Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Letter from Jesus Christ

About a year ago I bought the book,  A Praying Life, by Paul E. Miller with the hopes of reading it right away.  I picked it up several times but it just didn't pull me in.  I had one of those "glass half empty days."  You know the one, right? Everything irritates you. You decide its best to just keep quite because nothing will come out of your mouth that will edify anyone around you.  It was one of those days that I needed to fill my mind and heart with truth.  I needed to turn on the water facuet on full blast and leave it on to flood out the lies that kept repeating in my mind.  I picked up the book once again and the Lord met me there. 

A Letter from Jesus Christ

"I know those moods when you sit there utterly alone, pining, eaten up with unhappiness, in a pure state of grief.  You don't move towards me but desperately imagine that everything you have ever done has been utterly lost & forgotten.  This near-despair and self-pity are actually a form of pride.  What you think was a state of absolute security from which you've fallen was really trusting too much in your own strength and ability....what really ails you is that things simply haven't happened as you expected and wanted.
In fact I don't want you to rely on your own strength and abilities and plans, but to distrust them and to distrust yourself, and to trust me and no one and nothing else.  As long as you rely entirely on yourself, you are bound to come to grief.  You still have a most important lesson to learn: your own strength will no more help you stand upright than propping yourself on a broken reed.  You must not despair of me.  You may hope and trust in be absolutely.  My mercy is infinite."  John of Landsburg

Where I need to be is in the arms of Jesus.  On my knees praying and relying on Him for all my needs.  Nothing will satisfy my soul like the love and grace of Christ.   The lover of my soul who died to set me free- my Eternal Groom - Jesus.

 

3 comments:

Andrea H said...

Oh my sweet friend...I'm walking through some rough stuff right now and a little under attack so this was a much needed read today. Thank you Jesus!! hug to you xoxo

Geldie said...

Love you too! xoxo Only in the arms of Jesus - I'll be praying for you.

Andrea H said...

I'm the speaker at our women's retreat in Oct {gulp} so I will be using this for SURE!!! Thanks for the prayers they are welcomed :) xoxo