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Christians may differ on a variety of points, but they have all one spiritual appetite; and if we cannot all feel alike, we can all feed alike on the bread of life sent down from heaven. At the table of fellowship with Jesus we are one bread and one cup. As the loving cup goes round we pledge one another heartily therein. Get nearer to Jesus, and you will find yourself linked more and more in spirit to all who are like yourself, supported by the same heavenly manna. ---Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening

Monday, January 23, 2017

wondering... about trusting Him...

My husband asked... Have you called her today...?
and the her is our daughter...

When she and I texted two days earlier she was sick...
the same sick when we saw her two days before that...

And no... I hadn't called her...
hadn't been concerned about her...
but I had been praying for her...
as usual...
how I pray for all my family...
as usual...

My husband's question makes me wonder...
Why didn't I call her...?
why aren't I concerned...?
am I too self-absorbed recently...?
too disconnected...?

But none of that feels true...

I wonder if this is one of the wonders about trusting Him...
not being consumed with worry... fear... anxiety...
because I've been there...

And he probably asked the question because he knew from past experience I would have called... several times...

But no... not now...

In the past... I would become filled with dread... when one of my children didn't answer their phone...

But no... not now...

It's one of the freedoms found in trusting Him...
being at rest... at peace... knowing He is better at being in charge than me...
knowing He knows what my loved ones need...
knowing He'll let me know... if there's something I should do...
or when I should call...

It's a shift in my inner being...
something I thought would never change...
but He has changed it...
by His grace...
He... has... changed... me...

But by the grace of God I am what I am,
and his grace to me was not without effect.
1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV

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