Sunday, January 9, 2011

Gentle and Quiet

I am so excited to start a new study called, Discerning the Voice of God, by Priscilla Shirer. I think she is my favorite speaker. I went to a conference a couple years ago and God used her in a mighty way to speak to me. Now I think He's going to use her book to speak to me more (of course along with the Bible).

Lately I have had a couple frustrations. The biggest deals with family and it's tough when that happens. I used to be a huge people pleaser when I was young and wouldn't ever say a word when I disagreed with something. But when I was an upperclassman in high school that started to change. I got more confident in myself through Christ. When I went to Liberty I really saw passion for the Word of God. They stand for the truth and don't back off for anyone. I learned a lot there and took that fire they had. I felt that I have had to stand for the truth lately and it's amazing what God can say through someone. But the problem is when the person or people you speak truth to don't agree. It's hard when deception runs so deep they think they're fighting for Christ. It's hard when things start to unravel and you see poor choices made without fully assessing the situation, and consequences of the future. It's really hard when it involves other believers. Satan is a tricky fellow...he can twist the Word of God just a hair but it makes it completely wrong. He knows how to divide believers and families.

Anyways, now it's hard for me to not dwell on fixing things and dwell fully on Christ. Satan wants me to not focus on Christ but the problem. My mission is to glorify Him. I have in confronting, now I need to in waiting and praying. Keeping my mouth shut is hard now, unlike the past. I want to be that woman of a gentle and quiet spirit like 1 Peter 3 talks about. I don't want to disobey God now after I have followed Him for the rest of this situation. I want to lift up my eyes to the One who shines the most. I want my heart to be pure and clean before the Lord....

"but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious."
1 Peter 3:4

Lord, help me to seek You and focus on only You!

A little piece of heaven :)

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