MORNING THOUGHTS ☕️:
HONESTY: upright; truthful; genuine + sincere.
One of my goals for this summer is to get down to the deep, deep core of honesty. Honest with myself, the Lord (like, duh he doesn’t already know!?!) and others. I wonder how many HONEST feelings we have pressed down for fear of them?
I’ve often seen my feelings as “good or bad”…when, in truth, God gave us feelings to POINT to something. I’m learning to not judge my own feelings, but OBSERVE them instead.
OBSERVE: to regard with attention, especially so as to see or learn something. To watch or notice.
I’m going to watch and see and notice…as if I’m a third party…making note, looking at it all with fresh eyes and a scientist’s notebook. When I taught in Bible College, I called this “the LAB BOOK of you.” I pondered and talked about how we study so many things, but not often ourselves.
Let’s grab a journal for the summer.
Label it: The LAB BOOK of me.
I, for one, can’t wait to learn more about myself and the way GOD. MADE. ME.
Psalm 139:14-16: “I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex! Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking. It simply amazes me to think about it! How thoroughly you know me, Lord! You even formed every bone in my body when you created me in the secret place, carefully, skillfully you shaped me from nothing to something. You see who YOU CREATED ME TO BE before I became me!”
This is so timely for me. I'm reading this book, that asked the question, "What holds you back from wholeheartedly believing you are a great woman of God?" I didn't realize until I journaled it out that most of the things were the thoughts and actions of other people toward me that I have been swallowing as truth. I felt like the Holy Spirit brought it to mind, "what does God think?" I couldn't really answer but wanted to know. So, anyway thanks for this it seems to build upon something solid for me right now.