Let’s give a grand welcome to Katie Reid, a brand new Purposeful Faith regular contributor. Her words speak with power to needy, achieving and controlled hearts and have been like soothing oil on the rough parts of my striving. I am looking forward to being blessed by her words – and I hope you are too. Welcome Katie!
Post by: Katie M. Reid
Somewhere along the way you took a detour. You started following the shiny stars overhead and you forgot that you were supposed to be following the Son’s lead.
Now you are disoriented and trying to find your way back to where you started. But you are far from the trail-head and so you must stop, rest, and ask Him to illuminate the next step out of this tangled mess at your feet.
You got tripped up as you rounded the bend and now you need some time to regroup.
The Shadows threaten to trip your forward motion but, sojourner, remember Truth—remember from whence you came. Call to mind the One who commissioned you to venture into the woods in the first place.
You wander in circles looking for the light. You chase your tail only to find you are dizzy and tired; depleted and going nowhere fast—wearing a trail into the ground that leads right back to you.
You feel alone in the dark, unsure of where your feet will end up.
The stars glimmer above and you wonder why you aren’t up there with them, doing important, beautiful work. You long to shine as they do.
You forgot, He has already given you His Light inside to carry; you, His light-bearer.
You look up, starstruck, blinded by the glorious display that you see. But, look beyond that. Keep your gaze fixed, higher, and see where the Glory really lies. He is beyond…and before and within.
May you be awestruck by the Majesty found in the One who breathes out stars. You see the stars shimmering but you fail to see the refining process that took place—through trials, time and testing—to get them to this place of radiance.
You try to hurry and scurry your way through the hard but it has dulled your light dear one.
Just sit down for a moment Child. You cover the most ground as you remain upon this Rock—steadfast is He who invites you to follow.
The way out of here looks different than the course you would have taken, but through the twists and turns, the low valleys and steep mountains paths, you’ll discover that this walk with Him is the very thing you need to make it. And darling, the view is breathtaking.
Jeremiah 6:16 “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.
Your candle is dim, but it’s not out yet
You need His grace, to cover your debt
You think you have peace, but you need His release
If only you’d turn and face Him now
Embrace Him now, He’s here now…
You matter so much, more than you know, but something’s gotta give here or you won’t make it out alive.
And then you remember. Someone’s gotta give—to get you out of this mess.
This is brought to mind, just in time…He is the One who already gave so you could find the way out of the darkness.
Jesus is the way.
And He sits next to you—your heart stilled—as He whispers this love song in the midst of the forest.
Child, be awestruck by the depth of Love hung upon the cedars.
You are Found. Seen. Known.
As you release your grip on this quest for significance You will find that I already conquered; My hands pierced through.
I took on the darkness found within and around as My blood was poured out
on hardened ground.
Don’t despair Child, My Love makes you Significant. You are valued, not forgotten.
The time has come, to stand up now. I have walked this way before, I know it best.
Let Me lead as we take the next step, together.
1. Have you become distracted or discouraged on your journey?
2. Is it time to rest and take off the things that are hindering your walk?
3. How does His Presence and Word bring you comfort and renewed hope as you follow His path for you?
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Katie M. Reid is a Tightly Wound Woman, and recovering perfectionist, who fumbles to receive and extend grace in the everyday moments of life. She delights in her hubby and four children and their life in ministry. Some of Katie’s favorite things are writing, singing, speaking and photography. She is a contributing writer for God-sized Dreams and enjoys helping others take the next step in their relationship with Jesus and their God-given purpose. Katie would love to connect with you over on her blog, echoesofmyheart.com.
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