DEAR GOD: Provide Your Strength in My Weakness~

 

During my weakest moments…I am the strongest by GOD’s grace.

Eventually, no matter what…we will walk through a “valley” and become besieged by circumstances that threaten to overtake our senses, emotions, and health.  Some of our circumstances can be overwhelmingly suffocating, painful, and/or heart-wrenching.  But, through it all, we have our mighty, powerful, loving, consuming, and sovereign God with us, who will hold us up, and guide us…and provide all we need to accomplish that which we need to.

His path, and His purpose for our lives is demonstrated throughout our life, from birth, in between years, and finally, death.  And, death of the flesh body, brings eternal life in the Spirit…where we will reside with Him forever.

In life, pain is inevitable. 

Life is filled with emotions. 

Life is  continuous growth.

Life is everlasting through Christ.

It is written, that GOD will give us beauty for ashes, and joy for our mourning. It is written that GOD will never leave us, nor forsake us.

It is written that GOD will uphold us with His right hand of righteousness.

It is written that GOD will guide our paths.

It is written that GOD will go before us.

It is written that GOD loves us so much that He gave His only begotten Son.

With all of these promises, (and so many more) we can stand firm on our faith believing that eventually God will bring  beauty for  ashes,   joy for mourning, while guiding our paths as He goes before us, loving and holding us up. 

With proclamations and affirmations such as these, we as children of GOD can withstand whatever comes our way knowing He loves us and is with us.

And, most important, no matter what we’re going through, remember that GOD will never give us more than we can handle.  And no matter what, be careful to give all the glory, praise always…without ceasing in our hearts, mind and soul.

And He remains Victorious always and forever…

And, we as His children are victorious through Him…

Amen! Amen!  Amen!

 

 

But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31  KJV

DEAR GOD: Light in Darkness & Birth Anew~

 

 

 

 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.  In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith–more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire–may be found to result in praise and glory and honour at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 

1 Peter 1:3-7

 

 

 

 

 

The Spirit man in all of us is a birthing process that continues to grow each day as we exercise the need and desire to “know Him” and long to please Him.

When the “inner man” our Lord and Savior’s Spirit that dwells within, longs to grow, we begin the long arduous process of walking in the light, stepping away from the darkness, and garnering the strength to do so, which is through Christ.

Being a beacon of light in the hands of our Father is essentially the top priority in which I exist.  And, most of those who are faith-driven feel the same way.

As we meditate and look to the LORD for all the answers, and look to Him for strength in tough times, and in good times in order to minister to those who need uplifting, we continuously grow in spirit.  Each day the word brings us another way to love Him, a deeper understanding.  A birthing of faith grows more each day.  The word is pregnant, it grows and grows.

The LORD is standing by for us.  We need Him to maneuver and spiral through the paths set before us.  He is there to guide us and comfort us as we become more intimate with Him.

The process of which is rewarding and peaceful, which excels a sense of purpose to our lives.  His will be done…not ours.  His plan, not ours.  His purpose for us…not ours.

Do you sense and understand the phenomenal aspirations of those walking in the light?

Can you see beyond the darkness of an individual as we try to reach them on a level of spirituality, which only can be enhanced and brought to fruition by the LORD Himself?

There are many yearning and feeling an urgency of wishing to submit and surrender to the LORD.  He is drawing them and wooing the hearts of those that burn with a desire to become like Him…and to do His will.

Submit, surrender…speak from your heart.  Walk in the light and follow His will…help those in the dark, with Jesus’ power…and be transformed along the way.

Your inner man is longing to grow.

Feed Him (your spirit) daily…and let Him grow in truth, spirit and love…Amen!

 

You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and ordained you that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it to you.”   John 15:16

 

 

 

DEAR GOD: Unfailing Faith & Trust~

 

And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

 (Mark 5:25-28 Luke 8:43-48 Matthew 9:20-22 )  

 

 

 

The woman with the issue of blood,  so clearly defines, and demonstrates,  how to obtain the healing power of God, by the grace of Jesus Christ, through faith that produces wholeness.

Faith is powerful by way of Jesus, and all that have great faith, without any doubt at all, deep in their hearts, will experience the Sovereign power in Jesus Christ’ name.

Trusting in the LORD, and allowing ourselves to surrender to His will, and adhering to His Word, which in essence is His voice…makes us “whole.”

TRUST— The ability to establish a full accord of yielding and acknowledging that CHRIST exists, and that by believing…we will survive and maintain the cord of LIFE, which abides in Christ, our Vine.

The woman with the issue of blood went looking for Jesus. She pressed through and overcame obstacles.  She pressed through the crowd. She wouldn’t take no for an answer. She fought the good fight of faith. She kept her focus on Jesus. She demonstrated her faith, trust and confidence in Jesus by her determination. And so, she was healed…after many years…made whole.  

