I feel absolutely blessed to be a Mum to our Daughter. She is currently 8 years old (going on 27) but she never fails to blow my mind with her desire and thirst to know more of the World, God created.

There are times where I think I am failing as a Parent or times where nothing seems to go right but then there are times where I am in awe of the little person, that looks to my Husband and I for guidance, for reassurance and love or when she will say or do something that is in-line with Gods truths and that is what I hold onto!

We all have good and bad days. As parents we can critique ourselves more than most. Comparison rots the soul and it’s not until we realise that we are unquie and beautiful in our own right, that we can let go of expectation and live to be who God created us to be. Perfect in His eyes

This scripture reminds me that although some days…I do get things wrong. I will look back on my Daughters life and realise that as long as we have pointed her towards Jesus – God has her and therefore she will not fall (Psalm 46:5).

Knowing who God is, brings a thankfulness in my soul.

Faith has come from building a relationship with The Lord and watching Him cultivate a life for me, that is His will, not mine. From this, I know that even when things don’t make sense – God knows and because I love Him and trust Him, I have hope for the things to come!

Without relationship – there is no trust; and without trust, you can not build faith to see you through.

This is such a powerful scripture!!! It quite literally takes my breath away, when I think about what God commanded Ezekiel to do.

We need to remember, when we are asked to do something (it is a prophetic declaration) it requires an act of obedience and faith (in partnership) to see it happen.

To those of you who feel like there is nothing left…

Where we see death…God sees life. 

Where we see hopelessness…God sees restoration.

Like Ezekiel – we need to speak to those “dry bones”. Then by the powerful and life-giving spirit (ruach).

God WILL…

move that mountain…

raise the dead…

set the people free…

heal the sick…

save the lost…

When Ezekiel saw dry bones, he had a choice. He could of said “it is impossible” or (as he did) see the God of absolute possibility, move powerfully.
There is power in our breathe. In what we speak. 

Speak truth. 

Speak life into yourself and others.

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

It’s not easy to allow God “in”. To accept that you need help. To open your heart and be “vulnerable”. 

I have found that as I journey each day with God, my thoughts and feelings that seem “normal”; that I feel “comfortable with”, may not be from Him. 

Usually the areas that I struggle with, (rejection – to name one) are areas in my life that are remembered with pain and heartache. 

God wants us to walk in freedom. Jesus took away all sin – including, all shame, all rejection, all fear and everything else that the enemy uses against us, that day He died, on Calvary. 

Those feelings hold us back in life. Those feelings truely paralyse us, to move forward into our God given purpose.  

John 8:32 puts things into perspective – The truth (Jesus) sets you free because otherwise, Jesus dying, was for nothing. 

Breakthrough comes, when we stop believing the lies and listen to the One, who was, who is and is to come. 

Breakthrough comes, when we let go of who we were and believe who Jesus says we are and will become.

I would tell myself “God could never love me; I was too bad…too broken”. It also gave me a reason “not to care – as I was going to hell anyway”. 

Then I found the love of God. In the midst of my deepest, darkest, despair; God bought me to my knees – literally. 

At a time where I felt like there was nothing left, He told me there was so much more. 

When I said that no one would like the “real me”, God said I was made in His likeness and I had a purpose in this World.

I was broken – God made me whole.

Whatever you are facing. The choices you have made. The wrong paths, you have walked…you are not the first person in this World to do those things. 

What I can tell you, is that the Bible is a collection of 66 books, that shows you how those mistakes made by different people (of all walks of life) were restored and used by God, for His glory. 

You are not a mistake. 

You are not on your own.

You are loved.

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The Holy Spirit lives in every Christian and is far stronger than any attack from the Devil! The Spirit (if you allow Him) empowers you to not fear Satan but rather to trust in The Lord.

When we have problems, whatever we focus on will ultimately determine whether our mind sees us as a victor or a victim.

Trusting in God is the outworking of our faith and therefore when our mind, our thoughts and our attitudes are focused on Him – who is greater than anything we can imagine – it allow us to walk with boldness and confidence in this life.

I find it amazing that I can go months feeling empowered by Gods grace and love and then the enemy stakes a sideswipe and he gets in my head. One circumstance. One situation can take you away from Jesus and then…God reminded me of this verse today.

Gods love doesn’t make sense to us because it’s hard to comprehend that Jesus died for everyone, to show just how far God would go, to bring us back to Him. 

Yet we still cling onto guilt, shame, rejection, offence etc. when Jesus freed us from all those things…and more.

I pray that you remind yourself today, that you ARE free. Jesus took away all the condemnation at the cross – so walk towards God. Accept His love and show the World truly how amazing God is; through breakthrough and redemption of not only yourself but of the circumstances, that keep holding you back!

Many times in my life, I have been waiting for a specific thing to happen. There are times where God has performed the miracle needed and other times nothing has happened.

One thing God desires, is for our minds to be focused on truth. What would Jesus do, in the situations that we face…

Pray? Fast? Or dare I say it…Wait? 

Renewing our mind and being transformed in Gods likeness, is not for Gods benefit but ours! 

Sometimes we want to help others, in order that they can move forward in life but the wait is ultimately where we are shaped and molded. 

The trials we face, could be Gods actual will for us because that is where we draw closer to Him. That is where we receive the breakthrough needed to transform us into Gods warriors.

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