After about a month of feeling like I was a sitting duck waiting for my next lesson(s)...Whoosh...here they all come at about the same time. All of these lessons are connected together, but I need time before I'm able to make all the connections make sense.
On Saturday, April 24th I attended a Beth Moore conference based on her book So Long, Insecurity. I was reminded and encouraged of so much regarding my security in Christ. I haven't read the book yet, but I am now planning on it (it's been on my iPhone for about a month - all I need to do is take the time to read it). I'll share with you just one of the challenges I heard at the conference:
- Insecurity is not just a minor weakness, it is a symptom of unbelief. Youch!
"We often talk about the Spirit in light of his fruit or power, but rarely do we really know the Spirit as the person who lives within us."This morning in my prayer time, continuing in my Bible reading (now in Ephesians) this idea was confirmed in chapter 4 verse 30:
"Don’t grieve God. Don’t break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don’t take such a gift for granted."As you can see, my plate is once again full of things to meditate on. But as I've just read, the Holy Spirit is within me and will help me to make sense of it all. He will show me the connections and how they apply to me. Which means that there is plenty for me to journal about for a while.