We got real.
We admitted that we are rotten.
The truth that God's people are free in Christ.
Free to become more like Him.
Free to honor and glorify and love and enjoy God forever.
Free to put off that which is "us" and put on that which is Christ!
I want to get even more real with you....
For me, one of the biggest rotten points in my life is ANXIETY.
Sometimes it gets so serious that I actually get grumpy, sick, or too quiet.
Along with anxiety comes:
unwillingness to trust
I know that to keep anxiety away the best thing is to stay busy.
BUT....I also know that busyness is simply an "airfreshner" or a "candle" to my anxious spirit. The anxiety doesn't go away, it's just that the job at hand serves as a distraction for the MOMENT.
My goal, and God's goal for me, is to REPLACE anxiety.
My Jesus was not anxious. He walked in belief, in boldness, in certainty, and total trust.
The same Father that kept Him is keeping me.
Because of Jesus I am able and commanded to walk in belief, in boldness, in certainty, and total trust.
My God is keeping me.
When I am more like Christ, I am at peace with God. I have a quiet heart. I am ready to be at peace with those people He has placed around me.
Moments of exposure will come.
Even though I am in Christ, the old me isn't totally dead yet.
Those moments of exposure remind me what I have in Christ and what I have in me.
Those moments of exposure remind me that God is keeping me.
Those moments of exposure remind me what I am here for....
To help others who face just as much exposure become aware of what is theirs in Christ. That they too make know that God is about the business of keeping His people.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.