Christians all over the world for the most part have been sleeping. Not literally but spiritually, with a sleeping Giant of the Holy Spirit within them but left untouched, unfaithed, unobeyed, alone. The Holy Spirit has been working as best He can in the spoiled, distracted, out of shape temples in which He dwells to the extent He is allowed. But we have to shape up and humbly pray to release and awaken our spiritual Giant inside us and allow Him to work through us. This involves study of the Bible, constant prayer, freeing ourselves from distractions and tech, unloading pride, forgiving everyone, confessing sins to Him, leaving g those sins, listening to God. It is a focus of selflessness, a focus of service and considering God loves everyone and wants everyone to be saved. This is vital for we do not know when He will collect us and we must be ready and help and many as possible to be ready. I for one do not want to be caught in a sin when He calls me home and don’t want to give Him a busy signal or a wait until I finish this facebook post. We need to awaken the sleeping Giant within and allow Him to work and help and serve and assist others. We simply have to walk in obedience in this way. I lived through the eye of Hurricane Irma and have seen power and God saving and know the power of God within us when we pray. It is awesome awakened wild and beautiful and availability le to us when we humbly pray. God is the only One greater than any hurricane or storm of your life. The winds may howl but when you call on God, He answers every time. ❤❤❤
I will never buy into the all religions get you to heaven, all are right and you just pick one and go. How is that possible? It isn’t the truth, you see. It is an imaginary invention, a lie for the masses to keep as many away from eternal life as possible. What makes me so sure? Two things: the Bible (proven truth) and the power of the Holy Spirit, mixed with the proof in nature that these things are true. The Bible is the truth. It has never been proven untrue and has withstood the test of time and tests of truth. What it says is true. It does not speak of an additional volume coming later and quite the contrary, it places a curse on those who add or take away even one word of it. That tells me it is complete in of itself. It is the entire story, the whole instructions we need to live, everything we need to know to be assured of salvation for all eternity. And it is all about Yeshua Ha-Mashiach/Jesus Christ (two translations of the same name). This is the book of Jesus Christ. He is the only way to be assured of salvation. He is God, one of the trinity, the one born as Man to sacrifice Himself out of His great love for us so we may have eternal life with Him. God, the Creator of everyone and everything we know of, is the only true all-powerful eternal, all-knowing, all-present love, full of grace and love and wanting everyone He made to be saved from their sin and ignorance. There is ample evidence in history and nature and especially in the Bible. And when saved, the Holy Spirit and His love and power and the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) grow in us and provide further proof. It is amazing to have n peace and assurance and unconditional love!!!❤❤❤
I think sometimes God puts someone fresh in your mind because something is left undone with them or to let you know they will be headed your way soon. Well, this happened recently in a dream and some random thoughts through the day and today we randomly met up at a park. Well, because of the Holy Spirit preparing me, I was ready and knew what to say and what he needed to hear. It is beautiful how God works out unresolved or unfinished business in the right timing when we are ready for it and the other person is ready for it. And God continues to amaze me every day. I love Him so much to take care of the little nagging details of our lives to promote growth and peace and show love. He is so very good! ❤❤❤
This word barely exists today. Disposable is the norm. Experiences, people, jobs, all disposable. I have been thrown out too so I know from experience. People use and then throw out when something suits them better. As such, and detesting ever being like everyone else, perseverance is what I want then. I never want to think so highly of myself that I throw someone away to benefit myself. Ever. I refuse. I will persevere in whatever condition I find myself to benefit those in my path. They will come first. They will benefit from my efforts. In the Bible, that is called “faithfulness” or “longsuffering”, a fruit of the Spirit. God is full of grace and faithfulness/perseverance. He is rich with it. When I ask Him for some, He freely and lovingly gives it to me and I have renewed energy for whatever happens at any given moment. It is beautiful! God is good! ❤❤❤
Our expectations are powerful. We do not always expect things to go the way they do. Most of the time, our expectations and hopes are golden. We e left Jesus Himself to swoop down and rescue us from every difficult situation. He does not work that way. He may send angels and He has sent the Holy Spirit but quite often, we are going through difficulties to build our faith, build our character or prove ourselves so why would He rescue us without letting us be tried or proven? No, the expectation is wrong. Hope stomps in with muddy boots, the majority of the time. He goes through it with us, warts and all, dirty and gritty. The hole is that we will come out better, more mature, wiser, built up, reliant more on God, worth more to Him and those around us, more perfected, holier. And we are NEVER alone when we belong to God along the journey. That is the hope. Change the expectation, change the hope. And then when it comes stomping in with you in the more, you will see it and appreciate it for the perfection that it is. You are so very truly purely loved!!
