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Mar 27

Good morning, Lord.
I don’t feel anything really negative, but yet I am acutely aware how much I NEED you, Lord. I feel vulnerable, almost like evil is just out of arm’s reach, ready to tug at me if given the chance. I’d rather stay safely within YOU, my faithful Shepherd. Help me to not run ahead of you, thinking I am doing something good. Help me to be calm and listen for your call, and keep myself tuned in to your Spirit, allowing you to order my steps and my timing. I trust you and I give you all of myself, Lord — including any little worries that lie just beneath the surface, trying to make me doubt. I give you those and I ask you to replace them with your peace. Thank you, Lord Jesus. I trust you completely. Amen.

 
1 John 4:13-21 ERV

We know that we live in God and God lives in us. We know this because he gave us his Spirit. 
We have seen that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world, and this is what we tell people now. 
Anyone who says, “I believe that Jesus is the Son of God,” is a person who lives in God, and God lives in that person. 
So we know the love that God has for us, and we trust that love. God is love. Everyone who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in them. 
If God’s love is made perfect in us, we can be without fear on the day when God judges the world. We will be without fear, because in this world we are like Jesus. 
Where God’s love is, there is no fear, because God’s perfect love takes away fear. It is his punishment that makes a person fear. So his love is not made perfect in the one who has fear. 
We love because God first loved us. 
If we say we love God but hate any of our brothers or sisters in his family, we are liars. If we don’t love someone we have seen, how can we love God? We have never even seen him. 
God gave us this command: If we love God, we must also love each other as brothers and sisters.

 
Lord, I thank you for filling my heart with your Love, and I thank you for your awesome Spirit! Thank you for the lovely meandering walk yesterday, and all the little late-March wildflowers strewn about. Thank you for helping me get more familiar with all the Elements I have to work with, the tools in my digital toolbox. Lead me forward in YOUR timing, Lord. Amen.

 

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