“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1
The Lord has been revealing something to me lately. I realized today that He’s been on me about it so many times recently and yes you read that correctly, I realized today . . .
As the quote from Proverbs said, “a gentle answer.” He often speaks softly. We need to listen intently. I don’t always. Maybe you can relate. We pray expectantly. We trust, we have our hope in Him, YET we don’t always hear the answer when our schedule says we “should.” Sure, His time is perfect but that’s not the point of this writing. You see, He has been urging me in many ways and on many occasions to “let go.” I realize just now that He has used people close to me to try to reveal this and has used some of you to do so, and has spoken directly to my heart. Today, for example knew His voice to say:
“You can only receive with empty hands and an open heart.”
I know His plan is perfect. I know His love for me is perfect. I love Him and hunger to serve Him. So, why am I still grasping my own “stuff” and not reaching toward Him with empty hands? Join me in a short and simple prayer, won’t you?
Lord, here you are. Here I am. Here we are together. Take all of me. Fill me. Use me. I love you. Amen.