"In order to know My will, you must spend time with Me - enjoying My Presence."
"I am always with you, so you have no reason to be afraid. Your fear often manifests itself in excessive planning. Your mind is so accustomed to this pattern of thinking that you are only now becoming aware of how pervasive it is and how much it hinders your intimacy with Me. Repent of this tendency and resist it, whenever you realize you are wandering down this well-worn path. Return to My Presence, which always awaits you in the present moment. I accept you back with no condemnation."
"When you begin a day with inadequate resources, you must concentrate your efforts on the present moment. This is where you are meant to live - in the present; it is the place where I always await you."
"If we want to know the glory of God, if we want to experience the beauty of God, and if we want to be used by the hand of God, then we must live in the Word of God."
i need to spend more time with Him.
i need to spend more time in the present.
and less time planning.
and less time worrying.
i need to accept His grace when i fail to do those things.
when i sat down here to type this, i intended to say that i don't feel like i'm "resting" very well.
it's been tricky - trying to "rest" in my body and mind when it's the last week of school and life is still spinning around me. honestly, i have been an emotional mess...crying, cranky, impatient, quiet (i get even quieter when i'm upset). and my body is failing me. my right hip hurts with every step i take. it wakes me up. i'm terrified it's something "serious". i'm even more terrified of how i will handle something "serious". do i need to run more than i need Him??? i know it sounds ridiculous to many of you. but that question has brought me literally to my knees more than once. how did i get to this place??
so, i'm seeing that maybe, just maybe, i am resting a bit.
i KNOW He is talking to me.
and maybe i'm actually listening.
i am so thirsty to hear Him.
so i'm going to take a little break from here.
i'll be back soon. don't worry :-)