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Day 25: Joy


I have been doing what HE tells me to do~

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,

 give thanks in all circumstances;

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you" (I Thessalonians 5:16-18)~

Yet I haven't received what I have been praying without ceasing for.

I have been doing what HE tells me to do~

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12)~

Yet I haven't received what I have been faithful in prayer for.

I have been doing what HE tells me to do,

but have I really been doing what HE tells me to do~

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,

whenever you face trials of many kinds..." (James 1:2).

Hmm I have been missing the most important part of what HE has been telling me to do

as I am missing

the JOY of waiting

the HOPE of waiting

the THANKS of waiting

because

JOY & HOPE & THANKS is the answer to all of my prayers

in the moment I am praying

as I tell GOD how it is

and what I desire

and then I am

REJOICING always IN HIM

HOPING always IN HIM

THANKING always IN HIM.

And GOD is answering all my prayers~

as it is about HIM and not about me

as PRAYER

brings

GOD into the moments of waiting for something

and then HE becomes the answer to all my prayers.

Therefore I will continue to do what HE tells me to do~

"Therefore let us [with privilege] approach

the throne of grace [that is, the throne of GOD’S gracious favor]

with confidence and without fear,

so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [HIS amazing] grace

to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment] (Hebrews 4:16)

and then I will continue to be so filled with HIM that

JOY & HOPE & THANKS

overtakes me.

REAL LIFE. REAL STORY. REAL GOD.

"Here I am, GOD

Arms wide open

Pouring out my life

GRACEFULLY BROKEN" (listen to the song below)


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