There have been many times when I've had a desire to get to the things that God has laid on my heart to share. Right now, I'll just stick with where I'm at and hopefully, it will encourage you to keep on keeping on where you are at.
It's so easy to get distracted from what's meaningful, what should be priorities. I don't want to be so busy keeping up with everything, that it causes me to get away from the couple things that are essential. Something that The Lord is showing me that is essential right now for the season we are in is the area of repentance. It's a process of being totally open before Him, letting Him search our hearts so we can choose to deal with things that aren't right in us, to turn from them, before He has to step in and deal with it for us. It is to our benefit that we submit to this process willingly while He is graciously giving us the time to do it.
Paul writes to Timothy in 1 Timothy 2, "...God our Savior, Who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." (NIV translation) This passage specifically references praying for those in authority over us, but it also says "making requests, prayers, intercession and thanks for everyone..." We are part of everyone. And it is God's desire that we "increasingly perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the divine Truth", which is how the Amplified Bible puts it.
Well, I want that! I want to increasingly perceive, recognize, discern, know precisely and correctly the truth - the truth about where my heart is at before God, the truth about what's going on around me, the truth about what's happening in our country. I have a passion to know truth for myself and I have a passion that you know and recognize and become increasingly aware of truth, that you KNOW in your heart, not just with your head, The Source of all Truth - Jesus, Who Is The Way, Truth, Life!
I'll be continuing on this topic more next time. For now, thanks for reading my update!