Security, peace, confidence, and rest… in who you are, not worrying about what others think… but not so much in who you are, but in KNOWING that you’re His! Such a better feeling/way to live life! FREE! I at times will get caught up in life ☺ and sometimes it gets hard, frustrating, because there is a very real devil fighting HARD against you and the ones you love! I hate him so much! I get “righteously angry” at the things he does to both me and those around me, it hurts me to see the deception, the believed lies… and no matter how much I get caught up, busy, start to worry… He pulls me back into His arms, so lovingly, and I go oh yeah…. This is all that really matters… this is what’s real, and naught else matters… such relief! Living simply, resting in Him, not worrying, these are things I fight for, and need to get better at! I tend to take things in my hands and worry about them because they seem “impossible” or too hard… in Romans 4 it talks about Abraham, how it was credited to him as RIGHTEOUSNESS just because he believed God, took Him at His word and trusted He would do as He promised! I long for this kind of faith! To simply believe God! KNOW that nothing it impossible or too hard for Him! Those verses – “Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations… Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness – for us who believe in him who raised Jesus from the dead. He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” Romans 4:18 – 25
I am loved by the King!!! I want to know His love more, His Holy Spirit more and more, more God! Release the fullness!
In Joshua chapters 2 and 6 Rahab the prostitute is spoken of… in chapter 2 she helps the Israelite spies hide because she knows that God had given them the land, she talked about how she knew that their God is the only true God, who created heaven and earth… wow, and she and her family are the only ones spared from Jericho. It continually calls her Rahab the prostitute, and it says that she lives among the Israelites forever after that. Goes to show, that we cannot judge, by outward appearances, or occupation, or anything else we think that we can! God is the only real judge of the heart and we cannot know. The more we try to be God, and judge others the more we are going to be judged. She knew God, she did what was right, and she prospered for it. Who can we be to say that God won’t use someone who was a prostitute?! He wants to use all people, He loves them all as His children, and He knows each of our deepest hearts… being a prostitute wasn’t His best for her, but He still loved her, her heart was still tender to Him, and He saved her! How beautiful that is!
“He did this (dried up the river for the Israelites to cross) so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the LORD is powerful and so that you might always fear the LORD your God.” Joshua 4:24
I am seeking the fear of my God… to fear Him rightly…
Life is hard. We have a very present flesh, world, and devil attacking us in our every moment. We have to constantly be fighting, but in HIS strength we can do it. We can live on earth, but FOR Him! It is not easy, but He gives us soooo much joy and peace, fills us with His Holy Spirit and His amazing love when we seek His strength to live this hard life His way!