I am so grateful for what Jesus has showed me these last few days! My Scripture reading this morning was from Hebrews chapter 3:
7 That is why the Holy Spirit says,
“Today when you hear his voice,
8 don’t harden your hearts
as Israel did when they rebelled,
when they tested me in the wilderness.
9 There your ancestors tested and tried my patience,
even though they saw my miracles for forty years.
10 So I was angry with them, and I said,
‘Their hearts always turn away from me.
They refuse to do what I tell them.’
11 So in my anger I took an oath:
‘They will never enter my place of rest.’”
12 Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God. 13 You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God. 14 For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.”
I want to start by thanking those of you who have prayed for me. I have spent the last couple of days afraid of moving forward just like the Israelites. The Sacred Romance has been calling but I have been afraid to embrace it for a couple of reasons:
1. Inadequacy. I feel I am not equal to the road that lies ahead.
2. Fear of rejection. I am realizing that one of the reasons I am afraid to walk this road is because I am afraid I will discover God doesn’t want me.
3. Fear of disappointing others. If I fully go after God then I may incur the disappointment of others (because I am not doing their will for my life). Then if God rejects me who will I have?
I know! I know! These things look silly when they are written down on computer screen; But these are the things that have been hidden in my heart that I was not even aware of. These are the reasons I have not boldly shared Christ with people on the streets. These are the reasons I waited so long to send my book out. These are the reasons I have skipped my scheduled writing sessions at night. These are the reasons I have not done more travelling. The list goes on.
As I have prayed these last two days God has revealed these are three things He is healing in me. Today I realized they are nothing more than unbelief and hardness of heart.
Sooo…I have left these attitudes behind and I confess:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
” I am accepted in the Beloved.”
“The Lord is my light and my salvation. The Lord is the strength of my life of whom shall I be afraid.”
Now forward into the Sacred Romance!
What Scriptural confessions do you need to cling to in order to walk into God’s promises?