Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ready, Set, STOP!

Good Morning Saints,
It has been a while, since my last post. And, oh, have I been busy! My etsy art shop is growing and I am becoming more involved in my art and my prayer time. Isn't it a privilege to be able to take all of our worries and concerns to the Lord? If this is true, then why do we continue to worry and fret over our lives? Well, it's human nature to do so. But, it's not our spiritual nature to do so. The Lord did not give His children a spirit of fear. (Psalm 27:1-2) However, this instinct to worry, handle it on our own or take flight is strong. I can attest to this last alternative, taking flight, in my own journey. There have been times when I have run, instead of staying-put. But, I learned from all my "sprints." I learned that I can run, but the trouble still follows. Or, that I can run, but out of sight, does not necessarily mean out of mind. For, running, only creates a lingering problem or a "what-if " question in your mind. So, it has taken much running, stumbling and doing things my way, to grow me into a person who stands her ground. I might cry or decide to wear the cloak of worry, but I remember that the Lord has inscribed me in the palm of His hand (Isaiah 49:16) and will hold me in my times of distress. I encourage you to stand strong, and be of good courage, saints. It's okay to worry or run, for millisecond, but stop in your tracks and surrender those negative tendencies to Jesus and He will create, in you,  a strong and courageous heart. Many blessings! 

Psalm 27: 14
Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!

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