. . . if you plant in the field of the Spirit, from the Spirit you will gather the harvest of eternal life” Galatians 6:8.
Gracious Father, You lead us to the True path of eternal Life. You teach us patience and humility because you are patient to us and in Your presence on Earth, You lived humility. You Word is Holy. Your Word is Truth. Your Word is Life.
The words of the prophets are Your words; Isaiah teaches us: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” (41:10). Jacob wrestled with God all night and in the morning became a new man, Israel, the father of the Jews.
Sometimes, I feel that I have wrestled with You, God, all my life. I was forever stubborn; I was forever proud. For the vast part of my life, I did not listen to You. I fought with You at every turn of my life. Yet You were patient with me. . . the patience of a loving parent with a young child.
Each morning I arise, I am a new man living a new life that You create for me. You remind me that You are God; Your Word is my life. You touch me and allow me to grow as I spread Your Word to those entrusted in my care. The Spirit You have placed within me I share to my best ability.
You have planted me in Your Garden of Life. May I continue to be a trusting flower sharing the beauty of Your Word.
©Russell Kendall Carter
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