Faith Filled Friday
My dear one, drink deeply of the pleasures of Me, your God. Experience for yourself the joyous mercies I give to all who turn to hide themselves in Me. For I am your God and there is none like Me! Come and learn of Me, come and rest in My Presence, receive of My strength today. Come and walk in the garden of My peace today. Come and let My love fill your heart as you meditate on My goodness.
See yourself walking along side Me as I show you things you did not know. What is the cry of your heart? What is it you would like Me to be for you today? Will you let go and let Me be that for you, without trying to control all the circumstances? For My ways are far above your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts. Even your imagination, as good as it is, cannot even come close to My splendor.
Beloved, let Me be the One to WOW you with My creativity that is matchless in all the world.
Life happens too slow – or that used to be so. Looking back now, those were the days of easiness, the days of sweet freedom. Yet I always found myself seeking the next season, never able to “just go with the flow” and having to constantly be in the know.
What comes next? When will my life go as planned? It never did and I knew I had to leave it in His hands. Stop with the incessant planning and perfecting – and start living. Instead I kept dreaming. Dreaming about life as if it were a movie; playing out perfect scenarios in my head. Knowing in the end it was never His plan, and for me, I would have to move on. Onward, ahead.
And as soon as I stopped wishing, I began living, and the pictures, they stopped playing but for me the real movie was just beginning… so fast, with no preview. No time for planning or knowing. The scenes, they just kept rolling. The funny thing is, now life won’t stop spinning – the once “too slow” is now so fast, and when I look back I can’t believe how He shaped my past. So perfectly. So intricately.
Every moment, every worry, all those times I just wanted it to ‘hurry’ – He was moving me to be exactly where I am supposed to be. Am I where I wanted to be? That no longer matters because I am becoming the woman He created me to be. At times feeling unready – but knowing that now I have four hands and two hearts to keep me steady. A Father above, who has gifted me with so much earthly love.
And I stop in awe as I remind myself all over again that my life is in His hands. There is no reason to worry. Nothing is in a hurry. His timing is perfect. His movie forever playing.
Have you ever head someone say, “Oh, I can’t wait for heaven”? Or anything like it? My husband used to say this so much and it used to drive me crazy!
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So why did it drive me crazy? I actually couldn’t put my finger on it, or at least express it in a way that didn’t drip with frustration. I used to tell him, “You’re living like you’re dying!” I realized that wasn’t very nice, so I have since stopped sounding so critical. 😊
The other day in my Bible study of the book of Philippians, written by Paul, the guy who wrote three-fourths of the New Testament. He wrote this first chapter most likely when he was imprisoned for sharing his faith. Talk about being eternally minded instead of fleshly focused!
When reading thru this chapter, especially verses 21-26, you can literally feel the emotional and spiritual tug of war, and the way to actually visualize it is to come to
I so related with his heart, so much so I was rendered in tears as I actually spoke verse 21 aloud: “For to me, to live is Christ, but to die is gain.”
In verses 22-26, he was torn between dwelling with Christ and gathering more FOR Christ.
Maybe it’s time we change our focus upward and outward that we would be eternally minded inward.
Thursdays’ Trench Truth
What if the pursuit of happiness was actually found in the pursuit of contentment?
Tis the season to be going crazy and getting derailed from the gift of contentment so in this season, may you stretch towards contentment that is not found in buying and doing but in being…