WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO?
WHAT ELSE IS THERE? CALL ON JESUS--GO TO GOD!
1BUT NOW [in spite of past judgments for Israel's sins], thus says the Lord, He Who created you, O Jacob, and He Who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you [ransomed you by paying a price instead of leaving you captives]; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.
2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you."
Isa 43:1 & 2
In other words--HE WILL MAKE A WAY WHERE THERE IS NO WAY! If you believe Him-if you expect Him-you will see Him!
What we can't learn from each other--We Can still Learn from Jesus!
As we all begin to settle into these 'Years of Lean' that are Here Right Now, I Thank Our Father in the name of Jesus for the preparation that He has provided to me and my family to ready us for this season.
I praise God, thanking Jesus for opening up the eyes, ears, hearts, hands, and feet of everyone He has called and is still calling. To open up these people to hear His directions, His guidance. So that they will know to start helping/continue helping others as He is helping them.
To Hear what He is saying so that they Will obey what He tells them. To Hear AND to Do--it's the only way to navigate through this mess that these mere mortals have created for all of us to live through....or in some cases to die through.
Anyone that tries to tell you that the Lean Years are still on the way is a liar. The Lean Years are here and they will touch everybody in one way or more--everyone will be hit, pinched, and will have to re-direct their 'ways' in order to keep order, balance, stability and faith.
"From His dwelling place He watches All who live on earth."
As my family continues to do without more of so many little things - some I'm sure we took for granted that we would always be able to get; And, as we continue to thank Jesus for having them in our lives to begin with--We know that we can 'live without' a few, many things.
Look-See past the surface my friends--go deeper, deeper into His love for us.
I thank Him for more room being made in us, for More of HIM!
One thing that we Need to Increase in our lives--as we are Decreased in the material stuff-- is our praise and thankfulness to our Father God in the name of Jesus! Not just to 'get through' these lean times--but for your lifetime.
We need to increase our time with God -- increase our time praising and thanking Him for This Day! Increase the time we want Him to change us--abiding in Him.
Let us see Who Will Abide on The Day....?
"ARISE [from your bed], Cry our in the night, at the beginning of the watches; Pour out your heart like water in the presence of The Lord. Lift up your hands toward Him for the lives of your young children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street."
Before you look in your hands and find that they hold not enough--offering Him Your praises would be a good start. Open your mouth and offer the seed that you do have-your confessions of faith and trust in Him, your testimonies of how He has helped you in your past or others that you know He helped, your thankfulness to Him for you know that, had He not helped you--you would not be here right now, your praise for He is God and He is concerned about you--He Cares. He Is Concerned about you-me-each and every one of us that belongs to Him Is Important to His plan. Spending quality time with Him will allow Him to reveal His plan-His will to you. It will be in your heart.
17May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, 18That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; 19[That you may really come] to know [practically, [a]through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses [b]mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] [c]unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and [d]become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself!" Eph. 3:17-19 AMP
Speak out your acceptance of His Will be done in your life as He has ordained It to be. That you will stop fighting Him and begin to honor Him with your trust and your love.
Would you like to be in a relationship with someone who does not believe in you? Who does not obey your smallest, wisest desires? Who defies you at every turn?
If you had a child like that--RIGHT! That is how the Father feels when we act like that.
We all have a lot to offer God, we have a heart for Him. When you allow your heart to spend more time with It's Creator--this will strengthen not just your heart, but your hands, your feet, your whole body, your soul will be prepared for the winds and the storms that come with the Lean Years.
Some things need to be removed in order that His voice Will be heard by those that He is speaking to.
Everybody is talking about what they 'need'. We all do it.
Our immediate need. Most people are speaking of material items, things that make our life more convienent--more appealing to others,. Things that soothe the flesh and the eye--not the heart, the spirit and the soul.
The Spirit of the Lord spoke to me that our need is so large and great that we can only see it day by day-if we could really see what we "NEED" starting from inside out---We would be overwhelmed from the start of knowing.
To know and rest in the truth that our Father is faithful AND He sees what we need for years and generations to come -- AND has already supplied that need when I get to it--when you get to it--Is a huge load off my shoulders when I came to Trust ad Rest within His faithfulness--Rest in His love.
That is what I believe He will do and does all the time.
What people need is to be 'there' for another--that is part of our greatest need. To sotp being so self-centered and more selfless.
What many people need is to start facing the lies they have been living--face the fears, face the hatred that lives in their hearts. They need to examine themselves daily in order to be more like Him. People need to remember that His Peace and Joy Is Our Strength.
The other part is we need is more of Jesus living in us--more of His love in us to continue the changing of our hearts.
Want to know what you need? Ask to know His heart--tell Him what you already know about Him--He will take it from there.
He Will supply your need-from the inside out.
Forgiveness is the key to a door in the heart of God. Ask for it-give it to yourself--give it to others, receive it from the Father.
The depth and width of His Love for us is always ready to be poured out to us as we pour out--He pours into us from His Love-His heart.
When you get the time ToDay Start praising Him; under your breath, in your head, outloud when you can, low so only you can hear it--louder so others can hear it--PRAISE HIM for Everything that you need given to you Right Now! Remember, He is going to work on your inside, your heart first--then move to the outside.
I John 3:1-9 Amp
JESUS MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN ME-Shirley Ceasar
SACRIFICE OF PRAISE by Dorothy Norwood
HE WILL DO IT AGAIN! -Shirley Ceasar
FAITH in God is FREEDOM!
Resting In His Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Faith.