Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bring It All To The Lord

A friend of mine emailed me about some things she was struggling with, and told me she finally saw she couldn't take it any more so she went to God. You might say, yes, that is what we are suppose to do, but she showed me another way of going to God. Through her journal. WOW! I thought what a great idea. You know when I was in the hospital for depression years ago, they taught us we should journal instead of keeping things bottled up inside of us. Also, that journal is a healthy way to let go of things. This is true to some extent. But to journal to God, what a great way of spending time with Him. You know we have long lost the custom of writing letters to each other. Now we have email, so we can chat any time we want to. But what about sitting down and journal our day with the Lord.

You know when you give voice to your problems, your problems grow stronger. You give your problems more strength each time you complain about them to someone else out loud. Not only are you giving your problem strength but you are also now involving someone else in the mix. Why not voice your concern to the LORD, who has the strength to overcome your problem?
Why not just do like He says in His word and bring your burdens to Him? Why are we so hard headed when it comes to taking care of our own problems, but we are so quick to offer advice to someone else on how to take care of theirs? (often times unsolicited advice) Why do we not just obey the word, and come before the throne, and come boldly with our problems? The answer is our Faith level. Where is our faith? Is it in the world and what they say about our problem, or is it in God and His word and what He says to do? Sometimes we misplace our faith by sharing with others instead of sharing with God.

Matt. 11 v 28-30...."Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."........

Now I am not saying that is a bad thing to talk with others when you need advice, or help with something. God did not put us here together on this earth, only to live isolated from each other. What I am saying is sometimes when we complain over and over about the same thing, but we have done nothing to change the problem, then that is when we are giving strength to our problem. I read something the other day in one of my tea bottle caps, that said, "if you do not change the way you are going you will get to where you are going" in other words, if you do not change the direction in the way you handle things, you will stay where you are headed. You will continue to live in this problem.

But what a beautiful thought to go to the Lord each day with your thoughts, and write Him a letter. Then listen as He replies. His reply will be in His word. He has already written you a letter for every letter you could possibly write to Him. It is the word of God. We just need to get still and listen for the mail being dropped off in our Spirit. Open the word of God, and see what letter the Lord has mailed to you today.


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