I want to grow in my faith.
I want to taste and see that the Lord is good to me.
I want to be in constant fellowship with Jesus the King!
My heart echoes the psalmist who said, “Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.”
Asaph knew, according to Psalm 73, that destruction awaits those who are far from God and so he wisely chose to remain near to the Lord saying, “as for me, the nearness of God is my good. I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of His works.”
If the nearness of God is my good, why do I struggle to get close?
Peacefully abiding in the presence of God while facing earthly challenges in my flesh often seems like an unattainable ideal.
Although the Spirit of God gently draws me to Himself, my efforts to approach the throne are often subdued by the captors of my faith. These captors continually pull me inward to myself or outward to the world sending me on a quest to satisfy my soul longings with worldly things. My captors often prevail against me.
My adversary wears many faces. His masks are effective, fashioned specifically to nurture my weaknesses. He appears to me in, fear, doubt, shame and more. To gain the victory, I need to be equally as strategic in my pursuit to Free my Faith!
Join with me as I share some of my deepest struggles.