Process

I read this yesterday from Jesus Today, but never moved my marker, so I read it again today. Sometimes it is so important to repeat yourself.

You are being renewed day by day. So do not be weighed down by yesterday’s failures and disappointments. Begin this day anew, seeking to please Me and walk in My ways – focusing on today! As you do, I am able to transform you little by little. This is a lifelong process – a journey fraught with problems and pain. It is also a journey full of Joy and Peace because I am with you each step of the way.

Notice that you are being renewed. This is not something you can do by your effort and willpower alone. My Spirit is in charge of your renewal, and He is alive within you – directing your growth in grace. Do not be discouraged when you encounter problems and pain along your way. These are vital parts of the renewal process. Muster the courage to thank Me when you are going through painful experiences. Find hope through trusting that I continually hold you by your right hand – and I am preparing you for Glory!

It is so difficult to remember that I am ‘in progress’. There is no finish. I will never ‘arrive’.

On top of that, God doesn’t expect that from me. He is absolutely happy with the process.

About Teresa Neal

I am a Jesus girl. I have been redeemed by his blood and his love. I am also a wife, mother, daughter, aunt, sister, employee, friend, searcher, grace receiver, mercy needer and stumbler. I am fully in love with our God. I cannot do anything without him, although I try all too often.

I write about the things Jesus is doing in my life, about what the Holy Spirit whispers to my soul, my struggles with depression, anxiety and OCD, and sometimes my family.

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