"Lean on, Trust In, And Be Confident In the Lord with All your heart And mind And do Not rely on your own insight or understanding. In All your ways Know, Recognize, And Acknowledge Him, And He Will direct And make straight And plain your paths."
With the Faith And Trust of a child do I serve Him in the small and the large 'things' that He has called me to do. His Truth lives within me and is poured out from me as He sees fit.
With this unusual Faith and Trust that He has bestowed within me do I live for Him.
Because I have chosen to Believe, therefore I will See the Glory of the Living Lord every day. In the name of Jesus, I expect Him, Amen.
Lord, I thank You for creating in me the Character that matches the Gifts that You have given to me, In Jesus' name Amen!
I Thessalonians 2:4 NIV 4 "In fact, it is just the opposite. God has accepted us to preach. He has trusted us with the good news. We aren't trying to please people. We want to please God. He puts our hearts to the test."
Amp- "4But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the glad tidings (the Gospel), so we speak not to please men but to please God, Who tests our hearts [a]">[a]expecting them to be approved]."
My friends, my sisters and brothers, Be alert that once the Lord has chosen And called you And you Accept His invitation to be His, that at the appointed times, He will come to cut away from you that which is in His way. The places in you that need to be cleaned out from the carnality that has ruled you up to that point.
Everything that can be shaken Will Be Shaken.
The end result that He seeks is to Free you--to release you from all the unnecessary burdens that you (we all) hold onto in false hope and strength. It is a Time of stretching you--of proving your faith--to prepare you for that Which He has called you to do.
To bring us into a place & space of vast liberty in His Spirit--to purify us--Which will allow His Spirit to Freely flow in, around, and through us. Glory be to the Lord for How He loves us!
Waking up every morning by the Power and Purpose of His Love, I include in my prayers that He teach me What I do not know, And to Correct what I do know.
Then I know I am prepared to move through the day guided by His Holy Spirit.
He has taught me that many of His people do Not have the understanding that to Serve Him is to Serve those He sends. To serve Him in Large And Small things.
One truth to being a True disciple of His, is to Joyfully, with a whole heart-Do the little things in a great and noble way. Just as Jesus Said and did, and so He still does.
I have learned that so many profess they would die for the Lord--but they do Not daily Live for the Lord...In none of the small details that they should recognize as coming from Him--they overlook them. They complain, judge, avoid, make excuses, try to control and see and speak only negativity, totally blind to His love that is Ever Present.
So very often this is the way that people express their limited, narrow, conditional selfish, always taking Love towards those they say they love in this world. When they see they will receive some earthly, human return, Only then are they ready to make the large or small sacrifices. Self serving is not the same thing. You might be fooling yourself but you are not fooling the Lord, nor those who Rightly serve Him.
I encourage you to Guard against doing this and saying-telling that all you do is in the service of the Lord. Those with Spirit led ears and eyes know the truth, that they are lying.
Those of us that truthfully serve Him suffer the little hardships Gladly along side the larger hardships in His name. It is not about us--we kill off 'self' every day in order to be able To work for Him. We know that what ever we are prepared for, what ever we have to go through is Not for naught--it is for what is to Come, that Which Is on the way, spoken forth by God.
He Will send His truth bearers into your life at the right moments to correct wrongs and When He does so, they Obediently come and speak His Truth, and/or they come with a warning, to shake you, to cut away flesh; Many run because they do not want God to strengthen and deepen their faith-yet, they cry out to be used mightily and greatly for His Son's sake. They are quick to yell out 'praise the Lord, and I love the Lord', so that they appear to be a part of His Family. This is the way of a double-minded person, one who lacks Integrity.
Let me tell you this, if this is the way you are, what you asked of Him, It Ain't gonna happen! Not until you have been put into His refiners fire and purified. We All have to go through this to burn off what is not of Him and will keep us from His Work.
We are to be Over comers of 'self', cut apart from that which are proud impulses, little selfishnesses, that keep us from serving Him in the little difficulties. To serve the Lord we are to suffer for Him-to suffer in His name--Then are we His servants in All the Large and Little things. The Lord has spoken that Victory comes to those that Over Comes. To overcome self and the trials, and troubles, and difficulties of this world does not come to us automatically Nor without effort.
We Have to work, to seize Every Victory-take them by the Power of faith, trust, authority and Love. This is the success in the struggle to be mindful of our purpose and guided by His Holy Spirit at each step of the way.
I don't know about you, but I Am Not some powerless victim!
The Lord has Called us to be overcomers, conquerors, Joyfully, and Triumphant in All Things! and I have Gladly accepted Who the Lord says that I am! Amen!
I encourage you to refuse to allow the enemy to victimize you in any way--even when he has tricked you, (or you tricked yourself), into making the wrong decisions and choices. There Is a way out of bad decisions and choices, if you want out and if you believe and trust by faith that He knows what He is doing better than you ever could.
By Faith He wants you to stand on the water and walk on what was sent to drown you=shallow waters!
"I Long to accomplish a great and noble task, but It Is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks As If they were Great and Noble!" ~Helen Keller
On feet of Faith & Peace
Joshua 1:9/ Isaiah 52
Resting In His Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Faith.