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Get Honest And Get Free!

At first thought, I would love to tell you I am a perfect person. A person that always thinks good thoughts and always does the right thing. A person who has no enemies, commits no sins and gets it right, no matter the situation or circumstance. At first thought, I think this is what I would love to be able to tell you, but then after I think about it for a few minutes, I realize that would not be me at all.

While it is very true that I am not my mistakes, sins and failures, the reality is, they are a part of me, the part of me that is human. They are the part of my human experience, which is teaching me that I am a spiritual being getting to have a human experience. And while I am not proud of these things, the Spirit has taught me that God has used and is using all of these things to help shape me into who and what He created me to be. It is all part of His process!

The world we live in is a beautiful, mystical and amazing place, but it also a hard, ugly and mean place at the same time. It is in this place that there is a continual battle that wages, a battle we get caught up in and often distracted by.

Oh, we like to pretend that it doesn’t exist and we tend to ignore the obvious, but that does not change the reality that all of us are sinners that miss the mark, and we really do need to own that. A big part of accepting what God has done for us through Jesus is admitting the truth that we are sinners who miss the mark and don’t measure up.

“For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you. please.” -Galatians 5:17

Part of our saying that we BELIEVE is acknowledging our sinfulness, accepting it’s consequences and admitting that in our on limited human strength and power, we can do nothing to save ourselves and live the life we were created for. We don’t need to dwell on this part of our life and living, but we do need to be honest and real about it, because that is a vital part of our being able to allow Spirit to do His work in and through us.

Yes, we have messed up and we will mess up, but God loves us and has a plan to use it all for His glory and our blessing as we trust in Him. So own your stuff, admit and learn from your sins, mistakes and failures. Learn to yield to the SPIRIT and you will overcome the desires of the flesh that attempt to pull you off track and out of the will of God’s blessing.

It’s not easy, but it is possible and it’s the relationship you were created for…

God Working In You!

What an amazing thought:  God created me and is working in me, giving me the desire and power to do what pleases Him and what blesses me.  What an awesome God!  Our Creator has expectations for us to be successful and blessed.  Our Creator is given glory when we accomplish what we were created for!  You are not an accident and you are not here as a spiritual being living a human experience by some randomness.

Paul tells is in Philippians:  “Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear.  For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”  Philippians 2:12-13

Work hard, obey God and remember that God is at work in and through you!

Blessing God!

Blessing God!

We all need a little encouragement and some of my greatest encouragement comes from taking time daily to read and meditate on the Scriptures.  I am loving this passage of Scripture and thought that it might be a blessing to some of you as well!  It comes from 1 Peter 1:3-5

3.) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4.) to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in Heaven for you, 5.) who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

So Thankful! I am thankful for God’s blessing on my life and I want my life to be a blessing to Him.  God has blessed me with His great gift of mercy and caused me to be born again to a living a hope that never dies!  I do not deserve and I cannot earn a relationship with Him, but through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, I have been blessed with an everlasting relationship!

An Imperishable Inheritance! This relationship will allow me to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and that will not fade away.  This inheritance is reserved for me in Heaven.  I will not have to fight for it and I do not have to worry about anyone taking it away from me!

God’s Protection! I am protected by the power of God through the faith that He has provided.  My salvation does so much more than get me out of Hell and into Heaven.  My salvation moves me from death to life and grows me for service to the King!  I want to be and I am ready whenever God decides to come, not because of what I have done, but because of what He has done for me!

Blessing God! We bless God when we make the choice to live in the power of our right relationship with Him!