You could almost hear that phrase, “a heart at rest”, and assume death.
Dead to the old.
Alive to the new.
Dead to the dull monotonous thud of Complacency.
Jolted alive and awake to the rapid pitter-patter of Possibility.
This study of What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, by Lysa TerKeurst has re-awakened passions in my heart that have lain dormant for years. It has also quietly killed others. And all for the greater Good.
I can hear The Truth of that Good reverberating through each strong thump of my freshly invigorated heartbeat.
And all the while, my heart is able to rest easily and securely.
One of the dictionary definitions of secure is “free from anxiety or worry”.
Yes. That is exactly what my heart feels.
For, I know, without a doubt, that my many little Yeses to God have been whisked heavenward.
Although my eyes may be finished reading and studying what it means to remain with my palms up listening for God’s whispers; and while I may yet hear confirmation, from God, regarding my time and place, I am committing my way to Him. I am submitting my will to His.
Hearing a message confirmed and then reaffirmed that had been whispered into my heart some 18 months ago, my heart is able to rest in the knowledge that this message has been consistent. The same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Much like my God.
As I move forward in obedience, day by day, small thing by small thing, He will honor my yeses. He is honoring my yeses.
And that? That is what this heart is beating for.
Oh, yes indeedy!
It has been such a joy to study this book, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, with the extraordinary community of women at P31’s Online Bible Study this past 6 weeks. If you are interested in learning more about Online Bible Study, click here. If you would like to read what others’ final thoughts were as we close out this study, click the blog hop below.