Well this post is a little late, 8 days to be exact, but I felt it necessary to share where the Lord has brought me throughout this past year. Hope you enjoy!
July 8, 2012. This was the 1st Sunday I attended Hope in the City church in Austin Texas.
Was it the church, the sermon, the pastor? No! It was my heart. It yearned for peace. I was in a season of searching for it, this thing called “Peace” . I thought I had experienced it at times in my life before, but boy was I wrong! I was searching for Peace as a physical place not an emotional state.
Emotions are overrated!
There is only one way to find Peace, and that is fully committing yourself to walking WITH the Lord. Not ahead of him, not behind him, but WITH HIM! What an amazing journey he has taken my heart through this past year.
There is a completeness, a fullness, a freedom that he offers. People talk about it all the time but you don’t understand it until you completely surrender. No excuses, no bargaining, no if’s and’s or but’s, FULL SURRENDER!
Man is he a patient God or what?
Does this mean that my life has been without trials over the past year? Absolutely not! I have struggled with temptation, fear, anger, sadness, and loneliness. The difference now is that my eyes are fixed on Jesus through these trials. I don’t plan to know how to walk perfectly with Jesus. This is what makes my testimony even more fantastic! His grace will carry through times when I mess up in the future and I will praise him both in times of turmoil and times of triumph!