I woke up this morning and I hurt, I hurt for myself. I lay in bed and I said Lord your word says that if I draw near to You, You will draw near to me. It is so easy to tell that to other people and believe it for them but not yourself. I got up walked in to my office and purposed myself not to turn on my computer and I prayed instead on my knees. Then I walked through my house and anointed my doors with oil and prayed more and then I sang to Him. I then sat down and read my devotion that took me to Nehemiah.
“But in your great mercy you did not abandon them to die in the wilderness. The pillar of cloud still led them forward by day, and the pillar of fire showed them the way through the night. NLT I have to wonder what I have been following lately? Sometimes there are places I go that I in a quiet way ask the Lord to stay outside. As I read on I come to Nehemiah 9:28
But as soon as they had it easy again they were right back at it—more evil. So you turned away and left them again to their fate, to the enemies who came right back. They cried out to you again; in your great compassion you heard and helped them again. This went on over and over and over. The Message
Once again he shows mercy, because that is who He is. I read further Nehemiah 9:31
Still, because of your great compassion, you didn’t make a total end to them. You didn’t walk out and leave them for good; yes, you are a God of grace and compassion. The Message
He shows mercy again. This is something I know, but the reason I wrote about this is because of what I wrote yesterday. (Luke 18.7 …………His chosen ones who cry out to Him day and night ……..) This is what I received, You have to cry out to Him and pray until something happens and I pray, but sometimes I quit early or give up. It is a mindset and I have to reset my mind … a daily renewal. What I wrote today is just confermation of what I heard yesterday. Thank You Jesus