For quite some time now, I’ve entered a place where confidence, identity and self-worth were measured by what I could offer on my own accord. Talents, appearance, job standing, stability, and the list goes on. I confess this to be my personal habitual sin, however this time around I dug myself deeper into the slimy pit He once rescued me from. I found it to be dark, yet comforting, YES I said it COMFORTING. Darkness can bring forth comfort because it blinds you from looking at your own sin. I believed the lies, you know the ones that shake you to the core, the ones that make you stumble and fall, the ones that leave you broken, wounded and scarred because they bind you until you cannot move, speak, or breathe. I had forgotten about the healer of all, the one that moves mountains, and caused breath into life.
The Lord used a wonderful dear friend today. I admire her love towards those around her as she shared with me what it truly looks like to be self-reliant on the LORD alone. How painful it can become to rely on our own flesh and efforts. But oh how glorious and freeing it can be to rely on the Lord alone, on His redeeming blood and good works.
Today I read 2 Corinthians Chapter 3
The veil from my eyes once again lifted as I read
“Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life." -2 Corinthians Chapter 3:4-6
Oh how it echoed CONFIDENCE through CHRIST toward GOD …. Nothing coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God.
My desire is that we would be women who rise to glorify Him daily, that through prayer accountability and love we would not yield to deceitful lies but battle united against the devils schemes. We are the body, we wear His armor we are given His Spirit which is constantly praying over us. We have been given much and in our weakness He is our strong defender, provider, protector.
JESUS has not forgotten me; Beloved HE has not forgotten you.