New Desires

   I am no longer who I was. The old has passed away. This new soul thirsts for the Lord. A desire for the living God is stronger than ever. He has redefined this life, and renewed my hope. "The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree," (Psalms 92:12)
   It is so beautiful to delve into the wonders of the Lord. He makes all things bright and lovely. This troublesome life is worth living when everyday is flooded with His Presence. I will never grow tired of experiencing His mercy and love. My all I will give to Him. I long for others to feel Him, and to know Him more and more.
   You have given me a new purpose. In You I am filled with hopefulness. You give me strength, peace, and vitality. I have no reason to be afraid, because You will never let me go. In Your hands, my life is placed. I will trust in You.
   I do not have to fret about a thing. Because You are my God, I should not fear. I know that I have victory in Christ Jesus. He has defeated all of my enemies, so I will stand firm on this truth. The devil has no hold on me. I refuse to be controlled by him, but I will yield only to the Spirit of the Lord.
   "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." (Ephesians 6:10-11)
   Do not be quiet about the enemy's schemes. Do not keep such malicious tricks in the dark, because in the darkness they will fester and become vile. Spurt them into the open light, so that you may see how idiotic they are. The devil absolutely abhors for you to realize the absurdity of his deceitful ways.
   Anger and rage have no power over me. Love and compassion are what I seek to produce. Destructive behaviors shall not have hold on me, but let self-control from the Holy Spirit be my response. 
   Without my Lord to guide my heart, I would would without a doubt be a fleshly mess. Therefore, I will praise my God with every victory over frustration and anger. Hatefulness is not welcome in this heart. Because the Holy Spirit dwells in me, there is no room for such heinous behaviors.
   As you see, I have a new mindset. I do not want to satisfy my flesh, but I wish to serve my King. The one thing I desire most, is to constantly be with my Savior, Jesus Christ. Peace be with you all. May the overwhelming tranquility of the Lord rest upon you.

   -The Introverted Evangelist


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