I had a conversation with God.
As I asked what to do, He responded with “a move”.
“Whew, that’s gonna take a step of faith,” I said.
“So step,” He replied. “Jump and watch Me catch you. You’ll end up in the land you’ve been praying to enter. A land that you envisioned. No longer do you have to stand on the other side of the gate as you dream. Now you can walk into all that you spoke and believed. You came to Me and I saw your heart. You put time in, you did your part. You allowed Me to be first in your life, so it’s now up to Me to add all of these things as I promised. It’s time for Me to do what I said, because you were obedient to everything I said. You followed My Word everyday. Even behind closed doors. Now, that’s integrity. That’s smart. You now have My heart. You desire to do My will over yours. I am pleased to give you more. Because I know that you will build My kingdom up and give Me the glory as I fill your cup. Thank you for being faithful to Me, My child.”
As I watched the sunset on January 31st, I couldn’t help but see the perfection of His beauty. I thought over my first month of 2018. Everyday was perfect. So my perfect days led to a perfect month. Gods glory was truly shown to me. His faithfulness was seen throughout the month. His beauty was radiating through the moments of each day. I rose with a will to seek Him. What I found was love, peace, joy, blessings galore, hope, love (can I say that twice?), obedience, sacrifice, ministry, perfecting of faith, abundance, and more. I found that when I am obedient to His will, I give God the opportunity to do the unexpected. What I found in my month, was being in His perfect will created perfect days which formed a perfect month.
Faith walk. Faith talks. I slip. I fall. Because I took my eyes off it all. I believe what I can’t see. Until someone comes and gives their opinion. When I listen, I must remain prayerful. They can’t see my vision. So if I let their word in, I slip. I fall. No more faith. Now it’s all based on what I see. There is no calculating when walking in Me(Christ). Trust and believe you are on the right path. Keeping going in Me. Keep growing in Me. What you see will not always be when you are walking with Me. Faith walks. Faith talks. Getting moving.
His grace is sufficient for me.
Even when I can’t see a way to forgive myself.
God steps in and confronts my heart.
Opens it up with a brand new start.
So I stop worrying whether or not He’s pleased.
His grace is sufficient for me.
***PLEASE READ LUKE CHAPTER 1 BEFORE READING THIS POST***
What can we learn from Luke 1?
- The Word of God will never fail. People will fail us. We may fail ourselves. Our jobs and this world will fail us, but the Word of God will NEVER fail. It will prosper! If there is no failure in the Bible, why do we question it? We have seen the Word of God come alive in our lives on many occasions. What makes us think it will fail us now? Has God changed? Nope! He remains the same. And guess what? His Word is the same yesterday, today, and forever. There is no failure in His Word.
- Because of Zechariah’s obedience to Gods will, he was immediately blessed and received His voice back. Immediately. We know that following the will of God isn’t always easy, but we can see that there are blessings attached to obedience. Not only was he blessed to receive his voice, but Johns life can now fulfill the will of God because of his fathers obedience. When we are obedient, the blessings flow to those around you as well. Your church, home, children, job. Blessings will flow to everything that is connected to you, even strangers. Be obedient. Reap the blessings.
- Verse 45 shows us that faith makes things possible. Believing that God will do what He said is key! Our words create our world. Imagine the world that you would create for yourself if you spoke and stood on the Word of God and believed God is truly able to do EVERYTHING. What would happen if we stood on His Word and didn’t allow people or things to shift our thoughts from Him? Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. The more we read, the more our faith will come alive. Use your faith to change your life and access your blessings.
Johns life was predestined while in His mothers womb. But because His father was obedient, he was now able to walk out his purpose in life. This probably wouldn’t have been if He was named anything else. There is purpose attached to you. Once you accepted Christ into your life, you became a new creature in Him. Your old self was put off and you were made new. Now Christ’s name is attached to you and His power is in you. You can walk confidently in your purpose.
Moral of the story? Be obedient to the voice of God. ❤️
Tell me, what did you take from the story written in Luke 1? I would love to hear. Please comment. 😊
Can I be honest? Today was a day I had to choose to hold on to Jesus. Yes, choose. We have a choice to trust God and His word or not trust. When we trust, we wholeheartedly believe that God sees us and hears us when we make our request known to Him. Our choice to trust Him in the midst of the storm builds endurance and faith. When we choose not to trust, our storm seems to be a bit longer. Why? Because we now have taken our focus off of the King and placed our vision on what is going on. Instead of worshipping, we whine and complain. We look at other people’s lives and compare. When we get out of the posture of worship, our problems aggressively pounce on us leaving us feeling defeated, worried, stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. But when we stay in the posture of prayer and worship, we are renewed. We are given peace, joy, and endurance to keep us going. We are now depending on God and His infinite power to see us where we are and save us as His Word says He does. When we worship, it shifts our lives and causes it to align with Christ. Our worship produces change. Our worship keeps us sane. Our worship draws us closer to our Creator. When we are this close to Him, we have no choice but to focus on Him and His greatness. Our problems can’t live in His presence.
So while you wait on the Lord, I encourage you to be of good courage and keep walking with the Lord. He is making a way for you even now. Trust Him and believe that He will come through. When He does, it’ll be right on time. Don’t give up. Don’t complain. Don’t compare. His glory will be shown. Remember, His thoughts and ways are above ours. We may not understand the delay, but we understand that God has our best interest at heart. He loves us. Don’t be weary in well doing. Trust God. ❤️
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
Proverbs 3:5 KJV
“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”
Psalms 27:14 KJV
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
Galatians 6:9 KJV
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
James 1:2-4 KJV
You don’t allow people to talk to you any kind of way, so don’t talk to yourself any kind of way. Love yourself. Lift yourself up. Encourage yourself. Life and death is in your mouth. Produce life. #OperationMe #LoveYourself
The only life that I want to live is a life that’s pleasing to Christ.One filled with malice, maliousiness, twofaceness, and hate just isn’t right. The life that I live on social media must match my reality. That’s important to me. Some say, Jess you take this thing to seriously. No, I act like this “thing” is important to me. I rather be known as the prayerful, loving, Jesus giving girl. Then the one that cursed someone without a care. Maybe if enough of us took this “thing” a little more seriously, the hurt and lost would be more willing to listen. But right now, all they see is the church being the world’s equal. Instead of the church without a spot or a wrinkle.
Give Jesus. The people need Him.
There’s a work to be done. A great work to be done. devil out here waring on souls. Not playing fair at all. He is out to seek all whom he can devour. But ourGod is bigger than every attack. We must attract the Spirit. Stay with us. Show love to those who are feeling stuck. Let go of the egos and the way you think it should be done. Souls are remaining in bondage because they are not proper enough when they enter the church. It’s amazing how when they come in, we judge. What they are wearing has suddenly become more important than what they are wearing. Do you get it? I’m not talking about clothing. I’m talking about masks. I’m talking about how they just sold their bodies for cash. I’m talking about the addictions you can smell they have. I’m talking about the bruise on their calf. They claimed to have fallen down the steps. You quickly move on because it’s time for offering. But you should be offering your heart and helping hand. But we say I will pray for you and never do. Think about how this soul may be depending on you. Give your time and stop turning your back on folks. You think you’ll make it into heaven to find your access has been revoked. We must do better as a people. We must start spreading the love we were commissioned to give. And stop picking and choosing who we give it to. What if God did that to you? Lets fulfill this mission keeping God on our minds. Let’s give Him our time. May He lead us to the souls that are dying. Lord, have your way. Work.