I Will Be Found By You

I Will Be Found By You
Jeremiah 29:11-14a
11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, declares the Lord”

When we seek God with all our heart, we will find Him. God is not a distant, far-off God, nor is He out of touch with what we have going on in our lives. When we accept His gift of salvation and Him as our Savior, repenting of our sins, the Holy Spirit enters, taking up residence within us. God is very near…He lives within us…He abides in us. He is real, alive, and ready to be found by us when we seek Him with all we have…with all our heart. This passage does not mean we will be spared from trials or troubles, but it does mean that He will be with us through them and there is a hope found in Him of a glorious future, far grander than we could imagine or create on our own.

He knows us, every fiber of our very being—we are His design and He knows exactly how we operate, what emotions we feel, the struggles we face. He knows our insecurities, doubts, fears, anxieties, disappointments, triumphs, failures, victories, celebrations…He knows our peaks and our valleys…He…knows…us. He desires us to come to Him and share it all with Him. He knows better than anyone the insurmountable issues you face, the heavy burdens you carry and He wants you to hand them over to Him so He can show you the seemingly unconquerable can be conquered, the burden-heavy weight can be lifted when we allow Him to work in our lives and to carry those burdens for us.

He has plans for you, a future, a Hope in Him and He has gifted you with abilities and talents that once also surrendered to Him, He will begin a great work in you to use those gifts to achieve greatness in His name, for His glory, and to reach people in a way that only you have the ability to do. If you’ve given your life to Him already, then He has been at work in you, but if you struggle and wrestle with the idea of accepting Jesus as your Lord and savior, don’t wait to do so. He is here waiting for you to accept His gift, but life is too precious and too short to hold off on accepting the most important gift you could ever receive.

Philippians 2:12-13
12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Philippians 1:6
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ

No matter where you’re at in your walk with Christ, whether it be a walk you’ve been on for many years, just begun, or have yet to begin or start back on…please know He is here for you and He wants you to allow Him to finish the great work in you He has started and has planned since before you were born. If you’ve been feeling discouraged lately, like you’ve failed in some way, or are not where you envisioned you would be by now, take heart because He began something in you, He is not finished yet, and He is faithful to complete it.

He is still working…still refining…still shaping…still molding…still creating a beautiful work of art in you as a way for all the world to see His beauty shine through. If you open yourself up to Him, allowing Him to reign in your life, I am confident He will do great, greater still, things in you, for you, and through you. Come to Him to day with a soft, repentant, open, and expectant heart and with all of it for Him. He does not disappoint, but He does exceedingly more than we ever expect. He is our good Shepherd and He will lead us on.

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Fear Not…We’ve Got Things to do Today

#worshipwednesday #worshipHimeveryday #fearnot #cantdreamtoobig #Hisplansforyouaregood #wevegotthingstodotoday #HisplansHisglory #justtakethatstep
“Let me show you what I see
You can’t dream too big for me
So get up get on your way
We’ve got things to do today

Remember all I told you
Remember all I said
When the questions start arising
Keep your eyes fixed straight ahead
Hold on tightly to the promise
Hold firmly to the truth
That I love you
Oh I love you

Fear not
If I could shout it any louder I would
Fear not
If I could shout it any louder I would”

I know it has been a long time since I have posted, but I have something for worship Wednesday 🙂 this song is called fear not and it is a song that I have been playing a great deal lately because sometimes life just beats you down and it’s easy to get caught up in the waves crashing, the storm raging, and the battle warring against.

This song is a reminder that through all of the trials and when life keeps piling up, we need to stand still, stand firm in our faith, and believe that God won’t let us drown. We are not alone in this and while it may seem like we are overcome and in a losing battle—Jesus Christ is our victory and He has already won on the cross. The enemy wants to instill fear in us and shift our focus from our triumphant God to the battle of the world before us. The enemy uses fear to disable us, holding us back from accomplishing the great plans God has for us. Often it is in subtle ways showing up as hesitation and other times it is in paralyzing anxiety or depression. No matter the route the enemy delivers fear, we have the greatest weapon in Our almighty God and we only need to tell the enemy to stand back, we are children of God, fear will rule us no longer, we have God within in us and working for us, and His perfect love casts out all fear!

