Disclaimer: This was intended to be a morning post but I failed to be as obedient as I hoped to be. Work in progress and that’s ok, God loves me right where I am but He loves me too much to leave me there and He is showing me all of this in the “crazy” 180° shift I’ve gone through. I have gone from walking and sometimes trying to sneak away from God to running towards Him as fast as I can as I crave more and more from His Spirit.
Good morning Father. Yet another beautiful day that You have provided for me. I feel like I followed Your will, not mine last night and You once again, rewarded my obedience. You embraced me and provided the rest that I so desperately needed Lord. Some of the best rest I’ve ever received. However, I didn’t do so good on the back end this morning, I took longer to get up than I should have, I am constantly reminded that I have not and will not ever arrive and I will remain a work in progress until the day that I get to come to be with You, in Your presence Lord. I have said the Lords prayer many many times over my lifetime but never have I prayed it as intentionally as I do on a regular basis now, at this time in my life. Our Father, what does that mean to you, the reader of this blog? I’m sure we all have different ideas of what it means to be a father, some of us have had good examples, some have had terrible examples and yet others have had little to maybe even no example in their lifetime here on earth, as to what it means to be a father. As crazy as it may sound to some, I feel like God was and is teaching me how to be a father to my children. Last Sunday through a series of events that I feel like we need to ease into here as it is not normal and certainly doesn’t look normal to the world, He showed me to take some time to play a very brief game of hide and go seek with my youngest daughter. I feel like God likes to play games like that with us at times and I feel like it brings joy to the Trinity when we find Them. Sometimes He hides right out in the open, sometimes He needs to give us hints, to reveal Himself to us. Pray this prayer and see what it does for your life, I believe it was one of the many keys that I’ve found to unlock being able to see God in an extremely real way… Pray this with me… “Lord, give me eyes to see and ears to hear You,” watch what He does in Your life. I believe it’s a blend of surrendering and praying the above prayer. If you’re scared to surrender all, much like I was… Start with something small, give it to your Father and watch the amazing things He does with whatever it is that you choose to give Him. Or, you can start with something big like I did, something you can not tackle on your own, no matter how hard you try, a sin that continues and returns often, one that the father of lies speaks so loudly that you think it is your voice talking to yourself, “everyone does it”, “it’s a good thing you know God, if you ask for forgiveness He has to forgive you”, “cheap grace is better than no grace.” Sound familiar? Probably, as it seems satan is limited and has his favorite tricks and sayings, he knows what works and what it takes to create doubt, fear and worry to get you worked up and unravel all the good things God has been doing and continues to do in your life. My Father is the Father of all, the Father of Truth. Ask for discernment that you can discern between lie and Truth. I did and continue to do so and there is a verse that came to mind when I started to ask for discernment, John 10:10, I hope that this verse is as much of a blessing to help break your chains as it was, has been and continues to be in my life. – A humble warrior in God’s army
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” -John 10:10 ESV
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever, Amen -The Lords prayer
Thank You Lord, praise You Lord, bless You Lord. God, You are so good and You have placed this idea in my heart, in my mind and in my soul. I am trying to be obedient to You and what You are asking me to do. I pray that anything You have to share today burns within me so much that I can not help but share it in this post, at the same time if there is anything of me that You do not want shared please strike it from my mind. I pray that this blog be glorifying to You. In Your holy, precious and mighty name Lord Jesus, Amen.