I have found myself of late within a series of difficult events, fighting new battles within my mind. Throughout, I have navigated the rockiest of shores with a wide range of careful triumphant precision and something akin to trying to wrestle a live goose into a large pot of broth while blindfolded while crying like a chef who has just chopped no less than 100 raw onions. So, somewhere in the top!er coaster that has been me, I blew by my giftedness and focussed on, well, me. Disturbed by narcissists worldwide, I realized I was in very real danger of becoming one. So, what I can only call a revelation from God, just entered my mind. I have two things to use as tools in not becoming someone I hate or worse God cannot use. One is the biggest most powerful tool in the universe… the power and wisdom of the Holy Spirit, God Himself. Amazing! Grasping my problem with a firm grip and shaking it loose from me with a ferocity that rivals a lioness protecting her cubs is God protecting me when I ask. He is my powerful Heavenly Father after all. I am His and He is mine. Second tool is the gift of perspective of a sound mind naturally seeing the big picture. My innate zoom out camera in my mind. I had borrowed a friend’s attention to detail and fixated on the little nuggets that I generally, when true to self, would never have given the time of day. I had let go of who I was, the crazy, zany, wise one I was cut out to be who rises above the now and easily breathes in the big picture. I saw how tiny my own problems were compared to thousands being martyred and worse now, politicians as corrupt mob bosses of old, morality being plunged to negligible levels in the country I love the most, and so many other problems worldwide. My little issues are tiny specks compared to these things. Yes, they still matter to me. Of course, I love very very big and am passionately tender hearted so feel the recent losses in my life vehemently, but I cannot live there for there is much to be done. There are many hurting. If I live in my own hurt and get stuck there, who will be there to help others who are hurting? And who can help them best than someone who intimately understands and can empathize with their experiences? Oh how I would tie my own hands and God’s work through them if I gave in to sorrow and depression? What good would I be? Who would love these other hurting people? Whose hands would God use to heal them if not mine? And it hit me, I had given in to the temptation of selfishness and distraction and I refuse to give up my freedom to such petty things. So, here we are, arriving together at this momentous crossroad in my life. No doubt prayers uttered on my behalf brought it to fruition so I thank you dearly for them. And off we go, me with jobs to do, taking care of my family and home, serving others with my kids, visiting shutins and bringing them joy, being a part of the world again. No more protect and preserve mode. I have better things to do. I will save my tears for the onions.
God made me such that my mind is strong. My will is even stronger. That is how I am cut, just the way it is, not because of me but what He wanted me to have. But when my heart is broken, which honestly is not a common occurrence, my broken heart, because I feel things so deeply, feels like the strongest part of me. In fact, it tends to trump any current logic or thought processes or strength of will. A broken heart rules like a greedy narcissistic tyrannical dictator with no remorse for pain afflicting on the rest of me. I believe this is true of a lot of us. And we kind of just give up and live this way because nothing we have in our toolbox is stronger. However, I have found (probably because so many people were praying for me) that one thing is stronger than a broken heart. Just one thing can eject this horrible ruling body from its throne. Humbleness. Yep, it is amazing how much natural power and payload it has in its arsonal. It is incredibly powerful, the strongest tool and weapon at our disposal. You see, with that one thing, we can bow in prayer and call on the unlimited and all powerful forces of heaven, I stantly gaining the attention of our allmighty and all-powerful Creator God and He readies His troops for battle and fights for you. You see it’s value. Without being humble, prayers or rants or fury or anger or anything else cannot break the back of the broken heart, that powerful wound. With humbleness and contrition, we call on the greatest force we know or can imagine and He can defeat our enemy within us.