In my blog entitled, "2008-A Fresh Start," I confessed my need to learn to let go of my dreams and just let the Lord lead me. With all of that in mind, I started Beth Moore's Bible study Breaking Free. I am two weeks into the study and feel that my heart and mind are being opened to what I am missing. I am realizing how little I have let myself find satisfaction and fulfillment simply in my relationship with Christ. I can tell 2008 is going to be quite a journey. The following verses really struck deep into my soul today as I was spending some time in study. I wanted to share them with you and ask that you join me in praying for an open heart and mind towards all the lessons the Lord has for me to learn!
all my inmost being, praise His holy name.
Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not ALL his benefits-
who forgives all your sin and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
who SATISFIES YOUR DESIRES WITH GOOD THINGS
so that your youth is renewed like the eagles."
"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue,
to know the Word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning,
WAKENS MY EAR TO LISTEN LIKE ONE BEING TAUGHT."
"This is what the LORD says-your Redeemer,
the Holy One of Israel:
'I am the LORD your God,
who TEACHES YOU WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU,
who directs you in the way you should go.'"