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

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. 




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