Okay, I’m going to admit that it’s just nice to be able to write “Day TEN” because I typically make it to day three on a “diet”… day six if I’m really dedicated. I just love how God works when we dedicate something to Him with a pure heart. He sustains us. He fulfills us. He rewards us. And despite being sick, he has done those things for me.
God. is. rad.
Like, seriously. Rad. rad. RAD.
Like, look at this verse…
My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them. I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart. Jeremiah 24:6-7
I want to break this verse down and I really like to “translate” verses so that I can say them with “me” or “I” instead of “them” or “people”. It just makes the verses more personal…
- He will watch over me for my good = RAD
- He will bring me back to a good place = RAD
- He will build me up, not tear me down = RAD
- He will bring me home not send me away = RAD
- He will give me a heart to know Him… to know that HE IS THE LORD = DOUBLE RAD
- He will make me His… He will be my God = TRIPLE RAD
- Because I will return to Him with all my heart.
This is all just so encouraging! Someone to watch over me, take me somewhere good, who will build me up, bring me home, and give me a heart to know that He is the Lord. Refreshing, isn’t it?
And then the last two… He will MAKE me His. I love this because I don’t have to do it… he will MAKE me His. I am definitely at the point where I realize that I need Him to MAKE me into goodness cause I’m not so hot at obtaining it on my own. He will be my God. It’s not like a question or a maybe… He WILL BE my God. Like, it’s done. set in stone. finished. He will be my God.
And that last line… because I will return to Him with all my heart. This is where my thoughts close… he will give me a heart to know Him and so I will return to Him with all my heart. And when I return completely. totally. unabashedly. unashamedly. then all of these things happen. And I really think that this fast is helping me already… and it’s only day ten… to shed more than just pounds. I’m shedding the world, leaving it behind. Because I’m returning to Him… with all my heart.
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