Trust His Heart

There is a song that I love by Pat Barrett. It’s titled ‘Canvas and the Clay’. The song expresses that God is an Artist and a Potter. And WE are the Canvas and the Clay.

Just Beautiful. โค

He knows our whole story. And He is shaping and molding and painting as He sees fit.

Yet somehow, I forgot the fact that God – in all His Sovereign Power – has the ability to provide things in my life that I didn’t ask for.

To shape my story.

Recently He hit me a doozy!!!!

And it has re-shaped my understanding of God………in an amazing way.

God’s love through Divine Provision

Whenever God blessed me with something before, I never saw it as if He did it because He loved me. I would only see that He did it because I asked for it and had Faith that He would do it.

Sigh…..I never even realized what a poor mindset that was to have!

But now I am seeing something that I did not specifically ask for being manifested.

And amazingly………….all I can see……..IS GOD’S LOVE.

That’s why He did it.

Not because I asked.

Or because I deserved it.

Not because I stood in faith that it would happen. (I was completely terrified at first! I couldn’t understand WHY God would send this NOW!!!)

But I had to let go and trust Him. Completely.

And face my fears.

And on the other side………..I found the love of my Heavenly Father.

I understand so many things about Him better now……it’s crazy!!!!

But I love it. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œโค

God loves you!! And He knows what is best for you right now. He also knows when to give you what you have been asking for.

So………in this season, try asking God to help you trust His Heart. And not only seek His Hand.

Prison Perspective

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephesians 4:1โ€ญ-โ€ฌ3 ESV

These verses are literally at the top of my favorite verses list. I love Paul’s way of writing! And to be honest, the first time I read it I had been struggling with humility and God used these verses to really minister to me. So they are really dear to my heart.

This morning however, while reading I got a new perspective…….

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The Power of the Word – Part 1

Have you ever been reading your Bible and got distracted by some random thought?

I mean…..come ON!!!

I’m trying to be all pious and holy……..and BAM! Where did this thought come from???!!

SHEESH

Turns out those thoughts may not always be the enemy trying to distract you from reading the Word of God. Sometimes it is! But not always…..

Why do I say this?

Well, I woke up around 2 am this morning and decided to read the Bible. I’ve been in the Book of Ephesians, so I turned to Chapter 1 and midway I got this random train of thought.

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So……………… I rebuked it and kept on reading, but then I felt as if the Holy Spirit stopped me.

He reminded me that the Word of God is a SWORD. Therefore it cuts into our minds and hearts. It reveals the things that are hidden. It shines light in our dark areas – the parts that we thought we had covered up or already gotten over.

And so I said “Ok. Well what caused me to think like this?”

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Whewwwww!!! ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ

That question led to a whole revelation of my lack of believing that I deserved love and that I would ever get married someday. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

I was blown away.

So that’s where all those issues came from!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿคฏ………..(My struggle to love myself, my struggle to connect with guys, my constant desire to flee from any guy that shows any kind on interest in me ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ)

It had even hindered my ability yo accept GOD’S LOVE.

Because in order for me to accept God’s love or even man’s love, I have to Love Myself!

The Power of the Word

The word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword.

It’s sharp.

And for good reason.

Today I learned something so very valuable:

Reading the Word benefits ME in ways I had not ever expected!!

Now when I read, I am to examine my thoughts and ask the Holy Spirit if it is a distraction or if it is Him revealing something that He needs me to repent for and give to Him.

Because that is exactly what I had to do.

LET IT GO AND SURRENDER MY POOR MINDSET TO GOD.

And ask Him to teach me the truth.

And I KNOW I am not the only one that this may have happened to! So I felt led to share it so that someone else would learn too.

Many times we beat ourselves up for thoughts that pass through our minds. Or we may not pay attention to them.

But God wants to heal and fix our minds. He wants to break the evil mindsets that have been there for years – molded by experiences of our past. Planted by the enemy of our souls.

God wants to HEAL YOU โค

Please let Him.

Lessons from the movie SING

Yes you read that correctly.

It’s amazing how much we can learn from a movie when the Holy Spirit guides us.

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Some nights ago I sat down and pretty much forced myself to relax and watch a movie. And I felt led to watch the animated movie: SING.

AND THE MESSAGE BEHIND IT BLEW ME AWAY!!!!

After watching the movie……I felt so…….INSPIRED!

I immediately pulled out my phone and began to write out what I had learned from each character. And honestly,

It’s pretty Life Changing ๐Ÿ’–

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Forgiveness

The story of Joseph is profound and powerful.

He was sold as a slave by his own brothers, taken to Egypt, and was even thrown into prison for doing the right thing!!!!

But 2 things stand out to me in his story:

  1. He never blamed God
  2. He forgave his brothers!

How can anyone possibly love God AND their family after going through so much rejection and disappointment????!!!!!

I am struggling with this one you guys.

This is one of my faults and I have to admit it:

I hate to be taken advantage of.

Maybe it is because I am quiet and growing up it was seen as a sign of weakness.

Maybe it is because I let other people’s opinions become my own instead of speaking up and voicing my opinion.

Maybe it’s because I put myself down so many times that I don’t even know how to accept encouragement.

Maybe……. it’s time for this to change.

And perhaps God is using Joseph’s story to change my heart.

In reading the story, we see that despite everything Joseph suffered, God was with Joseph always.

  • After being sold to Potiphar, God granted him favour and he was placed head of Potiphar’s house.

Even though he had been a SLAVE!!!

  • Then while in prison, God gave him favour with the prison guard and Joseph was placed as the head of the prison!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Whoa!! Everything that was done in the prison, he was running it.

Joseph was a prisoner yet he was in charge of the other prisoners!

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  • And then again after he was able (through God) to interpret the Pharaoah’s dream, he was placed as Second in Command over ALL of Egypt!!

It shows me that even in the lowest place, God can grant us favour and blessings.

Incredible.

God is just soooo incredible!!!!

The power of Forgiveness…

Joseph did not let his situation, affect his faith in God. He trusted God despite being in a truly terrible position multiple times in his life.

Faithfulness to God. Inspite of the storm. Inspite of the pain.

And I can only imagine that after seeing God work things out for him sooooo many times, Joseph realised that:

Everything had a purpose

His slavery, his rejection, his pain, his moments of doubt of ever leaving that prison……..

But you see, his time in prison worked Patience, Faith and even helped him practice his Gift of Dream Interpretations!!!!!!

What if we tap into that and harness it into a new mindset and Perspective to live by?

Faithfulness to God. Inspite of the storm.

Inspite of the pain.

I think……

I am gonna try.

A little harder this time……