Do you know when you hear a certain phrase over and over? It is on repeat in your mind. You hear it on the radio, you read it in books, you see it in the newspaper. I feel like sometimes I am not paying attention and the Holy Spirit is like “AMY! HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?” And on rare occasions, haha, I hear it quickly yet more often it takes a few times for me to say, “duh! I hear you God”.
This weekend, while watching a sermon on the computer, the pastor spoke about having the Best Year yet. I loved how she said, in order to have the best year, we need to keep getting better. We aren’t going to wake up tomorrow and have it all together right? We may like that but its not practical because there isn’t much in life that we don’t need to work at or practice to become better. Even the most skilled folks need to practice. You know that old saying, Use it or Lose it. It is so true.
Then one of my very best friends, soul sisters, shared with me that she felt the Word of God was like a muscle that needs to be used or we lose it. It is active and real and if we are not in the Word, how do we expect to hear Gods whispers? And sometimes for me, God may be using one of those huge megaphones. Sometimes we need to just be quiet and listen. When my friend and I were talking, we both felt in agreement that if we are not meditating on Gods word and the things that He is telling us, it is far too easy to forget those lessons.
See God rescues us and molds us and uses us but we have to believe and we have to be in communication with Him or else we may miss the mark.
Some days are harder and we are stumbling over ourselves and tripping through life. But God is always there to reach out a hand and help us up because He is such a loving God. He doesn’t want us to go through it alone. As I sit here and type, its raining outside and what a beautiful sound! As the rain pours down onto the garden, I am reminded of that word, “pour”… because I have felt a nudge this week from the Holy Spirit to remind myself that God is pouring His grace on us all the time and we are not alone. We need to get out there and out of our comfort zone and see what God has in store for us. He does not call us to a place…. He calls us to follow His word and His purpose for our lives. He will not leave us and He wont make us go through it by ourselves but He wants us to get out there and start living the life he has given us unafraid and willing to take a chance for Him because He took the ultimate chance for us.
So my beautiful friend, if you are reading this, will you delight in your heart that you are not alone. You don’t have to run after anyone other than running towards our Good Lord. Let Him rescue you from whatever is burdened on your heart. He does not want you to grieve by yourself. It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, sick or healthy, rested or frustrated, suffering or in a season on the mountain top, because God is our Amazing Grace. We can praise Him through all things because we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Jeremiah 29:11).
Ask God to meet you where you are… no matter where that may be… and ask him to cleanse your heart from any burdens you are carrying and do not be afraid to share them with Him because His Word tells us that He is our Rock and our Rescuer. We can be free from sin forever because of Christ.
Blessings my friend,
Take heart in the beauty of our God.