God is Bigger

A26B3242-734A-46C6-ABB2-A4C2F978B8A4

How often do we try to put our lives in a neat little package. We plan, we organize, we figure out down to the very minute what our day can and will look like. Sound familiar?

That has been my life… at least until very recently…

In my journey with Papa God the last nine months, He has been teaching me how to be fearless and in that He has been teaching me how to be spontaneous. And yes, those of you who have known me for any amount of time are probably wondering how truthful this is. Because, yes, my entire life was controlled, by me, no spontaneity unless of course it was planned! This is new though and it is truth… truth directly from the Father’s heart.

Now I am in this process of letting God do His thing with me. He is teaching me to enjoy even the smallest moments, and the smallest victories… Rejoice in all things and be thankful… as it says in 1 Thessalonians  5:16-18. The Lord is not only reminding me to take it all in, but also that He is right there with me enjoying my rejoicing and thankfulness.

We were created by God for His pleasure, but how can we give Him pleasure if we are always sad or angry or defeated or hopeless? In those things we fall prey to the enemy and we lose all control.  Do you know when we lose control the most? When we try to control our life…

Yes, I believe that Papa God is order that is sometimes out of order. Not confusion or chaos because that is not God, but rather God outside of the box, sounding different, looking different, trying to switch it up a bit to make sure we are paying attention.

Every time I get comfortable with God being one way to me, He changes. True? How often do we as Christians go through periods where we struggle hearing God? Once we figure out we need to seek Him and listen in a new and different way, we hear Him again don’t we?

God is constant, yet ever-changing. As we grow in our maturity in our relationship with God, we must grow in our levels of understanding and hearing Him… we must know His heart in order to truly know Him.

And yet again…how do we know the heart of the Father? We spend time with Him, in all of His shapes and sizes and colors and sounds… we learn His voice, after all it was Jesus in John 10 who said, my sheep know my voice. Are you a sheep and are you listening???

There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God; those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it.  ~Brother Lawrence

 

 

Live Life!

uplifting-quotes-nice-lovely-life-quote-sayings-images-pics-e1432234679235

Life has it’s ups and downs. As we live, we endure hardships, pain, sadness; we enjoy happiness, success, love…

Each of these moments define us, who we are. As we respond the life, our character becomes visible to the world.

Are we kind and loving?

Are we angry and unforgiving?

Do we love even through the pain…?

People are always watching, everywhere we go… watching what we do, how we act. Why? Perhaps to see how… how to endure… how to keep going… how to smile through the tears…

I have had so many of those moments in my life. Did I respond how I should have… most of the time, no, not initially. But often, I came back and did the right thing.

God tells us that He is with us, He will never leave us or forsake us… Do you believe Him?

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NKJV)

I do! In fact, there have been MANY times in my life where I know without a doubt that I would not be here today if it was not for that TRUTH… the Father was with me and that’s the ONLY reason I am here now.

God wants to give you joy in the midst of pain, kindness in the midst of anger, love in the midst of hatred. And, He will. Moreover, as you let Him, He will change you into a new creation… a person with good moral character.

I bet each of us, no matter how much we have been hurt, still want to love and be loved. The first step to that is allowing the Lord to cover you with His perfect love.

Then, you come to know His love, the perfect love of God, and you can now tell others about it and share it… In sharing this love, you will be made whole. Your life will never be the same! And neither will the lives of the people you touch… the change is permanent and GLORIOUS!!!

hipster-teens-inspirational-life-God-Quotes