My Life's One Desire

For I »must« do the will of God, not my own will. ♥️John 6:38♥️

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

As it is in Heaven










"But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
    which shines brighter and brighter until full day.
The way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
    they do not know over what they stumble."
Proverbs 4:18-19

The Lord is so faithful and patient. He is able to make beautiful things come out of what seems so difficult. We must keep our eyes focused on Him and seeking to please Him, out of our love for Him. Even if what we see now is all hard and when it seems as though we are bumping into thorns, we can know they are His loving hand. He can make the flowers bloom » in His time. I must remember this while going through those hard moments. It’s in the moment His Holy Spirit can bring them to remembrance, as we fix our eyes on Him looking not to those seen things but to unseen, He is preparing, moulding us for something more. We are in need of endurance.

I love this promise, our path should be growing brighter and brighter every day. Are we finding His light shining into our hearts? He can fill our hearts with His light, as we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Thus we can find true fellowship with Him, which will overflow to having fellowship with others as we are nothing and He becomes truly everything. We will find by fixing our eyes on Him, trusting in Him alone - He is able to keep our minds in perfect peace. Until we truly desire His will, to be done here on earth {in our lives} as it is in Heaven, until we truly trust Him, knowing He is greater than all our own ideas and plans, we will find it hard to be at peace. 

I was blessed by this also today, from Ann Voskamp:
"There are no interruptions in a day. There are only manifestations of Christ."

May His will be done in our lives, His Kingdom come in our lives - just as it is in Heaven. His glorious life overflowing for others to see in these hardships, those beautiful flowers blooming so others can see and glorify our Father. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Seemingly Impossible




"For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression. That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring—not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” Romans 4:15-18

"But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

We have a lot of weaknesses don't we? A lot of...well we can doubt the Lord sometimes too, when it's really hard. I remembered when I learned that was a sin, for God is powerful, who are we to think He will not fulfill what He has promised? What a wonderful Father we have! Although the way seems impossible and we seem so small and weak, the Lord loves to take the smallest things and glorify Himself through them. He loves doing the impossible. We can take that with us through each day, and be encouraged! Our Lord can make us strong when we feel weak, He can cause us to follow Him when it seems hardest. We don't have to doubt Him, He is Almighty and more than capable and more desiring for us to please Him than we desire this ourselves. (wow)

The Lord wants us to grow in faith, He allows the enemy to bring in many trials which seem to contradicts the Lords promises and power. However, He is testing our faith. Will we trust Him even though the way seems so unclear? Will we keep trusting in His promises (knowing He will use even this to make us more like Christ)? It is seemingly impossible yet, will we have faith? Will we believe God is everything who He says He is?


 "And the Lord said to Moses, “Is the Lord's hand shortened?
Now you shall see whether My Word will come true for you or not.
”"
Numbers 11:23

His Word  W I L L come true. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

The Desert



"On the day I called, you answered me;
    my strength of soul you increased."
Psalms 138:3

The desert. It's very warm, and uncomfortable at times, very long, it almost seems endless and the heights seem sooo far away. Lots of thorns, rocks and pain, nevertheless when we go through the valley, HE will be right there, with us, through it all — if we seek Him, desiring Him to fill all the dryness in our lives. He is faithful. He always knows what we need, even though He May allow us to be tested so strongly that everything seems to contradict what He has promised, He will lead us higher. In His time He makes everything beautiful. Psalms 138:3 Will we call? He will answer! These times are from Him, He will use them if we let Him, to conform us into His glorious likeness. Nothing is too hard for HIM. (I need this reminder often) He is patient to teach us even if we forget, He hasn’t and is working still.

"The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
    your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
    Do not forsake the work of your hands."
Psalms 138:8

Saturday, December 16, 2017

His Ways are Truly Higher

The time will slip by
Before you know it, it will be so
Why didn’t you wait
And take Him at His word?
And you will look back
To wonder how little it was
How easy to wait
So small the test
Yet in the moment it seems greater
But our desire to please Him
Should surpass all else
Our ultimate goal, pressing onwards 
Leaving our self life behind
Entrusting His perfect plan for this moment
For here, no other time is given
To undergo this test, to take this cross 
If we let it go by, we will not have this chance again 
We get to please Him in this chance to die
It’s all out of love
For He planned this moment in care
He supplies our needs
Even hunger or plentiful 
He will use each moment to conform
Taking away, thus moulding us each day
more into His likeness 
That we broken and weak
May show His power Divine. 
Shall we not endure this time?
It will pass also, no longer to return
Will we make the most of our time?
He has given us precious promises.
His love goes beyond all
We get to please Him
Giving Him everything 
He will see us through 
Even in the darkest of nights
He is with us, through the storm
We ought not to let go
Of His loving hand
Thinking we know better
We will soon find the winds and waves
Crashing all around us
We must yield our self confidence 
And pride
Surrendering to His will
In joy, knowing His ways
Are truly Higher

