There are times in my walk with the Lord that I need to just sit back and say, "Lord it is all about You, and apart from You I can truly do nothing."
I'm not sure if church people or even non-church people know that us pastors put our pants on one leg at a time just like they do ... or even that we have our moments of tension or conflict or testing! Lord how I hate the testing; Lord how I need the testing!
It's times like this I recall an old John Denver song, "Some Days Are Diamonds." Part of the chorus goes something like this:
There is another song, by David someone, I don't know his last name ... may not even have one; he wrote this ...Some days are diamonds,Some days are stones;Some times a cold wind,Won't leave you alone.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.He makes me lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside quiet waters.He restores my soul;He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I fear no evil, for You are with me;Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow meall the days of my life,And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Both of these lyrics have meaning to me but the later one is perfect for days like today!