Don’t let fear hold you back today or any other day. Step out from the weight of fear and step into the calling God has for you. He didn’t give you this life to live in captivity, He sent His only son Jesus Christ to set you free and have abundant life in Him. He has more for you today and He wants to release the grip fear has on you so you can walk in freedom with Him. He has plans for you and He wants you to know you are not alone in carrying out those plans, so take that first step and shut the mouth of the liar because you’ve got things to do today!

Isaiah 43:1-3
1 But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
3 For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

Romans 8:31-39
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I Choose Him

Christians are to be representatives of Our creator and reflecting the light, love, and image of Jesus Christ. We are to bring unity not division; peace not strife, acceptance not judgement; open doors to all not just the select few;understanding and grace not condemnation; love and not hate. I see so often (thank you social media!) people getting and sharing the wrong impressions about who we are as Christians. I read all the time about how we get it wrong and I read less often about how we get it right. Christians are imperfectly human and we are going to stumble, fail, come across as judgy, and hypocritical because we are not God. Should we be doing our absolute best in trying to reflect His image and love to all His people? Yes, but we will falter from time to time and people will notice(believe me they will) and there will be some who will be quick to point it out when we do. We cannot let that stop us from doing kingdom work though. We should be focused on pouring out the love of Christ so much so that we can not contain it within the walls of the buildings we gather in so we must go forth into the communities in which we live and pour into the lives of the unwanted, unloved, lost, broken, hurt, searching, and the “least of these”. 

Will we stir up trouble with some, be too forward, too in your face, too “self-righteous”, too hypocritical, too “holier-than-thou”, simply too much for some? Maybe, and often that is how we are received by others no matter how loving the delivery is given. There’s a the “saying the truth hurts” and when it is spoken even in the most gentle and loving of ways, it can still sting, especially if one is not open to hearing it. We are told we will be persecuted just as Jesus and countless believers who followed, but if you are walking with Christ, obedient to Him, and keenly aware of the Holy Spirit’s leading and promptings, then the pressure to be received well begins to fade and the desire to serve and please God becomes the priority. The Holy Spirit begins to equip you with the boldness necessary to go out and speak the truth in the gospel. The urgency in reaching His lost children becomes overwhelmingly clear and difficult to ignore. So, don’t listen to the whispers of the enemy telling you it’s not worth the ridicule and discomfort…No, tell Satan he was defeated at the cross and his power over you is nonexistent, his lies no longer have a grip on you, and his fear has been cast out by the perfect love of your Savior Jesus Christ. The truths found in God’s word and the Holy Spirit drown out the lies of the enemy, give you a new life dedicated to furthering His kingdom and empower you to do your part given to you by God, to bring His lost children home.

We all have the opportunity to be His mouthpiece, hands and feet, light in the darkness and love in this broken world. We are called to go out and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. Along the way we are to show people the love He has given us, how He has transformed our lives and our very being, and demonstrate that miracle in the way we live each day. Then, we should be compelled…no, wait…so overwhelmingly moved, beyond our ability to contain it, to share with those around us that this isn’t just our gift that was so freely given, but that it is a precious gift that belongs to them as well…to everyone who believes. It is a gift that needs a people willing to accept it, but once they do, the Holy Spirit is sealed within them and then life begins and eternity with a loving Father is a promise fulfilled. We cannot keep this to ourselves and we cannot be driven by fear in not sharing it with those around us. This is too valuable a gift, there is too much to lose, the eternity of others is at stake. 

So I close with a thank you of sorts to those who oppose, slander, ridicule, and persecute because you fan the flame inside me to work that much harder in spreading His love and truth. I am not going away and I’ll keep pressing on till I give my last breath so that everyone I cross paths with can hear the truth in the gospel and have the opportunity and free will to choose salvation in Jesus Christ or choose otherwise. What the unbelieving choose is up to them, but what I choose to continue on doing is up to me and I choose obedience. I choose to accept His abundant grace, mercy, and love poured out. I choose to share it with all those I encounter during this short and precious time I am given. I choose life. I choose love. I choose Him. 

