Day 1 // Exodus 14:14

Focus

Start today by asking God where He wants to move in your life, your family, your church, your work, your friendships. Where do you sense Him leading?

Read // Exodus 14:14

14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

Reflect

I am spending another day on this passage because it has meant so much in my life recently.

I am not a very “still” person. For example, I LOVE to-do lists. There are very few days that are not guided by a premade to-do list that I am bent on finishing by the end of the day. That means that most days, I am up and out of bed early hurrying to get to work and I love my job so it’s mostly okay.

But I am also very quick to realize how little I am able to accomplish during my days. I am a limited, finite being and I am reminded of that on a daily basis. There is only so much I can accomplish and there is only so much I can do. Not just today. In my life.

Today, I am reminded that no matter how much I accomplish or how much I can succeed, I belong heart and soul to the Lord who loves me to the skies. He will fight for me. I can stop fighting for myself—for my meaning, for my worth, for my hope, for my life. He’s got this. I need only to be still.

Each day, when the world has once again slapped me with the reality of my inability to conquer my to-do list, I kneel under my desk at work or at home and I pray a very simple prayer: “Lord, thank you that there is nothing I can do or not do to earn any of your love or lose any of your love.”

Where do you need to lay down your sword, stop striving and let the Lord fight for you?

Pray

“Lord, thank you that there is nothing I can do or not do to earn any of your love or lose any of your love.”

Apply

Make this prayer your own this week. Set a regular time to pray it and let it seep into the deepest part of your soul.