Yes, I'm still here everyone! I seem to have hit a dry patch with my writing lately. Life has had it's fill of ups and downs recently and thus has caused my brain to go to moosh! But the more challenges that come my way, the more I'm learning, hence why I'm posting now.
I feel the need to share a snippet of a children's Bible story that I read to Jasmine earlier tonight. I love how I get the Word put on me so simply through her nightly Bible reading. Tonight's story was about Saul/Paul and his conversion. Here is the paragraph that moved me -
""It's not about keeping the rules!" Paul told people. "You don't have to be good at being good for God to love you. You just have to believe what Jesus has done and follow him. Because it's not about trying, it's about trusting. It's not about rules, it's about Grace: God's free gift - that cost him everything."
What happened to Paul? He met Jesus."
I love this! As I was reading it, I could feel the Holy Spirit telling me to lose my wrong attitude and ways of thinking and to just trust. And for me to stop trying to do the right thing all the time and just let God love me!
I have always tried to do the right thing, and as I fail miserably at that, one would think that at my age I would know better than to do so. But no ... not me. It seems I'm a slow learner. Hence why this reading from "The Jesus Storybook Bible" has reminded me that it's not about me, it's about Him. Trusting in Him because of all He did for me ... sending His only Son to die on the cross for my sins. He has let my sins (and my past) go, and so must I.
It's time to move on from self and embrace Him more.