Whew! As much as I enjoyed the Restoration Project, it’s nice to be switching gears.
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It’s time for your monthly letter #TightlyWoundWoman. Find a quiet spot and let the Lord’s love refresh your spirit.
Dear Tightly Wound Woman:
You’ve been feeling kind of lousy. You’ve come face-to-face with your failures and you don’t like it one bit.
You’ve been trying to gain ground by doing and doing and you’ve marched past my glory on your quest for significance.
Remember Daughter, “I’m rich in love and slow to anger”. I am rooting for you and long to give you fresh revelation. I know it’s hard to come to terms with the fact that you can’t do this on your own.
You need Me.
And I’m here, willingly—readily available to help, as you stop and admit your need, your lack, your weaknesses.
Blessed are those who recognize they are spiritually helpless. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.” Matthew 5:3, (GOD’S WORD Translation)
I know you pride yourself on being capable and creative, but both of these characteristics originate with Me.
I know this truth is somewhat difficult for you to swallow, but:
I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” Psalm 16:2, (ESV)
You keep trying to muster up change and command better resolve, but Daughter, you can cease striving. You can sit down, for I am enough for You.
You are not an orphan. I am the Shepherd of your soul, the Overseer of your life, the Guardian of your days, the Keeper of your heart.
And, oh how I love you.
I think you need to hear that again…
I love you—just as you are.
I came for you while you were still a sinner. And my love doesn’t stop, quit, walk out or get fed up with you.
Oh, yes, I long to see you free and whole. But I am Patient as well as Powerful, I am Kind as well as King, I am Healer as well as Holy. And you belong to me.
I am interceding for you and praying that this truth will move from your head to your heart. At times it feels like a long journey, but you are taking ground as you follow my lead.
When you seek my glory over significance you find abundant life. You find this kind of life by bowing—not to a crowd as they applaud, but to my majesty as I reign over my kingdom.
I am the Good Shepherd.
I am the Just Ruler.
I am the God of the Universe and I hold you in the palm of my hand.
You can trust me. I’ve got you covered.
P.S. Catch up on the other #TightlyWoundWoman letters here:
January: Dear Tightly Wound Woman: Facing Fears
February: Dear Tightly Wound Woman: Unrealistic Expectations
March: Dear Tightly Wound Woman: Deferred Hopes
April: Dear Tightly Wound Woman: Waltzing with Wisdom
May: Dear Tightly Wound Woman: RESToration
June: Dear Tightly Wound Woman: Hope Still
July: Dear Tightly Wound Woman: Sustaining Peace
August: Dear Tightly Wound Woman: Known By Me
September: Dear Tightly Wound Woman: Pleasing Sacrifice
October: Dear Tightly Wound Woman: Being Restored and Renewed
P.P.S. Linking up with Kelly Balarie’s #RaRaLinkup on Purposeful Faith.
Melanie Redd says
Good Morning, Katie!
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been praying about a way that I could encourage other bloggers who have been encouraging me. Through your ministry, posts, words, comments, and faithfulness—your life has been a blessing to mine, and I wanted others to know about you!
So, I compiled a list of those bloggers who I’ve personally found to be the MOST INSPIRATIONAL on the web.
You are ONE Of these bloggers – in my estimation!
You can find the link to the list where you are featured here: http://www.melanieredd.com/the-100-most-inspiring-christian-blogs-on-the-web/
I’ve also signed up to get your emails, and tried to follow you on your social media outlets!
I pray that God will encourage you today through these simple acts~
Dear Melanie: Thank you so much for this encouragement and for including me on your blog reading list. Your kindness is a gift and really uplifted my spirit today. May God bless you as you bless others. Love, Katie