As people brag about the presents, remember you have God’s presence! He came to this world to be with us! Emmanuel! God is with us. What a gift!
Wonderful: Jesus is the One who makes us smile. Counselor: there is not a situation that we have that He doesn’t know how to guide us through. Mighty God: He is greater and stronger and higher than all. Everlasting Father: we have a connection with the Father that is personal and f-o-r-e-v-e-r. Prince of Peace: Jesus gives us perfect peace as our minds are stayed on Him.
We can enjoy this gift. We must give this gift. This gift is a power packed, gift that keeps on giving type of gift!
I’m almost finished with the book and the 21 day fast!! The book The Shack is mind opening. Here is my take from it the first time of reading.
Jesus doesn’t want me to be like Him. He doesn’t want any of us to be like Him. He was Him and that’s the only Jesus we will need…EVER! With that truth, I have to be V Faith because I am the only one in the world! Being me to the fullest is what will bring God glory.
Jesus doesn’t want us to follow Him, not like we are fans who don’t know Him intimately. Instead He wants to lead us into a relationship with Him like the one He has with His Father and the Holy Spirit.
As I hang around Jesus, I will be like Jesus. Remember, what I am around I will become like. Yes, I will follow Jesus, for He as done many things and I want to learn from Him. Then I will look like Jesus, but so others can see Him.
My focus is my relationship with this Supreme Being. I love to live in His love. I have a purpose in my identity as a daughter of Father God.
You dear reader are the only you on this earth. You are completed through your relationship with Jesus. Get married to Jesus! It’s the only relationship in this world that will satisfy! God bless you.
God You are so in tuned to everything. Lord You are not condemning but You are gentle and just in Your conviction. You alone God are what we are longing for. Everyday we try to figure things out without You, yet You patiently wait to just pour Your love on us as we have already been forgiven by the cross on Calvary. Lord on that cross You took on sickness, brokenness, barrenness, unrighteousness, betrayal, deception, loneliness, stress, and so much more. You were sinless and You fulfilled the law that showed us that we could never properly live this life on our own because we will always hurt the three: You, ourselves, and others. Oh but as we keep Your words and obey Your commands In our heart every moment at any given moment, we will love the three: You, ourselves, and others. Lord last night Mommy was talking about tests and the tests we have to take to mature and grow in You. Lord Your tests at not pass or fail. Your test Father God are love or hurt. Because if we do as You ask we will love. But when we don’t follow Your words, we hurt. We want to love. We choose to love. When we do hurt, Precious Savior, please open our hearts and mind to make it better. Also King, help us to follow You the first time. As we follow You, we will be showing other people You. Lord we want You to shine and be glorified because then we will be like You and the relationship Your have with the Father. As it says in John 8:54 “Jesus replied, ‘If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.'”(John 8:54 NIV) Now Adoni, we will worship You in spirit and in truth because you are worthy of every praise we have. Even the praises we are given we give back to You because we are glorifying Your name in all things. How we love You because You love us! Wow, You are lovely! Oh, the power of Your hand. Pow, Your wisdom puts fools to shame. This is why we trust in You! And You are so sweet because in the processes You walk with us and trust with us. You lower, humble and make Yourself meek so we can get closer to You! Bam, we will thank You for all that You’ve done whither specific or in general. Thank You Lord!!! In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Today is the first day of our, my church’s, 21 day fast. The theme of the fast is breaking strongholds. For the sake of today’s blog, I’m going to change the word from breaking to pulling.
This morning we were encouraged with wise words as they fell like the dew in the morning from Pastor Paul’s mouth.
Ah speaking of mouths, wisdom, and as aforementioned pulling, I got my wisdom tooth pulled OUT.
Can you believe this experience taught me about strongholds?
1. Only someone who knows what they are doing will be able to comfort you properly, before, during and after the procedure.
2. You as the patient have to trust the One doing the surgical work.
3. Now that the damage is done you are in charge of how quickly you recover by following the post surgical instructions. (You can cry about it or you can continue to live life with it bandaged for a while.)
4. The area feels weird, empty, and like something is missing.
5. You don’t want to eat because it’s not as natural feeling as it once was.
6. Talking is at it’s minimum. Praying for a speedy recovery is at it’s max.
7. You know when all the weird feelings and bleeding go away, you know it’s for your best and all things will work together for good in the end.
8. A renewal of you begins without that which was once rooted.
I don’t know if you can see what I am seeing. If so I think it’s not a bad way yo look at strongholds coming down. You’ll hear the cracking, then see the problem, then feel it’s effects for a little while, but finally be FREE.
It makes sense
Complete and full sense
…that I have been having a hard time moving on
In reality you did too
No, I’m not in love with you
But I do love you
For each other we may not be right
But we have made our souls tight
We spent time together
Go upset yet still leaned on each other
Like magnets we attracted
No matter how much time came between us our connection just got stronger
But I have to cut this cord.
This way I can move on to the next song and learn a new verse
It makes sense when they say you will never forget your first love
For I did love you but…we are not in love
It will make sense
He will come
They will get it
Love will reign
Glory will shine
In God’s perfect time
We are tested now
They are tried now
He is over there now
Love fights fear now
Glory is eclipsed now
Is in God’s hands
Is on our side
Is spent quickly
Is always moving
Is ours if we choose wisely
There are many songs to remind people that this life is not easy. There are also verses in the bible like James 1:2-3 that tell us trials will come and when they do we need to be happy because we know two things: 1 it’s building our character, and 2 we have the victory at the end anyways.
Today, I can count 5 trials from the time I woke up to about an hour or so ago. Not just little things either. Each one got me either in tears, close to tears, frustrated, or hurt/mad. A common denominator of each situation was “I praise You Father!” were the words flowing out of my mouth. It’s amazing to know that I could still bless Your Holy name through it all.
Thank You for that Jesus. I can’t wait to see Your hand and strong arm that’s mighty to save rescue me out of these predicaments. 🙂