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My Divine Notes - Don’t be afraid, trust me. Mark 5:37

March 26, 2012

Mark 5:37 Jesus ignored their comments and said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just trust me.”
A stirring in my soul points to my greater need for the Lord’s presence. I need God. I need God so much. There isn’t a new crisis to report. Things are as stable as they can be right now, and my soul yearns for a deeper walk with God.
I feel as if I’ve graduated to the next level, but that level requires total surrender…commitment. My walk with God has taken new turns, new twists, and new flavors – all very different from what I thought possible. Not that I would put God in a “possible” box. 
·        The things I thought possible or what I thought I wanted are no longer important.

·        The walk with God is more intense, more lovingly demanding. I don’t always want to go.

·        The things I thought I knew for sure are not for sure.

·        I know that I don’t know.
Only God knows. It’s all exciting.
Stay tuned.

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