God is so good! He is always revealing new things to me and He has a way of doing it just at the right time. The past few months have been a season of great growth and learning, and He is teaching me amazing things!
He is teaching me...
I need to have faith! I often forget or take for granted that He really does listen to my prayers. He has been teaching me in every day life, that when I talk to Him, He answers. I have been seeing answers to even the smallest prayers in my life... He hears me!!!
It really does not matter what others think of me! I just need to love Jesus and the people around me with all I am, and in the end, the only opinion that matters is His!
When I stress too much over doing everything right (loving others, being humble, being patient, having a gentle spirit, praying continually, casting my cares upon Him, etc etc etc) all I gain is a higher stress level and a lack of joy. Instead of trying to do everything right on my own, I just need to fall more in love with Him and draw near to Him. When I do this, the rest follows naturally.
Time with Him and in the word is so sweet, and I need to have more of it! My quiet time often gets pushed off for other things on my schedule when really I should make Him my number one priority. He has been showing me that as I draw near to Him and spend time with Him, He will draw near to me in amazing ways! Jesus is addicting! When I am consistent in my time with Him, I don't want to stop!