In the past, I’ve said that a person or a thing meant the world to me as an expression of love and dearness, but what happens if tragedy strikes? When my world is tumbling and falling, Lord you remain; ever present, full of strength, compassion and grace. Like a math equation, I can approach it different ways and arrive at different answers. Following the order of operations is the sure way of obtaining the correct answer all the time.
Teach me how to give my heart, but reserve an inner most, precious part for you alone. Teach me the order of operations. Help me to find that place hidden in the cleft of the rock, hidden in You, so that I may see and know your glory and the power of your protection. Show me the path that I should go to remain where you are.
In all of my life, no other love, no success can come before You. That doesn’t mean that I can’t have, enjoy and cherish these things, they just have to fall in line with the order of operations.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight – Proverbs 3:5-6
And it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by – Exodus 33:22