Fire Shut Up In My Bones

I haven’t posted anything in a while and all this time I’ve been feeling as though I lost my way. I felt disconnected. No longer can I use the excuse about my just moving, having a new job, a new car,  new bills and a new house. No, there’s something going on inside of me. 

I’ve been reading the bible each day, praying, praising but still I feel like something’s missing. I feel as though I’m about to explode! It’s like fire shut up in my bones. I prayed and asked the Lord what was wrong with me. What is happening to me to make me feel this way? My answer is that I’m not doing what the Lord has called me to do.

Even though I’m reading my word everyday and singing praises to Him, I stopped writing which is what I’ve been called to do in this season. I was allowing the cares of this world to hold back that fire within me. 

You too will feel like there’s fire shut up in your bones when you try to suppress the works of the Holy Spirit in your life. See the Lord wants to use us and blesses us with many gifts as He chooses. I can’t even begin to explain the feeling I have right now writing this post. 

Lord, I come to you now with a repentant heart, asking you to forgive me for trying to shut down the gift you want to operate through me. Forgive me for focusing on the blessings instead of YOU, who freely gave them to me. I thank you for releasing the fire within me to do your Will. I pray and ask that you keep us doing the works you have given us to do. I pray that many others reading this post will be blessed and encouraged to not give up, and not quench your fire. I love you with all my heart and thank you for giving me another chance, in Jesus name, Amen.

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Practice to Perfect

There was a time when I first began writing posts I would have many errors. Well now with practice, there are no errors. I got so use to seeing the screen pop up showing me how many errors were found that when there were no pop ups, I thought something was wrong with the system. I thought that can’t be right, there’s got to be some errors somewhere in my writing.

I tell this story because it reminds me of how God perfects us through practice. We pratice and practice in life until we get it right. We’re going to keep praticing until the Lord takes us home.

The definition of perfect is without faults, errors, or flaws. I can write a post without errors, or flaws. It blew my mind that my writing was able to acheive such a feet. I didn’t think I would ever arrive to this place. Now that I’m here, I’m finding new areas in my writing to practice to perfect.

Oh how we must do this in our daily walk as believers. Oh, how we should pratice what we preach to others in order to perfect the very word we beleive. Practice to perfect the manisfestation of the gift God has placed on the inside of us. Practice, practice, practice, until that glorious day comes when we all shall be made whole.

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Stay Connected

We just bought a new house and have been living out of boxes for about the past three weeks. I also recently started a new job. There’s so much going on in my life right now, I feel disconnected. I feel as though I’m out of touch with my church family and friends. I’ve even been out of touch with this blog for quite some time. I don’t know if I’m going, coming, or already been. Have you ever been there?

Even though I feel disconnected from family and friends I know how to stay connected to God! I’ve stayed connected by reading my word daily, praying and communing with Him. I’m staying connected by worshipping and praising His Holy Name! He alone is worthy of all the glory, honor and praise.

Now that things have settled down, I just wanted to encourage myself along with everyone else. No matter what you’re going through in this season stay connected to God. It’s okay to disconnect from this world but don’t disconnect from Him!

Blessings!

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Stand

I thank God for His teaching us in His word how to stand. The Lord had me to read Ephesians 6:10 – 18 where He talks about the armor of the Lord. God showed me that He didn’t tell us to fight with the armor but to stand with the armor. So I looked up the word stand. Here’s what I found:

Stand means to have an upright position; an attitude toward a particular issue; remain valid or unaltered; withstand without being damaged; a determined effort to resist.

We have to be able to stand in these last days. We need to resist the enemy and stand girded up with righteousness, truth, faith, the gospel of peace, salvation, and the word of God. Standing with this armor on will keep us in the will of our Lord.

To stand in God means to trust in Him. Standing is showing God you believe on Him and in His word. You believe in His power and in His might. Standing in God shows Him you are obedient. You do what He says when He says. To stand shows God your heart and here is where we need to be.

There’s so much we can stand for in this world we live in but only what we stand for in God blesses us to be with Him in heaven. I encourage you today, stand! Stand in Jesus, stand for Jesus, and stand with Jesus! Stand, stand, stand!

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Keep Your Line of Communication Clear

There are times in life when we call people and there’s a bad connection on the line. Sometimes there’s lots of static or the person on the other end sounds choppy. The line of communication is not clear. In situations like this we hang up and try or call again to see if we can get a better connection.

