“In the same way I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born,” says the Lord…” Isa 66:9 (ICB)
The 11 inches from brain to heart seems to be the longest distance for me. I can know the scripture, but feeling it is a whole different experience.
It’s an experience I thirst for.
The other day I caught myself completely mesmerized by one of TD Jakes teachings called “Nothing As Powerful As A Changed Mind”.
“That’s what repentance is- a new normal.” -TD Jakes
Repentance does not only require strong emotions-it requires a decision.
Healing requires a decision.
"When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, 'At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger!” Luke 15:17 (NLT)
It wasn’t until the prodigal son realized that he had made a mistake that he was able to decide to run back to his father- his father who loved him despite the decisions he made.
God does not let us go through the fires only to leave us scorched and burnt, He lets painful things happen so we can receive and even deeper and more abundant healing from the One who sacrificed Himself for our sins.
To be healed takes a decision.
To change takes a decision.
To know your worth takes a decision.
A decision to drop the fear, shame and anger we have held onto for too long, and pick up our crosses to follow Him.
But first, we all must decide- is what we’re holding onto really worth more than the love, healing and salvation we will receive from Jesus?
These things I have been holding onto have only burned deeper holes within.
I am too weak to hold onto them anymore.
And only until I dropped them did I realize that He was holding me the entire time.