Sunday, July 11, 2004

Ambiguously vague (redudantly repetitive)

I'm going to be slightly ambiguous here...but so often powerful encounters with God...Satan always comes in with lies and little twists of truth to bring you down from the mountain. This past week has been amazing in that God showed me a little glimpse of my destiny and part of the path to it....it sounds absolutely ridiculous to be honest, and when it does come true, I think it'll be exponentially better than I could ever imagine it ... Either way, it can be discouraging to see how much further I have to go...so much to learn, so much to be crushed and to be remade. Anyway, I was about to wallow in a bit of self-pity when I heard this:

"Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
Just to take Him at His Word
Just to rest upon His promise
Just to know, "Thus saith the Lord'

Jesus, Jesus how I trust Him
how I've proved him over and over
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus
Oh for grace to trust Him more


Trust. The main thing that I've been hit with this week and is learning yield to Him more, to be more obedient in all things. It's not about the destination, it's about how cool it is or even how you're going to get there. He just cares that you will go wherever He leads and that you will be willing to be remade in His image. I'm completely terrified, but I trust Jesus more than my own fears. Courage isn't the absence of fear...but it is allowing God to manage your fear instead of letting your fear managing you.

Big words I know...but if it's all for Him, then I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Your love has captured me, oh my God...how can it be?

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- His faithfulness
- Old friends
- His power is perfected in my weakness
- Yielding more, trusting more.
- God speaking.
- Sharon's actions
- Kings and priests
- A love stronger than death, set as a seal over my heart
- Holy Spirit's silent insistence, my reluctant obedience
- Calls from parentals.

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