Wednesday, December 18, 2013

steps along the journey (a praise report)

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.  Psalm 119:105

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. – Ephesians 1:18-19a

I am entering a place, a sort-of, sometimes, almost comfortable place, deep, deep in my soul, a shelter from the raging storm around me and in me as well...
...where I know that I know that I know.."the HOPE of His calling.."....the TRUTH of who I am in Christ.  He has ENLIGHTENED the eyes of my understanding, and though it chills me with fear to think of the consequences or the scary images to the right or left of my path, I can trust God completely, and plod slowly forward, following His beam of light that directs me, step by step.  No big leaps, just baby steps.  And I am thankful.  After each step I can stop to rest, to catch my breath, to look at how far I've come, thank God for His presence and pray for a clean spirit and good intentions, that I may not hurt anyone.  Thank you, Jesus, for taking me deeper than my feet could ever wander...

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
2 Corinthians 4:17

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