Captivated By Love

Ladies!!! Oh an interesting cause to check out for sure in this video here that Sam Samy shares:

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I find it interesting that the lion wants to stay where it finds love in relationship rather than step out into the world all alone. As you know, Sam, a person is never alone because Jesus is always with us as His people of faith!!! Oh that just makes me smile!!! As you also know, Sam, Father created us for relationship!!! I am reminded that it is always good news wherever He opens and closes doors in our lives to put us in the divine place for us to be together with divine purpose with Him working in us as His people of faith!!! 🙂 Lots to ponder about this video!!! I am reminded of this song here about being a new creation in faith in Jesus and the specialness of His love:

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Thank you for the pondering again today, Sam!!! I’m sharing it!!!

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This Sam Samy video speaks volumes here!!!
Oh when you have a man in your life, his heart is your first priority, dear ladies of mine!!! It is good when the man makes himself very attractive, alluring and hard to resist in manly ways, too!!! Tell him what you find attractive for him to implement!!! Ask him what would be attractive to him for you to do, too!!!
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Going Supernatural

Well, I’m a gal all zealed up for Jesus again today by His Holy Spirit moving my heart to go for Him, sweet family!!! Oh I just get all excited about all of the possibilities of where our Father can take each one of us as His kingdom family into life for making a divine difference as He moves our hearts individually!!!

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For each person, there are lots of possibilities and sorting thru them to find our Father’s heart is important for divine life!!! It happens when we seek Him in prayer:

Pray to God as Psalm 20:4 says: “May you (God) give me the desires (God’s desires) of my heart and make all your (God’s) plans succeed”.   Another prayer that I have found very helpful when overwhelmed is:

“Father:

Sometimes I find it hard to manage my time well. There is so much to do and that can be done! Please help me to prioritize my daily activities and finances to align with your will, your plan, your purpose, and to do what is most important as well as the little mundane tasks that must be done. Help me to know when to say “no” to projects and requests that come along that would overwhelm me or take away from what you want me to do. Please help me to always love and care for those lives you have entrusted to my care and circle of influence. In Jesus name I pray, amen.”

The best thing we can do in life is to seek His wisdom in weighing the amount of time and resources we have to devote to each area of ministry He asks us to step into and for wisdom in determining the right timing for each step we take. God doesn’t show us the whole road at once, so we must always step out with a submissive attitude to His desire to have us continue our direction, redirect our goals, postpone them or stop them all together. James 4:13-17 says “Now listen, you who say “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money. Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, if it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast and brag.   All such boasting is evil. Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” Bearing these verses in mind, unless God makes changes, I step out with the light that has been given to me thus far to run the section of road God has made visible to me.

Given all of these things to think about each day, do you feel overwhelmed? Do you feel like you need a cape and a large “S” on your chest to be a supernatural “Superwoman” or “Superman?”

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I confess to that and the truth is that we do need supernatural strength and let me encourage you again that God is the supernatural strength that we need to run the road He has mapped out for you and I personally. Philippians 4:13 says “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”   This is true no matter where the road of God’s purpose may take us and no matter what the circumstances. It is important to let God give us the heart desire and grace to minister where He leads (Philippians 2:13) and not take an attitude of “legalism”, telling ourself we have to meet certain standards to earn God’s acceptance. This is a lie of Satan. If we believe it, we will wear ourself out by running too much and too fast and for unnecessary reasons. Because of what Christ did on the cross for us, we are deeply loved, completely forgiven and totally accepted by God. He tells us in Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” God will lead us at the proper pace and in proper balance if we listen to Him. “It is God who works in us to will and act according to His purpose.” (Philippians 2:13)

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Living the Christian life is all about Father’s grace to us – apart from Him, we can do nothing divinely!!! With Jesus – it’s the supernatural divine life that just makes ya smile!!! 🙂 I’m a gal seeking His supernatural heart for me today with you, dear ones!!! Father tells us:

“For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”

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Stay close in heart to Jesus!!! Jesus will bring the divine life to us as this song says here!!! 🙂 WOOOHOOO!!! IT’S GONNA BE EXCITING, IT’S GONNA BE FUN!!! IT’S GONNA BE DIVINE AND AN ETERNAL DIFFERENCE MAKER!!! POWER ON!!! YEP – YA GOT JESUS!!!

