“Hey, I am going to remodel my house while I am preparing for my daughter’s wedding!” Yes, anxiety is a focus problem.
To “lean” is to go completely empty, looking for His filling. Coming with NO opinions, no thoughts and no strength.
The Lord is looking for an eradication of any fear, doubt, worries and anxiety. He wants me to live leaning.
Faith is to live listening to His voice in every moment of my life. It's like I'm to live with my ear against Jesus' chest, so I can hear His very heart about my life.
Our God is the Lord of all adversity. I thought adversities were obstacles in the way of my pursuit of God. Could they all be in place to shepherd me?
When we're faced with a circumstance beyond our experience and understanding, do we truly believe that God will give us everything we need to face it?
When my ability to wait patiently on the Lord dissolves into ‘WHERE ARE YOU ALREADY?!’ then I’ve exposed exactly what my heart condition really is.
Knowledge can be impressively displayed, but it's not enough. There’s a huge need for wisdom today, and precious few people seem to be asking for it.
I like loving and being loved, but being needy? A desperate need, no less? That’s a really uncomfortable place to be, and I wonder why it's even necessary?
I have learned a secret, one open and available to every child of God. But you must really need this powerful, transforming secret before you see it.
Our deep despair over not being able to perform is both an invitation to lean into His life as well as a check that I'm probably kicking against the goads.
The sense of responsibility we feel can be overwhelming and defeating. God wants us to roll them back on Him—literally casting my burden back on to Him.