Friday, November 24, 2017

Something New


It was one year ago He brought me through great affliction 
One year He began to teach me what faith is
To truly know He will use whatever He allows
For His great purposes
Since then He brought me through tests, trials too 
He formed and shaped me in the desert place
Where He began something new
Yet at the time I did not see nor understand 
The wonderful work which He began
He formed streams in the desert
His abundant life flowing forth
Giving joy even in hardship 
This desert place
He uses every moment still
Testing my faith and love in them
With those challenging moments 
He is in each one
Walking with me hand and hand 
Through them all
It’s never dull when I stop to seek
For His firm hand to hold fast
Listening to His voice 
“Don’t turn here, come this way instead”
Joy is found in Him alone
It’s nothing I have done,
His love goes beyond all understanding 

He gives me delight in desiring to please Him



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Praise the Lord


The other day, a sister in the Lord sent me a link to read about praising the Lord. I was so thankful for it, but little did I know the Lord would use it later on in the day.

I was on my way to town with my Mom as she was sharing a deep conversation with me. My mind was distracted. I was thinking more about what she was saying than what I was doing. When I saw the turn I thought I had to make, I signalled to get into the right lane. Behind me, was a car some distance a way yet, but still coming closer at a steady speed.

I hoped they would understand my need of getting into the right lane so I could turn but when I did they were upset and honked their horn several times and being too sensitive of a person I pulled into the turning lane to go left, but as I was turning another vehicle was there from the right. Overwhelmed, I didn't know what to do. The guy motioned with his hands for me to go, so I stepped on the gas, but I felt so silly and sad inside.

I didn’t feel like praising at all. The stories Mom had said were spinning in my head while I was feeling bad for cutting someone off. The tears came especially when I found out it wasn’t even the right turn. Praise God the tears didn’t last long but He allowed this to make me realize how weak I am. I didn’t feel like praising, I felt like crying, hoping Mom would feel sorry for me.

I wiped the little tears away and hurried into the store with Mom. The Lord helped me to see my weakness and I had a desire not to leave any room in my heart for the enemy, but I failed to look to Him for strength to be obedient and praise Him.

He reminded me then of the very link this sister had sent, and I knew I couldn't praise Him without His help, but I wanted to praise Him. The more I tried the more I realized I could not.

On our way back from the store we had been in, He gave me the strength to look to Him for strength and as I did, I was reminded of His goodness, His love, all that He has been doing in my heart.
Joy started bubbling up from within me like I could not imagine and I was so thankful. He brings us to breaking points to see our great need for Him and to help us turn to Him when nothing else would ever be able to help us.

I truly desire to grow in first time obedience and going to Him sooner for His strength and His kindness from now on. Why do I not obey sooner? I think it is because I still have my will and even though I see that I am weak I can still struggle, trying to do it on my own. As He allows these situations, He is showing me so clearly, I cannot make it without Him and must go to Him alone for strength and no one else. He doesn't want me to want strength from others to comfort me, but from Him alone. For then only, will I have true joy.

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice." -Philippians 4:4

It is a promise, He will fulfill it, if we earnestly seek Him, believing that it will be done according to His word.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Poor


 "Jesus replied, ‘Go back and report to John what you hear and see: the blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.’" {Matthew 11:4-6}
 When John was doubting, he sent his disciples to ask Jesus if He was the one to come. Jesus tells him that all these people are healed fully and the good news is being preached to the poor {those who have a need}.

Only those who are poor can truly see how much they need Jesus. As Jesus already said in Matthew five, "Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of God."

If you are rich, the good news will not be preached to you. If you have no need for God, if you think you have it all, and you are not poor in spirit, you don't need the good news. It is only for the hungry, empty, poor, for those who are earnestly seeking, they will find Him.

Then Jesus goes on to say, "There is no one greater than John the Baptist, but the least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he." The one who continually puts himself last, and God first. Who continually sees himself as he truly is, {not as dirt, but as a servant, needing God always to mould him into the shape He wants}. The one who puts his agenda last, and seeking that in everything God and His will, will be first.

"From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it. For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. Whoever has ears, let them hear." {Matthew 11:12-14}

Are we forcefully taking hold of the kingdom of heaven? If people from the past have violently taken ahold of this life, then why shouldn't we all the more? We cannot serve ourselves and God, whoever has ears to hear let him hear. Do we truly desire to obey Him seeking to please Him above everything? If we are poor in spirit, He will satisfy us. He will come through and not disappoint us.


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