He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction:
but he that refuseth reproof erreth.– Proverbs 10:17
God is full of mercy and goodness! He continues to sanctify me daily and show me things that I need to add, change, or let go of with the end goal of walking in oneness and holiness with Him.
Just this morning He has shown me something that it would be in my best interest to let go of. He is not demanding it- He’s given no ultimatums- no force will be used. It’s something that He has given me the nudge to do before but I brushed it off as just me being overly dogmatic. But this morning there was that nudge again and the feeling was confirmed by a statement from my husband (unbeknownst to him). I will now let it go- most gladly- appreciatively- gratefully- willfully.
Why? Because every time I have listened and laid “it” down or picked “it” up as directed, I have seen and felt the freedom found in Him- struggles vanished and rest found. When I have brushed off His nudges, His commands- bondage, often unrealized bondage in the moment, has continued on until I reached such a point that the conviction in my spirit was unbearably undeniable- I then would surrender and would ask myself “why, why did you wait so long?”.
It’s good to learn from our mistakes and to not continue making the same ones over and over, especially when the God of the universe is directing us into righteousness for His glory! Amen!
Now, it doesn’t take long- more and more it’s close to instantly- before I heed to His leading! I’d be a fool not to because as Psalm 23 states,
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.