Lifted

The past year has been something of a whirlwind. I’ve had some medical problems. So there have been lots of tests and time in doctors’ waiting rooms. I’ve kept my prayer and meditation mixed in with the laundry, the dishes, and the vacuum cleaner. I had little time to listen while putting too much time into doing. My body and spirit were suffering.

When I began to sit quietly. I would open my Bible and find verses I’ve never seen before. Then I remembered a prayer I offered to God a few months ago.

“Lord, I’m tired. I want to go back to where I started. Please take me back to the place I was when I fell in love. When I was so hungry to study your Word!

Once upon a time, I could memorize scripture so easily. In time, I found myself frustrated because no matter how I tried, it was hard to do. My multi-tasking habit was. I’m excited because over the past few months I found myself in that place again. I returned to my passion. I’m excited. I’m refreshed. I’m grateful. I’m healed. God is good. His grace has met me once again. He’s speaking in both a whisper and a roar. Hallelujah!!! I can hear Him.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. (Psalms 24:7 KJV)

 

Be encouraged,

 

T.

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Truth

It’s so easy to feel guilty when you’re a Christian. Too many of us succumb to the voices that speak to our insecurities.

“Oh, why did I do that?”

“I’ll never do that again?”

“Why can’t I be like…?”

I know I have! I’ve read The Word and still failed. I’ve known the truth and still believed the lie. I’ve spent times repenting over and over. Now I know, God doesn’t want us to feel we have to do that. He wants us to choose to change. We are to strive to serve Him with our whole heart.

I’m awestruck by our God. I want His majesty to fill my heart. Please remember, God doesn’t lose sleep over our sins. He sent Jesus to take care of them. You know what God does? He watches us condemn ourselves for our humanity. We have to accept that we won’t ever be perfect. If we turn our heart toward God. We must want the truth. The truth about His love for us, the gifts He’s placed inside of us, the Spirit He’s sent to comfort us, and the things He wants us to change. We must embrace the truth because through it we come to know God.

Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you. (1 Samuel 12:24 KJV)

Be encouraged,

T.