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To say that my relationship with God has changed a little over the years would be a gross understatement.
God has walked with me through a lot of hard stuff and carried me when I wanted to quit my calling. We’ve faced …
Ups and downs.
Victories and challenges.
Unexpected surprises and squashed dreams.
And every time I’ve felt beaten down and frustrated by another disappoint this world dished out, I’ve become more determined to work out my issues honestly and openly with God.
Sure, He already knows every single detail of my life. But there’s something beautiful about laying down my burdens at Jesus’ feet and knowing He’ll take time to acknowledge each one of them.
My transparency is met with His ability and in that sacred place He fills me up again, assures me of His love and reminds me that He’s not going anywhere.
I don’t have to wrestle with life alone. I don’t have to pretend I’m something I’m not. He knows my frailties and weaknesses, yet He still loves me.
I used to come to God with an agenda and long list of requests. I’d read through a few random Bible verses and skip around from the Old Testament to New, never feeling settled because I was too distracted by the day’s assignments waiting for me.
Now, I just love starting my day in God’s presence and lingering longer because I find so much joy being with Him. He’s taught me to read the Scriptures and look for His fingerprints all throughout it.
I’m amazed at how many times I’ve read a familiar passage and then one day discovered a new truth tucked inside those same words that I never noticed before.
God has opened my eyes and brought clarity to my mind in understanding more than I ever dreamed possible. He’s changing me from the inside out and I’m no longer content with sprinkling a few Bible verses here and there, when I can soak in them throughout the day instead.
Sure, I still have a long way to go, but I’m not so much in a hurry anymore. I’m happy just taking one day at time with the LORD, knowing He will continue to fill in the blanks to my questions and puddy in all the gaps.
His truths bring so much life and light to my days.
My old agenda has faded as His agenda has moved front and center. I simply want to please God and follow His lead.
I’ve known Suzie Eller for years and she truly lives out this message of following where Jesus leads in such beautiful ways.
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