word for today


I count it all joy when the Spirit of God nudges me. Sensing it means that I am tuned in to it. Hallelujah! The Holy Spirit has been nudging me a lot lately, informing me, conforming me, doing a work in me like at no other time in my life. But make no mistake; I don’t always agree, and it doesn’t always feel good to do what I’m told, but afterward, when those blessings come, the joy is unspeakable. The peace from a Well Done whispered in my ear, is undeniable. How did I make it this far? It was my decision (not a feeling) to be absolute in my thinking and in my actions. The absolute denial of myself will be my ultimate victory in this world. I haven’t arrived and I often fail, but I press on. I choose to give up myself today and shun all worldly passions. Everything must be handed over. Surrendered. If I want peace and joy in this sinful world, I must have absolute resolve to release my entire self into the capable hands of the One Who made me. (We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9; “But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin. Job 5:17)

Suzanne Sommerville

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Christ-follower, daughter, mom, Mimi to 6 grandchildren, teacher, writer, and musician

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