Receive Love

I’ve been on a bit of a Biblical journey this year, and I’m still on it.  I made a commitment to myself to read the entire Bible in 2017.  I have been reading every day and learning a lot.  Each day, I find that I discover something I never knew before about God’s Word, and I feel the Holy Spirit working to change me from the inside out.

In Hebrews 4:12, we read that the Word of God is alive.  The Bible is a book that speaks to those who read it.  God uses it to shape us.  He uses it to cut through all the clutter and get right into our soul, molding us into what He wants us to be.  What I’ve been realizing on my Bible reading journey is that sometimes God is speaking loud and clear, but I’m not listening.

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God Withdrew

I was doing my morning Bible study and came across something that made me pause and think for a bit.  You see, we are always told that God will never leave us.  And for the most part, that is true.  He is always there.  His presence is all around.

But…

There have been times in my life where I have felt as if God was not with me.  There have been times when I felt that He must have moved away for some reason.  Sometimes, this caused me to feel angry.  Sometimes, this caused me to cling tighter.  The point is, I felt He wasn’t with me and I had to choose whether to continue on in faith or just close myself off from Him completely.

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Hold it Back

It’s not easy to do what you know you need to do.  Especially when you tend to have pretty strong opinions on just about everything.

I’ve been learning a lot about what it takes to be wise.  And it isn’t what the world will tell you.

God’s way takes you out of what you used to do and into a whole new way of thinking.

It’s not about suppressing your feelings.  It’s not about being a quiet woman.

It’s about knowing when and where to speak, and looking to the Lord before you let it flow.