My Father never ceases to amaze me! He is so intentional, loving, kind, and merciful. I want to acknowledge and thank everyone who follows my blog, those who have read any one of the posts, those who’ve shared the page, and those who have encouraged and prayed for me! Thank you!! I am humbled by you taking time out of your life to read the words that I pen through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
Our current world is full of chaos and confusion, and our attention is being pulled in so many different directions. The media is consistently spewing fear and lies. Believers are at odds about vaccinations, among other things. Everyone has an opinion on one thing or another, including the decisions you make and how you live your life. It’s easy to listen to all the voices around you and fall victim to their opinions, and make decisions that God has never instructed you to make. It is the hour (and has been) for us to ensure that we hear clearly from the Father for ourselves. God the Father is the only one who knows the fullness of the purpose of our lives. “For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you, ‘says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11(Amplified version, AMP). While many have good intentions and mean well-, they don’t know the fullness of what you are called to do. Godly counsel is wise, but final authority comes from the Father.
Every person born on this earth was born with a unique purpose to be fulfilled in this life and in the ages to come. Each of us is wired differently. The way the Father communicates with us is based on our personality and makeup. We were not made to be carbon copies of our favorite minister, mentor, or parent. Cultivate your relationship with the Father, and in the process, you’ll begin to recognize and identify how He deals and speaks to you. Not only will you be able to perceive the voice of the Father, but you’ll also start to see who the Father created you to be. Through the eyes of God, we’ll see ourselves the way God sees us before we’ve experienced the trauma, before we listened to and believed the word curses spoken over us, and before we placed limitations on ourselves. You and I have the Spirit of the Living God living within us (if we’ve accepted the Lord Jesus Christ), and we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. (Philippians 4:13). In Genesis 1:26, it says, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, and after our likeness and let them have dominion…..”. Let that sink in; we are made in the image of God!!! I’m encouraged by those words and pray you are too. In 2 Peter 1-3 (AMP), the Holy Spirit, through Peter says, “To those who have received and possess [by God’s will] a precious faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: Grace and peace [that special sense of spiritual well-being] be multiplied to you in the [true, intimate] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. For His divine power has bestowed on us [absolutely] everything necessary for [a dynamic spiritual] life and godliness, through true and personal knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. We have everything we need to live a dynamic (marked by usually continuous and productive activity or change) spiritual life. We should be consistently moving and changing and producing. Let’s get going!!
Often in our desire to please God, we find our worth in how busy we are instead of just living life from the inside out. We believe that we have to show up to every event, participate in every study and work, work, work. Let me clarify, all of these things are good in themselves, but we must be balanced in all that we do. It is unwise to try to be a part of everything, and there’s no joy or life in what you’re doing. I’ve learned during this walk that you can’t pour from an empty vessel. You must take time daily to spend with the Father and be filled so that you can be a blessing to others. You also must not neglect your family trying to be a part of everything that, if we’re honest, sometimes the Father didn’t tell us to be a part of. Listen to the voice of God and be led by the Spirit. Let’s be intentional and not lean to our own understanding, and acknowledge God in all our ways. Proverbs3:5-6. Also, be careful not to allow the opinions of others and what they think you should or should not do affect you and your obedience. Seek the Father and his direction! Let us change our focus from “doing” to “being” who God called us to be. Through our union with and obedience to the Father is how we will fulfill all He has called us to do.
Father, we thank you for another day. We are grateful for all that you have done for us and will do for us. We thank you for sacrificing your son Jesus so that we can have a relationship with you. Father, forgive us for any sins that we’ve committed and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Help us, Father, to live from the inside out. Help us to put things in proper perspective. We ask that you empower us through the Holy Spirit to be everything you said we would be and do all that you said we would do. We thank you that it is in you that we live, move, and have our being. Help us to be walking examples of your love and to share your agape love with others. Father deliver us from people-pleasing and let our focus be on pleasing you. We love you! In Jesus’ name, we pray.
Bleeding Heart Ministries