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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Another wake up call

2013 started out with making some new changes in my relationship with my husband and also in learning to accept the person that he sees and as God sees.

Earlier this week,while I was doing something I felt this yearning to think back to high school when there were things I would do like others my age in as far as dressing and make up and such.  I remember how self-conscience I was during that time because I felt I would never be able to stand up to the mocking and such as I was learning. 

This week God showed me that it was my right as a young woman to take care of the person that He created.  I had fought for years because I had taken on the things that were said that make up wouldn't help that the ways I was taking care of who I was then I laid aside. 

Over the years I still kept fighting a healthy lifestyle because in the back of my mind I felt "what did it matter?"  I didn't know that it was still something that I was fighting in me for most of my life. 

I have seen that God is waking me up to rise up to be the woman He created.  That even though the teen years were just that, teen years.  It truly doesn't declare or decree the person that God had created in me.  Not that I hung on to those things, but it had been going since that time and buried deep into my inner being.

Working with DAG and  Days for Girls and the things we are teaching the young girls to be women of purpose for God and for their country I've been more aware how this area if my life is changing.  Its a good change.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Keep the weeds of the world out of your Heavenly Garden

I've been thinking about this for a couple of weeks as I've been trying to get my garden ready for planting this year. 

My garden is a learning experience and a great devotional tool. 

The other day my husband and I were discussing how to get the weeds taken care of in the main back yard and  are around the garden bed.  When the wind blows, the seeds from the weeds blow in the garden, so that even if I used black fabric or trash bags in my garden bed, it wouldn't work as the weeds around the garden  would still transfer if they weren't taken care of first.

A couple of weeks ago my friend Fawn spoke on how a word that our church has for this coming year is  "reformation" and there will be a separation of those that give their all to Christ or not. 

The two worlds are being more divided then ever.

I know several people who claim "Christianity" yet their lives and sometimes their posts on Fb are far cry from what Christ's example is of Christianity. 

When you choose to accept Christ as your Savior it means that you are letting Him take complete control of you.  He has begun to dig out that which is in you that does not portray Himself.  If we don't start accepting that what He is trying to do, when the winds of God begin to blow, the weeds will begin to put back that which Christ has started to dig out and Christ can't live with that He has removed when He rose from the grave. 

Christ can not live in both worlds.  He's called us to be hidden in Him.  We are taken out of this world when we accept and believe and trust in Him.  We have to live in this world we just don't do what the world is doing because then  we are just planting weeds where Christ abides.  Christ gives us all we need to make His Garden lovely when we chose to trust in Him alone and be hidden in Him.  Galatians 5 talks a lot about how to live in Christian Liberty in Him while living in the world. We are not to be of the world when we accept Christ. 

When we chose to believe in Him we breath in Him.  His life is manifested through the breath of God and we live and breath all that He is when we trust in Him alone. We can't let the things of the world work its way in us and say and do things that are displeasing to God.