Right now I’m taking Course 3: Rebuilding Wisdom and I stand in awe once again as His promises come alive in my life. Recently, I’ve had very intense trials that left me feeling drained and humiliated. I cried out to Him in desperation, wanting to just run away but knowing deep down that He was in control. I needed to be reassured by the Love of my life and also to feel His great love heal me once again. I told Him to accomplish His will but that I was afraid of experiencing fear and of not being able to let go of some things; I was afraid of the pain or suffering it may cause me or my daughter. I told Him I didn’t lie to myself thinking I had control over one thing in my life, but only He did.
My HH answered right away and lovingly reminded me how much closer to Him and His purpose I’d be if I only surrendered everything I thought I wanted, if I only let go of the very things that cause me pain and if I would just trust in Him and His love for me. I told Him I did and to help me let go of everything He was calling me to release. We know all things work for the good of those who love
We know all things work for the good of those who love Him, and I do so very much. Why not trust Him with everything in my life? His love poured out within me and made me feel much better.
That day and the next, I had tried to pay a rather large bill online, but I hadn’t been able to and for some reason, it just wouldn’t go through. I told my FH to lend me his car to go pay the bill personally, and he asked me if he could help me. Next thing I know, he’s paying for it, paying it for me with his own money and I got to keep that amount. Wow, my Beloved is so good, He’s so thoughtful. I had also been telling Him that I was short on money and to please take care of it for me. And He did. No surprise here, I just love the way He allures me and makes me fall for Him over and over. And there is one more thing He’s currently giving me, but I’ll send another praise report about that soon :). I want to encourage you to let go of the things He’s taking away from you; even if it’s for a little while or maybe He’s taking it away for good. But what matters is that we obey Him and trust Him with the things and desires in our hearts. He is more than capable of replacing those things (and some of them are producing pain or sorrow) with what we really need: Him!. Also, don’t fear the outcome but rejoice, He is doing new things!!!
Malachi 3:10-12 (NASB) “‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be [spiritual] food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows. Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,” says the LORD of hosts. “All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land,” says the LORD of hosts.”
Matthew 16:25 (NASB) “For whoever wishes to save his [a]life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”
Jeremiah 15:11 (NASB) The Lord said, “Surely I will set you free for purposes of good; Surely I will cause the enemy to make supplication to you In a time of disaster and a time of distress.”
Psalm 94:18 (NIV) “When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.”
Do you want to PRAISE Him for your something you let go of and released to Him? Remember, Matthew 7:13-14 tells us to “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.”
And Psalm 100:4 tells us HOW to Enter— “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.”
Be sure to submit a Praise Report today and enter through that narrow gate few ever find!