“I long to be at the forefront of your mind. I long to show you my way, the best way for you live, move, and be. Train yourself to look for me even amidst the distractions of your day for there are many things that want to pull your thoughts away from me.
Abiding in me is living each moment with an awareness of my presence. Whether you are at work or play, creating or cleaning, doing yard work or running errands, I long for fellowship with you. As you abide, and as your awareness increases, the more present I become in your daily life. Increased awareness heightens my ability to communicate with you. When you hear my voice and follow where I lead, your peace becomes greater and my life is lived in you.
There is freedom within the boundaries of discipline. It is a freedom built upon faith. It is a freedom greater than what most are ever able to find, but it involves the training of your mind and submission of your will. There are good things done of your choosing, but there are greater things you will do as you submit your will to mine. My plans have purpose beyond your comprehension; yet they are fulfilled as you allow me to have control.
You are afraid to let go of control because you see control differently than I do. You are empowered to make choices and decisions over your life, yet by relinquishing control, my Spirit is released to lead you in the perfect way. I can safeguard your paths in ways that you cannot.
Submission is abiding. It is trusting in me to know what is best for you. Submit yourself to me today and see what I will do as you yield your will to mine. You will learn to live in the sweetest place where my blessing and provision will be yours. Let go and let me be the strength of your life today. You are greatly loved, and I desire to bless you abundantly as you abide in me.”
- “You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.” Acts 2:28
- “Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.” Job 22:21
- “Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live!” Hebrews 12:9