There was a week and a half when, emotionally, things were going like a roller-coaster in my life. I woke up one morning with a heavy heart, praying in tears to God. In His faithfulness God comforted me and filled me with His peace. This is how I felt...
Lay me down LORD, down to sleep.
My weary soul is going bleak
Emotionally I feel like turmoil's raging
So lay me down LORD, let me sleep.
To leave this crazy, uncomfortable reality
The world is caving all around me
There is something wrong inside of me
I just want to lay down and go to sleep.
Maybe I'll sleep all my worries away
Or maybe they'll remain until another day
I really don't want to sleep them away
Jesus i need you right away!!!
What are some things you prefer in life? Have you ever wondered what determined those preferences? Preference is a greater liking for one alternative over another. Have you ever participated in something you didn’t prefer and felt uneasy, restless, and just ready to go? Well maybe it wasn’t because of preference you felt like that. Could it have been your pride making you feel restless because you didn’t get your way? I’ll share with you my experience when I confused my preference with pride.
Stepping out of the white van, I entered a new world. Underneath the city of Chicago is concrete maze. This is the place where many homeless people live. Under Wacker Dr. another community of people dwell. The experience blessed my soul and changed my perspective on life.
There are 228 neighborhoods in Chicago! Before moving to Chicago I didn’t think too much of the term neighborhood! Now, it’s a big part of my life. Knowing the neighborhoods is key to figure out where I’m going. Since studying about the neighborhoods in Chicago, the LORD put it on my heart to pray for them. He was looking for someone to stand in the gap.
After meditating on John 5:19 and Isaiah 43:4, I the Holy Spirit encouraged and instructed me with these words...
Imitate My Son. Behold His trust and faith in Me. I did not lead Him astray, but told Him all things and showed Him all things. Just as I sent My Son into the wold, I have drawn You, that I may send you too. I could not send you if you weren't drawn by My bands of love. Receive My love and keep the words My Son spoke. I will to stir you up to do good works and by My power and might I shall accomplish it. Humble yourself in my love. Wait to receive My instructions. Rely on the Holy Spirit whom I sent to you. I shall be glorified in your life. You shall look back and see how I have drawn you with bands of love and how I have sent you with My Spirit, full of love.
I love to write. These writings come from my time in the Word of God, from observation, and trails in life. I pray that you will be blessed as you read them.
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