whether or not Your lips move

You speak to me

catching up February 6, 2009

Filed under: calling,fear,memorization,relationship with God — Ash @ 4:55 pm

I think that, considering the low activity on my “Fun Friday” posts, I’m not going to do them anymore. Unless all three of my readers end up missing them and ask for them. 🙂

I’ve been quiet on the blog lately, mainly due to being so busy and not feeling well the past couple of weeks. I have fibromyalgia and chronic migraines, and never quite know how I’m going to feel from one day to another.

Anywho, here’s my memory verse for the first half of February (that should have been posted on the first, but ah well!):

“He has given us the privilege, since we have been rescued from our enemies’ clutches, to serve Him without fear in holiness and righteousness in His presence all our days.”
Luke 1:73b-75

I love that serving God is a privilege.

I love that we’ve been set free from our enemies’ clutches.

I love that we’ve been set free to serve God without fear.

I love that God has given us holiness and righteousness.

I love that when we serve, we serve in His presence.

This verse is going to be very meaningful to me because I really struggle with comparing myself to others, especially other women who are successful in ministering to others. It’s ridiculous, I know, which is why I’m combating this with Scripture. 🙂 This struggle has greatly improved over the years as I’ve come to realize that God has things for me to do on this earth, things that are meaningful and amazing and fulfilling. My calling is not going to be the exact same as someone else’s. Another area I need to stop comparing myself to other women is (you guessed it!) my weight and appearance. Totally want to get over that insecurity! Seriously. Not worth the time and energy.

Another way this verse is going to be effective in my life is that fear can really be a big problem for me. Fear of what others think, fear of not pleasing someone, fear of this or that. And if I’m living my life in relationship with God, every minute of my life can be “serving Him without fear”. If I’m following His lead, I won’t have any reason to fear what anyone else says or thinks about me. I’ve been rescued from that way of thinking so I might as well start living it, right?

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