Friday, May 15, 2009


My friends,
As we continue to learn what Gifts will be acceptable to Him And to Offer to Him our acceptable gifts, our Faith grows in Him.

The Peace that He left us is not in the absence of chaos and trouble but it is in the Presence of Christ Jesus standing with us, within the midst of chaos and trouble, doubt and fear.

Knowing He Is With Us, there is no way that our enemy can stand in the middle of what concerns us.

As he is Not Able to be around when we have called on Jesus to help us out and through each fear, each, trouble, each chaotic storm, and each difficulty.
My hungry heart cries for more of Him. He looks to satisfy this hunger and I welcome His increase in me. He directs us to reflect Him, so that the seekers will see Him in me—see Him in each of His followers. To daily accompany Him as He journeys to find His lost sheep all the while teaching us.
There are days when All I have Is my Joy, my Peace, all I have is rejoicing, combined with the Grace that has been sent forth before me. As John rejoiced when he pointed his disciples to Him with his brave and humble words; “He Must Increase, and I Must decrease!”
So do I speak the same truth. We are to go on in each day in Faith and Love experiencing the opportunities that following Him shall provide.

How large is your faith? How deep is your faith?
We know that God is Larger than any natural and temporal problem-this is a truth. Is your faith in Him larger than the problem that faces you? Even if it is small, make sure that you have growing Faith in Him-a hunger to have large faith will be answered by His love.

As far as you have come walking with the Lord, as far as His love has grown in you-changing you; we cannot allow the monsters of the Id, nor the workers of iniquity to convince us and lead us into doubt, fear, and despair; to steal our Peace, our Rest and our Joy. To conquer self is the beginning of all victories in this Journey with Christ.

Our Spiritual experience with God through a relationship and our experience with Jesus requires our involvement.

Our whole hearted prayers, our wholehearted worship, our whole hearted obedience; and our whole hearted committment to be changed, to be teachable in order to Allow His Love to become the center of our heart, our life, our thinking, and actions.

That is what His love is doing when He changes us. He begins with our focus, our move from self centeredness to God centeredness. From this root do we continue to grow and all that He has planted in us will be revealed through our daily connection with Him and will show through our experiences with Him.

His Spirit is our motivation that shifts us, creating from our surrendered control over our lives, new roots from nourishing the seeds that He has planted in us.

This is the difference that should be the importance of mankind- that should be the focus of His followers-the difference that His Love makes in us when we completely surrender to His Will over our own.

The root of our new motivation which is the result of our experience, of our connection with God causes us to have a changed behavior pattern-a new pattern for living through and in His love.
It is Not the outer body differences that mankind has for so long chosen to exploit, deny, oppress, and to use as a negative in order to justify their fear filled, self serving desires and control – all in the work of being safe and secure-here in this world.

This way is the way of feeding the lie that skin color or gender is the important factor that we are to base our fears on.

Let us remember that God never once asked Any of us what and who we wanted to be before He put us in our mother's womb!
That decision is Always left up to Him and Him Alone!

Just as we lock up tight our homes, protecting our families, ourselves and our belongings from mean spirited people – we have to lock up our souls and hearts against every lying human and spiritual thief that tries to steal the Treasures that our Father has blessed us with.

Even when that lying thief is our own flesh and our mind’s battlefield-we have to allow the Spirit of the Lord’s Wisdom to help us to push down our self will-which as you know allows His Will to govern His authority over, in, and through us.

Are you joining with the very old mob of fear lead, frightened, self centered people that some Christians have become part of – or - are you a partaker in the family of Jesus our King, living by trust and faith in Him? Saying that you stand this day and then not the next day, will not help you to grow, be used by Him, nor fulfill His purposes for you here nor there.

There is a truth that we all must grasp and hold on to-protecting in our heart and soul. Too many seek to justify themselves and this will always hinder their work for Him. We must remember that we are fighting the good fight of faith-led by His Spirit of Love.
We are fighting for Christ the King, not for ourselves. All explaining and justifying must be done for Him. In every difficulty we may have with another, we need to put ourselves in their place and pray that their issues will be solved. And this shall bring about a solution for us-to help us see with clarity that which we ought to pray.

The power is given to help us realize the needs of all those we have contact with; and to acquire the Full use of His Power we must absorb sympathy, forgiveness, and understanding from the Life of Jesus. The increase of time spent with Him, learning all about Him- being in a way of knowing Him; is necessary and should be dear to us all that follower Him.

When we rejoice and focus on the new life and the new opportunities that will challenge us all to grow in Spiritual maturity and emotional maturity; let us Praise His name and His purpose for our lives, for He has provided all the Grace, and Love that we will need for each day—One Day at A Time.

Let us remember that God will bless our honest obedient efforts and He Will meet our faith. He will also accept our sharing with Him all the acceptable gifts-and this will allow Him to continue to share with us all that He Is and has.

Romans 8:16
The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God. 17And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory.
14The sower sows the Word.
2Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the [Holy] Spirit as the result of obeying the Law and doing its works, or was it by hearing [the message of the Gospel] and believing [it]? [Was it from observing a law of rituals or from a message of faith?]

3Are you so foolish and so senseless and so silly? Having begun [your new life spiritually] with the [Holy] Spirit, are you now reaching perfection [by dependence] on the flesh?

Please, don't let your Fire go out for Him!

on feet of faith and peace,
Resting In His Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Faith.
Joshua 1:9

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