1 Peter 3:13-17

13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 16 having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.9A280557-7FD0-4526-AEAA-FC94C92D2052

He’s in the Waiting

#worshipwednesday #worshipHimeveryday #Heisinthewaiting #worshipinthewaiting
Psalm 33:20-22
20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,even as we hope in you❤️

Today’s worship Wednesday post is for all those who find themselves in a period of waiting—waiting for an answer, a clear path up ahead, a test coming up with waiting still for the results, an unknown future, a time of healing, freedom from chains that bind, for a loved one to find the Lord, or any number of circumstances that require us to let go and put our faith and trust in God. Waiting can be excruciating painful, but our God is steadfast and faithful, He is sovereign and powerful, full of mercy and goodness, and His love is never-ending. No matter what comes when the waiting is over we can be confident God is with us and will never leave us. We are not alone, He will not forsake us, and He is our hope and victory. Let us come before Him in the waiting and allow Him to use this time to grow our faith, deepen our trust, and shape and refine us. Draw near today and see the glory and goodness of God, found especially in the waiting. So take courage, He’s in the waiting.❤️

“Slow down, take time
Breath in He said
He’d reveal what’s to come
The thoughts in His mind
Always higher than mine
He’ll reveal all to come

Take courage my heart
Stay steadfast my soul
He’s in the waiting
He’s in the waiting
Hold onto your hope
As your triumph unfolds
He’s never failing
He’s never failing

Sing praise my soul
Find strength in joy
Let His Words lead you on
Do not forget His great faithfulness
He’ll finish all He’s begun

So take courage my heart
Stay steadfast my soul
He’s in the waiting
He’s in the waiting
Hold onto your hope
As your triumph unfolds
He’s never failing
He’s never failing

Take courage my heart
Stay steadfast my soul
He’s in the waiting
He’s in the waiting
Hold onto your hope
As your triumph unfolds
He’s never failing
He’s never failing

And You who hold the stars
Who call them each by name
Will surely keep, Your promise to me
That I will rise, in Your victory
And You who hold the stars
Who call them each by name
Will surely keep, Your promise to me
That I will rise, in Your victory!

So take courage my heart
Stay steadfast my soul
He’s in the waiting
He’s in the waiting
And hold onto your hope
Watch your triumph unfold
He’s never failing
He’s never failing

So take courage my heart
Stay steadfast my soul
He’s in the waiting
He’s in the waiting
And hold onto your hope
Watch your triumph unfold
He’s never failing
He’s never failing!

He’s in the waiting
He’s in the waiting
He’s in the waiting
He’s in the waiting
He’s in the waiting
He’s in the waiting
Waiting”

All I Am, I Surrender

All I am, I surrender…All I am—the broken, ugly, and worst of me along with the put back together, beautiful and best of me—I surrender to you Lord, because I need you to refine and transform the former and use me for your glory with the latter. Surrender to the Lord is needed in every part of our lives, from surrendering over our sinful ways to surrendering our lives so that He may work in us.

It hurts to surrender the shortcomings in my life, but why, I am not entirely sure. Maybe it is guilt because I fear I have let God and those around me down, still wrestle with certain aspects of myself I thought would have been long gone, or pride because it is painful to admit I still struggle. Could it be too, that my flesh clings to the idea that I can fix my own brokenness, not realizing I am missing out on the beauty of surrender and letting God have His way in me. As I am writing this, I am coming to the realization that it does not necessarily hurt to surrender, but rather it hurts more to hang on to a control that is not meant for me to have. The Lord knows every part of me and He knows my needs far better than I do. He has the master plan, sees the whole picture, knows what I need and what I don’t to get me to the place within myself and Him to fulfill the calling He has for me. The moment I come before Him and surrender all I am to Him, ask Him to pick up the broken pieces, make me whole and new in Him, reveal and refine me, is when a peace washes over me—a beautiful calm found in the act of release.

I may not always be given a clear picture of what is to come or how He is going to use my struggles to reveal His glory, but I know the comfort found in trusting His word and His promises. He promises to finish the good work He began in me, which tells me that the guilt felt when I fall short needs to be handed over to Him and simply asking for His forgiveness and to show me how to be more like Him. His glory and beauty shine more brilliant when He takes what is broken in us and creates a masterpiece. When we share the goodness of the Lord and how He has transformed us and made us new in Him, He is glorified. We are His earthen vessels, jars of clay, and in our fragile and often broken state His light shines greater for all the world to see. Let us surrender ourselves in our brokenness and see the handiwork He creates in us. Let us surrender our current situation where a glimpse into the future looks uncertain. When we do, He may reveal to us what path needs to be taken and if He doesn’t in that moment, He certainly will help show us that He has this and you only need to trust in Him and His timing. Lay it all down at His feet: anxiety, fear, worry, doubt, uncertainty surrendered to the Lord because He is the only one who can cast each of these out along with the enemy who is whispering the lies that stir them up. God’s perfect love casts out all fear and brings peace along with His truths. His plans for us are good and we can rest in knowing He cares for us, has a hope and future awaiting us, and above all else—He loves us.

