I want to start by thanking everyone who has prayed with me for healing over the past couple days. I woke up Thursday morning with fever, chills, aches, and a wretched headache. Praise God my fever and aches are completely gone and most of my energy restored! The headache lingers but he’s on his way out in Jesus name!
As I was praying this morning, I was moved to share something with you. As some of you may know, over the past few years I have wrestled with God in the areas of faith, joy, anxiety, prayer, emotions, and what it really means to rest and find joy and peace in Him. About a year ago, He gave me some words (a rare occurrence lately, for me) that are very dear to me, and I believe that they are also for some of you as well, if you will take them to heart. Here they are:
A new time is coming for you.
It is a time of learning to stand on your own,
just you and Me.
Listen more than you speak and you will hear Me, always.
This coming time could change everything for you, if you let Me.
___________ was a good thing in your life for a time, but that time is coming to a close.
Keep on loving, keep on laughing.
Do not become bitter.
I am doing good things in your future already.
Wherever we go, do not be afraid.
Be at peace. Rejoice.
Remember I told you in front of all of my people that I, The Lord YOUR God, hear your heartfelt cries, and I am answering them.
Be prepared- a day is coming when you will need these words.
You are never alone.
I love you more.
One last thing, if any of you are also struggling with any of the things I listed above and would like someone to listen or discuss it with, I can’t promise answers or even profound advice, but I would be honored to be a part of your journey. Give me a call, shoot me a message. Seriously.
On a more adventurous and visually stimulating note, here are a few pictures from the last week:
Hillsong Conference Night! I got to see Hillsong United (Oceans live!), Bethel, and hear a message from Pastor Craig Groeschel of LifeChurch.tv. Absolutely brilliant.
Various statues throughout the London area that I love: