It is so wonderful when you read something directly addressing junk in your life. Today’s excerpt from Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling did that for me. It read:
“Come to Me and rest. I am all about you [sic theology needs help here], to bless and restore. Breathe Me in with each breath. The way just ahead of you is very steep. Slow down and cling tightly to My hand. I am teaching you a difficult lesson, learned only by hardship.
Lift up empty hands of faith to receive My precious Presence. Light, Life, Joy, and Peace flow freely though this gift. When your focus turns away from Me, you grasp for other things. You drop the glowing gift of My Presence as you reach for lifeless ashes. Return to Me; regain My Presence.”
ref. Mattew 11:28-29; 1Timothy 2:8
And then God put this in front of me today:
“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.” – James 3:17-18 [emphasis added]
I really needed to implement these qualities. Who even thinks of wisdom as obtaining these things. That changes how you do things.
I’ve been having introvert problems. And people are human and let you down issues. We want to be known just as much as the extroverts. But I am glad to spend time with the Man who knows me fully and cared enough for me to die to be with me and hold me forever.
I’m sure none of that correlated in this post, but God lightened my heart with His truth in multiple ways. Hallelujah.