"Have you lost your senses? After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?" Gal.3:3 NLT
Oh my goodness. Yes this hit home.
I'm joyfully reading So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore and participating in her blog.
This morning she asked us to post verses about victory, strength and power. And then to read over the other posts to get encouragement and power from the scriptures. It really has been powerful, and so cool to see what some people chose! I was skimming over them, saw this and then saw that Beth had commented on how she SHOUTED this one out loud! So I re-read it, and wow. I love the NLT because it's sometimes like a slap in the face it's so blunt. I love it.
We start off with good intentions, we give over to the Lord what we know we cannot do ourselves. But somewhere along the way we take it back, most of the time without even knowing it. And then we wonder why all of the sudden things become hard again. For me it's like a "DUH!" moment. Without even realizing it I took back what I gave to God, and tried to do it on my own.
Yes, it's a process, but it's not impossible. I pray the day comes where I no longer take it back, but continually give it over, it is such a part of me that I don't even question it. AMEN!
TRUST. TRUST. TRUST.