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All about my love for the Lord

He is gigantic…

on April 30, 2012
Our Lord Jesus Christ

Our Lord Jesus Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.” James 1:2-3

Before I developed a deep and loving relationship with Christ Jesus, I would have scoffed at the notion of considering it pure joy when I faced trials. I used to run screaming from trials.  I spent a great deal of time burying myself in self-deprecating behavior, trying desperately to cover up the pain or frustration with something (seemingly) tangible.  I would mask the ‘problem’.  But the mask is always lifted and the problem still exists…unless you are in tight communion with the Lord Jesus.

I am learning to rely on Jesus to fill me with His joy in all circumstances.  Praying the Fruit of the Spirit has been instrumental in helping me to really concentrate on the gifts of the Father.  When praying in the Spirit, our trials become opportunities to see God’s amazing grace and goodness.  He prepares a table in front of our enemies. He equips us to handle all situations and trials.

I have to take my cares to the Lord immediately.  I mustn’t wait for the issues to become problems too great to deal with.  I know through prayer and petition, the Lord is ever-present.  He is always with me, encouraging me in His will to seek Him in all of life’s trials.  I am eternally grateful.

We serve a God who delights in being in all the details.  He is real and present.  He cares deeply for our every need.  He answers our prayers-the desires of our hearts, in His will.  He gives us exactly what we need…sometimes what we need may first come as a trial.  Trials encourage our faith.  We are given the blessing of His guidance when we face hardships.  He is always alongside us.  He never leaves us or forsakes us.  He is, as Caroline said last night, GIGANTIC.  My four year old explained to me that God is so big, He fills everything…our hearts, our homes the world.  She gets it…she has blind faith that the Lord is always with her.  She is learning to depend on Him in all circumstances.

I am learning to be thankful in all circumstances.  I am learning to come to the Lord with empty hands, ready and willing for Him to fill them with His mighty strength.  I am learning that trials are merely a way of growing me closer to the Lord.  He always has a perfect solution.  He always carries me through.  I can ALWAYS find a reason to be grateful.

Father God,
You are so GIGANTIC.  You fill the hollow spaces of my soul.  You fill my life and my home with your greatness. Thank you seeing me through every circumstance.  Thank you, even when I am not filled with gratitude, for loving me fully, completely, and unconditionally.  In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.


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