Carole Sparks from Not about me and Julie Dibbles from Julie Dibble Writes have asked bloggers to contribute posts detailing/ regarding/ describing their journey towards becoming Christ like. This, like always, is a part of my story, not the whole picture. I'm not perfect and I'm constantly and consistently being worked on by the Holy Spirit. We'd love... Continue Reading →
I hope you can share your mountain-top experience with me. What God showed you, when He came through for you, how it changed you and who you are now because of those experiences. That way we can join together as the body of Christ and give Him the glory He deserves.
So what I want to ask you is, what or who is your Isaac? Is it your spouse? Your child/ren? Your job? Your reputation? Your home maybe? Your ministry in the church? What was it that you fought hard for? that you worked hard for? that you prayed fervently for? If you did and received it from the Lord, and you rejoiced and laughed and were filled with joy, then God tested you. He asked you to sacrifice it, to give it away, to walk from it. Would you be able to do it? Give your life for Him. Be parted from your children in order to take His word to others. Not marry because your spouse is not part of His will. Be slandered because you did what He told you to, but the world didn't like it. Walk away from a legacy that you built, because He wanted you to.
Finally, the shepherd cares for the sheep because he loves them and wants to maintain his own good reputation as a faithful shepherd. As we’ve seen in Psalm 23, the analogy of the Lord as the Good Shepherd was also applied by Jesus in John chapter 10. In declaring that He is the shepherd of the sheep, Jesus is confirming that He is God. The Eternal God is our Shepherd. And we would not want it any other way.
So , why in the midst of what is going on in this world, am I bringing up Jehovah Rapha? Because He is our Healer. The Great Mender. The One who makes us whole. The One who makes all things new. He takes the old and turns it around. He loves us where we are, but loves us too much to leave us the way we are. He has plans for us, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us a hope and future.
Recently the church we attend held a technology seminar for women. They had talks on how to get started. How to glorify God with our giftings. How to stay safe. I chose to go, because I wanted help bringing this blog to the next level. While I'm glad , for the most part , that... Continue Reading →
It is only in hindsight, have I seen His faithfulness and goodness. And so I can say God is Good. All the time. And mean it. And be thankful. So thankful. His plans are not mine. But they work out better every time.