Monday, February 17, 2014
DAILY PORTION--WHAT I KNOW-IT'S NOT COMPLICATED
"You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as [a]presenting all that I Am], He may give it to you."
“Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn’t a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing. You’re at least decent to your own children. So don’t you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better?"
A few things I have come to Learn, Accept and Apply to my daily walk. These are notes to myself that I write down in my notebook to help me.
I pray that in sharing my Journey that you will be encouraged also.
IT'S NOT COMPLICATED!
--When we surrender, become humble and willing, using all the trust and faith that we have and Allow God to lead us, His plans and ways are simple. He makes them simple.
They only become complicated when we add in or take away from what God told us. When our insecurities, ego and pride tell us we can do this how we want to. When the place God has put us within is uncomfortable and we begin to fight against the teachings and disobey, because we don't like how it feels.
When we resist the changes, the healing and deliverance the Lord uses to prepare us to be His. When we rebel against the Will of God for us and he lets us go about our will until we fail and fall. Realizing that the best place for us is back in His Will Completely!
We are like the homeless that are brought into the shelter, hungry, dirty, stinky, torn and weathered clothing. They wash weeks-months and years of street filth off this homeless person, they bathe and feed them, give them new clothes, and begin to see where else this person is in need of Change and Help to better their lives.
Well, that is what God does with us when we accept the Invitation Jesus offers to all. Come be reborn, be the child of the Most High God that you were created to be!
And if our answer is yes Lord!
Then we are brought into the Shelter of the Most High, and we are given Spiritual baths, scrubbing the weeks-months-and years of filth and stench off of us that living by the worlds ways has covered us in. The Lord feeds us His Soul Food, we are given new Spiritual clothes to wear to replace wearing our emotions, feelings, hurt, pain, lack, etc..., and then God begins to help us in all the other places of our lives that need to be better. If we allow Him to do so.
-It's one thing to Know the Path, it's Another thing to Live and Walk that Path every day.
There are many who Talk like they know, but they are not really living nor walking that path. They just want to fit in with those who are. People really need to stop playing with their souls! In the end the tares and the wheat will be separated!
So many would spiritually gain and accomplish what God has planned for them, if they would Stay where God puts them even though it is uncomfortable.
Even though the purpose is to strengthen them, to make them bear these little things, to grow their trust and faith in the Lord. Even though these place of being uncomfortable are designed to deliver them and heal them from their insecurities, their fears, their lack and to correct them with His Wholeness. Some still run away.
The Lord desires to mature us all so that we are Worthy vessels, so that we are within His Righteousness and understand why we need to obey and do what ever He leads us to do.
But to many to often, get upset about being in a place that is uncomfortable. They refuse to let go and be healed and delivered. They fight with God and themselves, and they end up doing what they want to do. They may even blame those around them for how they feel about themselves.
Many end up going back to what they knew, going back to the places and people that God cut them free from.
They are trying to fit themselves back into that place of stagnation, where their will rules them.
It will not work, though folk tell themselves all kinds of excuses trying to convince themselves it will but, it won't work. It's just another one of their masks.
When I forgive people, I am not saying, "we cool again", I'm saying, I love myself and my Life with Jesus more than I love being in bondage to unforgiveness and the stank ways I was treated. I'm saying I recognize God moving me into what is New for my life, and I am not going to allow anyone to use my emotions against me to hold me back. I am saying, I Hear Wisdom calling to me, so I answer Her!
I Love how God places me in positions I could have Never achieved on my own, through ways that humanly could not have worked if I tried to do them.
I thank Him for also Including the People I will Need to help me accomplish His Will.
Some folk think they don't need any other help once God places them where they need to be. So they cut loose those that God sent to be their help. They will fail in accomplishing what God placed them there to do. Ego, pride and insecurities will always bring down what God is building for you! Its Not Complicated!
If the enemy can jack up the communication between you and another (others) then he can begin to manipulate the relationship you have with them. his whole point is to ruin relationships, and so many assist him in doing so.
--I meet with myself Often to make sure my communication with myself is not broken, full of lies, lack, unbelief, excuses and shallowness.
I want to be healed and delivered from everything that is in God's way!
-I examine and purge my motives often. How I want things to go and in my timing, are not going to work. So I purge my motives to make room for God's motives and outcomes to happen. Those are the best for me.
-I can say no, and offer no explanation, and I'm cool with that.
-I don't need anyone's approval of me nor do I need folks to agree with Who God says I am, Nor agree with How God uses me.
- I know what to do when I don't know what to do.
-I forgive myself often! I shall not be held back by self condemnation. And it's a good way to learn, because when you can forgive yourself, you admit you made a mistake. Now, to move from that point into correction, you must forgive yourself again.
- I am glad I am not perfect, that is way too much work.
- A crisis doesn't throw me as much or as far as they used to.
-I am Grateful and Thankful for the doors that the Lord Closes!
- When I find out I have been lied to, I may not confront the person right away, sometimes I let things alone to see how far they will go.
-I am getting much better at Not being offended by the truth! My truth, other people's truth, and of course the Lord's truth.
