Thursday, October 7, 2010

#82 - Free Fall

What a beautiful fall day here in Columbia. I have a lot of things to do today, so I'm excited and looking forward to a very productive day! I finished painting the playroom yesterday. Now it will just be a matter of getting some curtains done. I want to make them so they will match the design that I did on the wall. Not quite sure what I will do, but it will probably just be a valance. It will be fun! Maybe I will do it on one of my next DOR's since it seems more like a "fun" thing to do than a "productive" thing! :) I love DOR's because I can do WHATEVER I want! Tyler thinks I'm funny that I like to do things like sewing and crafts on my Day Of Rest. But... his DOR the other day, he watched TWO DOCUMENTARIES!!!! ARGGHHH!! To me that would be SOOO BORRRRRRING!!!!!!! Yah... I think plucking my eyebrows would be more fun and relaxing! Ha! Anyways.... needless to say, I DO NOT watch documentaries on my DOR. I guess that's what makes us different! 


So, did you enjoy the CUTIE pictures of "The Boy" yesterday?! :) Isn't he cutie?!? I know. You don't even have to answer, I KNOW he's cute! He's my little doll baby. I don't know if he even has a choice but to be mama's little boy! :) 


Alright... enough going on and on... let's get started. 
Psalm 37:3-7a - 3Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed. 4Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. 5Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass. 6And He will make your uprightness and right standing with God go forth as the light, and your justice and right as [the shining sun of] the noonday. 7Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him...
Psalm 37:34a - Wait for and expect the Lord and keep and heed His way, and He will exalt you to inherit the land ...
Proverbs 31:18 - She tastes and sees that her gain from work [with and for God] is good; her lamp goes not out, but it burns on continually through the night ...
Honestly... today I did not get past Psalm 37 in reading. It just rang inside me. There are so many good things in Psalm 37! SO MANY! 


Trust. What does it really mean to trust? To be confident in, to rely on, to lean on. Trust, to fully trust. To fully be confident. To not even have a question of doubt. With your whole being to have faith & trust. Did you ever do the activity where you are suppose to be blindfolded and do a "Faith Fall?" So, you are chosen. The trust? You are suppose to FALL back and expect to be caught. It's a great example and visual for trust. As you are blindfolded, the last person you see behind you is this little 90 pound girl and you think she couldn't catch a fly if it were coming towards her, let alone catch you from hitting the ground. Trust? The last thing you want to do is trust! Well.... you were the one chosen, so you have to do it. Reluctantly, with your blind-fold on, turned around, you put your arms out and you get ready to fall backwards, half scared that the next feeling you have will be a big, painful THUD on the ground. When given the "go-ahead" to fall, you begin your decent to the ground. To your surprise you feel FOUR sets of BIG arms and your are being held up, like a feather, in the air. No floor to brace you, but FOUR sets of big arms. Laying in these arms, the blindfold is removed, you see that you fell into the arms of FOUR really big, 270 pound football linemen. WHOA! Trust. They are huge. And you are most definitely not a challenge for them to "hold up" with ONE hand, nonetheless, FOUR sets of arms! Trust. How different of a picture it is if you only knew that those were the arms that were going to catch you. Trust.


God wants US to lean on, to trust, to FREE FALL into HIS ARMS. Like it says in Psalm 91, he will not even let us dash our foot against a stone. Trust. He desires our full faith, our trust. That we would not question, we would not be scared or nervous. He just wants us to clear our minds, push EVERYTHING out... all the cares, whatever is weighing on you. He wants us to push it out and to just trust. You fill in the blank. "I have been carrying the care of ____________________________." What care have you been carrying? Fill in the blank. You may have a really long blank.... you may have to add comma's! You may be carrying a LOT of cares! What are they? Will you TRUST them to God today? Do you realize what he did so that you would not have to carry those? The most precious thing to Him, His most prized possession, His Son. He sent Jesus to bore ALL the cares for you. Jesus has ALREADY carried your "CARE". If it has already been done, if it has already been carried, YOU ARE CARRYING IT IN VAIN! Jesus, at age 33, bore all the burdens for you. Sometimes we just need a reminder of that. A reminder that the cross has been carried, every burden that I have ever had or ever will have was on that cross as he walked up that hill to Calvary. 


