Five minute FRIDAYS: Relief

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Relief.

Go. 

I woke up today ridiculously grateful. No concrete specific reason but literally opened my eyes and the first words in my thoughts were “Thank you Jesus” (our thoughts come directly from our hearts) {Proverbs 23:7}… 

Maybe it’s God’s way of just nudging me. 

He does that to us. 

Whenever we’ve asked Him to guide us He shows up in ways we can’t comprehend so that we can’t ever get puffed up with pride boasting about our awesome righteousness. 

He really does. 

Like anytime you find yourself filled with the desire to help or serve or fill a need and it overwhelms you with urgency… That’s God. 

Anytime you find yourself encouraging someone when they’re in a pit of despair and you’d be willing to get in the trenches with them to help pull them out, that’s God. 

Or when you find yourself hurting from a place deep in your soul concerning issues that don’t directly affect you but you see others suffering from it so your prayers have shifted from asking for more to asking God to make a way for them… Yup, God. 

He fills our hearts with compassion, hope, joy, peace, kindness, even fear – the God honoring kind of fear toward Him; which lead us to repentance. 

Relief.

Repentance breaks our hearts in way that only His love can put back together – without judgement, without condemnation, made whole, brand new, beautiful. 

Relief

He makes beautiful things out of what was once nothing. 

Relief.

My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving. (‭Colossians‬ ‭2‬:‭6-7‬ MSG) 

Relief

A sign or a sigh that there’s no need to perform or strive. God will do if we ask. 

Relief!

STOP. 

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