Have you ever felt like you've gotten a clear word from God only to then be faced with situations that have you feeling the complete opposite? I know I have. The stretching, pulling, and testing can have us questioning if we even heard God in the first place. I am coming to understand that with every revelation we receive from the Lord, comes a time of testing that gives us an opportunity to walk that revelation out.
Shame has a funny way of convincing us to disconnect with the only One who can truly heal our hearts. Where shame enters in, we tend to shut out God, shut out others, and suffer silently. We were never meant to live this way. But the good news of the Gospel is that Jesus came to restore back to us what we lost in the garden that day.
The church at large could use some deliverance from some of it’s bad doctrines. I’m really thankful that I had people in my life who showed me Jesus and connected me to a God who isn’t a dictator in the sky. Unfortunately, many believers are still imprisoned to a dualistic view of God because that is what they were taught in church— a stark separation between the natural and the spiritual. It’s the divide between the secular and the sacred, the holy and the unholy. Is this not the very thing that Jesus came to set us free from?
God’s love for us is the foundation of our Christian life. His love is the most powerful and transformational force in our lives. It is everything! It is the fuel that we live off of and the very thing that “compels us” to bring this message to the world around us.
Seeing with an eternal perspective is powerful. Our life on this earth truly is so short compared to the eternal realm that awaits us. This life is only a minute of time where we get to make choices that will affect how we spend all of eternity. What are we living for?
If we only know God through the natural realm around us, we will just barely scratch the surface of truly knowing him. Every single one of us is a world within a world. Our inner world is made up of thoughts, feelings, and imaginations. This is the sacred space where we all personally meet and commune with God.
Hunger is a gift from God, we just need to ask him for it. We as human beings have appetites for many things. We definitely don't lack in desires and cravings, it's just what we allow to satisfy us that will possess our hearts.
I had a dream last night of a global movement that was sweeping through the body of Christ all over the world. It was a movement of repentance. Great conviction was coming upon people like I've never seen before.
Pressures, anxieties, and trials have a way of assaulting our minds and robbing us of the joy we were made to live in. Jesus said if we don’t become like little children, we won’t see the kingdom of God.
"there is a problem when we only focus on the past and the future- The present is all we got. We can never go back. We will never actually "be" in the future. We will only be in the now, in the present."
Sometimes we just have to choose to believe that God actually wants us to do something we love, and that he gave us the things we love for a reason, not just as a break from our "real jobs". There are some bible verses in Ecclesiastes that really remind us of the gravity of work and how it's actually really tragic to not enjoy what you do.