Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Four Ways For A Christian Writer To Win A Publishing Package HERE



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Christian Living PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Introspection
by Darlene Casino 
01/31/04
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





Introspection

My constant temptation is to analyze everything that touches my life:to learn and experience more about God's plan or His ways than He wishes to reveal to me at this time;to press,push or force some kind of doing on my part that evidences all my leading.Too often I allow myself to be:
"agitated-put into violent motion
disturbed-thrown into disorder
unsettled-unhinged,deranged"as John 14:27 in
amplified bible points out.

I have found it easy to see the problems, issues and obsticles that cross my path.In doing so, they grow bigger until my perception of Jesus is diminished or obscured. Then I find myself on a hamster's wheel within my soul, constantly running but going nowhere.I am then without resolve, without peace. It's not that I don't look to Jesus. I cast many regular glances at my Lord. But rarely do I take my eyes totally off the concern that is before me. Things like;my walk, my spirituality, my sin or shortcomings, my ministry or obligations. On and on it goes!

Today,the Holy Spirit has applied scripture to me,
to my need, to my life. I have had much encouragement from my Heavenly Father. My responsibility?...to receive what He has provibed.Step by step and day by day I only need to keep my eyes on Jesus. It sounds so simple but God is able to complete the work He has begun in me. He will guide me in the way I should go. He blesses me with all good things. A quiet voice within me says,"Stop looking at the problems, issues and obsticles. Look at Me."

I wonder what my life will be like if I consistently follow this direction. What if I turned off the spiritual handwringing and enjoyed the day before me? What is I gave myself permission to smell the the flowers, to watch and enjoy life all around me? What if I trusted more the leading of the Holy Spirit and in His capabilities to make God's will clear to me? What if I laughed and played more? Would I, or the world around me fall apart? Would I become decadent, self-serving or totally carnal rejecting the ways of God?

Or, would my being overflow with praise and thanksgiving? Would my energies be greater and flow more easily to others because of being constantly renewed in me? Would I walk in peace because my soul was stilled and quieted? Would I be less cluttered emotionally and thus free to minister to others in need? Would my coutenance be softer, more approachable, thus drawing those who are around me and hurting closer to the Lord? I wonder...

Darlene
casino

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Darlene Casino  or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 793 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY














Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com