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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Opening my heart to be filled with something new…

I’ve been thinking a lot about the lessons this hard year taught me, and what learning I will take into the year to come. Among them are this-we manufacture our stress, and can choose not to; we are instructed in 2 Corinthians to be glad, complete, and at peace. I’m taking that advice.

I feel my body tensing when I take on more than I should; doing so is disobedient, willful, and does not glorify God, so I’m opening my heart to something new; it’s a new #3WordPrayer, “Open my heart.”

I thank God for confirmation; it means the lesson I’m learning is important and bears repeating.  First, this scripture in a morning meditation…

Let this be my last word, brothers; be glad; be complete; be comforted; be of the same mind; be at peace with one another; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11 (BBE)

then Yolanda Adams singing one of my favorite pleas, Open my Heart 

Alone in a room, it's just me and You, I feel so lost 'cause I don't know what to do. Now what if I choose the wrong thing to do, I'm so afraid, afraid of disappointing You, so I need to talk to You, and ask You for Your guidance, especially today, when my mind is so cloudy, guide me until I'm sure, I open up my heart.  
My hopes and dreams are fading fast; I'm all burned out and I don't think my strenth's gonna last, so I'm crying out, crying out to You, Lord, I know that You're the only one who is able to pull me through. 

Finally, this

Last lesson? I will breathe first, exhale, and then speak thoughtfully, and with intention. Each breath will be aprayer. Each breath will leave my heart open, to invite My Father in. That's my job. His?...to make the impossible possible. 

This is my lesson in Grace. 

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