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Balancing Change in Life

Awesome new day greetings, precious saints!!! Yesterday, I wrote about how Father paces our lives just right as we look to Him and in recap, I wrote:

“As spiritual athletes or runners of the “cross” road, we may be asked to speed up temporarily or slow down at times in order to get us through certain places. God knows in His wisdom that an appropriate pace is important for long-term running!!!” 

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Here in Idaho, it is a new season of year with all of its beautiful color all around!!!

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In reflecting upon that, as people, we have different seasons in life as well. For example: God may adjust our pace of running with the different seasons of our life, too. But even in the winter years of retirement age, running does not have to stop. Many people find that no longer having an employer opens new opportunities to travel for the Lord and participate in missions around the world, while others find their new availability provides great opportunity to help their grown children and impact their grandchildren for the Lord. Some give more time to their church, spend more time praying or lend a hand to the community, maybe getting involved in politics to make a difference for Christ. A successful Hollywood movie star decided at age 69 to take a big step politically and ended up doing his greatest work in life – being one of America’s greatest Presidents for two terms. His name was Ronald Reagan, a man of great Christian faith. Remember him and other older saints and let us always reflect upon the possibility that our greatest work may still be ahead of us and even now. Advanced age doesn’t mean the bearing of fruit is done.

God has a purpose for His people as long as they have life on earth and that includes you and me, too, dear ones!!! I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU today, that YOU are always important!!! Oh let us never think of our lives as being without purpose to our Father even if life changes in where we are, when we are there or what we are called to do!!! WOOOHOOO!!! LIFE IS ALWAYS A DIVINE ADVENTURE WITH JESUS!!! JESUS JUST MAKES US SMILE!!!

I Am WIth You Always

Running the road of God’s purpose, we as spiritual athletes need to be balanced properly, upright and in rhythm with God’s leading. A physical runner watches the road before him carefully, not wanting to fall. He or she places one foot down and then the other, moving forward on the path ahead. Likewise, the spiritual athlete moves ahead through the day as he or she listens to God’s leading, stepping into one area of ministry then another. The spiritual athlete seeks to run upright and in good form to bring glory to God in every step.

Sometimes we step a little farther to the right or left into a specific area of ministry as the road before us necessitates, but all the time, we strive to remain on the road of God’s purpose. An example would be spending more time than we normally would to sit with an ill family member or devote more ministry time to the church one week a year to help with the weeklong vacation bible school. Perhaps it is getting away from all other areas of ministry for a weekend with your spouse to spend some time resting and ministering to each other or God may call you aside for an extended time of prayer, fasting, study and reflection. 

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In addition to the common purposes we share with other runners (believers) of the “cross” road, I am going to be sharing over the next few days a list of generalized areas of ministry that each of us individually will typically step in and out of in the course of our life.   Not all runners will experience all areas and I have not listed them in any order of priority because I believe God changes our priorities from day to day. God is the exception to listing an order of priority – God says in Exodus 20:3 “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Taking the time to develop a relationship with God, worshiping, praying, studying His Word and listening to God is “Job #1 for the spiritual athlete.”  He is  worthy of all praise and the sacrifice of all our lives as long as we have breath!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! TO THAT I SAY AS THIS SONG SAYS HERE “YYYEEESSS LORD, WORK THRU US EACH ONE TO BUILD YOUR KINGDOM HERE ON EARTH!!! OH HOW WE WANT TO SEE YOU HIGH AND LIFTED UP AS THIS SONG SAYS HERE!!!

