Father has pursued me lately, and I like it!
I have been so, so, so very sad lately over a tough breakup, and Father has gone out of his way to make sure I know I am loved.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending 72 hours with my best girlfriends on earth – friends who have been in my life for more than 12 years and still love me! They loved me really hard last weekend. A wonderful reminder that I don’t break every relationship I touch.
This weekend, Father brought a new friend into my life. I’m looking forward to experiencing what else He has in store for me.
I love you back, Dad.
From Echoes of Eternity, July Twenty-fifth, Page 158.
The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin. ~1 John 1:7
The wounds of the soul must be cleansed before healing can take place. The cleansing process is painful for you, because the stains are the result of your sinful choices in the past. The more you are aware of this, the easier it makes your cooperation with the process. The light of truth exposes the ugliness of these sores, but the Balm of Gilead then restores lost beauty. Marvel at the goodness that directs My operation, and do not flinch at the necessary pain.
Once again, Father speaks directly to me through Hal. Yes, it is painful. I’ve lived through very few things as painful as this has been. Yes, it’s the result of my sinful choices – some willfully sinful, others ignorantly so.
Praise and glory and thankfulness to my Father, who is making something beautiful from my pain, rather than letting it be wasted, and who does not tire of reminding me when I am wont to forget.
I am especially grateful for Father’s mercy and grace when I deserve it the least.
I have had a rough couple weeks. A long, painful, drawn-out breakup with lots of emotional ups and downs along the way. Now my former Love (whom I still love) is hospitalized, and I cannot be of help or comfort, because we have broken up and I am out of the picture. Continue reading
I’ve gone a week without writing, which bothers me, because it’s a symptom of a spiritual problem I have brewing. Father had been showing me something huge about myself almost every morning during my time with him. In the past week, this has not been the case, for a couple reasons. Continue reading
Consider these scenarios:
1) A mother buys an expensive birthday gift for her daughter, then becomes angry when said daughter is not effusive enough in her thanks. Continue reading