Choose Hope… #hope

it's about God first blog“My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”

And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming..”

Psalm  27:8

His voice so tender… So still. So quiet.

Do you crave His presence when you rise?

For me it started as an act of obedience…

I was a mess…

and as much as I used to HATE!

( I say hate instead of dislike, cause dislike would be sugar-coating it, and not truthful, and lying!! :/ LOL)

 that word… . the obedience word… 

( It even made my teeth grind… just saying!)

I have learned how much I needed to understand what it means to be obedient, and why obedience is so super important…”

(I truly can’t believe I just used “that “O”  word like 4 times!!)

For me.  Obedience came when I realized  I didn’t  like the person I was becoming  when I wasn’t  embedded in God’s word…

Embedded Definition…

v. verb
1. To fix firmly in a surrounding mass.
2. To enclose snugly or firmly.
3. To cause to be an integral part of a surrounding whole.
Notice.  Embedded is a verb.
An action…
Something you do.
I picture a little baby bunny embedding himself in the grass.. all comfy cozy :)
It takes some work getting his little body in the right place…
I went through a rough season of  “works“…
Amazing works…
I watched people’s lives being changed..
I watched people learn to trust God and be filled  with His Holiness and grace…
I got to be apart of the process.
It was good.
So good!
But.  During this amazing, and wonderful season,  Something else changed.  Me! I got busier and busier until I was completely depleted…
Not craving God’s presence or grace…
I started relying on my own energy and strength.
I was changing and not in a good way…
My times with God  became staggered… then all most none.
I was becoming emotional, and judgmental.
Confrontational: and justified in my feelings.
I could feel my peace in God slipping through my fingers…
I missed HIM…
I missed His encouragement…
His love..
His quiet whispers of hope…
As much as I loved watching people’s lived changed, I knew I was messed up!
I didn’t want to be the person I was becoming..
I knew the difference; and I knew why…
Doing anything out of Love for God is good… Always good..
But it’s so super important that your actions are an over flow from God’s presence in your life..
I walked away from what I was doing.
It was so not easy. I loved what I  was doing, and it was  fun.  I loved seeing lives changed…
But I missed my Savior so much more…
This is what obedience looks like to me…
“As Jesus and His disciples were on their way, He came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to Him.  She had a sister called Mary, who sate at the
Lord’s feet listening to what He said. 
But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made.  She came to Him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by
myself? 
Tell her to help me!”
“Martha, Martha, the Lord answered, you are worried and upset about many things,
but only one thing is needed. 
Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her…”
Luke 10: 38-41
I have learned, and am still a work in the process, that obedience is doing the right thing and trusting God with the results…
I have heard the quiet whisper of God’s voice saying  that all He ever wanted was for me to be close to Him…
And He would do the rest…
Like Mary, I want to choose to sit at His feet, soak in His wonders.  His love.  His goodness and mercies…and leave the rest to Him…
Whose In?
Dear Heavenly Father, I want to be the person You know I can be… I need Your love running trough my veins…
Your truths penetrating my heart…
Forgive me for my busyness.  Help me to crave Your presence and peace..
I chose You.  First.
In Jesus Name,
I pray,
Amen
Live in Love,
Lisa
Set aside a time each day to be close to Him :)
You wont me sorry!

3 thoughts on “Choose Hope… #hope

  1. Love this!! So easy to get wrapped up in the business of everyday life and lose sight of what is most important in life my relationship with God! Such a great reminder and beautiful way to illustrate what obedience looks like! <3

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