Do you ever hold back from God? Like you’re praying one set of words while in the back of your mind thinking another? Or maybe you don’t pray because you don’t want to have to talk to God about it? Sometimes being afraid to tell God because you know in your gut if you tell him about it he’s going to do something about it, and that’s totally not what you want?
Recently I was writing an email on my phone. No clue what it was about but my brain was telling my fingers to type “can you let the client know” however my fingers actually typed “can you let the God know.” Its funny how a few small words make you stop and think. Can I, Lindsay, let God know? Can I honestly stop right here right now and tell God about it? If we’re going to be honest, maybe the answer is no, sometimes I don’t feel like I can. I’d love to say “yes, I always turn everything over to God right away” but that’s not the honest truth. I want to be in control. I want to know how I feel about it before I let someone else take the situation away from me. I want to appear to be good and righteous, not broken and sinful.
Those few small words, that small little one word typo, changed my day; changed my week. That one small action allowed God to break through in my heart and reveal an area that I needed to grow in. An area that I needed to turn over to Him, to surrender to Him.
Today I want to challenge you, can you let God know? Do you let him in to those scary, lonely places in your heart? Look for Him in the small ways and in the small moments today. Let God in, let Him take the lead. The love and mercy that you receive will change not only you but those around you.
John 11:13-15 – Surrender your heart to God, turn to him in prayer, and give up your sins – even those you do in secret. Then you won’t be ashamed; you will be confident and fearless.
James 4:10 – Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
Psalms 51:1 – Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
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