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When I was 15-years-old, before I could join the church our family was attending, the deacons and the pastor had some questions for me. I clearly remember them asking me what my favorite verse was. At that time I didn’t favor one verse over the next. I didn’t have much use for God in my self-centered teenage heart.
I could have just used the old stand by of John 3:16, but for some reason I began scanning through the Psalms and found Psalm 86:11. It was as good as any, so I chose that as my “favorite” verse.
This little story doesn’t seem so amazing until you realize a few things.
At that point in my life I had NO desire to live for the Lord. I was just going through the motions, because that was what was expected of me. I chose that verse because in my mind it sounded “good”. It really wasn’t my favorite, because I didn’t have one.
What amazes me is that I remember sitting in that back room so clearly. That I remember that verse that in my mind didn’t really mean a whole lot to me. Now 23 years later I can see how God was right there with me in that room even though I didn’t know it.
Psalm 86:11 and the verses that follow hold more and more truths for me as I draw nearer to the Lord. It is my hearts desire to know God’s ways. I want a deep, unfathomable connection with my Savior. My desire for an intense relationship with my Lord increases daily as I pursue Him. It has become my heart’s cry that I may know His ways.
I have been hit hard with God wanting me to have an undivided heart. And so I am laying down my blogging for a season.
I know the Lord doesn’t want me to stop writing. It is how I communicate with Him. It is how I pour my heart out to Him. But, he does want me to put aside my blogging for now. It has become a distraction and way too consuming.
I am learning so much. Yearning, stretching, reaching, longing for more of my God. May I give him and undivided heart so that He can teach me His good and perfect ways.
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