This Christian walk has taken me through many different training fields. Some more difficult than others. As a younger Christian, The Lord seemed to appease me much quicker. As the years passed and I matured, things did not come as easily. I would question and long for the days of ‘quick appeasing’. I realize now that time does not necessarily mean wisdom. Wisdom is developed as you gain knowledge and experience and learn to use good judgment.
The struggles, trails, tribulations and wilderness that we have to walk through as Christians, gives us endurance and builds our faith, opens our Spiritual eyes and teaches us to listen for Holy Spirit’s voice. Our stamina is enhanced and allows us the ability to press in and lean on the Word of God. It is all part of a Christian’s workout to strengthen and build up Spiritual muscles and to make us warriors; Soldiers in the army of God. It is all in preparation for the battle against the enemy.
I recently attended a conference, IGAP 2013 (International Gathering of Apostles and Prophets), where I know I received a new level of impartation. Prior to attending, I had been feeling like there was more to my walk but, I just couldn’t put my finger on it. I had this anxious feeling in the pit of my belly. I was desiring to go deeper and to see a supernatural manifestation take place. My husband and our eldest daughter were there with me. We received revelation that opened our eyes to things we thought we already knew but we didn’t have clarity. I, myself not only received revelation but a new excitement and strength to move forward in my call.
We all have times in our lives that we feel like, “there has to be more”. We all get sad, angry, tired, discouraged, fearful and sometimes we just want to throw in the towel. We were not created to give up, back down or cower from the difficult things. The bible tells us in Joshua 1:9:
‘Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.’ And Romans 8:31b says: ‘……If God be for us, who can be against us?’
So be encouraged! Your “more” is waiting for you. You’re just steps away from something wonderful. It’s gonna be worth it!
A couple of weeks ago, at bible study, My husband (pastor Eric) and I had everyone sit in a circle. It was our way of making everyone feel part of what we were about to discuss; marriage. It seems, lately, that we are having more and more married couples complaining about their relationships. The problem seems to be, that too many couples have lost sight of how much work we are actually supposed to put into our marital relationships in order to make it the marriage that God intended.
Eric and I have been married for 27 years. We were both young when we married. I was 19 and he was 21. We started having children immediately and quickly realized, that our “feelings” for one another was not enough to get us through all the hardships we were going to endure. If it had not been for our desire to please God and our love for Him, we would not have come this far. I could pretty much guarantee that we would have divorced more than 20 years ago.
It was baffling, the way my mom always seemed to know when something was wrong with me. It was as if she had a spy following me around. There was very little that I could do that she would not find out about. All my sneaky planning, lying and excuse making was a waste, because without fail, I would be confronted by mom. I still remember clearly so many of “those” conversations we would have. Let me give you a visual: Read the rest of this entry
It’s been quite a while since I’ve been inspired to write. I can’t really explain why, but I will say this, I won’t write until The Lord says, ” it’s time to write”
Well, the word finally came and I heard Him say;
“Writing is a gift. It is an outlet. It is a place of relief. It is a lesson, a learning, a teaching.
It can bring life or death.
Writing brings a smile, a laugh and or a tear.
Writing gives perspective and that perspective will cause change or keep things stagnant.
the words that are written are read and once read, absorbed and once they are absorbed, they become part of a life…..
what you write are words and words are alive!”
Now, I write this to YOU:
You were created for a reason.
You are special and no one can be YOU the way you can.
The Lord has great things for you.
Embrace Him and never let Him go.
He is the Potter and you are the clay.
Allow Him to mold you and shape you and recreate you.
Although the process may be long and tedious, the out come will be wonderful and well worth it.
So now, beautiful one, believe that you are loved!
The Lord had me write this ESPECIALLY for YOU!
He wanted you to be reminded of just how wonderful YOU TRULY ARE!s