“There are people who would rather flog themselves and do penance rather than submit themselves to God through Jesus and be free.
I desire to be a flavor in God’s garden, giving off a sweet aroma that is produced by faithfulness and obedience.
When there are so many questions regarding the legitimacy of our faith we must cling to The Truth that was spoken to our hearts: The Truth of God’s Word illuminated by our lives lived in the light.
Before meeting You face-to-face we were celebrants and collaborators of darkness; we promoted arrogance and pride. We twisted The Truth of Your Word and used lies to justify our sins.
He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.
to the troubles and questions of my heart God said:
When I try to write based on what you’ve already done, I cannot. The words of before, when they are truly inspired by You then they cannot be duplicated by anyone. Continue reading
Holiness is not sinlessness; it is the ability to see what is worth protecting and then say no to sin to protect our yes to love. Continue reading
Look out and see.
All that is here, existing for My name, is available to you. I want you here. Your love for me must be greater than the love you have for others and for yourself. I am here. Seek me. Give me everything that you have, and give me everything that you are. I want you. I choose you. Everything I say is the truth. Believe in me. I love you.
Do you feel like you aren’t enough? That’s good–because you aren’t. The amazing thing about God is that it doesn’t matter. He said He could even make a rock cry out; He used a donkey to speak in the past. How much more can He use a person who isn’t enough? He’ll fill you up to the point that you overflow, so that you can do His will.
Don’t be upset that you’re not enough. Don’t give up because of that–He wants to use you in spite of that so that all the glory goes to Him.
Q: How can I make peace, Father?
A: Joy brings peace.
When we release our burdens to the Lord we always get something in return: joy, peace, boldness, love. He always replaces the icky with righteousness, purity, and grace. We never need to worry about leaving the Throne Room empty because He fills our cup–not to the brim but He overflows it with excess of the Spirit. And not the cheap stuff the world pawns off on us, but with excess of Himself such that we never run out of Him.
It’s not someone else’s job to guard our hearts. Continue reading
When we pray, though it may be an earnest prayer, a lot of times we have no idea what we’re really asking God for. Continue reading