So, the question is where do I begin...what is one thing that I can start with? I looked at a few exercise classes that would be good for my physical being, I talked with the kids about having Sunday dinners with the family a couple of times a month to connect, I previously purchased a couple of studies that I could dig out. As I was feeling at a loss as to where to start I picked up my computer...I could check emails before I narrowed it down more...imagine my surprise when my media player had turned on ( I had not listened to music on it for months) and started blasting some Third Day....after I got over the initial shock and turned the volume down I was astonished by both the humor and the blessing.
God knew where I needed to start....as i listened I heard "o come all ye faithful" then "fall on your knees, o hear the angels voices", followed by "Cry out to Jesus"....I do not believe the order of these songs was a coincidence. 'Cry out to Jesus' is not one of my favorite songs yet it was somehow being played as my Third Day file shuffled "randomly"...
There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
Love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus, Cry out to Jesus
So as I prepare to start my year of nurturing, I realize that I have become all of the above....helpless, weary, sometimes brokenhearted so I will indeed cry out to Jesus, He will lead me and nurture me. The aha moment has come and I grab the study I purchased months ago and smile...I will start my year of nurturing with a deeper look at the Sermon on the Mount and he will indeed meet me where I am, he will show me grace and mercy and healing.
Now when He saw the crowds, He went up on a mountain (as Moses had done before Him) and He sat down (as Jewish teachers of His day usually did). His disciples gathered around Him.
Matthew 5:1 (Voice)
Today I will sit at the feet of Jesus...I will listen raptly to what he has to teach me...I will be blessed.