It was interesting, when I was reading today's chapter, it made me pause and consider why it is that I'm journaling publicly. I've always said that I write for an "audience of One" (being God, alone) and that if He brings one person on earth to be encouraged by anything I write, then my goal has been reached.
I don't want fame and fortune...unless it's to promote God and give His money and love away! It's not for sale, it can't be bought. I've done this long enough to know that I'd rather have one real friend to pray with than 10,000 followers on any social media platform.
So I'll leave it here. His quiet voice speaks volumes to our hearts, and that's enough.
Dear Lord, You know my heart, my mind, my body, the way You created me. You know what I need, what I want, what I don't want...even more than I do. I can be so fickle and confused in my own mind. You know that. You know how to set me straight, to keep my steps in order, how to make me move and draw closer to You. Move me.
Father, if You want to use my words to encourage others, please use them. If I can point to You so that others will draw near, yay! But if there's any wrong motive in me doing this, close my computer—break it! Take away my words, overwhelm me with Your presence that this shouldn't happen. I leave it in Your hands. As it's said in this chapter, "You’re in charge! You can do anything you want! You’re ablaze in beauty! Yes! Yes! Yes!" (Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.)
In Your name I pray, Jesus. Amen.
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©2023 Word, prayer and picture, Marina Bromley, Marina's Kitchen Table.