Be still and rest in the Lord. Do you realize, that when you were in your mother's womb, He already knew you?! God already knew you! You were predestined to be here, right here, right now. To be sitting where you are right now reading these words. You were predestined to do it. God knew this day was going to arrive now. Do you realize that He knows what is going to happen the rest of the day. The things you will do, think, be. And do you know what else? He has VERY great plans for you! Do you realize that YOU are in His starting line-up?! YOU are in the front! YOU are the main character in this movie! It is YOU! You are not second string and you are not an "extra." YOU are the main character and your story is an AWESOME ONE! Do you know what else? With everything that has been racing through your head, your thoughts, your dreams, your hopes.... the places you want to go, the things you want to do, the dream job that you've always had, the things you want to buy, the people you want to be able to bless.... you do not have to "wonder" how those things are going to happen... or IF those things are going to happen. All you need to do is Be still and rest in the Lord. Isn't it awesome... that those secret desires of our heart, HE already knows about them. They aren't selfish. God would not put them there if they could not come to pass. He causes YOUR thoughts to become agreeable with HIS will so that YOUR plans will be established and succeed! His desire is to bless you! His desire is that you would own your home. You would own your vehicle. You would be able to bless people financially because you have an overflow of money. He wants YOU his CHILD to live in the blessing! 


It all begins with one word. Trust. 


Will you choose today to trust Him? To trust the God who is waiting for you to just LET GO and FREE FALL. Will you let go? Will you trust that God is lining things up on your behalf. He is setting things up to be in YOUR FAVOR. He is positioning you in the right place at the right time for His Will and blessings to come to pass in your life! 


As you sit there... if you're by yourself, as a commitment to yourself and as a act of turning over your trust and life to HIM... do this simple thing. As you are sitting up straight in your chair, put your arms straight out, look up to the heavens, close your eyes..... wait for a minute, feel your mind go free.... feel the cares diminish from your thoughts.... feel the worries go away.... and FALL BACK into your chair. Allow the chair to embrace you... safely. (Now... if you are on the train or at the airport, you might look a little weird doing this...I'd maybe wait if I were you! ha! lol!)


But for real... will you free fall? Will you allow God to catch you? Will you allow God to direct your life? Will you allow God to have ownership? The cares are not meant to be carried by you. If you are truly wanting to live in the will of God, can you have faith that HE will cause your steps to be right? That HE will cause you to be in the right place? That HE will direct you? And now, you have the FREEDOM to CARE LESS! To not care at all! You do not have to care about your goals and dreams and how they will come to pass! If you TRULY cast them on the Lord, HE will cause those things to come to pass, NOT YOU! So, take a load off today. Lay your heavy baggage down and enjoy a free-spirited trip. A trip through a day in YOUR LIFE. A day. Care-free. A wonderful, beautiful, breezey, fall day. 


Free fall today. I promise God will catch you. 

7 comments:

Renee said...

I AM FREEFALLING.... :)

Anonymous said...

You will never know how you have just been used in Warsaw Indiana... Thank you Amy

Anonymous said...

Thank You Amy ! This was such a Blessing to me today.. God's Word is Always right on Time.

Amy J. McCart said...

Praise the Lord! I blessed that it was helpful to you all. Trusting can be tough sometimes! Let's all FREE FALL! :)

xoxo,
Amy

Anonymous said...

This has totally changed my life today. You are a Total Blessing Amy

Deb Ellis said...

Amazing! God knew this was just what I needed to read - TODAY. And who knew I would be a few days behind and just catching up today, but GOD!
I'm free falling and feeling God's strong arms beneath me. What a relief to let go.......

Amy J. McCart said...

Mom,
PTL! :) God's timing is always so good!
love you! :)

amy jo

ps - TJ is excited to have you & dad at his BIRTHDAY party! YIPPEE!! :)

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