JESUS came to free us from our sin. And believe me, you, I have one sinful nature.
Sin is not something I always contemplate. Sometimes, I’m in it before I realize I’m in it.
Kind of like munching an apple after being told not to.
And that is why I must continuously turn my will and heart over to the care of the LORD,
every minute of every day! And ask “LORD, open my eyes to what I need to see”
How overwhelming it would be.. to see too much too soon.
So I chant this well known utterance:
“GOD grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.” And GOD does open my eyes. And allows me to see exactly what HE wants me to see. And through CHRIST, I can and will make any changes needed. Not on my own strength but only by the strength of the LORD! And that is where I find serenity. All by the grace of GOD!
I don’t get it! I look around me and scratch my head in confusion. Don’t get me wrong. I have spent hours trying to figure things out. Or make things work in my own ways. I realize, however,
it is ok if it doesn’t make sense. It is ok if I don’t understand it.
Because the ONE who created the heavens and the earth does understand it.
And you know what??
it does make sense to HIM. Therefore, I will lean not on my understanding! And that is faith! And hope! Not in what I see in front of my face. But holding on tightly to the LORD even when everything around me is in complete disarray.
That is it! I must hold fast to the LORD with everything within me. All my strength. All my knowledge.
All my heart. And all things do work out and will work out for those that love GOD and rest in HIM.
All my paths shall be made straight. Peace is mine for the taking!! All when I choose to let go of my own understanding and rest in the LORD! Amen!
I am Deni, short for Denise. I grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood and a Jewish family. In 3rd grade we moved. We moved to a mostly non-Jewish area.... that is where JESUS found me. I say found me because I yet had not acknowledged it, but would find out later.......by grace, HE HELD ME ALL ALONG, just a lil Jewish girl from Philly.