A friend of mine asked if he was listening to the instruction of man too closely. So I asked the Father, "When is close too close?"
I thought I had to micromanage my life or it'd go to hell in a handbasket. Second guessing and believing He can fail to keep our path. It's not possible!
The motives of my heart are no impediment to the move of God once I have committed my life to Him. He can use my motives to lead me into His perfect Will.
Humanity is nothing but a vortex of need. But God calls us out of ourselves to save us from ourselves. Wholeness is found focusing outside ourselves.
The source of most of our stress, if not all of it, is our opinions and judgments, but once I looked at God, He rushed in to extinguish my opinionated fire.
I would think that I at least could define my OWN needs…not so much.We are too close to our need to really know what our actual needs are.
Why would God call someone completely engrossed in his own wounds and self to so completely serve another?
In my life, I have so often believed I had to manage my health. I've been the high priest of my personal health care. I have done as I saw fit and what I wanted.
Health is like a dipstick which reveals the level of our faith in God’s Lordship and Sovereignty.
There is no commonsense to our care; there is only His mind and Will. Utter dependence on God tests our actual faith in God—and our belief in who He is.
The crisis of faith with health care and following the Lord is, “What if I am not hearing Him correctly? What if I die because I didn’t hear?” We all alike struggle with these thoughts.
This post holds a huge lesson about taking care of myself. It's a deep lesson I have to repeat over and over again. Christ is my everything, even my awareness of self.