Situations of life can overwhelm me.
God placed a challenge in my life that began two months ago today. I will not lie. It has been HARD. God also placed two other people in this same challenge and if they don't agree with that they would be fibbing a bit. :)
I will also tell you that I have come a long way since I was asked to pray about this challenge. In the beginning, it was supposed to be 30 days. Well, we are now at day 59. Now we are not slow learners. Well, they aren't, but I can be.
With this challenge, came a huge impact in our lives. This challenge affected much more than us three women seeking change in our lives. Keeping each other accountable in our walk, in my case the trip, stumble, fall, get back up and start over times have been HUGE. Our husbands, our children, our families, our friendships have all been affected by the changes, the good and bad days, and the up and downs of obedience.
In the past two months a lot of scripture, tears, heartaches, and victories have been shared. Our friendships have taken on a new meaning. I know that I can call on them at any moment, and that I can trust them in ways I didn't know was possible. Some things that God has shown me through His Word and the struggles I have faced are things that I "know", yet my flesh just has a hard time accepting and doing. Yet, this scripture reminds me that I must obey God's word.
"Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth
it not, to him it is sin." James 4:17
So, I can say, that part of me is doing what I should, but my heart is not always in it. Sometimes my heart is full of attitude, aggravation, and at times angry. And that my friends, is sin too.
So not only is this my SSMT Verse, but it is my prayer as I continue to allow the Lord to work in my life, my heart, my spirit, my family and my total dependence on HIM!
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10