A New Thing


Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 43:19 AMPC

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The Greatness of God

I will proclaim your greatness, my God and king; I will thank you forever and ever. Every day I will thank you; I will praise you forever and ever. The Lord is great and is to be highly praised; his greatness is beyond understanding. What you have done will be praised from one generation to the next; they will proclaim your mighty acts. They will speak of your glory and majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful deeds.
Psalm 145:1‭-‬5 GNTD

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Changing Tracina

I am by no means an agent of change. I like my comfy mess and I am content to stand still. The issue is that I told God to make me into what He wants me to be and my love for Him overrides my comfortable disposition. When I relinquished control things started to change, although at times uncomfortable, it pushed me on to a new level. I find that the things I thought I liked and possibly even loved, things were in reality not conducive to my development, no longer appealed to me.
Riding with God has been a journey, like a rollercoaster that only plateaus for a short time before it takes off again. I have experienced turbulence, darkness, and even fear, but through it all God is reassuring me that I am heading to a place in him that will cause others to draw near to Him. I don’t mind the ride and I love that His only requirement for me is to show love to His creations and to Give Him glory.

Don’t just take my word for it!
Ecclesiastes 3 ESV

1 FOR EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON, AND A TIME FOR EVERY MATTER UNDER HEAVEN…

11 HE HAS MADE EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME. ALSO, HE HAS PUT ETERNITY INTO MAN’S HEART, YET SO THAT HE CANNOT FIND OUT WHAT GOD HAS DONE FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END. 12 I PERCEIVED THAT THERE IS NOTHING BETTER FOR THEM THAN TO BE JOYFUL AND TO DO GOOD AS LONG AS THEY LIVE; 13 ALSO THAT EVERYONE SHOULD EAT AND DRINK AND TAKE PLEASURE IN ALL HIS TOIL—THIS IS GOD’S GIFT TO MAN.

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Just Say the Word

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.(1 Peter 4:12) 

Trials and trouble are a guarantee. Life will happen but we can choose the life we live by our confessions. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.(Proverbs 18:21) In other words which fruit will you choose?

One of my greatest struggles has been restlessness. I no longer medicate to sleep. Night after night at about the same time I am awake. Before I truly turned my life over to Christ I constantly ran numbers trying to figure out how not to be broke. I worried about how  I would have enough food to stretch over a 2 week period. I worried about someone finding out i was worried because it may seem like sign of weakness. All that worrying stressed me out! I forgot that I have a choice as for what I can do with my sleepless nights.  So I started to pray. Not just any prayer but I began to repeat the promises of God back to Him and myself. (Isaiah 43:26) It’s not that He forgot but so that  I can remember who I am in Him. I have the right to these benefits.What are those benefits? The right to His unfailing love, healing, redemption, strength, freedom from worry and peace.

So with holy ghost boldness I can confess:

Hello problems, I see you. You may have a right to exist, but not in me. I am a child of the most high God and His word says… (Fill in the blank, find out what the word of God has to say for your situation.) 

Don’t just take my word for it!

  1. Psalm 103 (The chapter of benefits)
  2. Philippians 4:6

 

 

 

 

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Finished Product

God has shown me what He promised me. He has set it before me. He told me to wait and trust him in spite of opposition. He has shown me where the incomplete parts of the promise are and how to get it to the done level. It has already been promised to me so it belongs to me. Instead of trying to obtain it I have decided to prepare myself for it. Although it belongs to me I must get into the receiving position. Through His word He is perfecting my attitude, my character, and insight so that I will appreciate the promise.

My perspective has shifted from the part of me that felt like I was not good enough for the promise which caused me to immediately feel depressed. God reminds me in His word  that I am chosen by God, a royal priesthood, God’s very own possession. (a) Previous to that I am reminded in 1 Peter 2:5  that I am a living stone that God is building into his spiritual temple. These verses show me that I am indeed a prime candidate for God’s promises.

From past experience I have learned that the accumulation of an unfinished product does not work well. I found myself trying to make up the missing parts, giving more of myself to it than God had contributed and it eventually fell apart.  God gave me the example of a cake that is baking. You can’t remove it too soon or the middle will fall flat. It will look nice for a few moments to look “done” but eventually it will deflate. If you wait for the cake to reach the perfect temperature you are guaranteed to have a perfect finished product. I don’t want to get to a point where I just say I can work with that unfinished product. Truthfully I can’t make something work that is not complete because I lack the infinite wisdom that God has.Here is where I have to “trust in the Lord with all of my heart and lean not unto my own understanding”(b).

His not yet is not a no. Since the enemy knows patients is a growing pain he will jip you out of a bigger promise for surface promises that really don’t last.   This is why James 1:4 says “But let patients have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”

Don’t just take my word for it!

1.(a)1 peter 2:9

2(b) proverbs 3:5

 

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Faith Perspective

Just be honest with yourself. Have you tried your capabilities to the max. Are you living your life or is your life living you? Its all about your faith perspective. Do you believe in your purpose or have you reached a point of not being as passionate about it as when you first began? Has life put you in a complacent state that causes you to declare “it is what it is?” Have you received a promise from God but since there is no evidence of change you have lost hope? I can honestly say I have reached that point several times.

 

In Hebrews 10:35 it advises:

Do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.  

Make this declaration.

Today I purpose myself to live like I’m walking into my purpose within the next step. I accept that when Jesus said “It is finished” and got up with all power that my purpose can not be stopped by current circumstances. I will patiently endure this testing of my faith and believe that I am entitled to have life, even life more abundantly!

Don’t just take my word for it!

Resources:

John 19:30

John 10:10

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Consult With the Builder

Recipes, instruction booklets, self help guides; all means of gathering info to teach and help yourself independently. They cause us to rely on ourselves and the experiences of others to gain knowledge and understanding. So many books. So many guides. With so much info available which one should you adhere to. Its a little bit much to constantly be self-reliant. You become your own god.  What book came with a well versed instructor to guide you to becoming the best you possible?

The bible itself is the Word of God. It is the Creator’s manual. It literally has everything concerning the issues of life with a live instructor who does not hesitate to help His people. The title of the book literally reads Holy Bible. Holy means perfect and righteous. It is a synonym for dedicated. This book was literally inspired by God who is dedicated to loving us: His creation.

The truth is the Bible is not something you can read one time and have all of the answers. It is a literal everyday tool holding the keys to life. It is a constant reminder of God’s love for us. God is the ultimate advisor. He speaks to us through his Word. There is no shortage in His presence or abilities and He will never put you on hold.His word is readily available and becomes inscribed on our hearts when we read it and follow it. Proverbs 7:2a-3 advises us to “Obey my commands and live! Tie them to you finger as a reminder. Write them within your heart.

Humans were all made with the same longing for companionship. At the very least we want to know that someone somewhere is for us and not against us.  In fact He finds you very important. He said in his word “I will never leave you nor will I forsake you. So we can say with confidence “The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear.”(Hebrews 13:5b-6)The most amazing thing about God is that he is not a man that he should lie nor the son of man that he has to repent.(NUMBERS 23:19) 

His plan you are of good and not evil, plans that will prosper you and not harm you, to give you hope and a future.(Jeremiah 29:11) He is the only one that gives His word to last forever and mean it! What a God! If there is anything you ever need it is always nice to know you can consult with the builder.

 

 

 

 

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