Surprise Visitor

Today, I was sitting in my office when I received a call from Tom, one of our maintenance workers who wanted to come to see me.  He arrived and explained that he wanted to encourage me and pray with me.  He knew the first of the semester had been difficult and he has sensed the pressures I was carrying.  He read Matthew 11:28 which says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”  He then prayed and left the office to attend to his daily work.

I was blessed by that visit.  He reminded me that in following the Lord it is all about Him and not about me.  I had just given a devotional the day before concerning this very thing.  Psalm 147: 10 – 11 reads, “He doesn’t take pleasure in the strength of horses, He doesn’t take delight in the strong legs of men.  The LORD takes delight in those who have respect for HIM.  They put their HOPE in HIS Faithful Love.”  More than the things we have or possess and more that the abilities that we have, GOD WANTS US TO TRUST HIM.  He wants us to love Him and put our trust in HIM, not in what we have or what we can do on our own.  God, through this passage and through this visit from Tom, was calling me again to love and trust Him completely.  

Think of the following four men, and think about what the Bible tells us about them:  Moses – God defended Moses by saying that He spoke with him, not in dreams and visions, but face to face.  David – A man after God’s own heart.  Job – God says there was no one like him; upright and blameless.  John – The disciple who Jesus Loved. 

These men knew the Lord and they respected Him and loved Him and trusted Him.  Jesus Christ desires our obedience, our fruitfulness in all things.  May that be the prayer of my heart each day, that I trust the Lord in all things and that every interuption is an interuption from the Lord to draw me closer to Him.



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President Emeritus Toccoa Falls College

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