Didn’t want to write one of those mushy 2017 reflection posts but here it goes. I really want to thank God for 2017, I call this year my growth year, the year I went deeper in him, the year I had to let go of self and past hurts. I got to see so much people close to me choose a relationship with Jesus, and there will be more!
I have heard Bill Johnson say that the most challenging thing for a believer is to remain hungry for God when in a place of contentment. To be full and hungry at the same time takes humility. We have to purpose in our hearts that we will remain hungry, dependent on God, no matter the blessing.
There was a season in my life where it seemed like every issue I thought I had overcome came circling back. It began with a thought, a memory or a fear. When I am reminded of the hurt I went though or job issue, I dwell in that feeling for a bit till I find myself asking God “why, why again”.
Before I begin a post I would usually write down the title then build on it. But in this case I was in my mind for a bit thinking about my dad and my mom and what I would do or how I would feel if I lose them. I know right a weird thing to think about. Even worst I thought about what if I didn’t have the relationship with them that I wanted and still lost them. I really love my parents and I try my best to honor them as they ought to be.
“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?
Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.” Luke 6:46-49 NKJV
I remember when I decided to be all in for God. A thought rose up in my mind are you sure? What if you fall short? You know… you still have some struggles right. I never use to ask God for forgiveness unless I know for sure I won’t do it again. This I must say was a way for the enemy to keep me bound to sin. If I didn’t give it to God then the crack in my life was exposed for invasion by the enemy.
Ever often I hear the scripture, “Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart”. While soaking it in, i had one question, “Lord how can I delight in you”?