You Have All of Me!!

img_3236We must step away of letting others determine our level of commitment to The Lord.

We need to be true to Him and what level HE is calling us to!

We are in a time of decision…will we only go as far as is comfortable and only as far as is appropriate in the eyes of others?

Or will we raise our faces and our hands to the heavens and say, “I’m not holding back, Lord! You have all of me!!”

GLORY! GLORY! GLORY!!

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’”

‭‭Mark‬ ‭12:30‬ ‭NIV‬‬

A Fire in my Bones!

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Sometimes I will be talking to someone and the Lord will give me a Word for them. It will be a Word of encouragement…a Word of calling forth what He has purposed for them.

Sometimes it will be a Word directly from the Bible and sometimes it will be a Word from His heart to theirs.

This can happen one-on-one or it can happen in a group situation when I am teaching, preaching, or giving a message.

It can happen when I am walking into a store and the Lord will show me someone He wants me to go to and speak His love for them. I can choose to walk away and not be obedient to His call…but His Word stirring within me is indeed like a fire burning in my bones!

It also happens when I am on social media. I can be looking at a photo and the Lord will speak a Word to me as I’m looking at it. This happened recently with an “eagle photo” a friend of mine posted. I will be writing a post with this Word soon.

Also, many times as I’m writing a comment or a private message to someone…the Lord will begin to speak a specific Word to them that I find myself typing. It’s not planned…it just flows forth.

Ahhhhh Lord! Continue to speak Your Word through me!! Continue to breathe on the fire that is within me and make it burn brighter! I am forever Yours, Almighty God!!

What Has He Called You To Do?

There are many “good things” to do in our churches and in the Kingdom. We love the Lord so much we want to do them all!

Beloved, you are not called to do everything! You are only called to do those things that the Lord has called you to do!

As each of us walk in our calling….as each of us use the Gifts that have been given us by the Holy Spirit…God’s work shall be done!

Do NOT allow the enemy to use guilt to have you take on more than you should.

We are all just a part of the Body of Christ. Let Him who is the Head tell us how to move in perfect harmony with one another.

Beloved, lay down frustration, weariness, and pride…and let God tell you when to move and when to rest…

The GREAT WORK!

Yes…the Lord is calling YOU to a great work! But, don’t worry. He does not expect you to be able to do it with your own strength! He calls…and then He provides you with everything you need to do His Will! Are you ready to answer His call?

I also believe that what we consider a “great work” may be different than what the Lord defines as a “great work.”

Yes, reaching thousands of people through an Evangelistic Crusade is a great work. But, being obedient and reaching that one person the Lord has put in your path is also a great work!

Yes, Healing Crusades where thousands of people are healed is a great work!  But, laying hands on and praying for that one person seeking God’s healing is also a great work!

I believe the GREAT WORK that the Lord is calling us all to is to LISTEN & OBEY!!

Whatever the Lord is encouraging you to do – THAT is the great work that is waiting for you!

And He does indeed provide you with everything you need to do His will!

Are you ready to answer His call?

HE LOVES YOU!

As I was walking into Walmart after church one day, I found myself entering on the heels of four teenage boys – laughing and decked out in low-riding jeans and tattoos.

I found myself overwhelmed with the Love of God for them.  So much so, that I felt that I should tell them how much He loved them.

But, as we walked into the main entrance and began to separate, I kept silent.  They went to the left and I went to the right.

Feeling a little guilty, I said to the Lord, “Okay, if You want me to tell them You love them…bring them across my path again, Lord!”

Well, within 10 minutes, there they were walking almost beside me as I was going down an aisle!

I walked into the middle of them, smiled, and said, “As I was walking behind you as we were coming into the store, I was overwhelmed with the Love that God has for you!  He wants you to know that He loves you very much!  Have a great day!”

As I was walking away, I heard one of them yell after me, “Thank you!”

Later, as I was in the car, I began thinking that I should have talked to them longer.  I should have found out if they knew Jesus.  I should have…

But, then the Lord interrupted my thoughts. I heard Him say in His quiet, loving voice, No, I just wanted them to know I loved them.

Sometimes we try and complicate and over-think things.  Sometimes He just wants us to let people know that He loves them…

ONE STEP AT A TIME!!

As I am sitting here drinking my coffee, I find my thoughts going to those that are in a time of uncertainty in their life situation.

I feel your desperation for things to be different. I hear you crying out to the Lord to change your life.

Dearest, precious, beloved of God! As I am sitting here, I also feel the faithful, all-encompassing, powerful Love that God has for you! He has not forgotten you. He hears you…He sees you…He has such an amazing plan for your life!

Even though you may feel that what is happening in your life is holding you back…remember that God can cause ALL things to work together for your good.

Our lives are full of life experiences – good and bad. But, our powerful Lord uses all these experiences to mold and shape us into a vessel that will display His glory!

I hear Him saying, “One step at a time!”

What has He called you to do today? Don’t discount what He can do through that one obedient step! Don’t downplay the importance of what may seem to be a “little” act of obedience.

It’s okay to feel uncertainty…it’s okay to want to see things changed…BUT, walk forward – one step at a time – knowing that God is with you! And He is going before you preparing the way!

You will make it to your destiny, beloved! ONE STEP AT A TIME!!!