This week I have been choosing to be intentional with filling myself up with the word of God, with quiet meditation and prayer. I am not going to do an in-depth blog this week as I have been using this time to refresh and to lean to the Father; as the Lord has been helping me to find peace and rest in his presence. I have a small reflection, these are questions I have been thinking over and I have made applicable for us all. I do not have all the answers, many of these questions are still a work in progress. If you have been struggling with the same thing, know that you are not alone. We can walk through this together.
One issue I have been working on this week is intentionally guarding my heart. In Proverbs 4v23 it states, ‘Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.’, what we choose to fill ourselves with ultimately will flow out. May we all acknowledge the way that we are choosing to live and what we are choosing to surround ourselves with. Are we becoming the people who we believe we should be or are we becoming the people the world has asked us to be? It is easy to simply follow what everyone else is doing. It is easy to consume the same things, think the same things and do the same things. However, when we go home at night and we honestly think about what we are doing; is it bearing any good fruit? Are we becoming who God has called us to be or have we just let that part of us be overshadowed by the world? These are some of the questions I am truly meditating on. I am in the process of learning to surrender all to the Lord and implementing better practices to walk more closely with the Lord. As I journey through this and continue to learn, it will be something I share with you and hopefully an area in which we can all grow together. At the moment I am leaning into the Lord and finding my rest there. I want to finish this blog with a prayer and I am going to link a few sermons, that have been helpful through this season.
Prayer: Father, thank you for your grace and faithfulness to us all through this season. Thank you for holding us close, even when we do not notice it. For protecting us and guiding us, even when we believe we are doing life on our own. May we have the faith to keep going knowing that you are with us. Thank you for who you have made us to be, for the beauty of each of our hearts. May we choose to take time to focus on what we are allowing to fill our lives. If we can see that what is consuming us is not honoring you. May we know your grace and love, to come before you and surrender it. To allow you to fill our hearts with that which is good and true. If we have been struggling for a while, may you give us the wisdom to reach out to the right person who will support us through all trials and triumphs. Thank you, Lord, for the peace and rest that we can find in your presence. Even when our doubts seem to be the loudest noise may we have faith, even as small as a mustard seed, to know that you will meet us there. Thank you, even in our quieter weeks that you never stop caring or supporting us. To God be the glory. In Jesus name, Amen.
May you have a blessed week. May you find time to rest and find peace in the presence of the Lord. God bless, Victoria. xx