Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Carry my small voice

This morning, in the still quiet of our home, I could hear my husband's strong voice carry throughout the house. He wasn't angry or upset, yet his voice carried. As I could hear his conversation, I asked The Lord, "Please let my small voice carry to far places for Your glory." 


The apostle Paul said, "For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak." Ephesians 6:20 


Those of us in Christ are His ambassadors; we are in a foreign land that is not our home. Yet without the Holy Spirit we cannot speak boldly with Love. When we are obedient to Him & His call, He carries our voice to where He sends it and it PROSPERS! For when we speak, it's not that of ourselves but His Word! From the frailest of voices to the most strong and powerful, if it's His leading, it flourishes! Will you allow Him to use your voice?


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Armed for the unseen?

Armed for the unseen?


The *UNSEEN* battle begins in the mind! God has given us His armor for our defense... He's given us Christ!


"And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:" Ephesians 6:17 


Think how vital our mind is! It's not only our central command center for our body, but spiritually also! Our actions mimic our thoughts either for good or bad. Which in turn, will either bring the Father in Heaven glory or our flesh. How life-sustaining is this head/mind protection? DETRIMENTAL!!! 


Not only do we have the helmet of salvation, but He's also given us the Sword of the Spirit, HIS WORD! This is our defense.It is necessary that we daily feast at His table so we have His indispensable truth to combat enemy lies. 


"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Romans 12:2 How can our mindset be changed from its worldly ways & humanistic nature if we don't intake His Holy substance? We can't! How can we know our Commander in Chief without first spending time with Him? Can we know His direction without seeking His Will? No, it's impossible! 


When our minds begin to wander in mischievous directions, get in prayer and seek The Lord in His Word! When we become confused and/or misguided in our thinking we must get under His covering and pick up that Bible. Every answer we need is found in His Word! 


We are told in 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 "(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled." Our imagination can be good, but left ill-conceived, consequences can be astronomical! Casting our thoughts down allows Christ to have control, not our humanness. 


Let me leave you with this final thought... What would the outcome be for a soldier on the battlefront unarmed? Ruinous to say the least, in essence, death! Physical & spiritually it's interchangeable! Do you have your armor on? Child of God, you ARE in the middle of a raging war! Dare get out of bed without Christ? 


Friday, October 4, 2013

Unknown Destinations

We never really know how far the Lord's reach is when we are obedient! 


I've been blogging for a couple years and they're usually shared on fb & twitter. Some people share and it's cool to see The Lord carry on the messages of how He speaks to me to so many others. On blogspot, where I post my blogs, I'm able to see 7 subscribers. Pretty cool. However the "number" there has been the same for quite some time. If we only focus on numbers it can become quite discouraging! 


Yesterday The Lord granted me a glimpse of His carrying on these messages! I received an email from a website that clusters websites for a one place stop. The creator of this site wanted to let me know my blog had 44 new followers. I was confused, because I never signed up to share or post there! He was kind enough to explain his sight & the process. 


Overall, the little things that mean so much to me are being shared by many more than I ever dreamed possible! How incredible is The Lord God Almighty!?! His Word prospers where He sends it, unbeknown to us the destinations, He is glorified! 


"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." Isaiah 55:11 


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Spiritual Starvation

Did you know there are 4 steps the body goes through in starvation? These physical things also are also applicable to us spiritually! 


To 'starve' means to suffer or die from extreme or prolonged lack of food; in essence it is be hungry.

Here's the process & results: 

1- Irritation & weakness -

     If we are griping & complaining it shifts our focus; causing us to hunger after wrong things. This makes us more susceptible to temptations! 

2- Exhaustion & indifferent-

     The body & spirit can become rundown which causes us to have an attitude of "who cares" or "so what" because there's little if any strength!

3-Depression-

     No longer taking interest in once cherished things, people much less the Word of God and our walk with Christ. A complacent numbness takes grip; very scary!

4-Death-

     Lifelessness! 


We are created with an inner longing to be fed, to be filled & to be full! Jesus said, "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they shall be filled." Matthew 5:6 


Righteousness is not a spiritual supplement, it's an absolute necessity! If you lack desire to be filled with & by God & His Holy Spirit, your walk with Christ is dying; your spiritual man inside is dying! 


Attempting to feed ourselves with anything but "the bread of Life" is the same as what The Lord told Jeremiah His people were doing and still continues today! "For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." Jeremiah 2:12 


Spiritual junk food doesn't have the necessary nutrients we need to grow! If you lack this hunger & thirst for Christ & His righteousness, if you've begun this spiritual starvation process, there IS STILL HOPE... If you forsake your ways & return to Christ!