So far I have written at least five different drafts on five different topics for this particular post, and yet here I am on Monday morning with a blank screen staring boldly and brightly in my face!
Well, every time I went back and reread each of those drafts, and even one post which is completely ready to be published, I was lacking the peace of God. I did not have His seal of approval on any of them, therefore I could not move forward.
I felt like I was banging my head against a wall!
Granted, it's been harder than usual to keep my concentration these days due to my symptoms bothering me more than usual, but the Lord ALWAYS gave me just the right words in the past, let me rephrase that, HIS WORDS, to share with all of you.
By Monday morning I am usually editing and changing words for the post which will be published on Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m., but since there's no words for this post, there's no need to edit.
I prayed earnestly and diligently sought the Lord's wisdom in what to share, but He has been silent. Which is "kind of", "sort of" frustrating!
But this morning as I was doing my devotions, it occurred to me that maybe that's EXACTLY how the Lord intended it to be for this week!
So instead of hearing from me today, you're going to hear from the Lord.
All I ask is that you would PLEASE slow down and read, REALLY read each word from God. I KNOW from my own personal experience how easy it can be to skim right over or super read God's Word, especially the verses we are quite familiar with.
to soak in
has to say,
and trust me,
"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"
"For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee."
"If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
"For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."
"And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us."
I John 5:14
"I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope."
"Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever."
"For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures."
I Corinthians 15:3-4
"My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever."
"For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory."
II Corinthians 4:16-17
"And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”
"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth."
"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."
II Corinthians 1:3-4
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."
I Peter 5:7
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
"Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves."
“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
"Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.”
I Peter 1:8
"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever."
I Chronicles 16:34
"Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name."
"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us."
"Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake."
"Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift."
II Corinthians 9:15
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