"But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first."
I have been consumed with desire for the childlike faith that I used to have and that "just saved" feeling ........so much so that I've went back and re-read my first journals. I remember how I loved the Lord so easily and so powerfully when He first revealed Himself to me.....how I was so eager to be taught by Him and was so sensitive to the Spirit and had faith that if God could change a girl like me, then He could save anyone and accomplish ANYTHING, and I prayed that way. I've been longing for that faith and simplicity to return with power.
It seems that sometimes being in a church where everyone is soo serious and so cautious about the structure of their sentences, and sounding profound, that we tend to want to impress each other......(at least this is my experience, in my own heart)
The Lord has mercifully humbled me lately....I can't call to mind helpful texts at the right time to add to conversation, and I am usually off base. HAHA !! I love my Father so much.....and finally, I am not feeling dejected.....my joy in seeing Him work has been restored.
I keep holding onto the promise in Heb 11:6
"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."
I hold Him to that promise ~ everyday :)
And this morning has been exceedingly joyful !
The CD player in my car has been "out of commission" for about a year and a half now, but I decided to give it a go this morning with my Jennifer Knapp CD......and it worked.
The Lord is soo good to allow my heart to worship him with singing on my way to work!!
"Testimony, come now quickly, whisper in my ear,
Peace at last not far away, an empty sheet, a borrowed grave-
Come freedom come,
Come freedom come!"
Imagine finding the empty grave & empty sheet that morning 1973 years ago -
Our Savior lives and has freed us from the fear of death and has broken the power of sin
With all my might ~