I listened to a song tonight by the Maranatha! Singers called...All The Praise Belongs To YOU. It talks about how He is worthy...faithful...holy! It says...no one else compares with HIM. How true that is. HE is so worthy. Today I know that...I feel it! I have felt it all day. HIS love...HIS joy...HIS peace. Last night when I posted I was being really transparent and truthful. The thing about that is, when I am, and I write it for the world to read...it's as if the LORD begins a healing process in me. Why does it have to happen that way? Showing everyone how I fail? Maybe it's just because I'm stubborn...I don't know. But I do know HE is more than willing to help me at anytime...I guess I'm just not always ready to receive. The good part is...
I have learned something this time. Being stubborn...angry at GOD...feeling sorry for myself...none of this works. Life goes on whether you're (me) having a good time or not! It just goes on without you (me). I have decided I want to be a part of life...not be on the sidelines. Not be all bound up by doubts and fears and just plain junk in my life! I want my life to always revolve around the LORD. Today I received an e-mail and this person reminded me of this...
HE makes everything new, we are a new creation in CHRIST JESUS! We mess up...HE picks us up! We just have to remember we won't get ourselves into trouble if we follow close to HIM.
That's the message that I believe the LORD has been trying to get through to me. I read it in things yesterday and now again today. The difference today is...I am choosing to listen. I am setting my mind on things above and not things of this earth. Will I always succeed and be perfect in my endeavors to do the right thing? No...probably not. But with the LORD's help I'm going to strive for that.
Living the New Life
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.