God has been doing a major construction job in my heart lately. Like faulty wiring, He is ripping out bad theology. Like a room with few windows, He is tearing down my walls so that His light will flood my soul and fill me with truth. He is patching up holes and cracks in my foundation. The tools He is using to rebuild me are many: Matthew and our marriage, His Word, as well as various people.
One of these people is the pastor at the church we attend. John Wood isn't one of those teachers whose sermons leave you prancing out of church, patting yourself on the back. No, he is the kind of teacher who speaks the hard truth. The truth that rouses us our of our comfortable state. He kicked off the new year with a 3 week sermon series that my weary soul has absolutely devoured. My soul feels like a dried up sponge that just keeps soaking in God's word. And that construction project gong on in my heart?! It hurts SO good. God has revealed to me where my life reflects everything except Him and because He is gracious, He is tearing me down, to build me back up.
This sermon series is too important not to share. There is too much truth and enlightenment here to not pass it on! The whole reason I began the journey of this blog was to start an open dialogue between women about the real, messy truth of choosing Christ. So I am bound to share with you what my walk looks like, where my heart lies, and what God is teaching me. Well, this is it. This is where I am. I'm not on the stage and I'm not behind the podium. I'm sitting in the audience. I need to hear this so very much. It is my prayer that you would make the time to be still and ask God to open your heart to the truth's He shares with us through Pastor Wood.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you. I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26