If you have a pebble in your shoe, it won’t be long before it’ll hinder your ability to journey, If not removed it may lead to tenderness due to friction or weight bearing.
Our walk with God is similar as some people may be likened to that small pebble.
No matter how small or insignificant you think the pebble is, when not removed it’s sure to cause a hindrance, distraction, and a possible injury if not stopping you indefinitely on your journey.
Get the pebble out and continue on.
Great words of wisdom from my sweet friend Taylor last night. I’d like to share.
Day after day, week after week, year after year we cross the paths of the hurting, the broken and those desperately in need of Christ’s intervention. We pray to be the hands, feet, and voice of the Lord as he directs our footsteps, puts the plow in our hands and fills our mouths. But still yet day after day, week after week and year after year as I cross the paths of those mentioned, many times I find myself in my bed feeling “not OK” because someone else was not OK.
She made an incredible statement a couple weeks ago that stirred my heart and made me wonder how that could be. I just never saw that being possible. After all, my husband and I both are intercessors. It just didn’t make sense to be OK when someone else was not.
Last night, I saw Taylor again and had to ask her how she came to be at that place where she was OK even when someone else was not. Her answer was quite simple.
When you realize that you’re not the one in control and that God is…then you can be OK with someone else not being Ok.
How incredible is that!! So simple and yet amazingly freeing!
It’s not Paula’s plan, Sally’s plan, nor George’s but GOD’s plan, and now….
I’m good with that.
Sometimes we think “We got it“, that we’re on our way to Heaven. If we’re truly honest with ourselves, our heart may still hold fragments of greed, pride. unforgiveness, and like sins the Bible says will keep us from eternal life. Our good deeds, works, or even our leadership position won’t get us into the gates of Heaven, but the condition of our heart will.
“And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?” 1Pe 4:18
Father, cleanse us from what is not of you. Reveal the hidden and break the chains that bind.
I certainly had a checkup from the neck up this morning.
Not sure if it’s just us or if everyone experiences it but, it seems like the closer we get into our calling, the less and fewer people are there supporting us. (I know… pride)
Again this morning for the umpteenth time, I took this before the Lord, and He listened patiently.
He said one thing that absolutely changed my perspective and drove me to repentance.
He said, “you are building a ministry, not a fan club.”
May we remember that the calling of God, the power of God, the anointing of God by far supersedes that of even 100 billion men.
My thoughts now: I will take the ministry with our Mighty Creator at the helm.
Excuse me, while I step aside.
(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Paula
Thanks for reading
Living waters come into me,
Flood the deepest part of me,
Removing what’s unclean
Hear my whispered plea,
in the darkest of the night
Remove, flood, take over me
and bring your morning light
Tender kisses gently fall,
Your favor in my life
May Your hand lead me all,
my earthly days of life
Removing mask, transparency,
uncovering for you to see
Bearing all, the deepest part,
no more hindering
Consume me, Lord, with Your fire,
remove my days of old
Consume me, Lord, with Your fire
bring forth Your purest gold
That gentle nudge
that wakens me
and when He calls my name…
The drawing me into His presence
where I’ll never be the same
The hunger billows up
from a well so dark and deep,
His refreshing waters replenish,
overflowing out of me.
Made free, alive, and whole…
No one else could ever do
In the presence of the King
Hope restored.. hope renewed
Oh! To know the Master
To feel His love for me
To live, breath and have my being,
In the presence of the King
Just as in many fights, there will be distractions that will allow your opponent to deliver a hard left hook as you are looking elsewhere. BAM!! and you are OUT cold!!!!
Remember, those distractions can be the factor that takes you out of the fight…. In this case, I am speaking of the race set before you.
If your adversary can distract you just enough to get you off focus… then he’s got you.
Look ahead and stay on course. Don’t look to the left, right or back. Look to the finish line, for your reward it there.
(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Have a Blessed Day ¤
#outofdarknessXXX #yournotalone #Marriage