Everybody here has a passion. We cannot all fully pursue each other’s passions except when the Holy Spirit leads you to. WE MUST know (or learn) who we are in a vacuum (just you and He in the prayer closet peeps!). Meetings are just overflow!!! Do you remember when David tried to wear Saul’s armor? How did that work out? Had to scrap that metal!!! The Word is clear that we are all different functions in the Body…Hand is not foot, foot is not hand. The Body is strong when we all are affirmed at our function in it. I have personally witnessed it too many times…people who don’t totally know who they are in Him try to be a hand or foot because the strong leader is that…8 feet causes stumbling.
A believer has really only one failure- the failure to learn in EVERY season, whether good, bad, or just plain ugly
The funny reason I am posting a lot these few days is…one of the few things I can do while home sick! This post is pretty ‘fat’ for a pearl. I can’t thank everyone enough for the likes, they make me 🙂 and keep me going!!
I know I say this a lot “the Body is designed to feed the Body”…but it has many layers. Everything the Body gives you has to be FUELED by Holy Spirit. If it is not, it is merely ‘well, this worked for me’ stuff…which is not truly affirmation. Sometimes we do share something that worked for us, but it must be Holy Spirit leading the charge to share that, not OUR wisdom. Affirmation in the Body is not designed to come from people, only sharing what the Holy Spirit says THROUGH people TO people. It should be life giving answers! And it should not create dependency on any one person. That is a major issue in the Church right now…people all rally around ‘their guy’. We should be quick to support our pastors, don’t hear me wrong there…we just shouldn’t be counting on his affirmation for everything…that should come through the Body. Simply put…we the Body are here to put fuel in your tank for your journey, not make a clone that looks like the rest of us!!!
Compartments of the heart reveal…
energies- what creates fatigue in our life? too much of anything is draining, we are created for balance- emotional drama, heavy work schedule/load, high focus on entertainment, self-focused life and driven-ness…also overdoing it…maybe doing it in our own strength?
When life gets hard I try to remember that God has His plan and we don’t need to worry how hard life is, because He knows what He’s doing. He has a plan for us and He has it all figured out! No matter how hard, we can believe in Him-God has a plan, knows what we’re doing and what He will do for us.
From a 10 year old!! (Daddy is proud!)
Spiritually-some of you grew up surrounded by decisions being made for you void of…no freedom!
The easiest (and most effective) way for burdens to cease or lessen is in truly loving each other through them…not carrying it all for them!
Burdens- 2 Cor 5:1-10 Gal 6:2/4-5
The compartments of the heart reveal…
how we view honor- position, authority, concern for others opinions (not gonna lie y,all sometimes this one is hard for me!)
Everyday I have to find thankfulness for the peace that only God can give…people are going to disappoint me, but He is always the same!
HE wants us to run away with Him…not seeking PEOPLE to fill the void…nobody can truly hurt us when we allow Him to draw us fully to Him.