Keep your line of communication clear with God. When there’s sin in your life, you’ll have a bad connection with Him. The way to clear this up is through confession and repentance. Confession is telling God what you did and repentance is turning away from what you did.

I’m so glad to have a loving heavenly Father who is always there whenever we call Him. Not only is He there, but He doesn’t make it hard for us to reach Him. We have been given an emergency number which is Jesus. We never get a busy signal. We don’t have to go through hoops to clear up our bad connection, and we’re not greeted with a recording or hold music. God is always there. 

Let’s do all we can to keep our line of communication clear with God at all times!

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The Pearl

My life begins when a foreign object such as a parasite or a piece of shell accidentally lodges itself in my soft inner body where it cannot get out. This irritates my body and to ease this irritation my body takes a defensive action against the foreign object. I begin to secrete a smooth, hard, crystalline substance around the irritant in order to protect myself. The longer that irritant remains inside my body, I will continue to secrete around it. Layer upon layer upon layer and over time, the irritant will be completely encased by a silky crystalline coating, and the result is the lovely, luxurious gem called the pearl.

The birth of the pearl is a miraculous event. Both the size and the color determine the value of that pearl. So the larger the size and the brighter the color the more valuable that pearl is. It takes an oyster three to six years to make a pearl. It’s a process which the Lord is using as an example of the life of the Christian.

Trials and tests in our lives are our irritants. We begin to secrete around this irritant when we seek the Lord through prayer. We develop a layer. We then begin to read our word more. Another layer is added. Praise and worship becomes a daily routine in our lives. Another layer forms. This process continues as our faith grows and increases in the Lord.

Over time we produce the fruit, the precious pearl. It’s a process we go through over and over again through out our life here on this earth. Be encouraged because God is making us through this process. Know that God values you no matter what you go through. God sees you as the pearl.Pearl

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Sacrifice

This morning I heard the Holy Spirit say “sacrifice”. A sacrifice is something of value you give up for something more valuable and worthy. I thought about Jesus and how He gave up His life for us because we were of importance to Him. Jesus valued our lives and by His sacrifice considers us worthy to inherit the kingdom of heaven.

We as Christians are called to be “living sacrifices.” We’re to give up something we value each and every day we’re here upon this earth. We’re to sacrifice our time and give it up to God as we spend it by doing the work of kingdom building. We’re to sacrifice our bodies by using our hands, feet, mouth, eyes and ears to spread the gospel to the uttermost parts of the earth.

To sacrifice means to trust God. You trust God to use you for His glory. You trust that God has it all under control. To sacrifice means to trust God without a shadow of a doubt.

You see saints, “sacrifice” is an act of worship unto God. When we sacrifice, God sends down fire from heaven to consume the gift which was offered up. Let us choose this day to worship the Lord by giving Him a sacrifice of praise.

Sacrifice

Hebrews 13:15-16

15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

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Rest In The Lord

Matthew 11:28

Rest

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Thank you Jesus! I can rest in you!

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Your Heart’s Desire

Heart - PurpleLet your heart’s desire be God’s desires for you!

Psalms 37:4 – Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Desire the gifts of God which He freely gave to all of us!

1 Corinthians 14:1 – Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

Dear Father God, Your Heart’s Desire is my heart’s desire, in Jesus name, Amen.

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There Aren’t Enough Words…

Today I’m reflecting on all the words we say and how much power and meaning they have. Because our words have power, I want to take this time to exalt my King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

Creator of heaven and earth, maker of man, my Father, the Great I Am. I exalt you today and honor you with words of power. You are the righteous governor, you are the prince of peace. You are the great eternal wonder, and the holy comforter. You are magnificent in all you ways. You alone are great and greatly to be praised! I thank you for who you are. Thank you for your compassion, mercy, and grace. I thank you on today for being everything to me. I thank you today that you are mindful of me. I am beautifully and wonderfully made in your image. You have made me and anointed me to do great things for the kingdom of heaven. I glorify your name. You are awesome! Your name is excellent! You are joy, strength, peace! All the words in the world cannot sum up how great you are. I love you Lord with all my heart. I say YES, Lord, to your will. I say YES, Lord to your way. For your ways are righteous and your path is the path of peace. Thank you Lord for loving me and for dying on the cross for me and giving me the greatest gift of all. Thank you for the gift of salvation! In Jesus name, Amen.

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