I want to do a beautiful work for Him.
Not for me. Not for accolades. I want to be a pleasing aroma to the One who made me. Who knit me together. Who knows my days and has planned them before I had eyes to see. Even now when my vision is foggy and blurred by all that runs in front of me, begging me to follow.
I want to choose the best.
I want more of Him.
Maybe there is still too much I and me in here. I choose, I see, I want, I do..where is that from? Not Him. Me.
“You are not unworthy; you are not unprepared. You have no reason to hold back unless your love for Me is too small. If this is the only hindrance, draw closer to Me, and I will pour my love out upon you so that your affection for me may be deepened and perfected. Lo, I wait for you. Come to me.”
(Come Away My Beloved)
Lord God, my deliverer, my rock and my redeemer, choose me today. You know my heart and my desires. Use them to glorify You and only You. Make me a sweet aroma to You. Let these eyes that are blind see with Your spirit and wisdom. Give this soul discernment for new things and new ways. Ways that are true and pure and right.
Provide the path to those who have lost their way, who takes the easy road, free from rocks and pot holes that slow them down. Where am I going in such a hurry, if not following You?
Show me the narrow road that will provide opportunities that only come from above. The path that is full of light and whose tree roots will be strong and its branches protect in the storms that try to call me away from You.
He calls to me in the silence and says, “Listen my daughter. Listen and I will tell you. I will show you the way.”
“He is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name.”
By Dale Carroll-Coleman, Major in the Grace of GodLeave a Comment
This was beautiful!
this was a lovely reminder for me this morning. Bless you, for these beautiful truths. Thank you for this!
Lovely thoughts this morning. As the sun rises again in the east – God is here. Every day is a delight to see where He is leading. I love your words:
“I want to choose the best. I want more of Him.”
Delightful way to start my day.
Mindy Haile says
Praise the Lord! Dale the words you write stir within me everything good. This brought to my mind the words in a song “sweet aroma of praise.” All you do and say always goes right back to glorifying him. Thank you!
I just want to let you know that I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now and I am really enjoying it.
I am going through a somewhat stressful time in my life right now. Your blog really brings a smile to my face. Reading your blog is really a highlight of my day.
Thank you for making my day with every post you write and being an encouragement to me!
dale carroll-coleman says
thanks for your kind words. I hope and pray that you are encouraged through this website. Be encouraged knowing that God loves you. Perhaps you might want to start your own blog and journal this walk of faith you are on. Blessings.
I want to say Thank you for the post, in general this blog has been a great source of comfort, I read the posts by the various guest authors and that makes my day, cannot pick any favorite author because I move on to the next post and it is another beautiful write up, and read another one and so on, where do you ladies get your inspiration from ??
dale carroll-coleman says
Oh thats’ an easy one to answer 🙂 Only One can fill my soul and speak to me. Only One can give me words to speak that are worthy of someone’s ear.
The lover of my soul, the One who gets me up in the morning and has given me a purpose. We all need a purpose…. ya know a written down reason for being.
Its actually my next blog post… just not written yet.
I have a purpose statement, written down. It reminds me, so I don’t wander through my day. I have a goal , and its not mine, but His.
Start your day in Him and He will fill you with His truth and you will be inspired….. some good devotionals help too :). Blessings