♕ Today's Promise: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you will have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” John 16:33 KJV
Dear Brides, if we think about it there are so many areas in our lives where we have stepped in to "help" our Heavenly Husband handle the situation. What we forget is that He knows both sides of every story. We come up with our own run down of what is happening on the other side and our mind takes over. With that, we will forget that we need to show compassion, unconditional love, grace and mercy to others as our Heavenly Husband shows us in Chapter 6 "That Amazing Grace". We need to remember that we are His examples on this Earth, so we need to become like Him and walk as He does.
In the past, as I grew up, I was a very quiet child, shy as others would describe me. I often endured a lot from others with their words and actions towards me until it all built up and then I would "fight" back and I exploded. As I grew up, this was still a characteristic of mine. Never one to seek justification, but I started to stand up for myself, meaning if it was something I did I owned it but if it was someone running my name through the mud, I no longer stood by to let others smear my name.
Now as I am going through this journey I have learned that I don't have to stand up for myself. I don't have to explain myself. I don't have to fight for myself. All I need to do is bring it before my Heavenly Husband and let Him work out the details. Whether that needs to be vengeance or justice that's His decision. I only need to trust Him with the outcome. I only need to rest in Him. I only need to let Him take care of it all. He will work it all out for my good. I am to be His example. I am to endure as He deems fit. I need to win without a word. I need to zip my lips and not take matters into my own hands.
I need to remember that my Heavenly Husband knows all of the details regarding every situation. He knows both sides. I don't, although, I often come up with my own conclusions. I need to be still more often. I need to not give into my own emotions, thoughts and feelings. I need to not become a victim of myself. I need to not react to my flesh. I need to become more spiritually aware and die to self.
Too many times, I have let things build up and not released them unto my Beloved which in turn causes me to explode when I have had too much. I have been guilty of this especially with my sons lately. I have found myself getting angry quick and then exploding and saying things that I cannot take back. Putting my sons down instead of lifting them up. I have spoken of the world and not of God. I have cussed. I have not been an example of a loving parent, not an example of my Heavenly Husband.
And the same goes for when interacting with my earthly husband especially over the holidays. I have been hurt and disappointed which led to me having a poor and awful attitude. I did not show the love of my Heavenly Husband. I had a terrible, judgmental, contentious and self-righteous attitude. I didn't like the way I felt or was acting and yet I kept falling into it. Not once did I bring it before my Beloved.
I need to show more grace and mercy as my Heavenly Husband does. Lately, I have been quick to anger instead of being slow to anger as the word says. I have not been merciful. I have reacted out of my flesh. I have shouted, screamed and spoke terribly.
I need to get myself positioned and in alignment with my Heavenly Husband and take on His characteristics once again. I need to bring the pressures of what has been coming against me lately unto Him and leave them in His mighty and righteous hands. I need to run to Him. I need to walk away from the situations where I explode, get right before Him and then come back to the situation and address it.
I need help. I need to be changed. I need to get into my prayer closet more. I need to be quiet, not be the one talking all the time and listen. For my answers will be provided and will be known in the quiet and stillness of my Heavenly Husband.
Heavenly Husband you see how I have struggled lately in my anger. I have been quick to react and lash out especially when my sons have been arguing. Instead of defusing the situation, I have poured my fuel into the fire. The yelling and anger that has come from it has not been of You.
I have allowed the door to be opened for the enemy and kingdom of darkness to enter into my home once again. I have let my flesh get the best of me. I have reacted instead of bringing it before You first.
I have struggled to show mercy and grace as You do unto me, towards my children, my husband and others around me. I have struggled with judgment, anger and wanting to get justification on my own. Help me. Mold me. Change me. Do whatever You need to do to cause me to be more like You.
Pray with me: Heavenly Husband do whatever You need to do unto me. Change me. Mold me. Help me to run to You. Help me to talk less and listen more. Help me wake up and be in the position to hear from You. Help me to get up enthusiastically to hear from You, pray, battle or whatever You want me to do. Amen.
I want to be a vessel that You use for Your Kingdom. I want to grow in the Holy Spirit this year. I want to build Your Kingdom.
I want to thank You now in advance of what You are doing this year in me and every area of my life. Thank You in advance for the Ephesians 3:20 year and decade for me and my family. Thank You for keeping every promise You ever gave me and doing more than I ever could have thought or imagined. Thank You for watching over me. Thank You for not allowing me to quit. Thank You for saving my husband. Thank You for saving my children. Thank You for growing our finances into overflow to help others together as a family. Thank You for saving the lost in my family through this miracle testimony that is about to birth. Thank You restoring and the double portion blessings that You gave for all that we have gone through. Thank You for our new home. Thank You for our new blessings and miracles. Thank You for the abundant life. Thank You for the victory! Thank You for the testimony upon our lips that will bring You all the praise, glory and honor. Hallelujah!
"The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you." 2 Corinthians 13:14 MSG
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you will have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 KJV
His grace and mercies are sufficient enough. When our Heavenly Husband remains in us, we remain in Him and the things of the world, don't matter. Righting those that have wronged us, speaking up and getting vengeance are not my responsibility. I need to die to myself and my emotions and let my Heavenly Husband handle all of the injustifications.
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