Once again, I find myself at the beginning of another long week, already exhausted and ready for its end.
But I will find my rest in Christ alone. And I will take that rest that He gives before I dive into anything else.
Life without space for rest is like music without rest, like sentences without spaces, like a room packed to the ceiling with no room to put anything else inside – utterly useless.
So, I will take my rest under the shadow of His wings – singing, even in distress.
God is so incredibly faithful to point out my weaknesses. There are a number of lies that I have simply let exist in my life for several years now. If I ever did put up a fight, it wasn’t nearly enough.
But I don’t need to put up a fight. God will fight for me when I still myself before Him. [Ex. 14:14]
I’ve decided to start fighting, though. For the first time in this area of my life, I am on the offensive. I’m going to start working on extinguishing the flames that are running wild due to Satan’s fiery arrows and my inattentiveness.
Because, guess what! Despite how much I would like to believe otherwise (pridefully, I might add), I am worth something!
In Christ’s eyes, I am the most valuable thing He has – I need not ask for clarity in understanding this, just the trust to believe it.
For years, I have told campers and friends that as believers, we are forgiven and, so, we must live like those forgiven – Christ has given us such tremendous freedom if only we would grasp it.
Now, it is my time to take my own advice – to rise up and live as one forgiven.
I am not a slave to my past. Things have happened that are not my fault.
Until I recognize these as truths, I am to repeat them. One is on my hand in black ink. The other at the forefront of my mind.
“I hear a voice calling out. I hear a voice in this wilderness. Where darkness has reigned for so long, ground is being taken.” [[Bethany Dillon, “I Hear a Voice”]]
Ground is being taken. Finally. I am being healed. Jehovah Nissi. Amen.
Mood: Exultant Listening to: Bethany Dillon, Bethany Dillon Reading: Communications Law