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Zooming

“Zooming” is the word Father puts on my heart today, dear ones of faith!!! I chuckle as I think of how our Father at times moves us thru His Holy Spirit to zoom in and zoom out like the vision of a camera lens. It is making the right adjustments for capturing just the right scenario and that is certainly how the Holy Spirit moves us in life. Sometimes He moves us full steam ahead and sometimes He moves us at a slower pace or even at rest – it’s called divine pacing!!! Here is why it is important to always be focused on the Holy Spirit in setting the pace of our lives – zooming in or out as He leads us!!! 🙂

Pacing ourselves as runners on the “cross” road is important for several reasons: 

  • One reason to properly pace your self is to have enough energy to keep running the full length of the road of life. Life is absolutely full of good opportunities to be zealous about. WOOOHOOO!!! I can certainly get excited about going into life for Jesus!!! However, it is not good to have zeal without knowledge (Proverbs 19:2). Running too fast can lead to worn-out bodies, poor health and feelings of burn out (lack of joy), causing us to stop running too soon. God does not call us to self-destruct, to deny authentic feelings and legitimate needs, or give up healthy activities and life-giving relationships. If we are running too fast, we can also become careless – not doing any one thing to God’s glory because we are trying to do too much. We need to ask God to show us the proper pace and for wisdom to choose the best over the good and the better!!! If we go at the right time as we are Holy Spirit ready, it will be divine timing!!!  Paul told the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 14:40 that “Everything should be done in an orderly and fitting way.” He also told them in 1 Corinthians 10:31 that “whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” Oh I love bringing Father glory, how about you?!!  If we are not able to bring glory to God in what we are doing, or if we are neglecting other important areas of life because we are too busy or too preoccupied, we should reconsider what we are doing.   Sometimes the reason we are always running too fast is because we are “people pleasers” rather than God pleasers. YIKES!!! LET US WATCH OUT FOR THAT, DEAR ONES!!! When this happens, we allow people to control us and we need to learn how to say the word “no” when appropriate. We are called to live by faith in God’s call to say no to someone if He tells us to. This means going against the sinful nature and fear to slow down (say no), which may offend or displease someone who is putting pressure on you to go, go, go.       It is better to displease a person than God! A great resource to help with this issue is the book entitled “Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald.” Along with many good insights, this book challenges you to think through why you are doing what you do. Does your self inwardly drive you or are you summoned by the voice of God? 

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  • Not running fast enough can also be described as being lazy. Romans 12:11 tells us “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” People have different energy levels and health limitations and God understands these things. We need to listen to His voice in determining His will for how He wants us to run based on these issues. He can also provide us what is needed to carry out His purpose for us!!! After He shows us the proper pace given these considerations, we need to do our best to follow through as there are people who need God working through us in this world and God wants to be glorified through how we live our lives. Here are some good reasons not to be lazy:
  • Ecclesiastes 10:18 says that “If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks.”   Proverbs 10:4 says “Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.” 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 tells us not to be a burden to other people “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” Paul told the Thessalonians “not to associate with this brother who will not work, in order that he may feel ashamed.” God does not want us to waste our life, but use the talents that He has given to us to their fullest potential (Matthew 25:14-30). In Hebrews 6:12 we read “do not become lazy, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” God promises to reward us with eternal blessing for our work. In Hebrews 6:10 we are told “God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.” When we are lazy and don’t run God’s road of purpose for us, we not only miss out on God’s reward, but also we miss out on seeing many things along the way that will bless our lives – the beauty of seeing others blessed, the joy that comes to us from serving the Lord and others, the many miracles of the Lord that strengthen our faith and the experiences that help us to grow spiritually. All good and exciting reasons to get a move on!!!

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If we are stuck in a rut of laziness, we can ask God to give us a push or a hand of help to get us out of it so that we can move on in our running. We will be glad we did!!! His Holy Spirit fire gets me fired up inside to step out in my purpose and for me, it is hard not to!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! LET’S GO FOR JESUS!!! I LOVE THAT!!! I’M DIVING IN AS JESUS GUIDES ME WITH YA’S!!! 🙂

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As runners, we may be asked to speed up temporarily or slow down at times in order to get us through certain places. God knows in His wisdom that an appropriate pace is important for long-term running!!!

