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  • Writer's pictureLaura Kae

Lay ’em down

Apparently my apartment smells a little bit like smoke. I base this observation on the fact that when I am out, someone asked if I am a smoker. Nonetheless when I arrived home I was instantly filled with gratitude when I walked through the door and smelled the smoke. It just made me so glad I do indeed have a home! I am getting a lesson in gratitude, so far I am grateful. I hope it stays that way. The further from the fire I get, the less I am instantly grateful.

I am having a hard time trusting God with time management right now. I have no idea how I will get done what I need to get done before leaving on vacation. I am trying not to stress out about it. Not put too much pressure on myself to do things perfectly.

I had a major breakthrough in recovery today. Boiled down to the core it is that I will not be able to recover in a certain area of my life (or actually any area) if I try to control the result of what that recovery looks like. I need to give it completely over to God. No pretending. No giving it to God so He can do what I want with it, but I need to give it to God so He can do what He wants with it. If I don’t do this, I won’t be able to heal at all. So I lay one more thing on the altar. It is His.

Then Peter began to speak up. “We’ve given up everything to follow you,” he said.

“Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life. But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then. – Mark 10:28-31


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