I remember one day, long ago, I received some worldly advice “don’t worry once you get over the 7 year hump it’ll be great”, then someone said 10. Growing up In Christ, I learned there are many humps (daily humps) but My Father is with me. “You provide rain in abundance, O God, You shed abroad; You restored Your inheritance as it languished; Your flock found a dwelling in it; in Your Goodness, O God, You provided for the needy.” Psalm 68:9-10
“To whom then will you compare Me, that I should be like him? Says The Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see: Who created these? Who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by The greatness of His Might and because He is strong in Power, not one is missing. Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the Earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Isaiah 40:25-26, 28-31
I Love this man, but by the grace of God!! I mean I love him so much that I’m willing to stand in the gap, shut up and speak up, fighting in prayer for hours on end, hold him even when he is unholdable, all the while God searches my own heart for those hard pieces that must break, because God forbid something happens to this man and I regret every bad thought or resentment towards my beloved. I don’t want any of it, I cast these things onto my Savior daily because He asks me to so I can Love him well. This is the working out of my salvation that Christ invites me to, and thankfully Gary is working out the same because I know how deep rooted unforgiveness affects every other thing, it is the disease that filtrates every sinner like us. So the secret is not a secret at all…. It’s God’s mercy, it’s His Love, it’s His Grace that fills my cup and I don’t have room to hold anything else. This is the gift of God! To steady my gaze every minute upon Him and Love others as He has loved me.
An amazing privaledge to be His Daughter, A Daughter of the King, His chosen, His beloved, leaves me not without His Power but by His grace I have been given everything In Christ that I might love Him as He has created me to and through His Spirit I am captivated by His doing and His daily miracles and by His goodness towards me I am personally affected as well as our family.
It was when Christ revealed to me how NOT to treat the grace of God as meaningless….my reality was In Christ and not just meaningless speech. I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross, here I am to Worship, here I am to bow down, here I am to say that Your my God, you’re all together lovely all together worthy.
20 My old self has been crucified with Christ.[a] It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die.
https://youtu.be/N2h9Hm9JZho “Let it be Jesus”