I have been working on some changes for my posts and realized some of them are not ready to be published like I thought. So this week I didn’t have what I wanted ready.
However, one thing I would like to share is how faithful the Lord truly is. Amidst chaos He is our peace. Lately, I have been really holding onto John 15 and James 1. Jesus is the Vine. The Father is the Vinedresser. We are the branches and those in Christ bear fruit, which we can through the Holy Spirit.
I see lately how often I fall short. How easy it is to fall into condemnation. My pride and self-seeking flesh are not traits I like admitting, but I can hand them over to Christ.
Jesus tells us to ask and He will give. James 1 tells us if we want wisdom ask and have faith. I believe that the things that give glory to God and edify the body of Christ I can have full faith Jesus will provide! Humility, patience, kindness, gentleness, love, wisdom, hope and much more!
These past few weeks, I have started to ask Him for clarity regarding wisdom and understanding on scripture. He has provided! I have asked for Him to reveal hidden sins, and my heart aches at the struggles I face spiritually with an uncomfortable awareness. I am working on taking thoughts captive and sometimes I see that I have some non-righteous judging or prideful thoughts multiple times a day.
My friend, I share this to encourage you not to rely on yourself but Jesus. Do not let negative thoughts rule your mind. Take them captive and hand them to Christ. He transforms us. He renews our mind. He forgives. And He helps us love and forgive others. Please be willing to be honest with Him and trust Him! Read the Bible and believe His word.
We aren’t enough, but Christ is everything!
Monthly Scripture – (NKJ) Psalm 85:10, “Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.”