132- I’ve Got My Rights, You Know!

132- I’ve Got My Rights,

You Know!

December 17,1984

I just want what You’ve promised me:

Psalm 113:9 He makes the barren woman abide in the house, as a JOYFUL MOTHER OF CHILDREN.

I want JOY!

Ps 116:5-9 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yes, our God is compassionate. The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me. Return to your rest O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. For You have rescued my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. I shall walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

I want You to save me, rescue me, and deal bountifully with me!

My flesh, OLD MAN, is on the throne. I’ve got this ache and this ailment and this Christmas is NOT working out like I think it should. 

“I haven’t”

“I can’t”

“I don’t have”

“I’ve got my rights you know”

…so I’ll throw my tantrum by withdrawing. I’ll be angry when people break in on my sacred space. And yet, this demeanor does not allow the entrance of the Holy Spirit with His peace, joy, love, self-control, etc.

Come, Lord Jesus, come to me!