- I Love how God places in my life those people who are secure with themselves, who recognize the anointing on my life, who rejoice in how God uses me, and how they allow me to rejoice about the Love of God in their lives.
-I am full of Joy, at how God brings into my life people who know the depth of the words friendship, love, trust, loyalty.
- Daily, I speak in a language of Spiritual faith and trust in Jesus my Messiah. I understand that many cannot understand this language, and I am cool with that.
-I am Loving how God is growing and maturing the spiritual lives of my beloved, our daughters, and my sister-n-love!
-I've been a friend to a lot of people who were not my friend. I'm not upset about where they are in my life.
I am not upset about their immature definition of friendship. I understand that we treat others as we treat ourselves. If they can't be a friend to others, they are not their own friend.
I am simply aware that we have different maturity growth and different definitions of friendship, love, loyalty and truth.
--I know that all that I do know is small in comparison to what I don't know. And what I do know, the Lord has blessed me to know.
--I remember how patient God has been with me, so I extend the same to others. But when God says leave them be, I do.
-I've learned that no one is really a total waste of time. If I meet them where they are I will also know where (and when) to leave them. Especially if they come with games, wearing all their masks, and trying to manipulate me into agreeing with their motives.
-I have a Righteous eye and Portion.
- Truth be told, if God is Not in it, I don't want any part of it. And I am Cool With that!
-Some get bent out of shape when I refuse to join in with their project, their what ever they are doing or saying, because I hear the Spirit say, "that is not for you." I am not here to please people, I am here to please the Lord. If folk have not gotten to that point of maturity and self-control in their spiritual life, I'm cool with that, just don't get it twisted.
-I am not here to be concerned with people's feelings, I am here to help people with their soul work, their heart work and to speak the Truth the Lord says needs to be spoken. Now, what that means is, I am not intent on hurting any one's feelings. Feelings/emotions are not my focus at all. When a person's feelings get hurt, it is because they heard the truth and are struggling with themselves about it.
I know how I, in the past, in the early part of my life being changed, fought against the truth also. I remember allowing my feelings to dictate to me how to react. But, my purpose is not to seek to hurt anyone's feelings. I don't have time nor desire to belittle people. Truth be told, if it will not bring Glory to God, I don't want any part of it.
-When people reject the truth, when they allow themselves to get offended by the Truth, that is the end of my work, until they decide to grow and mature.
-When I face where I am wrong, and accept God's correction, I am a better person, mother, life partner, friend, student, teacher, prophet, servant, sister to Jesus, daughter of God the Most High!
-When a person only wants their situation fixed and not their life changed for the better, it is good to know the difference so when they take off their masks, you won't be surprised nor blindsided.
- I am not upset, scared, nor worried when God says, certain people can't go with me where He is leading me. I may be a bit surprised at who cannot go, but I am Cool with that.
-I am glad when God reveals those who are actually around me to try and hinder me concerning God's purpose for me.
- I asked God to reveal to me who my adversaries are.... WOW! Folk started speaking their truth, revealing their motives and confirmed what He showed me.
--There is an overlapping of the ending of old and the beginning of new. Think of two circles, the one on the left is the end of the old and the one on the right is the beginning of the new.
And within that place in the middle where they overlap, in that space, sometimes it gets uncomfortable. Sometimes we get stuck in that uncomfortableness when we should keep moving out of the overlapping of the two, toward the circle of new beginnings.
I am grateful for the Holy Spirit who keeps revealing to me where I am and how I am making myself get stuck.
Here is where we have to decide if our feelings and flesh will rule or our trust and faith in the Lord Jesus will rule us. Does the Holy Spirit have your full cooperation, or are you trying to negotiate with Him?
It's not Complicated!
You just have to WANT the Truth and the Will of God to Control every part of your life every day.
True Real Love and True Real Friendship are hard to come by, with so many people living through masks, their insecurities and their passive-aggressive motives. And when they do enter your life, they take a work of Love to maintain them. Many want these things, but so few are Willing to Work to keep them, to grow and mature them once they acquire them....and so, they lose them.
If they won't let God help them, then what makes me think I can help them!
God Will send to you those who Know how to help you, But, we can't Make you want His best, and we won't try to make you either. I remember there are Many who only want their situation fixed, not their whole life. They don't want to do the work it takes to have a Better life. They simply want to go back to their old lives.
It's your choice to Allow God to Help you, because If you won't allow God to help you, then there is Nothing I can do either!
When I thought people were walking Away from me, cutting me away from their inner circle, the Spirit of the Lord gave me clarity about these things.
The Spirit of the Lord told me, "They are not technically walking away from you, YOU have moved Up and Forward, And they stopped cooperating with Me and have fallen behind as they decided to walk their own way. So I kept You moving as You continue to cooperate with Me and that is why there is Much distance between You and them, and leave them to themselves, as they rejected Correction and You did Not!"
On feet of Faith & Peace Resting In His Peace & Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Radical Faith.
Isaiah 50:4 / Isaiah 52 / Jer 20:9-13 /Joshua 1:9 / Luke 6:38