Well here I am, my second snow day. Some may call me spoiled . . . . I call me BLESSED!!!! = ) And LAVISHLY LOVED BY GOD!!!!! = )
This has been some great time off!! Today not only was it a day off, but we also had no power. God has a way of getting our attention when He wants it. So I stayed tucked in bed . . . . .. yes, it was those fleece sheets again!! (see yesterday’s post for more on the sheets) I just curled in to the heart of God and listened to Him urging me forward in my journey. I was surprised by the stubbornness that He was met with!!
I don’t want to press forward!! It’s too hard!! Too scary!! Requires more sacrifice, discipline, strength and resolve than I have!! It’s too far to the other side!! I’ll never make it to where you are calling me to go!! Lord, I have lost my “want to” and I don’t think I want to go anymore!!
OH MY!!!!! When I type that all out I feel SO SILLY!!!! Not only do I KNOW BETTER . . . . . but I AM BETTER!!! Not in my own strength . . . . BUT BECAUSE OF JESUS!!!!!
So . . . . today I started with this prayer . . . . Lord, CHANGE MY WANT TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After a good dose of Bible, prayer and time with Jesus I have found my feet to be on the path to where He is calling me to!!!
So what the path to following Jesus look like . . . . death to self, life in Christ . . . . sacrifice . . . . listening and obediently following . . . . . remembering WHERE I came from . . . . remembering WHERE I am going to . . . . . remembering WHAT HE CALLS ME TO DO ON THIS JOURNEY!!!!!!!
2 Cor. 4:1, 16 urge me to NOT LOSE HEART on this journey that can be tough!!!! But forward with Christ is the direction I LONG TO GO!!!!!!!!!
So here are the things I am packing with me for the trail . . . .
1) Memory Verses . . . . each week I’ll add some more to my heart
2) Intentional Weekly Plan . . . . . I have to listen to God for instructions along the way and WRITE THEM DOWN
3) Daily Celebrations . . . . . I’m going to note where I am successful EACH DAY . . . . celebrate obedience
4) Journal Daily . . . . not just a record of events, but the journey of my heart
I know this would be a GREAT POST for Jan. 1 . . . . but I can’t wait that long to get going!!! How about you?!?!? Can you wait until then to start your journey that God is calling you to . . . . or do you need to start packing your bag today and get moving?!?!?!?! If you’re on the trail, let me know!!!! We are all going to the same place . . . . THE HEART OF GOD!!!!!!! We may have different views of the same road, but we are all on the road!!!!