The hard lesson of the Wednesday: in seeking peace - deepen my relationship by taking Him with me in all things. A little Mary in the morning. A little Martha throughout the day. To have inner peace is to have a talking and listening relationship with God all day long. He is literally here with me all of the time. I am choosing to live each day in that reality.
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Being still body and soul as I read a little piece of the Bible..just enough. Then I pour out my heart .. for others, family, me and so forth. Then I listen. Quiet my voice in my head. Listen. Then I shower to get ready to go to the hospital for my Remicade and on the way there I turn off the radio and talk to Him and listen...talk and listen.
I talk to Him while I clean the kitchen. do laundry. as I'm walking. at the grocery store. talking to the nurses. It is as if I am spending time with the person I am going to marry and spend the rest of my life with. When you are in a crisis who is the first flesh person you want to call? or you have the best news who do you want to call? I will usually think of a best friend, mom or your spouse. I thank you today for the hardship you have resurfaced where I left off. There is obviously something you want to teach me. Your not going to leave me like this. I surrender today to You and will continue to foster a deeper relationship with you so that in a crisis or in a moment of joy YOU are the first one I call. I will practice taking you everywhere with me today. Talking and Listening.
I prayed this for me and I also pray this for all of you today:I bow my knees before Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant me/you according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in my/your inner man; so that Christ may dwell in mine/your hearts through faith; and the I/you being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that we may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
" I pray that His power fill all of our empty places FULL and that we find ourselves satisfied in Him and not in anything or anyone else...that we let Him fill us full! "