One of the things that have been ringing loud through the month is the issues of our hearts. We as a people have so many heart issues, and if we keep operating at a surface level only we will never be able to heal and experience true freedom.
We spend so much of our days focusing on being aligned with the right people who will take us higher, setting relationship goals, building platforms and brands, looking cute and being on fleek, getting high credit scores, having that summer body, thinking positive, etcetera, and etcetera.
Now think about it for a moment. Even if you are focused on getting a high credit score (and you take the steps to get an 800) and you are not dealing with the issues of your heart; when that score goes up you will only slide back into bad spending patterns again and you will be right back in the 400’s and 500’s again. That’s a rollercoaster you will get tired of riding.
Let’s do another heart check-up this week and spend some time with the Father asking Him to reveal those heart issues that have being buried deeply underneath the surface. Don’t you want to be free? Don’t you want to experience more of God in your life? Let’s go deeper and begin to ask the Lord the hard questions. Let’s sit still and hear what He has to say and see what He wants to show us. Let’s not be so blinded to our own mess but face the ugly at the throne of grace and get even more grace.
The bad news is that we are not perfect. The good news is that it’s okay (God is) because with every imperfect thorn we get to see God’s amazing work in and through us. It’s perfect!
Blessings to you!
Join me on the prayer call tomorrow at 7PM MST (8PM CST) and dial 720-689-1444. Put a reminder on your phone and program the number. I will meet you on the line! Let’s peel back those surface layers and go deeper.
Only By His Grace,
The other day I saw something so disturbing as I did my short scroll on Facebook. It was a conference…a Christian Witches Conference. My eyes became so wide and my mouth dropped as my husband and I looked at the screen. He thought it was a joke and someone was trying to be funny. When I saw it I told him I did not think it was because people are doing all kinds of foolery these days. However, deep on the inside I hoped that he was right. I was hoping that it was a joke (a very bad joke).
It was not a joke. My heart dropped. As we dug deeper and found an actual website my stomach turned and I became nauseated and really could not look at it or think about for a moment. So many people, mostly women from all ethnic background were proud to be a Christian witch and attend this conference of like-minded folks. It all seemed so common for them. Now people who say they are Christian are going to believe they can practice witchcraft too. If we can be carried away so easily with mess are we really saved? Just asking for a friend…
Over the last several weeks I have seen many things that have vexed my spirit. So many of the things that those they say they follow Christ are doing are NOT good, and much of it is downright sin. But since such a vast amount of people are doing it it’s because common and standard. I don’t know how many times I have to say this (I am not fussing at yall I am just arrrghhh DONE) just because it sounds good, they up on a stage, they have great followers, you see them living lavishly, they look like they happy with no worries, they dripping (the new word out there in the streets LOL), and they cute does NOT mean that what they are saying is biblical, true, right, and good for you!
We are NOT supposed to be carried about by every wind of doctrine, the trickery of men, cunning craftiness, and deceitful plotting. In no way!
As Christians we are need to be more discerning. God has placed in each of us some level of discernment even if you don’t have it as a gift. If you have received Christ into your life then you have the Holy Spirit living and dwelling on the inside leading you in truth. It is up to us whether we want to walk in the truth and freedom that Christ brings or be tied up in bondage with the ways and attitudes of this world.
Please if you feel led, pray for the people who have been led astray in thinking they are Christian witches. Pray for the souls of the people that they are bringing into their fold who don’t know any better. Pray that the blinders are taken off. Pray that they will turn from their evil ways and come into the true knowledge of our Lord and Savior. Pray that they will no longer be led by the deceitfulness of their hearts. PRAY!
Join me on the prayer call tomorrow! I will be on there a little earlier than usual. If you can, get on the line. Tuesday, February 18th at 6:00PM MST (7:00 PM CST). Dial 720-689-1444
Only By His Grace,
I was sitting at my desk listening to a powerful song by Eddie James called “Make Me a House of Prayer.” It brought me to thinking how little so many value prayer.
Something rises up in me when people get upset when you tell them to pray. They want a 3, 7, and 12 step system to get the results they want. Therefore, prayer is not the answer for them because what I realized a long time ago is that we value systems because it’s tangible and it’s all done in our own strength.
But prayer…oh but prayer is a whole different kind of something many don’t seem to want. So what do we do? We don’t pray so we allow the waves of life to toss us every which way. Enemy attacks keep coming in every direction and we sit there and let everything happen. We accept that this is just the way it is and we wait for our departure from this earth. Some will fall into depression and many others into addictions to cope.
Let me make this prayer thing a little clearer because the other day I had to make it real clear with another person. Because I was done when they said, “Oh here we go with prayer again. That does not do anything! I have to do something besides pray!”
My answer was, “Yeah that’s why you need to pray because you just said you don’t know what to do! You need to know what that something is right?” Oh how funny we just tell on ourselves. All. The. Time.
Prayer connects you to the Father in heaven who has the answer to your every need. When we come to the throne of grace there is help. Now sometimes that help is making us humble ourselves, getting us to lay aside the sin issues in our lives, getting us to see the lies that have been keeping us bound, helping us to get loose from that controlling spirit, bringing us to a place to forgive others just as Christ forgave us, be set free with truth, or even giving us strategy for our lives and family.
We have got to stop wanting microwave solutions to everything when the King of Kings is trying to mold us to look more like Him. If we are going be God’s representation on this earth and be such carriers of His presence then we are going to have to become houses of prayer. We are going to have to spend time with the Lord (the one we have been ignoring) and face all the ways we will have die to this stinking flesh so that we can grow, produce fruit, and display His glory even more.
When we seek Him you better believe He will take care of everything else. He may not take care of it on your watch and it may not look how you had it all plotted in head, but rest in this; it will still be added to you and it will exactly what you need.
If Jesus is continually interceding for us at the right hand of God, how dare we discount prayer as a lifestyle? The power is not in prayer alone but in who our prayers (as Disciples of Christ) are connected to…His name is I AM! Blessings to you this day!
Only By His Grace
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