I love waking up to the birds singing with the amber shades of the early morning sunrise filtering through my window.  It's impossible not to be in awe of God's handiwork and to be reminded of His greatness before the day begins.  Colossians chapter one is one of my favorite passages in the New Testament.  Paul says; "He (Jesus) is before all things, and in Him all things hold together." What an incredible truth to penetrate right into your soul before you get going with all the activities of the day.   Jesus is holding everything together and you can take courage in that fact.  It is not the White House, Downing street or the Kremlin that holds things together - it is Jesus.  

Sometimes our lives can feel as if they are out of control.  We can feel overwhelmed by our circumstances.  This is a gentle reminder that Jesus holds your situation in His Hands and you can take courage in that.  Even if you feel as if your world is coming undone be assured from this passage that Jesus has your situation in His Hands.  Take courage, face the day with confidence and go in His strength.

I am and always will be,

Recklessly abandoned, ruthlessly committed and in relentless pursuit of Jesus,