When Jesus spoke the words, “It is finished,” he shut the door on our efforts to control our life. He put an end to all our strivings to get everything right in our own strength. And he opened the door to a forever rest, to freedom from sin, and to a peace that passes all understanding.
Create in me a pure heart, O Lord.
Let not my heart go after other things…
You shall no more be termed Forsaken,
and your land shall no more be termed Desolate,
but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,
and your land Married;
for the Lord delights in you,
and your land shall be married
In a week and a half, it shall be done. All that is left is to run forward with all my might.
Jesus, help me to be faithful, and to honor you with all that I do.
Tonight was good. Sooo beautiful to see the fruit of God’s love in the people you care about!
Ahh! I forgot how good it is to be home. To sit in my parents’ house and drink coffee with my Daddy. It is so simply refreshing after 2 months of craziness.
Even to sit in a Bakersfield starbucks doing work… sooo much better then being in Berkeley surrounded by reminders of stress and broken past attempts at doing things…. I am so blessed to be home. :)
who formed you from the womb:
“I am the Lord, who made all things,
who alone stretched out the heavens,
who spread out the earth by myself,
who frustrates the signs of liars
and makes fools of diviners,
who turns wise men back
and makes their knowledge foolish,
who confirms the word of his servant
and fulfills the counsel of his messengers,
who says of Jerusalem, ‘She shall be inhabited,’
and of the cities of Judah, ‘They shall be built,
and I will raise up their ruins’;
who says to the deep, ‘Be dry;
I will dry up your rivers’;
who says of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd,
and he shall fulfill all my purpose’;
saying of Jerusalem, ‘She shall be built,’
and of the temple, ‘Your foundation shall be laid.’"
— Isaiah 44:24-28