have been content (sort of) to just "be" lately, not really desiring much of anything spiritual to enlighten me regarding all that He has purposed in my life of late. that's been ok for me although at times i've "felt" distanced from the Father even though i talk to Him all the time. well the feelings of distance are just what they are.....feelings....for i know there can be no distance at all because He and I are inseparable. so i've sort of waited on Him to reveal what He will. as i was resting this a.m. i was thinking about Him and "let this mind be in you which is in Christ Jesus" popped up in my mind along with Heb. 5:8...."though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered." i pondered the "obedience" part which initially spoke to me of law. "obedience", i said...."obedience to what?" He quickly supplied the answer, "obedience of faith." Jesus, in the flesh, learned the obedience of faith and became the "author and finisher" of our faith, Heb. 12:2. what does all of this mean to me? assurance that Faith is working in me mightily, not by my might nor by my power, but by the grace and the will of God. i surely cannot "work it up".....don't even have the desire to.....but i am willing that He rise up in me out of my lethargy and complete the work He has begun in me. so it goes, one day at a time, just resting in Him and waiting on the next step i am to take. i suspect i am to get back into the business of writing and will do so as inspired by Him. this little email is a start although i have been working on a testimony i will share later when it's completed.
love, mary p.s. hope all of you