September 9, 2018 – Mike Ashcraft
"Teach me your way, Lord, so that I __________." How would you fill in the blank? We tend to complete it with requests for insight or relief so that we can get on with a life we can control relying on our own strength. We want God to teach us His ways so our life will be easier and more manageable. Resting goes against our nature. We run at the speed of our expectations trying to prove and to please. We push in hopes that one day we will eventually be able to rest. Many of us are weary from carrying a load we aren't designed to bear. Where we see obstacles, God views opportunities for us to trust His faithfulness. We must make our obstacle list our trust list. When we live at our designed pace, we walk at the speed of trust that rests securely in the unforced rhythm of God's grace.