April is my birthday month, in a few weeks I will be 52 years old.
For the past few months I have been reflecting on this past year, going back to my last birthday.
Seeking every opportunity that the Holy Spirit reveals to me where I can praise my Father God in the name of Jesus for all that He is to us and has done for us.
I am also looking for places that have been changed in me and places that are in a continuous cycle of changes. And of course, looking for the places that still need to be changed.
We are a work of God's Love!
Grateful and thankful that He saves me from myself Every Day!
Grateful that I know my Lord's Voice and heed it, and each new day is another opportunity to learn it better.
With a generous heart I praise Him for all that He Is to me and my family and all that we are to Him, in the name of Jesus, So Be it!
What a Beautiful Day this Is!
Oh my Lord, how grateful I am for You answering my prayers and accepting my praise, worship, tears, joy, rough times and easy times.
Because of You my Lord Jesus, I am allowing You to change me, to be more like You Lord. I strongly desire to grow and mature in my emotional and spiritual lives, to strengthen my relationship with You. To be the kind of friend to others that You are to me.
Thank You for this process that allows Your Love to do every thing that You need me to be.
I thank You that I am not one way this day and another way another day. I know who I am and whose I am.
Each day as you grow me through each situation, trouble, Joy, and challenge my discernment becomes clearer as I allow deception to be removed. Thank You Lord for the Truth.
I know that You hate liars and people who create rifts, mess and divisions, because their heart is one way and their mouth is another. Proverbs 6:16-19
I thank You that I am secure with myself, and when I am not Your Spirit holds me tight and corrects me.
I thank You that I am not lying to myself and that I am able to confront myself concerning my doubts, mistakes, insecurities and weaknesses so that I will not be a pretender and full of deception.
Each day is an opportunity to love myself, to grow and mature and move closer to You.
Each day is an opportunity to be Your will here on earth as it is in heaven.
I thank You my Lord for raising me to a higher spiritual reality and for the clarity I need to remove all deception from my own thinking so that I will be aware of deception around me.
How You grow and mature me keeps me humble, still bold, assured and confident, but humble.
You constantly repeat throughout Your Gospel that we are not to forsake our friends, that we are to treat them Just as You Jesus treat us. It can be rough sometimes dealing with certain people, but I know that It's all part of your process of revealing the truth and living by Faith for all involved.
As long as I do what You lead me to do, how they treat me and others is more of a reflection of them, than me.
I also know that how they treat me and others is how they treat You Jesus.
I praise You my beloved Friend that You have taught us how to live and how to be a real friend to others.
It's not complicated at all.
I thank You, because when I sit down to the table, what I bring is Your love and truth, and if my flesh tries to enter Your Holy Spirit holds me and corrects me.
I thank You for the clarity that if Your Love is not being served back to me, I know to allow You to speak Your truth and to leave them to themselves.
I have been aware that the season of purifying has been upon us for many months now, and that You have put us into Your Refiner's Fire. This process is to burn off all dross = impurities, that Need to Go!
I know that it's akin to throwing stuff off a plane, because the plane needs to gain altitude and if too much is loaded past it's capacity, the plane cannot go higher. So then, all that is keeping it from climbing higher must go!
Old thinking, insecurities, unforgiveness, any doubt, any faithless thinking, my will, ego, pride, and my plans all have to be thrown out!
So that I am facing Your truth and allowing it to cover me. Thank You God You do keep us covered, because sometimes it takes us a moment to get in line with you.
Each day is an opportunity to allow Your love to heal and to mend my hurt, pain and disappointments. I pray that all seek you for this and the multiple layers of Your love will they come to know.
Releasing all expectations that I have of others that are way too much for them to supply. Even when they gave us the impression they could, but in the end they couldn't, because they just don't have it....yet.
Pouring forgiveness and allowing Love to stretch my love to make room for them and myself to grow.
It's true, people will sometimes try to blame me or others Lord, it's not about me or anyone else.
How they treat themselves is how they will treat me and others. That is what You want to help them with.
I am still reminding myself of this truth each time.
We all have to go through these kinds of corrections, or, we don't.
It's about immaturity, fears and lack that they speak through and are controlled by. It's about how we communicate with our self and how that impacts our relationship with our self and with You and others.
It's about us shutting down the voices of our past, our mistakes, lack, fears, doubt, our flesh, hurt and pain, so that only Your voice Lord is what we hear and heed.
We do have to allow you to re-train our ears to hear -recognize and heed You truth and love...many do not wait on You to create a foundation of this in them. So they keep wandering, feeding their flesh, and being double-minded. Your grace is at work.
Many have an unhealthy relationship with themselves Lord and they feed it every chance they get, only giving it more power to keep them in bondage to serving the enemy.
Many rebel against Your will Lord, they want what they want and will not surrender themselves to You. They refuse to see themselves as You see them, and prefer to be molded by the shallowness of this worlds ways Lord. Send more Workers Father, send more workers.
And Lord, many people do not like themselves much at all, let alone love themselves.
They are simply running scared, full of fear and would rather make excuses, lie to themselves and blame others, than to allow You to clean out their impurities and make them whole In You.
I have learned it is about their relationship with You, it is about what You know they need to learn, accept, and become.
I see some old parts of me in them, but I can't live with those things. I decided long ago to allow Your changes to carry me Where You intend for me to be.
I am making room for all our blessings to enter and unfold in order to be used as You know best Father.
Thank You for patience and wisdom.
Allowing all lessons to teach me what I need to know today. Being quiet so that my heart will create what I need to speak, know and understand, my Spirit is on Fire!
Your Love my Lord, Your Love!
Throughout this year I know that my faith and trust in You my Lord Jesus, my Messiah Is growing and maturing as I face all challenges in the name of love, truth and victory! Glory be to You Father-Mother GOD in the name above all names, Jesus!
Thank You Father God, Holy Spirit and my Lord Jesus!
Now, what else do You desire me to do for You today?
In the name of Jesus, so be it!
"But the time is coming—it has, in fact, come—when what you’re called will not matter and where you go to worship will not matter.
It’s Who You Are and The Way You Live that count before God.
Your worship Must engage your spirit in the Pursuit of Truth.
That’s the kind of people The Father Is Out Looking for: Those who Are Simply and Honestly themselves before him in their worship.
God Is sheer being itself—Spirit.
Those who worship Him Must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration.”
John 4 The Message Bible
"A time will come, however, indeed It Is already here, when the True (genuine) worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth (reality); for The Father Is Seeking just such people as these as His worshipers. God Is A Spirit (a spiritual Being) And Those who worship Him Must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth (reality)."John 4 Amplified Bible
“I am He,” said Jesus. “You don’t have to wait any longer Or look any further!”
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/John 4:23-24