The gavel came down colliding with her realizations and conviction seeped into her soul, ever so gently but matter-of-factly. “I’m so sorry, Abba,” she cried.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Trench Classes United and Kim-Evinda. Have you ever experienced an a-ha moment that brought repentance? Take a few moments and come on in and get your mind off the current pandemic and hear about her revelation that brought a loving sense of conviction. And remember, conviction brings us back to Him; condemnation takes us away from Him.
It was the third day of her study on The Lost Art of Meditating on God’s Word, and she had brought with her to their time her still-shattered heart, her frustrations and questions. “How long, Lord, must I wait,” she cried!
As she settled down and pressed in to her study, her soul quieted and her answer came: “When you are not sure what to do, you do nothing…wait for Me.” She continued to read her study that reminded her that NO word from God would EVER fail, no promise will EVER be broken, and that’s when the collision came. She began to write her convictions down:
“Oh, Abba, help me to perpetually ponder your promises in my heart, not just for the moment but in all moments because each one of them were not given to me by You through Your own word and/or from others just to get me thru that moment, just to make me feel better. When I use them just for the moment, or to just feel better, I treat them as if they were a drug, a temporary fix! I’m so sorry. No, Abba, Your promises are a permanent fix in a temporary situation, a foundation to build upon, an altar to sacrifice all my cares upon. Please forgive me for treating your Word as if it were a drug, something to get me by to make me feel better…temporarily until the next storm comes. Help my soul to magnify you, Lord and not this current situation.”
Oh, friends, during this time of uncertainty and in whatever else you are going through, may we all learn to take Him at His Word and use it as a way to live through it all, and not just as an escape from it all. While His promises and principles definitely can ease the pain and sorrow, and comfort us in whatever we struggle with, perhaps we need to be upping the amount we ingest so as to allow it to not only seep into our souls but to sprout in our actions.