What is this foreign feeling? I’ve been told again and again by the Lord since my time back from IHOP: “I’m proud of you!” And for the longest time, I’ve only understood in part.
But now it’s so clear!
All that time, I was never judged by Him the way I presumed others would judge me. It’s so true that the Lord’s values are so much higher. I found now that my heart was the object of His aim; the purpose of His discipline.
“Proud of me” just became more exceptional: one more thing that I didn’t perceive in the time.
I wrestled with Him and I received a blessing. That too was His pride.