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Many times we cannot hear God's voice because we want him to speak our language. Only when we love him so much that we prefer his ways to ours will we be open to receive his gracious revelation of himself. -Marva Dawn, Keeping the Sabbath Wholly
"My soul is like a small house, small for you to enter, but I pray you to enlarge it. It is in ruins, but I ask you to remake it. It contains much that you will not be pleased to see: this I know and do not hide. But who is to rid it of these things? There is no one but You."
-Saint Augustine, Confessions Book I

Thanksgiving.

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15)
Every thanksgiving it is so hard to sum up not only the gift of God’s love in our lives, but it is hard to sum up everything I am thankful for. We have been given much. As for God- no other gift has any merit or worth unless we know it is from Him. God is someone you can hardly put into words, but I am more than thankful for what He has done in my life; the joy everyday brings; the firm foundation to stand tall beyond the storm. Life is meaningless without Christ; a tossing in the wind. Now, as for everything else- of course, I am thankful for a family that stays together. This family is not family merely by blood but by love. I am thankful for the basic necessities. We are royalty compared to most of the world. I am thankful for a country that fights for me, for a country where we really are free in more ways than we can imagine. I am thankful for friends, for good weather, and for good old fashioned fun. To list ev…
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Father, I love Your ways. You came in Your mercy, and died in my place.
I love Your ways, all of them. I don't have too much raw emotion to journal today- but I just want to express that I love how You work. How you orchestrate. In our day to day choices, You have Your way with us if we let You. You move us, ebb and flow us, and bring us to our knees. You are a reward when we seek You and trust You even when we do not know what awaits us at the next bend. You win our hearts when we are humble enough to be wrong. You teach us to love. You teach us to hear of people's sin and genuinely desire change. You teach us to release our burdens to You. You call us and betroth us and give us strength to separate from the world and go to our secret place with You. You give us a solid rock upon a hill that no wind of the world could even budge. You have surely, certainly, eternally- swept me away.