Recently I was reflecting on a time in my life when God gave ‘stubborn’ me a little nudge to get me moving, (this happens more often than I like to admit)! I didn’t want to give up control of my situation. I was praying for help.
At Sunday Mass that week, after receiving Jesus in the Eucharist, I was overwhelmed by the enormity of the Lord’s gift of Himself. The choir started playing the beautiful song written by Catholic composer, Dan Schutte in 1981, ‘Here I am Lord’.
“Here I am Lord
Is it I Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night
I will go, Lord,
If You lead me…..”
It was like the Lord himself was calling me. From that moment, I gave control of that situation to the Lord. The beautiful lyrics reminding me, that with the Lord leading me, I can do anything.
Every time I hear that song or read those words, here from Psalm 40, I am again encouraged to give control to the Lord. To trust His leadership.
It sounds easy, but in following, you have to give control of where you go to the leader. That, my friends, is the challenge for today.
Kate Mims is the Retreat Center Director at Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center in Houston, Texas.