MY WALLS My walls. I like my walls. I put them up, I protect my heart, I chart my course. It’s safe. I’m protected. I’ve been burned and it won’t happen again. Problem is, it’s all about ME. This isn’t how we are called to live. Tim Timmons in the Overflow Devotional puts it like this: Only One Standing I have tried to stand without your power Built my house on sand with my own mortar And the ground below is quaking I have looked to man for my approval Built my confidence apart from you and now All the walls are shaking
If we are living for the approval and acceptance of man, we will be let down and disappointed. It’s impossible to make everyone happy. God’s opinion of me is really the only one that matters. He see’s my heart, my thoughts, and every action and word I speak. If I am living to serve and glorify God, other peoples opinions about me really don’t hold that much weight.
Psalm 27:3 (NIV) Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
Psalm 46:1 -2 1God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
Psalm 18:2 2The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
So be encouraged! Love without fear! Be in constant prayer and in His Word, You be fine as long as you are following Jesus Christ!
Proverbs 8:17 (NIV) I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. 1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
1 Peter 4:8 (NIV) Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows ~ James 1:17 I am honored to give the gifts the Lord has given me back to Him in song and deed ♪♫♪
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angles nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow. ~ Romans 8::38