Today as I journaled and asked Jesus what I am to know from Him for today, He had me write down that it’s time to start living fully for Him. No more selfishly taking moments for me when I would know my motives are not pleasing to Him. My eyes, ears, heart, mind are to be fully invested in serving Him/living for Him. And, as I responded I prayed that He would show me exactly what these gods I turn to are. I do want to live fully for Him.

My bible reading of late is in Jeremiah. God is continuously revealing to Jeremiah the “sins of Israel” and what the consequences are going to be as a result of these sins. Jeremiah’s obedience is to share all of this to them. Right in the middle of chapter 17 Joyce Meyers writes in response to Jeremiah 17:9– “We must learn to live deeper than the shallowness of our own minds, wills, and feelings. Deeper living means that we go beyond what we want, what we think, and how we feel and live by the Word of God. We must bow our knees in humility to God’s Word and His will because that is where we find true blessings.”

I had already journaled at this point what I wrote in the first paragraph. Then, reading these passages in Jeremiah and Joyce’s note, I saw more clearly what living deeper means. When I was reading in the Psalms I wrote out Psalms 138:3 because God was nudging me to take it to heart. It reads, “In the day when I called, You answered me; and You strengthened me with strength (might and inflexibility to temptations) in my inner self.” God is telling me it is time to use this Strength He offers my inner self so I can live deeper in serving Him more fully.

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