For me, surrender has looked different depending on the moment and what was necessary to hand over to the Lord. Surrender may come during a time of prayer as one kneels before the Savior, quiet time spent as one draws closer, worship as one has arms widely outstretched, dancing before the Lord as one trades in sorrow for a joy that only comes from Him, or one’s darkest and weakest moment when one cries out to the Lord as He hears one’s inner groanings. Regardless of what surrender looks like, what the Lord does in those moments is beautiful, healing, transforming, and awe-inspiring. He reveals our weaknesses, but does so in a way that gives hope, encouragement, and needed growth. Surrender also leads to a deepening of faith and trust in Him, knowing no matter the current circumstance or an unknown future, God is not only sovereign, He is faithful, steadfast, and loving.

Today, I encourage you to spend time with the Lord in prayer, asking Him to reveal areas in your life in need of surrender. Allow Him access to every part of you, surrender all, and rest in great expectation of the wonders He will bring to you through your time of growing your faith and trust in Him.

2 Corinthians 4:7-18
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.
13 Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, 14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. 15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Philippians 1:6
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Jeremiah 29:11-13
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare (peace in some translations) and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

1 Peter 5:6-10
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your
anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

“All I am, I surrender

I need you to soften my heart
And break me apart
I need you to open my eyes
To see that You’re shaping my life

All I am, I surrender

Give me faith to trust what you say
That you’re good and your love is great
I’m broken inside, I give you my life

I need you to soften my heart
And break me apart
I need you to pierce through the dark
And cleanse every part of me

All I am, I surrender

Give me faith to trust what you say
That you’re good and your love is great
I’m broken inside, I give you my life

‘Cause I may be weak
But Your spirit strong in me
My flesh may fail
My God you never will
I may be weak
But Your spirit strong in me
My flesh may fail
My God you never will”
#worshipwednesday #worshipHimeveryday #surrenderingall #layitalldown

I Surrender

#worshipwednesday #worshipHimeveryday #surrenderingall #lordhaveyourwayinme
Here is a song sent to me by a friend awhile ago that I have been listening to quite a bit this past week as I hear the Lord calling for complete and total surrender. There is a post in the works on the beauty and power of surrender, but for today I hope you are able to listen to this song and I will be praying the Holy Spirit touches you in a way that helps you come to a place of surrender before the Lord.

Here I am
Down on my knees again
Surrendering all
Surrendering all

Find me here
Lord as You draw me near
Desperate for You
Desperate for You

I surrender

Drench my soul
As mercy and grace unfold
I hunger and thirst
I hunger and thirst

With arms stretched wide
I know You hear my cry
Speak to me now
Speak to me now

I surrender
I surrender
I want to know You more
I want to know You more

Like a rushing wind
Jesus breathe within
Lord have Your way
Lord have Your way in me

Like a mighty storm
Stir within my soul
Lord have Your way
Lord have Your way in me

Thirst No More

I know it has been quite awhile since I have written a post. We are in full-blown, overwhelmingly busy, end of the school year season and I have needed to draw closer and nearer to God so I do not looooose my mind lol. Today, I am pulling out an old post I had written several months ago because I cannot get yesterday’s message from my pastor and a conversation with a friend out of my mind. His message referenced the passage in John 4 and while he took a different, yet powerful, approach to this passage, I wanted to share what I had written because during my prayer time this morning I feel it may be relevant to someone out there reading today. Whoever it may be, please know Jesus is calling you to Him and I am praying for you ❤️

This message is for those feeling stuck, hurt, and thirsty. Maybe you’re feeling a void in your life that can only be filled by Jesus. Maybe you’re thirsty for acceptance, approval, love, and validation. You find yourself frustrated, broken, and hurt when you don’t receive those things or don’t receive them how you had pictured in your mind. Trying to gain these things from people puts unrealistic expectations on them and when they disappoint, which they will because they are human, we feel hurt. It opens the doors to anger, resentment, frustration, and unforgiveness.

