I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Romans 12:2, about transforming my life by renewing my mind, by adjusting my reality based on what I know about God rather than living stagnant based on how I feel. The verses in the image below give me a direction for study for how to put this into practice. My vision is the same, but I’m learning that it’s God inspired. I’m learning that God has already provided the tools, weapons, resources I need to walk in the vision He’s given.
I don’t know about anyone else, but over the past few weeks my state of mind waffles about every three seconds from anxiety, to faith, to fear, to peace, to some emotions I don’t even have words for. At this point, I’m just exhausted.
Today, on Palm Sunday, I declare for myself a day of Sabbath Rest. Not just laying around doing nothing, but meditating on God’s Word, sitting in His love and grace. Just being in Him.
I pray His PEACE, which passes all understanding, fill us all as we navigate the days ahead.
Matthew 6:33 teaches us to seek God first, and all “these things” shall be added to us. I used to think of this verse in terms of literal things. And maybe sometimes it is about physical items. Lately, however, for me it’s more about peace and joy and just being in the moment without worrying about what comes next. Such a hard thing for me to do, but I find that as I truly seek God and surrender, He is teaching me how to live in that space.
In my current devotional study I’m learning more about abundance and expectancy. I’m learning how different those two states of being are than I thought they were. I’m learning they go hand in hand.
My meditation this week is John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (NIV)