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How is His Spirit moving you today??? Oh I love it when God is on the move as this song says here – it’s always at the just-right pace!!! Sooo proud of YOU for pacing life with the Holy Spirit moving your heart whether on the go or on the rest and then on the go, go, go and on the rest and so on and so on and so on for the divine life!!! HOW FUN LIFE IS WITH JESUS!!! Going with Jesus, too, as He moves my heart!!! HAVE FUN WHERE HE LEADS YA!!! 

 

 

Time to Let Him Reflect

TimingEcclesiastes 3:1 says “there is a time for everything.” The right sense of timing is important in making good decisions. Jesus understood this well and mentioned “time” several times throughout the gospels. When the time was right for His arrest and the beginning of His crucifixion, He was very aware of it and He acknowledged it to His Father, saying “Father, the time has come.”  When it comes to joining God in His work, we do not want to get in a hurry, but be patient for God to work through things in His timing (Psalm 37:7, Psalm 27:14).

He will bring things together in the right timing. When the timing is right and God wants us to move out, He will nudge us in our spirit to go.

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When I sense that timing is not right, this is an indicator to me I am not to go or something needs to change and therefore, I need to talk to God about resolving a problem if I am to continue. When timing is right, priorities are not compromised. What is to be done is done in an orderly and fitting way, not in a state of chaos.

Ecclesiastes 8:5-6 says “the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure. For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter.” 

These are the ways that God generally speaks to us, however, He is capable of speaking in whatever way He chooses – in one example in the Bible (Numbers 22), He spoke through a donkey to Balaam!   The thing we need to remember is that we need to test all things against God’s Word to be sure they are of God because Satan, our enemy, is at work to mislead us and we also have our flesh with it’s sinful desires that can mislead us which is a good reason not to assume God’s will based on our emotions or feelings (Romans 13:14). We will not hear God through occult (demonic) mediums, the dead, divination, sorcery, interpreting of omens, evil spirits, or practices such as fortune telling, tarot cards, palm reading, horoscope (astrology) and witch craft (Deuteronomy 18:10-12). In the book of Deuteronomy (32:17), God tells us His view of demons. In this passage, He says of Jeshurun “They sacrificed to demons, which are not God.” When you open your life up to these things, you are making yourself vulnerable to demonic powers that are very real and harmful and contrary to God. YIKES!!! WATCH OUT, DEAR ONES!!! Jesus spent a lot of His time rescuing people from demonic possession throughout the gospels – the demonic realm is real and should not be played with.

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John 10 tells us Jesus is the good shepherd and His sheep will listen to His voice, they will follow Him because they know His voice; but they will never follow a stranger, in fact, they will run away from a stranger because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice. The longer we run with God, the more we get to know, understand and recognize His voice and see Him working in our lives so that where He goes, we can follow. He beckons us “Come, follow me!” (Matthew 4:19) The word “come” means to arrive or attack. Therefore, Jesus’ request is to “arrive at or attack the opportunity to “follow” Him. To follow is “to accompany, to assist, to imitate.” Hence, let us “arrive at or attack the opportunity to accompany Him, to assist Him and imitate Him as His beloved people of faith.” He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out – “Listen – He’s calling to us now!” How exciting!!! YES, FATHER, I HEAR YOU!!!

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Where is He calling YOU to “come follow Him for the divine life???” Oh sooo proud of you for doing so!!! I’m a gal seeking to follow Jesus in His invitation to me!!! He is on the move and it is His promise that “He is at work in us to will and act according to His purpose,” so as this song says here “Make me salt, make me light, Lord Jesus, for that is what YOU are and oh, I’m a wanna be just like You, Jesus!!! BRING IT JESUS – BRING YOU THRU US TO BE REFLECTIONS OF  YOU IN THIS WORLD!!!

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