FAITH-  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) For we walk by Faith not by sight…(2 Corinthians 5:7)

The individuals in the Bible are there for us to understand and learn from the inspired Word by the LORD.  This woman with the blood issue, went searching and looking for Jesus. She knew if she found Him, she had only to “touch His hem” and she would be made whole.  

She didn’t sit around saying, “woe is me” nor did she wait for Jesus to find her.

No. She went in search of Him.  

She was trying to seek His face, with all of her heart.

 She went to Him with all of her heart, she believed…she trusted, and she was made whole.

Faith, Trust and the LORD, go hand-in-hand.

The heart is love.  Love is the heart.  And, God is the heart of Love.  

Trust Him, Seek Him, Love Him…and have faith that you will be made whole.

Listen to His voice through the Word.  And Keep believing.  He is real, and He loves us as no other can or ever will.

Amen.

 

 

 

Hebrews 4:12 States that “the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

 

DEAR GOD: Hearts That Hurt—Hurt Hearts that Love~

 

 

 

 

 

While ministering to a 91 year old woman my heart ached so much so due to the awful state of mind she is in.  Emotionally, and mentally she is drowning in a sea of depression and anxiety.  She is so bad she could barely grasp or comprehend that which I was saying.

Clearly, she was in turmoil and angst that defied any lifeline that was being cast her way.  I tried so many things as I had in the past with her, which worked, i.e.; “Scripture passages, praying over her, building her up in the light of love of the LORD”  nothing touched her this time.  It was a sad thing to hear and my heart ached for her heart that was filled with pain.

I look to the LORD for all things, and ask for His wisdom and guidance in everything I do, so I wait upon Him to do His will.  There isn’t anything I could do at this point, nor prior because He is in control, but at least prior to this point she was responsive overall.

So now, I realize something I’ve said so many times before concerning faith and love of God.  When someone of faith tries to connect to someone who is down and miserable, it truly hurts.  And, all I could think is “imagine how much God must ache to see His children in pain if I’m having difficulty seeing and hearing this beautiful lady swimming in a sea of despair.

I will continue to check in on her and pray about what I could do at this point in service to the LORD…and I trust He will guide me as He always does.

So..I came away with this today in meditating about this woman’s circumstances, which I will not go into at this time, that a heart of love will ache for a heart that’s hurting.  But, during the hurting, God is watching all the while, caressing us with His grace and His love.

What ever happens to this woman, will be up to the LORD.  But until such time, I will continue to build up this lady, and encourage her, and pray that the light will shine in through the dark tunnel she is in.  I trust in God and know He already is working on a plan, and it will be for the good of this sweet 91 year old lady.

Until then…I will wait upon God, and trust in Him fully.  And, as always…to God be the Glory and the Victory, no matter what.

Amen.

 

 Proverbs 3:5-8

King James Version

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

DEAR GOD: Protector and Champion for All~

 

 

 

Isaiah 41:10

‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

 

 

 

 

God clearly identifies His role as “protector” in so many places throughout His holy Bible.  He tells us to have no fear, and be of good courage because “I go before you” and that “My right hand of righteousness will hold you up.”

This is two examples of His promises for His children, that means “us.”

When we place ourselves in His mighty capable and loving hands, therein lies our “sanctuary” and our inner peace.  It’s like lying down in a bed of comfort and joy.  It’s a complete and utter surrender of acceptance in all aspects of our life.

Speaking for myself, the more time I spend with my Father the better I feel, and my desire and intimacy for Him grows exponentially with each session I “chat” with Him.

The bonds and ties to the Father are inexplicably undeniably real when one “hears” His voice, and adheres to His will.

It’s self assuring and almost “jarring” realizing the promises of our Father.  To understand and embrace those promises is a life filled with confidence and a life filled with light.

To understand that He will never let us down is a dream tantamount to our existence initiated by our Creator…our very own Father of lights.

The aspirations of dreams merely exist in our minds, but the fruition of those dreams are gifts from our Father.

He is the One and only who can bring us to see the “way” and show us “the way” all the days of our life.

When we graft onto the Vine we are promised a self satisfying and nourishing life filled with growth and protection all the days of our life.

Now, that’s not to say there won’t be “storms” along the way, but the rainbow always comes out at the end of the darkest storm.

The rainbow, another promise from our Father.

His covenant and His heart, extended to us, over and over again.

How amazing is that?

“Father God thank You for Your love, Your Word, and Your Promises, all of which are given freely to us, Your children, thank You for the light, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

 

Deuteronomy 1:30
‘The LORD your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your behalf, just as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes,

 

 

Psalm 136:16

To Him who led His people through the wilderness, For His loving kindness is everlasting;

 

 

Deuteronomy 31:8
 
“The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

 

 

Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”