Once a month I take your question and we discuss it here together around the table. Your prayers and thoughts for Mary are welcome today ~ Suzie
Dear Suzie, I love the Lord and I sometimes, more often than I should, find myself allowing other things and people to get in my way of having a true relationship with Christ.
Can we talk about that? What do I do? Mary C.
I love that you love the Lord. I do too, and that love changed me and the direction of my life.
But it has been a process.
At first all I loved the Lord, but I also resisted in many ways His hand on my life. Sometimes that was a lack of knowledge. I didn’t realize that God was shaping me in those times when it seemed like He was taking away things from me. He wanted so much better for me. He was offering things of great value over things that held such low value for me and my life.
This is the good news. The news I want you to hang onto today.
Over time, His hands on my life became familiar and I recognized what He was doing.
In the beginning it’s bumpy as you resist.
Ease into His hands. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you recognize . . .
His voice when He speaks.
The more that you focus in on His touch and His voice, the more you begin to recognize the distractions that once held so much power — like people or places or things that tempt, but keep you stuck.
And you stop resisting and lean in to His love instead.
He loves you, Mary.
And yes, I will pray. Let’s begin today, okay?
Rather than pray my own words over you, I will pray Scripture. From Ephesians 1:17 -22 :
Father, today I pray for Mary constantly, asking You, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give her spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that she might grow in her knowledge of God. I pray that Mary’s heart will be flooded with light so that she can understand the wonderful future You have promised to those he called. Help Mary to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance You have given to Your people.
I pray that she will begin to understand the incredible greatness of Your power for those of us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Now You are far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else in this world or in the world to come, over distractions, over temptation, over the ploys of an enemy who does not want Mary to know and experience freedom and love that comes in and through Christ.
In the powerful name of Christ I thank you for Mary and all those who read and embrace this truth for themselves today, Amen
Do you have a question you want to ask? I may not have an answer, but we’ll look into scripture together. I’ll pray for you. We’ll ask God to offer wisdom and encouragement.