The Journey Continues: March 29, 2016

This is the day that the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms. 118:24 NKJV.  Yesterday I wrote about self-control and my focus on self being the power of the control.  I stated I wanted to learn Christ’s reason for making self-control one of the fruits of the Spirit.  In doing this I’m learning that the power of self-control comes from my human surrender for the real power is not a human kind of power.  The power to surrender is the only power I need to exert.  I had a chance to do this twice yesterday.  I was in Boise in the morning having the oil changed on my car.  As I left I was prompted to go to the Christian Book Store and leave a copy of my book.  Any other day I would have bypassed this thought as something too intimidating to do.  However, having had my wake up yesterday morning about surrender, I stopped by and talked with a sales person who then talked with the manager.  The manager couldn’t see me at the time but wanted my information and a copy of the book.  So, I did it.  Later in the day I was getting filled with anxiety and temptation so I texted my accountability and within a minute he responded and all was better.  Two simple surrenders allowing God to have His way in my life.  Well, I am learning.

This morning I awoke filled with anxiety again.  I got up and started my devotions.  My Bible reading was the book of James.  I love his honest, direct approach to living the life Christ intended for us.  To put faith into action is a driver along with knowing and using wisdom.  I love the fact that God tells me to take one day at a time and live only in the present day.  I need to be reminded of this frequently.  I also need to have “the worry” I often carry hidden inside me be my reminder to shift my thinking into living in the present.  This morning I was able to do this.

One speaker I enjoy listening to says we are in for an upgrade when we find ourselves up against obstacles that seem insurmountable.  So, this morning I thanked Jesus for the ability to give my anxiety to Him and for the upgrade in store which I know nothing about at this point.  I’m simply going to trust Him this day while I rejoice and be glad in it as I’m told to do in the Psalms quoted above.

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