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Growing in the Spirit of Jesus Christ

Friday, June 25, 2010

June 25, 2010 (day of sorrow)


As we continue to grow we experience ups and downs
in our spiritual life.
The other day I went through one of
those “days of sorrow” - full of anger and doubt…
a “chasing after the wind” mindset.

Depression and self-pity followed.

Allowing the Holy Spirit to regain control,
I experienced remorse for my actions and thoughts.
Counting blessings brought me gently back
to the right path of gratitude and praise.

“When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’
your love, O LORD, supported me.”
- Psalm 94:18 NIV

Without these periods of sorrow
we would experience little growth
and would be in danger
of abandoning our reliance upon Him…
switching from a life of humility
to a self-centered life of pride.

It also helps to have
an understanding and loving soul mate
growing right along with you.

Here are some quotes I used
the other day in a SonRays devotional.

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
- Author Unknown

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
- Albert Einstein

Let me share with you a part
of my morning prayers.

Dear Lord,
Please talk to me.
Help me to see Your presence and Your message,
throughout my day, in everything I see,
hear, and experience.
Let me be ever mindful of You…
listening, attentive, and trusting.
Grant me the wisdom necessary to understand,
the desire to pursue, and
the obedience to fulfill
what is Your will for my life.
In Jesus name I pray,
Amen.

3 comments:

  1. One of the most genuine posts I've read in weeks. Beautiful words and absolutely glorious music.

    Thank you for stopping by my little corner dear one. Have a blessed day.

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  2. I like the connection between sorrow and reliance. In these days, we "fast" as we await the coming of our most Beloved One. We have the the firstfruits of the Spirit, but we *groan* for the harvest.

    In these days, I thank God for his word and the loving companions he has sent me, especially those who feel such a sorrow at times, such a longing. . .

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  3. I feel such a sorrow for our Country... It made my daughter and I openly cry the other day thinking and talking about what our Leaders are doing to this wonderful, BLESSED Country of ours. And to our children's minds.
    And the fact that my grandchildren will not be taught like she was taught and we were taught in our younger days...the rich, GODLY history...we had become so proud of.
    And mostly NOT being taught about GOD Himself. How sad to think we can't be open about our Christian faith in our schools any longer.

    Rose

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