I must I must!

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Alrighty everyone here I am! God has been doing some pretty big changes to my heart and life as of late… I’m not even sure I can describe what’s going on in my heart but it is a good thing! I’m stretching, I’m growing and I feel as though my direction is much more clear!

As you can see… I am currently reading this book called Crazy Love…. this is my second time through this book! God has used it to confirm and solidify some of the things God had already been working in my heart, in my spirit and in my life. Confirming the verses God had been pointing out to me and just shaking me up inside (The good shaking) Dross is being removed… and the preciousness of God is all that’s being left behind.

Anyway one of the biggest things that we struggle with, myself included obviously rofl, is worry and stress. How many times when someone asks you “what’s wrong?” and the answer is “just stressed”? I love what mr Chan writes ( watch your toes it steps on em!) :

“But then there’s that perplexing command: ‘rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!’ (phil 4:4). You’ll notice that is doesn’t end with ‘…unless you’re doing something extremely important.’ No, it’s a command for all of us, and it follows with a charge, ‘Do not be anxious about anything'(V6).

That came as a pretty staggering realization. But what I realized next was even more staggering.

When I am consumed by my problems—stressed out about my life, my family, and my job—I actually convey the belief that I think the circumstances are more important than God’s command to always rejoice. In other words, I have a ‘right’ to disobey God because of the magnitude of my responsibilities.

Worry implies that we don’t quite trust that God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what’s happening in our lives.

Stress says that the things we are involved in are important enough to merit our impatience, our lack of grace towards others, or our tight grip of control.

Basically, these two behaviors communicate that it’s okay to sin and not trust God because the stuff in my life is somehow exceptional. Both worry and stress reek of arrogance. They declare our tendency to forget that we’ve been forgiven, that our lives here are brief, that we are headed to a place where we won’t be lonely, afraid, or hurt ever again, and that in the context of God’s strength, our problems are small, indeed.”

I know right!?!?!? I am a strange duck … I love it when my toes are stepped on when it changes my life or causes me to mature! This just really puts the entire thing into the proper perspective for me. How appropriate that I read this particular statement AGAIN after I went through this last week.

God must really love me to see He missed a toe hehehehehehe!

Really… Don’t worry. I can’t say that God is in control.. because in your life He may not be… you might be. God SHOULD be in control, you have to let Him take the wheel.

*hands over the wheel*

I am so excited this morning WOO HOO!

Kizzie

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