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Hello everyone!

My message for you this week feels like an extension of last week's. Like I said last week, what we take in is important. This week I began making peace with the amount of intentional effort it takes to consume that which gives us life.


 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV) says:
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."


At times this week, I felt discouraged and frustrated by how often I had to physically live that scripture. I get this idea that if it takes this much work, something is wrong with me. as I read many scriptures about our sinful nature today, I realized, that same thing is "wrong" with all of us.  This scripture is the call on everyone. I am not commanded to be above the this work, I am commanded to do this work. 

One tool I used this week, to take captive unruly thoughts and make them obedient to Christ, was to listen to this wonderful song I found called Psalm 42 by Tori Kelly. I shared the lyrics below and this week, if you realize you are struggling to embody the truth that we have and are, what God says I encourage you try reading or listening to it. Here are the lyrics:
 

 

Verse 1:
There's a quiet place

That gives me peace when I'm alone with You

There's a hiding place
Your Spirit's always there when I'm confused
Only You can purify
All this world won't ever satisfy
My heart, it cries

Chorus:
As the deer pants for the water
So my soul, it needs You Lord
We're thirsty God, You're the living water
And my soul, needs You Lord
I need You Lord
I need You Lord
I need You Lord
I need You Lord

Verse 2:
I'm a stranger here
Thirsty 'cause I know it's not my home
Like a desert here
I need Your living Word for these dry bones
Jesus fill us up again
With Your presence flowing deep within
Now life begins

Verse 3:
Quench our hearts and fill this space with Heaven like a flood
Holy One reign down on us with Your consuming love
Quench our hearts and fill this space with Heaven like a flood
Holy One reign down on us with Your consuming love

This week, my prayer for all of you is that you are encouraged and able to do this work. 

 


-Lydia


       

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