Each time I sit down with my journal and seek to enter into the presence of my Lord He speaks to me and gives me yet another precious gift to unwrap and ponder.
After almost a week of physical illness in the midst of a season of emotional turmoil, this is what He shared with me this morning:
Bitterness comes from hurt, little one, and though the flavour is not pleasant, it is not easy to shake free of. Some peole choose to spit it out all over those around them in anger. You, child, more often swallow it down, yes, even as you express it to others, you still digest it, make it part of yourself, part of who the enemy whispers you are. He would convince you that is who you are and what you deserve. Lies. It is all lies. I know you and formed you to contain and carry my sweetness.
Hurt will surely come, and bitterness and anger. You will chew on them and taste them and tears will be shed. But you do not need to own them, swallow them or make them a part of you. Allow My Spirit to show you safe places to spit them out - in ways that will not hurt you or others.
Just as your physical body had a week of "spitting out" so too shall we continue to work together to cleanse your heart and spirit.
The tears that flow and taste so salty on your tongue are honey to My liups, little one, for they are real and they are a part of you and they are setting you free. And each step in freedom is a leap closer to Me.
Chatting at the Sky to share what you're unwrapping today.