Can YOU follow ME where I go? Will YOUR need to know keep YOU out of ‘the know’? MY loved ones know when I AM moving and when I AM staying. YOUR destiny (where YOUR going) is created with people…NOT by people!!!
In MY kingdom there are only servants & lords- What have I said of the first and the last?
This one came during a wilderness time in my walk with God. It isn’t often easy to get perspective on what is happening when you feel He is far away, so it is important to know when to move on closer to where He is. Kind of the cloud by day and fire by night thing.
A dry time-means no wine in the wineskin-for renewal needs to be rubbed with olive oil to make it pliable. We must go through a fast of His presence…all the wine poured out to be refilled (by Him). He will move so it causes you to seek and search for Him (alone)!
The more He heals you in your prayer closet (your time spent with God), the more He has waiting for your destiny in His will!
The Body of Christ is designed to bring food (for others), not sneak it!!!
This is from a friend of mine who I call TWM…he is a deep dude!
Lifting “all of life” up to God is my hearts natural inclination; utterable or unuttered and expressed or unexpressed; the innate motion of mutual communication, God worship, and instinctive intercession. Holy Spirit help me to remove my man-made walls, barriers, curtains, sin, and excuses that keep my heart centered mostly in earthly life.
No matter how heavy, unworthy, hopeless it FEELS…the Holy Spirit can release more for others and yourself. Speak life into your world!!
Pearls of wisdom mean different things to different people. What pearls mean to me personally is ‘what I keep’. We all face challenges just living this life. I am not one for random events, but a purpose driven existence. While I see why others get the pearls they do, I have found and experienced mine (pearls) to come from my Creator (the God of the Bible). While I know many have misused God for their own gain, it doesn’t change what is true. I also understand many debate ‘what is Truth’. The God I have come to know shreds debate every time…everyone must make a decision about who He is.
I believe sharing what we learn and keep helps others. What I feel led to share are from the moments of revelation and clarity. Even if you are not a believer, I hope it shines light your way to see God. I will be randomly posting these tidbits for what they are…something I keep!
These roots have pulled me down repeatedly. They are attached to my walk(ing) like a bungee cord is to my body. They stay nourished and draw life from me like a weed thieves life from an otherwise healthy plant. The toxins below the surface are hard to visualize. I have been pruned many times, but to no use…it produces its own off shoots! In many ways it makes me feel even less because I am without a core above the ground, but controlled by what is below. What the rich soil around me cannot accomplish is feeding my pure food. Everything is through these toxic roots that need uprooted first!
For so long I focused on what was the root of my problem. Now I, a weakened plant am immune to Miracle Grow and the normally adequate sources of water and sun. “If I can just get rid of these toxic roots that hold me down. Perhaps I will have to wait until my regeneration comes to be a whole and renewed plant.” So I walk on, but never too far as I rubber band back to the source roots. These source roots are different for each plant that is affected this way. All of our dark friends are here: fear, rejection, anger, lust, feeling invisible, unworthy…you know all those darkies and can add a hundred!
So I cry out to the Giver of my life: “Help me to remove these roots, I can’t move away from them!” I see His advice on what to do next. I hear a small voice say “build a fire”. I think to myself “that is a strange requirement to remove deep seated roots from me, that is for sure!” I honor the request honestly wondering how this will work. I stretch out my bungee like cord as far away from me as I can so as not to burn me…a tender plant in the process. I stand back as it burns. I look down in my normal posture…all these years I have focused down at these roots, the one thing that holds me here!! But the Giver speaks louder…”turn your gaze upwards My plant…see Me come!”
For the first time in many years I look up and see what is coming…I am struck with awe. An enormous hand reaches down from the heavens…I stretch my bungee in the opposite direction of the fire to be out of the way of everything coming. The Hand of the Giver powerfully plunges into the earth disturbing the soil all around my roots. He uproots them entirely freeing me from all these dark friends that took from me all these years. The bungee snaps and I feel a new freedom that I have never really felt! I am now free to dance in the wind, look up to the Son, and go everywhere He, the Giver takes me. The fire burning hotter than before consumes all the roots that used to be…me.