When God uses your own words to answer your prayer…
James and I need to make a decision that will have significant impact on our lives. We have been praying for wisdom. Last night as I am proofing my new book, “Touched”, I read this powerful statement I wrote months ago:
“God has seen fit to give us the mind of Christ. As a co-heir with Christ, I can think like Jesus. I have access to the wisdom Jesus walked in when he traveled the earth. The question, “What would Jesus do?” Becomes more than a cliche on a bumper sticker. It is real. It is revolutionary. It’s a question asked with anticipation Jesus’s wisdom will follow.”
So, I said God, “If this is true, why am in turmoil about this decision?” He said, “You know what to do, you are just afraid to take a risk.”
Sigh. That’s not what I wanted to hear.
I decided to do something mindless like go to Facebook. The first thing that popped up in my feed was someone had liked what I posted yesterday morning. “Fear and shame are not emotions we were designed to feel. Let’s not take fear and shame into 2019.”
Ugh. Ok, I hear you God! (I don’t know if what God gives me to write speaks to anyone else, but it definitely speaks to me. Lol.)
The word God has given me for 2019 is: MORE. This morning he said, “To get MORE, you must risk MORE.”
Risk and fear cannot coexist. If I want the MORE God has promised, I must let go of the fear and embrace risk. I must trust, I truly have the mind of Christ and trust where he is leading me. I am ready for MORE in 2019.
“For, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 2:16 NIV