Saturday, May 14, 2016
Rehearse the Right Lines! Speak God's Truth!
Recently, a dear reader wrote to me about wanting to feel like it's going to be okay. I get that. I have been through times in my life when I wanted anyone and everyone to say, "It's gonna be okay." After awhile I realized that I really wanted someone to tell me that we were going to be okay, because most likely "it" wasn't. I think that speaking God's truth about myself and my situation aloud has helped me.
I can rehearse in my mind the bad things about myself or my situation with fretting, worry, and self-condemnation. You know, I'm really good at that. When I do, I feel worse.
Or, I can saturate myself with God's Word and truth. I can rehearse in my mind His goodness, His mercy, the things that He's brought me through before. When I do, I feel better.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. You can speak life to yourself by speaking God's truth.
I think I've got my preach on, and I'm preaching to myself. ~smile~
Oh it sounds so simple when I'm typing it. I know it's not. I know that it's usually not instant either. It is worth pursuing Him relentlessly. Jesus Christ died so that we can have direct access to God. God promises that we will find Him when we seek Him with our whole heart.*
"And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."
Go for it!
You're gonna be okay—with Jesus.