Instead of asking another pastor in the community, I wanted to come a little closer. An uncle/aunt perhaps? No. Think closer. MY DAD!
If I could sum up my week in one word, it would be FRUSTRATION.
However, Holy Spirit reminded me of something very important: how can I ask for something, and not prepare for it. If I was going to ask God for friend, I needed to learn how to be good one.
So often, we hope that we have instant gratification from the things that we do. Yet, when it doesn't reap anything immediately, we stop, we give up in the pursuit of what God has told us to do, or in my case who we are called to serve.
56 Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses. (1 Kings 8:56)
His efforts always continue and He always, always, always gets our attention.
My grandmother would always say, "Go with expectation and watch what happens". So, I am applying that to this year. Whether it be growth spiritually, mentally, financially, etc., I expect growth in Jesus' Name
HOAPK has been up for approximately 1 year (and a day, if you read this once it comes out)!
Sin ages the body; it's a stressor that's altogether physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. But we serve God who alleviates this! So, why is confession so important? Because we are no longer hiding; we are opening ourselves up to let God in.
If you haven't been in God's presence lately, this is your call to action!