Prayer at Walnut Creek

Went to Walnut Creek yesterday and it was relaxing. Found a place by the creek to read the second chapter of The Everlasting Man by GK Chesterton, and it was fantastic. It was good also to walk around the western side of the trails after, in the cool of the day.

I was praying about music and the direction my life is going and felt comforted. Jesus showed me how much he had provided for me already, and asked me why I was feeling so anxious. I have a piano, don't I? I have plenty of food? I have everything I need, and not only that, but web development can provide me with an alternate thing to work on besides music.

He confirmed to me that I will continue doing music, and that he will establish my music and bring people to hear it, as well as bring other musicians and composers to me seeking help.

And what do I need to do?

Well everything he has given to me he has given to me because it pleased him, so there's nothing I need to do to convince him. He wants me to trust him more fully, to put the full weight of my belief and faith in him, because that pleases him for me to acknowledge that fact (it is a fact). 

Pursue trusting him and building up his Kingdom, specifically through building up other people. Be so confident in your own path that you can afford to spend time and influence helping others and know that you will be alright.

Call others to see how they are doing. Encourage them to pursue what Christ has for them. Do not neglect to do this because you think you have to spend all your time and energy safeguarding your own life. Give generously, showing that you trust that God is your safeguard. Be a river, not a lake. Scripture came to my mind.

Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 

Matthew 6:33