When I think back to my early days as a believer, “after I was enlightened”, I remember the great struggles I endured. Sometimes we refer to this as the “working out of our salvation”, but these struggles, internally and externally, are the birth of our faith.
It has been three years since this encounter, and the Lord impressed upon my heart that it was time to share it. When you hear the names of certain countries, what do you think of? How does it make you feel? What do you find yourself reading and talking about when you are seeing the headlines you come across? And, what does God see & feel about these places? Are our thoughts and His aligned?
I received this Word from the Lord a few months ago (In September 2017) and being that I see and hear things very far in advance, I sat on it and meditated, and believe the timing for this Word is now.
As believers in Christ Jesus we are more than passive pew warmers! Why would Christ come to earth and suffer an excruciating death just for us to go sing some songs and rub elbows at Christian Country Clubs? That's right! There is more! You have a purpose in God and He's given you authority over darkness, sickness, and death. Learn more in this post on SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY.
I have thought about this question and pondered the retorts for over ten years now. When faced with natural disasters happening all over our country, affecting those we know and love, I am reminded again of some of the answers to these questions. One of the most important answers is this; it keeps me human.
When you are so desperate for God to break in and you cry out, "Search Me O God!" Nothing is hidden for You! If there is anything in me in need of cleansing, expose it! I want to be filled with Your glory, I want to have the fullness of Jesus in my life! If you are in that place too... this post, and song that accompanies it, is for you.