Tuesday, January 25, 2011

:Trusting Because It's Him:

On a non-spiritual note, the Packers won the playoff game against the Bears. My voice is almost gone from screaming! GO PACK!

This past weekend, I went to Nashville and had some meetings with people who are actually IN the music business. I guess things didn't go exactly like I assumed they would, yet I still walked away with clarity and a peace that I haven't had in awhile.

I honestly feel like a completely different person. I have this new appreciation for life. My circumstance didn't really change all that much, but my outlook did. I suppose that makes all the difference.

I'm learning to trust God even when He doesn't give me specific direction. I've got to lean on Him because He's God...not because He answers me swiftly or even the way that I desire Him to answer.

I've been reading "My Utmost for His Highest". Yesterday's paragraph was especially perfect for this new revelation of mine.

It speaks on Paul's conversion on the road to Damascus and how the Lord appeared to him in a very real way. Many are inspired by Paul's passion for the Lord and his desire to preach the Gospel almost immediately after his encounter with Jesus, but Chambers notices something different. He writes, "Paul was not given a message or a doctrine to proclaim, he was brought into a vivid, personal, overmastering relationship to Jesus Christ. Paul was devoted to a Person, not a cause."

I must fall more in love with Jesus than with His plan for me.

Peace to all of you,

1 comment:

  1. Hey Lauren! I love your blog. You have some really great things to share.