The whole loneliness thing....in looking at it this morning.......it again comes down to... 'Where's my faith?'......
This journey isn't about me getting what I want is it? It's about getting to and where He wants and for all my saying THAT'S what I want......I still and always will want what I want....
1 Thessalonians 5: 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
12 Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14 And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.
16 Be joyful always; 17 pray continually; 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Yesterday struggling with mind and heart and here he says protect both.... covering the heart with the breastplate of faith and love.....and the mind, protect it with the hope, the knowledge of my place is protected in my faith, my belief... my knowing Christ .
Not very encouraging when I get lonely and I get lonely when I am not getting my way?? And here the call is to encourage and build each other up.....to be joyful always...to pray continually...to give thanks in all circumstances BECAUSE He is making me, taking me where He wants me to go......hmmmm....alot to think about......alot to process.....alot to understand.......PRIDE says 'get it ' NOW......I believe what Ecc. 7:8 says The end of a matter is better than it beginning, and patience is better than pride..... so I probably better learn me some patience.... What an amazing God you know!!!