With 2017 over and 2018 under way I am seeking the Lord for what is next. In doing so I promised myself something. I decided in 2018 that I would be more open. Open to sharing my life and the struggles I face. Because the truth is I am not entirely sure what is up ahead. 2017 was such a turbulent year. There is know way I could have anticipated all that had happened, and there is still so much to digest. I grapple to leave behind the memories of my sister; the mark her life and death have left on me. Which is why I when out of town for the Christmas break. I did it to get some down time in the hopes to gain some perspective. Having endured so much and gone through so much I had to make sure I was even still on course with what God has planned for my life. With everything I could not assume no errors had occurred. The pieces still don’t seem to fit together, but either way the time away was necessary. I encourage you to do the same. Now more than ever living the Christian life requires a greater need for the Spirit of God. The strength and direction He gives.
The perseverance needed to endure this life as believer is unlike anything I thought could ever be attainable. From a human standpoint it is not feasible, but through the ups and downs God remains faithful. He pulls us through. Moving forward I will share more of the good and the bad. I hope it will you encourage to keep going. To persevere. There are so many reasons to quit, lay down and surrender. Even with living a kingdom focused/Christ-like lifestyle challenges and hardship present seeming impossible situations. We are pushed to our limits and often far passed them, nevertheless it up to us to yield to the Lord and the aid the Holy Spirit provides and stand our ground. To believe God, trust His Word and rest in His loving kindness.
This is why I love Worship. How I feel may (or does) change from day to day, but what I believe and know to be true remains the same. Worship reorients my heart and mind onto the truth. The truth of Jesus, who He is and what His Word declares. This journey of perseverance is a journey to Worship. To declare the goodness of God in greater measure regardless of the situation or circumstances.
Today I am listening to “Peace” by Josh Baldwin. It is off his album “The War Is Over.” As I listen to the words my hope is revived and strength rises within my heart. I can face another day. Much of it unknown and may remain that why, however I can rest in a God who is looking after every detail. The pain that is not yet healed I trust that it will be healed in time. Everything that is undone trust it will not remain that way. May 2018 be a year of rest, hope and renewed loved for Jesus and His presence.
Know His presence is with you. In whatever current state you find yourself know He is there. Engage your heart in the truth Worship can bring.
May your journey lead you in to a
deeper life of Worship…..
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