I am constantly reminded that God has gifted me with discernment; and the ability to know the right path – now choosing the right path every time, He is working on daily. I am grateful that He will never give up on getting me to perfection. Today, I was able to share my heart, a conviction; deeply Lord I want to share the truth and be Your reflection of the truth through my life.
I am grateful for the amazing words He gives me in my quiet times with him.
We Are Soldiers
Wake up soldiers, get up out of the fox hole.
Get your armor on, and get in agreement with the Holy Spirit.
Rise up - show those needing to escape the enemy's snare His presence in you.
Rally - sharpen iron with those who are in the same fight.
Be still and hear His instructions for your mission.
Prepare in the word constantly.
Set out into the world, get out of the churches and let your light shine.
“A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.” ~Psalm 23:1-3
There is a place called complacency, which if you visit too long it will become harder and harder to leave.
It is quite comfortable and warm and inviting and everyone visits, many stay.
There is a moment when complacency becomes the status quo and many don't realize that moment has passed.
- It is the moment that the world’s ways seem appropriate and right.
- It is the moment that God becomes watered down.
- It is the moment that your dreams are just not important any more.
- It is the moment that life is ok the way it is.
- It is the moment that just enough is all you expect.
- It is the moment that opening the blinds is an effort.
- It is the moment that a smile is rare to see in your own reflection.
All these moments occur – and at some point they collide and crash – it is when we can separate from our moments and connect with God that complacency becomes extinct. And, extinction is an awesome thing.
- It extinguishes the enemy’s plans.
- It extinguishes sadness.
- It extinguishes helplessness and hopelessness.
Extinguishing complacency is my moment to moment objective. Removing the things that are too comfortable and too warm and too inviting to so many and replace with a presence that is not always comfortable, but very comforting - is not always warm, but wraps me gently - is not always inviting, but the invitation is freely given to everybody.
I share an invitation from my savior - for He wants to comfort you and wrap you securely in salvation with a flooding of warmth over you.
Be present in my life Jesus.
Be my strength when I face opposition.
Be here when I am alone.
Be everywhere when I am nowhere.
Be the cushion when I fall.
Be warmth when I am cold.
Be everything, when I feel nothing.
Be Lord, be for me.
“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.” ~Psalm 63:1-5