Tuesday, December 23, 2014

i want You

It's amazing what God can use. Yesterday, it was a Bob Dylan song.

I hadn't been dwelling in the Word for the past couple of days, and let me tell you, I could see a difference in my mind and attitude. I was fixated on old things, things of the past. Anxieties and thought patterns that used to consume and rule my life. But I prayed, weakly, and He answered me.

"In your distress you called and I rescued you, I answered you out of a thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah." ~ Psalm 81:7

I came back into my room after praying and put on a Bob Dylan record and just felt this overwhelming rush of freedom. The worries that I had had only moments ago were settled and stilled, and Jesus used my delight over a simple sixties song to make me joyful again. It is no coincidence that in my prayer I had voiced my love for that silly song, and my desire to rejoice in the Lord. He uses all things for our good and His glory.

Why worry?

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is -- His good, pleasing and perfect will." ~ Romans 12:2

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come!" ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

-- Glorious photograph of Bobby D found online. 

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