So don’t throw away your confidence, you will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere, so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised you. Hebrews 10:35-36
- Have I lost my ever loving mind? Why on earth would I voluntarily put myself in such a vulnerable position.
- No one’s going to read it – there will be no comments – nothing on facebook – no tweets nothing.
- I’m afraid that you’ll think I have it all together and ask why is I’m sharing the devotion.
- Or those that know me and know things that I’ve faced will remember ever failure and think I’m not “good enough” or “spiritual enough.”
.Right? You’ve been there haven’t you? Then during the waiting I begin to doubt that God is going to zap me with confidence. You know, he’s mad at me. I messed up last week. I didn’t honor my husband, my kids got on my ever-last nerve, that had to be it. Since God is perfect and is not a man who can lie, then it has to be me.
.The next paragraph I am going to quote from the book I underlined, circled and highlighted twice in yellow and pink. Renee says that “we’ll talk about the struggles, uncertainties, and fears we all face and how we can learn to actively trust God’s heart as we process our never-ending thoughts, our always-changing emotions, and our oh-so-busy and often confusing lives through the transforming truth of God’s Word. We will find our heart’s confidence in Christ as we learn how to rely on the power of His promises in our everyday lives.” The words – we we learn how to rely spoke clearly to my heart. God wants me to trust him but unless I rely on the power of his promises then doubt will scream louder in my ear until doubt silences Gods promises.
At the end of Chapter 1 there are several review questions – it’s up to you but I am going to get somewhere by myself with no cell phone, computer or children so that I can hear the still small voice of my Father longing to draw me close to him – waiting for me to turn to him. This will be uncomfortable for me, I don’t like to be alone where my thoughts can go into overdrive without distractions. I’m serious ya’ll, I even read emails in the shower on my phone. I don’t go to bed until I am ready to pass out – why? If I’m not distracted then I might think too much. It might hurt too much, I will think about my precious daddy who I miss so much. I want to avoid the refiners fire and the potters wheel.