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The Lord Works and Weaves

A believer, in recovery, looking to the Bible to know who I am in Christ.

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I know, Lord , that a person’s way of life is not his own; no one who walks determines his own steps. Discipline me, Lord , but with justice — not in your anger, or you will reduce me to nothing. Jeremiah 10:23-24

The Fabric of His Will

I am the Lord's. He has delivered me from a life of bondage to sin.

I don't determine my own way.

So who am I; what am I? What's my purpose?

I know it's not that God is my puppet master, simply pulling my strings. No, He has given me a will and desires. I make decisions and He holds me accountable to those decisions.

I decide to pray. Yet, this weaves into the fabric of His holy will. I do the good work that He has laid out before me. And it works perfectly into his plan.

But also this. I sin. I am tested. I fail. This too works perfectly into the tapestry of his will. He disciplines me, perfecting me. And His power is displayed.

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The Desire to Walk in the Spirit Grows

There is the huge overarching work that He is doing. Everything I do works into it. I can be a willing participant, and be blessed. Or I can do what I sinfully want and be disciplined.

The Lord works. He weaves. He declares. He creates. He makes music in the heavens.

And everything I do is part of that. Even my sin.

He disciplines His children with love.

And as I walk in the Spirit, my desire to walk in the Spirit grows. As I walk in the light, I want more light.

When I walk in the flesh, it is hard to walk in the Spirit. It's a fight. And He determines my steps.

Today, I want to willingly, gladly, walk in His will, not against Him. I want to surrender. I am not God. I serve Him. He cares about that. I matter to Him personally.

Lord, help me do your will. Fill me with good desires and fulfill them. May I consciously work in faith and be blessed as I watch you fulfill it. May I walk with humble power. Not in pride and anger. Lord, may you be glorified in me, today. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

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