ROAD to 31 - 31 Day Devotional Day 1: "WoOzy"
Listen to "WoOzy" - https://soundcloud.com/jeannie-ortega-2/woozy
Now if you listen to track one on my new mixtape, you might think, 'Awww what a cutesy or cheesy song,' depending on your taste lol. I wrote that about being a teenager completely engulfed by my feelings for someone. How many of us have been there 📷🙋🏻♀️ but in retrospect, now as an adult, if I really think about my emotional state back then, it was truly woozy lol I was young, infatuated, and chasing a dream.
The Google definition of Woozy is "unsteady, dizzy, or dazed" the Merriam Webster meaning added the words "sick, or weak." I can truly say that before coming to the knowledge of who I am in Christ, I was all of those things. The worldly definition of love obsessed, chasing success, trying to prove myself to the world, all the while running from my reality. I'm feeling dizzy just recounting all that! geesh 📷🤦🏻♀️ Sad thing is sometimes as Christian's we can find ourselves in that state too when we take our focus off of God.
When I finally became serious about finding my footing and I surrendered my heart to Jesus - I knew I had some work to do and the Spirit of God led me to James 1:8 which says, "a doubleminded man, is unstable in all his ways."
At that point of my life, it described me to the T... I had fame, money and enjoyed the world's idea of "living it up" at the same time my brokenness kept yearning for God, His healing and freedom because there had to be more to life. That doublemindedness kept me going back to an unhealthy relationship because of how intoxicating it was. It also led me to suicidal thoughts because of the lack of peace I felt and it wasn't until I made the definitive choice to truly TURN from trying to do things my way, like Sinatra - that I truly planted myself on solid ground with God.
2 Timothy 2:19 "But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”
In Matthew 6, Jesus tells the parable of the man who built his house on a solid foundation stating, he dug deep and laid his foundation on the rock so when the storms came it didn't even shake the house. He dug deep, he didn't stay on a surface level, making it easy for any little wind to knock over his shelter. As believers we have to dig deep too with our faith, on the surface faith gives on the surface results and you know our Savior is deep and deep cries out to deep.
Reflect: Today take some time to ask yourself, am I rooted solidly in my faith with Jesus? When the storms of life come do I stand? Am I woozy?
If the answer is yes to the latter part of that question, meditate on these scriptures and allow them to work in your heart. Vocalize your desire to TURN from instability to God, rebuke the lies of your flesh and the enemy that tell you to be complacent, ask Jesus to come into your life afresh and allow Him to be Lord over everything 📷