Wednesday, December 18, 2013
I reflect back on my time in the furnace, I have to say that the most growth
seemed to happen during the times of God’s deafening silence. As we waited for years to get direction from
God about a house, it seemed that the greater my need for an answer and for
God’s leading, the quieter He got.
In Child of Mine (at
sweetlybrokengirl.blogspot.com), I wrote all about my insecurities and fears
and about how they affected my relationships with people and with God. But the thing is, I know that my story isn’t
any different from so many other people’s stories. Many, many of us come from broken, hurting
pasts. And so we all carry around scars
and defense mechanisms, and we have walls that we put up for
self-protection. Walls that keep people
and God an arm’s length away.
Proverbs 12:22: “The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.”
Matthew 5:8: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
Thursday, December 12, 2013
22. So what is the Will of God, according to the Bible? And how do I find the next step in His plan for me?