"I am comforted by the idea of leaving "openings" because..."
If I close up every opening it would mean that everything is up to me. THAT frightens me! I know the scope of my abilities and they fall short of accomplishing anything of value. I am not minimizing myself but being realistic and understanding what the Bible says in John 15:5, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."
Having openings does make me feel quite vulnerable. Thankfully my very human and limited understanding of His Character and His Word tells me that "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." (Phil 4:13) In the Bible it also says the Holy Spirit prays for us, "And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will." (Romans 8:27). So, I am covered. Even if I have no idea what is next. He does. The "openings" allow me to experience the blessing of trusting in Him.
"Openings" allow Light to shine, Water to flow, and Receiving to happen. When I stay closed, there is darkness, dryness, and emptiness. I can't be a light without His Light. I can't be refreshing if I am not walking in the Water of His Word, and I cannot give if I cannot receive.
"OPENINGS" = GOOD when I am open to God!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Who am I?
- Jennifer - Live Courageous!
- I am a wife and mother of 3. I have been married to my best friend for over 25 years and our children are 12, 11 and 9 years old. I have struggled with infertility, suffered the loss of a baby by miscarriage, and endured multiple career paths. I have experienced a crisis of faith that shook me to the core and lost a dear friend to a tragic death. I have had a personal relationship with Jesus for most of my life. The Bible and my relationship with Christ has been essential to my surviving and even thriving in my circumstances. I hope you will be blessed by joining me in this process of life. I thank you for showing up to read what I have written.