Saturday, January 8, 2011
Charlotte and Ginger are two wonderful and godly women. They host Spiritual Sundays each and every week and if you would like to join in, I know you will be blessed by doing so.
I have heard it said a few times in my 44 years that when we are doing something we shouldn't, sometimes, we are blind to those actions and how it affects our lives, and the lives of those around us. Now, don't get me wrong, there are those times when we know EXACTLY what we are doing and continue anyways. But those times when we are Blinded and then the truth is revealed......WOW!! We are shocked at how in the world we had acted that way for so long and never knew it!
I have a VERY outgoing personality. VERY! Over this past year, I became just the opposite. I withdrew. I allowed some hurts and offenses to build and keep me in a place of isolation. As my husband put it....My Spirit was eroding. He was right. It was. There is no need in sharing the why's of the situation, but what I feel the Lord wants me to share is this:
There were times I would feel the Lords prompting but I didn't know what specifically to do. I didn't have a clear Word until one day recently, I was having a conversation with the Lord. I spoke to HIM saying "It seems as ......" As I began sharing my thoughts on my situation and I spoke those words, my Spirit resonated immediately. I knew I had gotten to the root of my issue. I began asking Jesus to help me as well as taking Spiritual authority over the situation. The spirit of isolation had to go. The spirit of resentment had to go. The Spirit of fear had to go. Not only did these need to go, but I had to ask the Lord to replace them with HIS Spirit of Forgiveness, Boldness, Peace and Love.
The Freedom that comes when the Lord moves on our behalf ~ The Joy is truly UNSPEAKABLE.
I know the enemy wanted nothing more than for me to stay in my place of isolation. It grieves me that I stayed there as long as i did. Oh, but for the grace of God. Truly, His mercies are new every day and HE washes my sins as far as the East is from the West! I am soo thankful that HE loves me enough NOT to leave me alone. To continue to speak, to nudge me until my ears were finally opened to the truth and my heart was receptive as well! Praise be to God!
What about you? Do you feel the Lord nudging you? Are you struggling with a situation? If so, SEEK HIM. WHOLEHEARTEDLY.
HE will show you. He will reveal the root and allow it to be exposed so that healing can come and restoration can too.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms Ephesians 6:12
1 Coritnthians 3:16-18
But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7