Tuesday’s Trench Lesson

Oh, you are going to love today’s trench lesson…a revelation revealed from a song! Oh, there is so much to learn from music and so much to gain. Grab your favorite beverage and join me for a powerful trench lesson with Lea that we too may sing, “Lord I’m Ready Now!”

Lord I’m Ready Now

One of the things in my life that really speaks truth to me is music. I enjoy listening to Christian music stations while I drive. I think it helps me remember who I am as I am being cut off in traffic 😉 or when the kids are bickering in the back seat of the car. Recently, I heard a song by Plumb called Lord I’m Ready Now. I have heard this song before, but this time, I stopped to ponder it.

She sings that she was lost before, running away from Him, but now she is ready to follow Him, and please Him. We all have a past, and have done things we are not proud of. I overcame that past about five years ago, with complete repentance. I was baptized, and was washed clean. That being said, I would like to share that I still had many struggles. I follow the commandments. I go to church each week. I fulfill my calling. But I was not turning my whole life over to my Heavenly Father.

I needed to be in control. I couldn’t just say, “I know you know what is best for me, so just tell me what to do, and I will do it.” I couldn’t say, “Lord, I’m ready now.” I didn’t know what was best for me. Things never seemed to be right, so obviously I was doing something wrong. One day, as I was praying for the desire to want to do His will completely, I received promptings. I continued to receive promptings until I finally acted. Let me rephrase that. I continued to receive stronger and stronger promptings, until I acted upon them. The Lord knows that He has to send the Spirit with a two by four to knock me over the head! Once, I acted, blessings began to pour down on me. The silly thing is, I was prompted to offer help to a friend. Once I did that, I have been blessed by many other people, and MY spirit has been brightened. I feel more peace, and joy. I feel like my muddy water has become clear.

For those of us out there that do not have a strong relationship with God, this may sound silly, or at the very least, unfathomable. I will tell you though, my trials keep coming. This last week, our refrigerator broke. We do not have the money to go buy a new one, but we were blessed with assistance to slowly pay it off, instead of needing all that money now. I could focus on the fact that I have this challenge, or I can focus on the fact that the Lord made a way for me to solve it. Guess which I chose. Lord, I’m ready now…to focus on the blessing!

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I love the scriptures. I want to share a scripture with you from the Book of Mormon. You don’t have to be LDS to appreciate the truth found in these words because truth is truth: It’s found in the book of 1Nephi 3:7 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandment unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them. This verse recaps what 1st Corinthians 10:13 says and emphasizes the same principle: If we belong to Him, God will not allow any difficulty to come into our lives that we are not capable of bearing.

Jesus came before us to prepare the way. If you think you cannot do something, think again. The Lord hath prepared our way, and all we need to do is say Lord, I’m ready now!

Have a great week,

Lea

Lea

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