WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH Psalm 139:23-24 (NKJV)
“Search me, O God, and know my heart: Try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Who is your person?
Have you ever had a person that sent you into a tailspin whenever you thought of them or had to cross paths with them? Maybe it was a broken relationship, a deeply inflicted wound, a simple one-time misunderstanding, or someone who simply ignored you and doesn’t even realize that you carry this hurt daily. Recently, I crossed paths with mine, and it sent me reeling. In my tailspin, the Spirit whispered, “Come to me and I will give you rest.” Most times in a situation like this, I choose to run to my spouse or a close friend for quick comfort rather than immediately seeking God’s guidance and direction. But this time was different. I lingered with Him in prayer, Bible study, and journaling long enough for Him to reveal multiple truths: 1) How can God receive the glory in this situation? By me forgiving this person. It has been years, so forgiveness is long overdue. 2) What does this situation reveal about my habits that need to be uprooted? Stop gossiping. OUCH! By airing out my mess to others rather than God, I’m sinning. I must seek God’s forgiveness and His direction for understanding and healing. 3) What can I do to increase another’s faith on my behalf? I can pray for this person and always be kind in my interactions, even seek their forgiveness for where I made poor choices as well.
Sunday’s sermon was tough, but there were so many practical truths revealed. Bro. Jason gave us a great formula, plucked from scriptures, to overlay over most situations in life. Linger in prayer and study with God—He will guide you to the answers.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, search me and know my heart. Please reveal the habits that I need to change