Sunday friends! HI!
In the weeks since our last reflection, I’ve really been thinking about turning prayer/right thoughts into actual action. Let me explain with an example in my own life.
You all know I have food issues. While they are getting INFINITELY better, there’s still just little parts that are hanging on and I can’t break free.
In my head, I know that “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3:17) and “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food and the body more important than clothes?” (Matthew 6:25.)
I repeat scriptures like these, and other similar ones, DAILY to myself. I have them posted in my office. I KNOW that I should be free, I KNOW that I should not care soooooo much about having the “perfect body.”
I pray about it daily. I pray for freedom and joy and acceptance of myself.
I TRULY KNOW it all in my head. But, in my heart?
Not so much.
And that is where the disconnect is. I feel like my head is full on READY to give it ALL to Jesus and walk in that freedom and live in His love.
But my heart isn’t there yet obviously, since I haven’t FULLY put thought into action. It’s like “Here God. You can have me. But….only half of me, okay?”
So, how do you guys turn your “right thoughts” and prayers into action?
Is it by really studying the Bible? I do my daily reading, but I feel like it’s not usually very applicable to the exact issues I have, so it’s not SUPER helping and sometimes I feel like it’s a “checkmark on my daily to-do list.” Which, I don’t like. Maybe you have thoughts on how to go about daily Bible time?
Do you have any good Christian books that have helped?
Or is it just one of those things that, one day, God will help come into fruition, and I just need to wait on His perfect timing?
But, I feel like I need to be an active participant? So many questions.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, or if you’ve ever felt the same way.
I want God to have ALL of me. I’m just now quite sure how to do that.
Just taking a “leap of faith” and living fully surrendered sounds A LOT easier than it is.
Until next time! xo