Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

Sometimes I get so overwhelmed in your Glory.  It’s like a heightened high in love and admiration for you.   I can’t control my praise or my body.  When I think about your goodness every part of my body goes into worship mode.  You literally take my breath away!  I trust you with all of me and every area of my life!  You touch places that no human being can even get to.  This is the craziest adrenaline rush – nothing compares to when you allow God to lead you blindly to unexpected places.  My stomach turns, my heart skips several beats, my mouth opens in praise, my eye close and bask in your presence. Your love for me has truly transformed my very being.  I know that I was not living before I encountered your love for me. I have fallen so deeply in love with you.  Your sweet words have captivated me. I blush every time I read or hear about you and how passionate you are about me. I give my life to you – the very life that you created.  I devote it back to you.

I love you Lord and am so Blessed that you love me!

Lately fasting has been on my mind. I have been reading a lot about what Jesus did on the cross for us and really have gained a true understanding that it is not about me or my actions. It’s all about what Christ did for me on the cross. He was beaten, bruised, slain and then died for my sins. He took the sting out of death. If we began to place our righteous on what we do be-it good works, fasting to get those big blessings, giving to the poor to earn something from God. Then his death is in vain. If we could do it our self, then there wouldn’t be a need for a savior. “Galatians 2:21: I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die.”

So this is why this morning when I was praying, I prayed for a clear understanding as to the importance of fasting. The Holy Spirit spoke to me and revealed that fasting is another action by man and it is not about man. It is about the son, what he did for us on the cross. Our depriving of food, things, or even actions cannot make or force God to bless us indeed, abundantly or all that we can imagine. It is what Christ did on the cross and our understanding of his Love alone that will allow him to open the flood gates of heaven and pour us out a blessing that we don’t have room enough to receive. Receive that today! “Ephesians 3:20: Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”

The Spirit continued on…Fasting is tradition and traditions are religion which is not line in with the Truth. That it is all about the love of God and him sending his only begotten son to die on the cross for a sinful lost world who could not save itself. He knew that we couldn’t do it on our own so he sent us a savior. We can’t take away what has already been done for us and we can’t make or force God to bless us because that battle was already fought on the cross the day he died and was resurrected. So your abundance is in him and all you have to do is ask and believe and receive that in the name of Jesus Christ. “John 14:13 – And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”

Once you have accepted this in your heart, watch the overflow of our savior pour into your life. A transformation will take place! I am a witness of that. “John 8:32: And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Hallelujah! Receive that today! There is nothing you can do to earn his love, his unmerited favor. There is no mistake to big that God cannot make right and no mistake to big that will cause him to leave you. Remember that it is not about you and your wrong doings or your marvelous actions. He will never turn his back on you or leave you. “Deuteromy 31:6 – Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

It is about his son Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:24 – He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

When God sees you, he sees you as beautiful because we are covered by the blood of the lamb. He sees us as perfect because of what his son did on the cross for us. He doesn’t see our actions. Now believe on that and watch the fullness of God transpire in your life. “Ephesians 3:19 NLT – May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”

I love you all so much and pray that God’s truth will rein in your life today.

It’s funny how the very thing that you once hated becomes the very thing that you fall in love with.  There was a time I hated being so sensitive and emotional in tuned with others statement of mind or living situation. I’d cry at the drop of a dime, if I saw a hungry person, a stranded animal on the side of the road, a child without shoes on a cold day or an elderly person in a wheelchair strolling down the road howling groceries in their lap.

But as I have grown, I have learned that this sensitive heart of mine that I once hated and saw as a burden, as my downfall, I have learned that this is what makes me beautiful.  The softness of it and the beauty of my passion for others and their wellbeing is the very love that Christ has for us.  He melts at our very presence and worship.  He aches when we are in pain and feels our hurt.  He wants to be our provider and desires that we live a life full of his greatness and glory.  He cares if we are hungry, sick, sad, lonely, cold…. I have and am still learning to embrace this part of me – the part of me that I have tried to run from and tried to avoid facing because it just didn’t feel good, especially when I couldn’t help those people or situations.

I thank God for this heart of mine – the heart for his people and the deep desire to help others be the best that they can be. This is what it feels like to love others unconditionally and want the best for all mankind.  Lord, I thank you for a heart that loves sooo deeply till it hurts. I once saw myself as fragile as glass, but I have learned that you GOD is my strength and I don’t have to run from who and how you created me. For when I am weak, you are my strength! Thank you Lord for Love and this Huge Heart of Mine!!!!

“Write your story on my heart” – Francesca Battistelli album

Driving along to work this morning was one of the best mornings. (I am a morning person anyway)  Each morning as I drive, I love my moments with God.  This is when I talk and pray to God and sometimes I sing a song or two to him. This morning, as I talked to my heavenly Father, I couldn’t stop praising him for Faith.  Faith was truly something that was so hard for me to come by.

Today was the first day in my life that I felt something very different about Faith.  As I continued in prayer, I had a great feeling of confidence in God – in the knowing that he truly has me.  And that is an awesome feeling!  I dove in my past for a minute or two – reflecting on what has happened to me and how far he has brought me.  At that moment I started to chant in Faith:

– Lord I have Faith that you will protect me and my family

– I have Faith that no deadly diseases will come our way

– I have Faith that you will give me that peace that passeth all understanding in my time of need

– I have Faith that you will increase my husband and I financial situation

– I have Faith that I will not struggle with those things that kept me bond and down

– Lord I have Faith that you will continue to provide increase, even though my job is shutting down my building and I don’t know what my future holds with them, you will take care of me

And I could go on, on and on – but you understand….

Tears began to fall from my eyes.  Not in sadness, but because I finally understand the depth of Faith and how it can truly move mountains.  Understanding that I cannot get distracted by what is in front of me and this world wind of life that is happening everyday, I have come to realize that the most important thing in my life is my Faith in my Father.  Faith that he will do exactly what his Word says he will do.  I stand on his promises and nothing else!  And you know what, that feels so GOOD!

I do not have to walk in fear, sadness, anger, condemnation, doubt…..I can walk in my Faith because there is nothing to hard for God to handle.  Wow!  All things are possible with God! Thank you Jesus!  Just in knowing this – I sit back right now at my desk, closing my eyes and allowing the cool splash of water to hit my face.  I open my eyes to the newness and refreshing confidence in God – this is how my Faith makes me feel each and every second that I walk in it.  It opens my eyes to what life, my life is all about.

I am blinded by Faith and I love the unexpectedness of it!  Hallelujah!

I will continue to allow my Faith to be my guide….