The Power of God's Love and His Faithfulness
My sisters and brothers, I greet you today in the Fullness and Completeness of God's Powerful UnconditionaLove. Praise for Him continually comes forth from my heart. I thank Him for His Perfect Spirit that guides our lives, and I am grateful to Jesus that He left us His peace to live within. To stay within His Love is to seek His Presence for all times. Yea, Amen.
I come today to encourage you to remember what you have asked of our Father and to remember what He asks of us. To remember that He is The Mighty Provider, An Ever Present Help, The Ruler of All the Earth! Yea Amen. (Col.2:3)
*Little did I know that I had created an Altar in my heart and spirit, that I was sacrificing all my pain, hurt and fears at this altar. And that at this altar, I will receive all of His Love.
When I re-dedicated my life unto the Lord almost six years ago, little did I know and understand then, what the truth and power of my prayers to Father would bring. Little did I know how pleased He would be to receive me as His vessel and that I would become the apple of His eye. That He would Rise up and walk with me through every moment of my iife.
Little did I know....that I was 'getting out of the boat'--that I was speaking with a radical faith and agreeing to a radical obedience unto His way.
I am still ‘a work in progress’, but let me confess that The Hand of God has separated me from my old life, from old ways of loving, seeing, thinking, speaking and living/walking. From being a selfish, whinny child to being a healed, courageous Servant of The Lord. Little did I know that freedom from my old life – would bring me to prosper in every area of my life and would fill me up as abundantly as has happened. Thank You Jesus!
I know now, that on that first night six years ago, when I was on the floor crying, seeking through tears, calling on God with a shaky voice, the trembling that raced through my body--it was because of my newfound understanding that I have absolutely NO Power of my own and never did; that I created an Altar in my heart-my spirit for God and the Wonderful Counselor to sit on, to live in, and to work on. Little did I know....that circumstances created by mean spirited people would educate me - would break me into pieces that taught me that I am dust and that I need God healing and the freedom that only comes through Him.
I have asked God to show me The Joy that lies beyond my sacrifices, so that I do not ponder on all that I have given up in order to live in radical obedience to His way for my life. That all i have given up was an offering into His storehouse. Thank You Father God. So much more to recieve from Him than I am giving up. So much that He has already done.
The changes that He has taken me through have been trying at times. The relationships/friendships that I have given up, all the fears that I have let go of, the courage that I accepted and that I need to have and that I allow to grow and to walk with. The negative hatefilled comments and judging that I would have to endure from others that just don't understand what I am doing.
As far as I have come, I still hear God’s sweet voice saying to me, teaching me that I have to obey past my point of comfort. I still have a race to run and I purpose myself to run it with a full measure of the radical courage, faith and obedience that was set forth through the life of Jesus. It takes a lot of courage to walk a radical faith. And I am here to say, I am so happy that He has given us all a good measure of every spiritual gift that we will need everyday.
I must confess that the natural sacrifices I have carried out have been challenging and strengthening. To give in a generous way, a generous amount of all that I held dear to my heart. I have given away to those that He said needed it more than I did.
All of this I count as nothing compared to the desire, the passion I have to take in every bit of His Greatness through His Completeness. Oh yes, this is The Spiritual Mark to reach-even if i do not get to the end, i will work everyday trying.
My faith is strong and I have been put into positions that require me to use nothing else but my faith. As He is changing us and growing us and we are yeilding to His Spirit--I know approaching new experiences will add to my faith, no doubt about that.
The more I see of God, the more I am compelled to give more of myself to His changes and His glory in and through my life.
"...And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together will all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled up to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:17-19 (NIV)
Francis Frangipane wrote about this condition, "Right knowledge is vital, but we want more than just knowledge. We want the Presence of the Almighty to fill the vacuum of our doctrines with substance, the very substance of Himself. "The more we see God as He is, the more compelled we are to give Him our all."
Have you been obedient but only to a certain point? A point that is within your comfort zone, but outside of His safety zone?
Are you good, but not Holy? Do you have faith, but not the desire to be put into positions of practicing this faith?
Ask God in the name of Jesus, to show you His Joy beyond your sacrifices. Ask God to help you know Him in the deepest of His ways and to allow you to taste and see His goodness and that He can be trusted in every way. Ask God to give you more courage to live the life that your soul was designed to live-spoken from His mouth –His words over your life will become flesh and your flesh shall witness the glory of God, The most High God! In the name of Jesus, Yea Amen.
Psalm 36:5, "Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies."
Isaiah 59:1 “Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.”
My sisters and brothers, God’s Kingdom is one in which we have to prosper, that is the way it is set up by His Word. You need to prosper in your spiritual life, your natural life, your heart, your mouth, your works. God holds all these in His hands and He will release them as our faith directs Him to.
The amount of faith that you show in God is based on your amount of Love for Him. If you are showing little faith-then you have little love for Him.
The trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if we use them rightly. They not only test the fiber of our character, but strengthen it. Every conquered temptation represents a new deposit of spiritual energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul more like His and stronger than it was before.
Make up your mind who you are going to serve for the rest of the years that you have been given to live in this body on this earth.
Are you going to serve satan or Jesus?
Remember a mouth that has praise cannot speak of fears!
I encourage you to seek His presence and to sit with Him and learn all that you are to learn.
“And the Glory of The Lord shall be revealed to our flesh, and we shall see it together!”
In His name Yea, Amen!