Life is good. God is so good and yet we can find ourselves in that place...
I wanted to share an entry from my prayer journal.
Mostly I follow the ACTS (Adore, Confess, Thank, Supplicate or Ask) prayer model.
It keeps my prayer more balanced and less gimme, gimme. Truth be told my 'thanks' part is typically the heaviest.
Lest anyone forget, we are no surprise to God. He made us, he knows our hearts and our burdens.
"I confess: judgement, making fun, wanting to know the gossip, wanting doors to fly wide open, wanting others to do for me and help me. I want to sing perfectly. I want my body to look perfect. I want no more job issues. I want easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy."
Clearly I was in that place BUT God was not surprised or disappointed or even angry at my whining, gimme, gimme, lazy heart. Just the opposite - His arms were wide open inviting me into rest and release and peace. He already knew what I had done and felt and what was in my heart.
They say confession is good for the soul. I say confession is essential for me to move forward and do the work God has called me to. Thankfully, His mercies are new every morning. And so every day I confess and I repent and I receive mercy. Seriously.
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