quite short lived because His ministry was not about Himself--it was about being about His Father's business.
"This place is desolate and the hour is already late, so send the crowds away."
This sounds so much like me. Not another knock at the door. Not another bottom to wipe. Not another spill to wipe up. Just go away!
"They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat...and they all ate and were satisfied."
I want to be part of satisfying souls--because this is what it is all about.
Not my life but His ministry.