As i was sitting on the porch swinging I was asking the Lord what do you want me to share with my friends today to encourage them in this Whole Heart Faith. He brought me to Ps. 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God." I have to admit that I said to the Lord - oh Lord surely I am making that up in my head that you want me to share a verse that is so popular and known! (I know, can you believe I tried to argue with the Lord about what He wants me to share? But I thought i might be making it up in my head.)
God began to reveal to me that part of having a Whole Heart Faith is being able to just sit and relax in Him. Being comfortable with the the Holy Spirit speaking to you corrections, but also sweet-nothings! Being still and not doing things my way.
But here is the part He wanted me to emphasize!! The verse does not say "Be still and FEEL that I am God". No, it says, be still and KNOW that I am God. There will be many days on this journey that we will not feel Him. We will search with all our hearts to no avail. We will look into every single detail of life and seek His face and feel for His presence!! It will not always happen.
On those days that we need to feel Him, beware. So often God wants us to trust without a feeling. He wants us to love with nothing in return. He wants us to obey because we know it is right not because convictions is felt. Be still and know - not necessarily always feel!
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I appreciate the comments on the blog or email or Facebook about looking fine and not needing to lose weight. But I feel like i need to explain something. There is no doubt that I need to lose weight, not 50 pounds or anything, but some. I am 6 foot tall and carry my weight different than one that is much shorter, but there is still an issue. Yes, my clothes hardly fit comfortably anymore, but it is more than that!
It is not that I am just one of those people that can look at food and gain. But for me it is a heart issue. I run to food for every emotion. Fun, sadness, boredom, celebration, nervous, anger, and just because,etc. I want to run to my Lord for every emotion! I want Him to be on my every thought and not food. I want Him to be my great reward and not food. Like I said before I am blessed to be 6 foot tall, but that doesn't mean I get to sin in this area just because! So weighing in for me is just giving me an indication if this idle is dieing. It should be getting less and my Whole Heart Faith getting more. This week the difference was not that big!
I can not wait to hear from you!!! Here is how I did!!!