God wants you to know that you can never feel whole and complete in receiving these things from another person. He is the only one who can fully satisfy those feelings of acceptance, approval, validation and love. This is possible because of his unending, never changing, completely pure love for each and every one of us. God loves you. God loves YOU. Say that out loud… God loves you.

God wants the striving to stop, He wants you to know that He loves you no matter what and you’ve won Him over from before you were even born. So stop striving to gain approval–you are His child and He loves you with the most purest form of fatherly love.

God wants to free you from whatever has you feeling stuck. He is reaching down waiting to pull you out from this pit you feel yourself stuck in. He just needs you to surrender fully to Him. He says He knows you’ve been hurt, he knows you are bruised, and He knows what you carry is heavy. But do not get lost in that. You do not have to carry this weight and these burdens any more. They are not yours to carry. So rise up, lift your eyes to Jesus, and take His hand. He wants to free you from this pit, release you from those burdens, wrap you in His arms, and heal the hurt and the pain.

When you surrender and accept the freedom God has for you, there is even more to be had. That longing and thirst you have been seeking to fill will be satisfied, only by Christ Jesus and you will thirst no more.

In John 4, Jesus is asking a woman for a drink of water and verse 10, it is written,
“If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” The woman goes on to ask how when the well is too deep, not quite understanding the intended spiritual meaning. Jesus then compares the water in the well to the quenching of spiritual thirst He gives. In verse 14, Jesus says,

“But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life”.

Jesus wants to take your burdens from you and satisfy that thirst you have so you thirst no more for the temporary fixes of this world. Searching for a way to satisfy that constant thirst, the void you feel deep down in your soul, will never be completely found in the people around you, the relationships you are in, the methods you use to drown out the emotions that are too painful to hold onto. Jesus Christ is the only one who has the power to fill that void and help fill you till you thirst no longer. When He does this you will become a spring, bursting with His living water.

Later on in chapter 7, Jesus talks about The Holy Spirit that would be sent when Jesus was glorified during the death, burial, and resurrection. Here are verses 37-38,

“37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”.

Why is this so important that out from us flow rivers of living water? Because we are called to share the goodness of the Lord with those around us. Out from this the Holy Spirit wants to overflow and reach His people. So all those struggles, all those burdens, all the hurt and the pain…you are released from that and in its place the Holy Spirit fills you even more till you are overflowing with His living water. You will thirst no more, but you will continue to want more of God. Thankfully, His well is never ending and your heart will be dry,cracked, and broken no longer.

Surrender to Him today, let go of every thing that is holding you back from receiving complete freedom in Christ. You no longer have to live a life stuck in a pit weighed down by all that hurts and causes pain. God has a place for you, God has freedom for you, God wants to spring a well from your heart and overflow His living waters from you to help reach His people so that they no longer have to carry the same burdens you have laid down. Be the living proof that burdens can be handed over to the Lord, living a life of sin can be overcome through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit and what God has waiting for you is bigger and better than anything you could possibly imagine. Thirst no more and show others how incredible is to having the Holy Spirit’s living waters flowing through and pouring out of you.

Prayer:
Dear Lord,
Thank you thank you for being persistent in your pursuit of us. Thank you for your patience with us while we struggle to let go and hand over all that hinders our growth in and closeness with you. Please forgive us for stubbornly holding onto burdens and sins. Help us to release them to you Lord…each and every one. We no longer want to live stuck, hurt, and thirsty. We declare and accept your gift of freedom, love, and we long to drink from your well and thirst no longer. Help us to do just that and in doing so we accept the precious gift of the Holy Spirit as He springs a well of your Holy and living waters in us. Thank you for overflowing and pouring out of us to reach others. Help us to be an example to those still stuck, hurt, thirsty, and lost. It is never all about us Lord, but all about glorifying you so please use us as an example of how the Holy Spirit can transform us from living stuck in a deep dark pit of burdens to living free in Christ. Thank you, Jesus. In your precious and holy name, Amen.5608803B-3C4F-45C9-9147-2E5C930E1D96.jpeg