When I wrote my last post, I really thought that I was just writing about one day. A should-have-been bad day that exploded into a great day thanks to communion—I didn’t think there was much more to it. But I can now say that it wasn’t just my day that was sanctified and set on fire. My whole week has been remarkable!
Cry ‘Help!’ and Unleash the Power of Heaven
When I was in the thick of it Monday morning, I prayed, “Please help me, Jesus. Help me, help me, help me, Jesus, please!” Four words repeated until they’d practically lost all meaning, but the Spirit brought me to communion in answer to that prayer, so He understood me just fine. I didn’t even know what to ask the Lord to do, so I just asked for help. By calling me to communion, the Lord removed any and every obstacle to our union and lit me up from the inside out. Best help ever!
My circumstances hadn’t actually changed; I was still a wet-headed, sockless mess who was late to work. God didn’t change my circumstances. What He did was get in them with me, and that changed everything. Light, Love, Joy, Peace—who needs socks when you have all that?
One Solution Only
I am constantly trying to figure out what it is that I need. I wrack my brain searching for the thing that I need to ask God for, the solution to whatever problem I’m in at that moment. But if Jesus is the solution to every problem, then what I always need is Him! And that’s what Monday was: a vague cry for help that Jesus responded to specifically and personally. And it changed my whole week.
I have had focus and energy and joy in my work that began with communion on Monday and has only grown with each passing day. I can barely take it all in, but I know that taking communion just obliterated the warfare and accusations I’d been struggling with for weeks. Gone!
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
What my day holds really isn’t the issue at all. The issue is, am I with Jesus in it? Are we one? Or am I letting accusations and doubts stand between Us? We can rejoice and be glad in even the most hectic day if we have the presence of the Lord. And I am walking in the result of the power of communion to close the gap and put me in the arms of Christ Himself.
“What my day holds really isn’t the issue at all.”
And there is yet another part to this story, Jennifer! While you had a “Monday, Monday” Monday!, I had a sleepless Tuesday morning. So, as I struggled to get back to sleep, I also began talking to the Lord about my struggle to find more meaning in taking communion – I seem to be stuck in a daze over this. Then, in the morning I read your post (+ all the links). I am pleasantly overwhelmed at what I am seeing and amazed at how God connects the dots – your Monday and my sleeplessness!
What my day holds really isn’t the issue at all. The issue is, am I with Jesus in it? Are we one? Or am I letting accusations and doubts stand between Us?
OH Jenn, “the power of communion” I am crying over your precious encounter with the LIVING CHRIST!!!! Then, I am fighting beating myself up that I don’t take communion more often. This is a new day, I can begin with that as Martha has said. Rejoicing that you have shared “wet hair and no socks” with us. Precious posts that the Holy Spirit gives to all of you to encourage, strengthen , establish us in HIM. Oh HE is worthy to be praised and worshiped.
Bless you for your faithfulness.