— Brother Yun, The Heavenly Man
moleskine feb12-26 on Flickr.
“Trust in the Lord and do good…” Psalm 37:3
The Lord takes pleasure in those who hope in his steadfast love. Psalm 147v11
When we hope in God, we glorify God as the fountain of deep and lasting joy. When we pray, we give expression to that God-glorifying hope. And when we obey with joy, we prove that the God of all-satisfying hope is real in our lives. Obedience is the irrepressible public relations project of those who have tasted and seen that the Lord is good. (Matthew 5v16)
John Piper, The Pleasures of God
with the recent shifting of boulders in my heart, I’ve had to find different ways to breathe and circulate oxygen for my soul. I find myself tearing up in my medical malpractice class, because somewhere in these deep corners is a part of me that cannot imagine not being a doctor. therein lies the problem. it’s unhealthy to tie my identity to something as fleeting as an occupation, especially when what truly captivates me is the Healing process, which is not limited to the practice of medicine.
so, for now, when my emotions swell up, I just have to say, “stand down, woman. trust in your Father who loves you”
(my mount ranier of emotion)