Finding Peace Between Me & God
“You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”
2 Corinthians 3:1-3
“You are a letter from Christ…”
Did you know that God writes letters? He wrote through the apostles that led the early church as a way to distribute truth, correction, hope, and promises. God used a method of communication that feels almost out-of-date for those of us living in a time of technological advances. Paul even points out to his readers at one point, “Notice the distinguishing marks I use when I write so that you can know it is truly ME who is writing” (that’s the Erica paraphrase.)
Every session of #theFives, we like to give space for God to write you a letter. No, we don’t believe the Bible is still being written- that is final and authoritative as His inspired Word to us- but we do believe that He still uses letters to appeal to our hearts. Why? He uses them to bring to light truth, correction, hope, — and yes– even remind you of His promises. What story does your letter tell you?
1.) Sit in the quiet. God has MUCH to say to you today! If you need some direction to get things started, grab a pen and paper and ask God, “What would you like to say to me today?” Write down whatever He says to you, no matter how distinct or unlike you it sounds. Don’t stop writing until you feel settled and done.
2.) Re-read the words you have written. How do they make you feel? Do you feel like you “made up” what was written? Does it sound like the character of God? Use your Bible to verify the words written are a reflection of God’s heart for you! (Remember that guilt, shame, or condemnation are not from God, but conviction and truth are.) Share them with a wise Christian friend who can share insight if you feel overwhelmed or confused by what you heard.
3.) For closing thoughts, ask God if there is any area in your heart still not at peace with Him. It could have been revealed in the letter He wrote you, or it may have surfaced Monday morning but you have yet to confront it. Review your journal entries from this week and take steps forward to finally find peace with God.