Chapter 21 of Thin Within opens with some statements that I don’t want to blow by. In fact, I want to ask each of us, me included, “Have you…?”
The opening page of chapter 21 says we have:
- Purposed to fix our eyes on Jesus
- Cast off the sin that entangles
- shook off the fetters of unforgiveness
- emerged victorious
- allowed his river to wash over our parched hearts
- torn down any thoughts that have been raised up against the knowledge of God
- surrendered our heartache and pain
- trusted that in His sovereignty He will redeem what has happened in my past
But have we? I don’t want to blow by these things.
Certainly, if we have diligently applied ourselves to the teaching presented in the pages of this book, we have! But, perhaps you are doing a “drive by” with the material…sort of just “scoping things out.” If that is the case, I urge you to take the time you NEED to really DO this. Maybe that will mean going back over it again completely. I urge you to do what it takes to allow this material to come home right where you live!
Beg God to make you willing to be made willing and cling to the hem of his robe until he does this in you. He wants to! He is all for your healing and maturity. Christ came to give us abundant life–not to enable us to “just survive the day.” Let’s not settle for anything less than HIS best!
Because I am so convinced we shouldn’t rush this process, but by nature of an online study we sort of are anyhow, I am not going to hash through the rest of this chapter today. I want to give any of you time who need it, the time it takes to be still and know that God is God. To wait on Him. He says that if you wait on the Lord, you will renew your strength, you will run and not grow weary, walk and not faint. You will experience HIS strength rising.
If you need more time, you can always sit for a day a week a MONTH with the material and return to this blog to pick up where you left off with us…Even if you make a comment a year from now here at the blog, I will see it and rejoice…and, if I can, respond.
Remember that it is in our weakness that He is made strong. So be willing to BE weak that His power might flow in and through you.
Today, I could use your prayers. Judy and I are working on new material. Today is my deadline for chapter one and I must be more disciplined and focused. I got a lot done in a short time last night (praise HIS name!), but much is yet ahead. Thank you for any prayers prayed on my behalf.