God has been digging down so deep in my heart, especially over the last month. Digging up much of what I thought was true and replacing it with all He knows. The only real Truth.
Our lives will all come to this point, at least once. The point where we so desperately need to be steeped in the truth, that God will deconstruct all we thought was solid and unearth our true Foundation. He will reveal His true self to those who are willing to see Him. God is so much nicer than I used to believe He was. When I was younger, I saw Him as overly authoritarian. Demanding my surrender and immediate obedience. I imagined He was nearly always displeased with me. I couldn’t imagine Him having graciousness toward me. But the truth is all of that was a lie. He really IS that good. He doesn’t demand, He invites. He delights over us, which is the opposite of displeasure. His grace has no end. His mercies are new every morning.
Here’s what else I’ve discovered, the more I find the true nature of God, the more able I am to love others. Even those who are unloving to me. As I have realized more and more of the depths of His grace over my life, I’ve been more willing to extend that same grace over others.
Don’t forget, you can’t give what you don’t have.
Until I received for myself, I couldn’t give….at least not in a healthy way.
Will you let Him dig down deep within your heart today? Will you allow Him to pull out any weeds of distrust and half-truths that have begun to grow in the garden of your heart?
Lord, I want to be free in You. I want to know Your heart, and let all other things fall away. I want to be so secure in You and me that all else fades into the background. Lord, do whatever You need to do to weed out the garden of my heart so that Your eternal seeds can be planted.
O Lord, You are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for Your help. Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord; hear my urgent cry. I will call to You whenever I’m in trouble, and You will answer me. Psalm 86:5-7
For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty Savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Zephaniah 3:17