Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Make Adjustments Where Necessary

(Update: I am linking this post from a few weeks ago to Soli Deo Gloria for 6/11 because still, I find myself here. Thank you for grace as I make adjustments. And I would love to pray for you, my friends. Please leave your request in the comment section.)

I read this prophetic word by Marsha Burns this morning:
"Refuse to allow discouragement to kill your faith. Stay strong and bolster your faith through reading, hearing, understanding, and agreeing with My word, says the Lord. Keep close tabs on your thoughts and make adjustments where necessary to maintain a strong and undeniable faith. Faith is your greatest asset and must be protected at all cost."

The phrase speaking directly to my heart is "make adjustments where necessary."

It is insane to think we can ever get things 100 percent right and never have to change. Crazy to think we can arrive at a place and never leave.

There is so much of God to know. My knowledge of Him cannot ever be complete on this earth, but must continually grow and evolve and expand.

I often get bogged down with routine, distracted by unnecessary tasks, and overwhelmed by my own expectations and demands. It is hard to grow and move in this place.

I find that, periodically, it does me good - strengthens my faith, encourages my heart - to stop and start again or start over. Make adjustments where necessary.

Old habits, false beliefs that I previously walked away from, and legalistic tendencies that once ruled my life all have a way of sneaking back in when I am preoccupied and not paying attention.

Having been set free and placed in a large space, I am able to dance and run and live. But many times I find myself backing into a corner or re-building fences that once held me captive.

And I remember that beyond the fences is grace.

Make adjustments where necessary.

This is where I am today.

God is speaking.

May we have ears to hear and courage to keep dancing.

"At the command of the Lord they remained encamped, and at the command of the Lord they journeyed..." Numbers 9:23

(Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons - Saucytech)

Linking with Jen and the Soli Deo Gloria sisterhood.

3 friends had this to say:

Dawn Whitmore said...

You have upcoming surgery, I thought it was this week but must of confused my dates. I like the word God gave to you while you prepare.

My Doc visit went ok. I am healing well from the surgery but have had another issue pop up this week that needs to be dealt with.

I will continue praying for you.

In Christ,

MB@NewLifeSteward said...

I'm going to be honest and say I'm so out of it this morning that I read your whole post and don't know that I actually READ it. I know you mentioned slipping back into old habits and tendencies instead of remaining in the freedom of Christ and grace. I find it a constant battle every day to remind myself that I am free in Christ. No one to please but him.

Mary Beth

Melanie N. Brasher said...

Yes, there is so much of God to know. I often tell the Lord how I long to know Him more. Beautiful words, friend. And thanks for your kind comment on Ungrind. It was great to see you there!