113- Praying, Surrendering, Hearing from God
August 16, 1983
Surrendering to You, Lord, I release our house, our living in Reno, our church and friends, our close-by relatives (Dan’s) and our far-away relatives (mine).
I open myself up—
*to deeper teaching of the Word
*to geographical move
*to a closer walk with You
*to being the wife of a student
*to embracing Dan’s furthering his education
I am claiming this:
Isaiah 32:18 My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.
I MUST keep full of the Word – or else I am not secure about Jesus being all I need and worthy of worship and service.
I am realizing that I am very fearful and anxious about the unknown…the next step…
moving… where?… we sent letters to four Bible schools.
I need grace for this Jesus.
Philippians 3:8 I count all things loss …and count them as rubbish that I may gain Christ.
John 10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
Realizing that I am to shepherd my boys and give my life for them—really, lay down my life daily on their behalf, that THEY might be raised to fear God. I do choose that.
Having lately chosen intercession over friendships has been wonderful, and turning to praying over socializing. I hope I will be able to continue. On Saturday at the KNIS picnic such a work of the Spirit had happened in me that I SAW gossip, I SAW the “traps” and stayed clear.