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Welcome to the first day of the 31 Days series, "31 Days of Truths We Know... It's just that Sometimes We Forget!"
This is the Introduction, also known as, "Why Are You So Bossy, God?"
I know... somewhat irreverent, maybe --but, honestly? He is well aware of what is going on in my life right now and while it is not catastrophic or the end of the world, it is draining and stretching and I am already bending my knee and tearing out my heart and will so He can place His own inside me...
I just was hoping it would be --well, less work somehow! You know... how we like Him to just make it easy
So I was making lazy plans of reading about other peoples' journeys and taking a little breaky from writing about my own. But, as I said, God tends to get super bossy with me when my planner-heart color codes things ahead of time, without letting Him have a say.
He's pretty patient and not yelly at all... He just waits.
He waits for my heart to stop building walls and my mind to stop spinning and He waits for a moment of silence where my will is weak and my memory is spotty, at best... and then He just swoops right in to save the day.
You know, like Mighty Mouse.
Only way, way better, obviously!
(Whisper Font: I feel a disclaimor may be necessary.
This is the first & possibly last meme
in this series! It'll be fine.)
He lovingly reminds me of Truth and sings over me love songs that push away all doubt. He assures me that even though I so often forget things... He never, ever does!
Then He usually leads me to a Scripture or stirs up a testimony or brings a friend across my path that points me back to Grace, Forgiveness, and Love.
It brings me back to how Grace is for all of us... forgiveness is ours for the taking --and giving!--, and how Love always wins. It brings me back to how the Word says,
"The nearness of God is my good."
I love how The Message says this verse:
But I’m in the very presence of God—
oh, how refreshing it is!
I’ve made Lord God my home.
God, I’m telling the world what you do!
So that's the deal, sweet reader! I'm planning on immersing myself in the 'very presence of God' - making Him my home, and while I am there, I'm going to let Him remind me of some Truths that I keep forgetting... or Truths that I want to tweak a bit to suit me better... or Truths that I only want to be true for me... maybe you, but maybe not so much for 'them' --whoever 'they' are, anyway.
I'm going to remind my soul that the nearness of God is my good, and in the process, I hope to remind your soul of the same thing!
Normally I would give you a little run down of how this thing will go, but as you may have guessed --He's bossy AND a little quiet so far! I can assure you that I will try to keep my posts on the shorter side, and the weekend posts will be simple. A song or a verse. I mean - we all have lives, right?
We want to learn and know and live our Truth out loud, which means we can't be tied to this screen all month and just read about it... we need to fill up and then go pour out!
Join me, won't you? We will lean in to His nearness and let Him remind us together! We will fill up on Truth, and purpose all the more to: