Wednesday, February 20, 2008

* Porcelain Heart *

Well, first of all it has been a God week that's for sure. I don't know how to describe it. There haven't been any spiritual fireworks, and I wasn't expecting them, but there has definately been an undescribable peace that has been with me. It's amazing what a few constant prayers can do.

I have noticed myself being more focused on my Father throughout my day which has begun to lead to an attitude change for the most part. God has really opened my eyes this week and allowed me to see what he can do with my life if I just let him.

I got to thinking and my life is really like a road trip. I guarantee you that if we just give God the wheel he'd gladly take it for us. My problem is that sometimes I get where I don't like the direction that God is driving and so i try to grab the wheel and make a u turn, because I'm scared.

I don't doubt what God can do, but i doubt myself. I'm a vessel God's driving/using and that's an awesome thought, but at the same time it can be intimidating; if I give God the wheel who knows where I'll go. Some places may challenge me and be very uncomfortable, but that's the beauty about God, He knows just what we need and when we need them and we've got to go through those tight places in order to grow. And that's where totally depending on Him really comes in. I've got to let him be the driver of my life.

God thank you so much for the opportunity to do this with my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Continue to be with us as we learn to become totally dependent on you.

I Peter 4:6-7
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you..."


~Silver Lining~ said...

I like the idea of life being like a road trip & the really cool thing is that when we let God drive & trust Him through those uncomfortable places, we'll end up achieving things that we never imagined possible!
You are a great example of making time for God in the midst of a busy life. Sounds like the peace that you've received is a just reward.

Beastlyone said...

Great post. I am just so proud to be part of this experiment with you guys. Excellent observations on the impact of humbling ourselves. It is such an easy concept to understand with my brain, but is a pretty challenging thing to be consistent in. Our Father is really good to us to provide so many examples of people walking successfully with Him and to give us the practices we're doing to remind us to keep turning to Him.

Augustine said...

Peter didn't start sinking when he was walking on water because he lost faith in Jesus; he lost faith in himself. Jesus won't sink; we won't either if we have faith that he can keep us up.

Terry Rush said...

Dear Porcelain Heart,

You may not see fireworks from God at every turn anymore than you can see the glory of God coming from you toward us.

Believe me, both are happening!

Have a great walk with Him nearby!