Update

I felt prompted by the Holy Spirit today to make an update on this website and let everyone know that although things have been quiet, I’ve been very busy getting everything ready to do what the Lord has asked of me, including working on my own damaged heart. Unfortunately I’ve had to walk through some very difficult circumstances the last two years and have faced some heartbreaking internal trials along the way that (felt like it), set me back a bit and left a little mud on my shoes, but as we all know, the Lord is faithful who will not allow us to be tempted (to give up) beyond what we’re able to endure but with every temptation (to give up) will make the way of escape and let me just say, He has done just that. I’m learning a lot about myself, the Holy Spirit and the sad condition of mens’ hearts in this late hour.

The Lord has asked me to share what I know, however small that may be, with His people via podcasting, so I’ve been spending my extra time learning how to do that effectively as well as praying over this new adventure. I’m not at all comfortable with it but sometimes the Lord asks us to do things that take us so far out of our comfort zone or ability that we may even question if it’s His leading. What I’ve found is that with each new asssignment or new place He takes me, it requires me to re-visit the upper room and continue in prayer until the Holy Spirit comes and anoints me to do what I’m called by Him to do. It’s never easy to obey God in a new thing but it’s much easier to obey when we take the time to seek Him and be filled again for another season we’re about to walk though.

I’m thankful to my Father for His grace and watchful eye over me, as ministering to the Lord first, is my life’s focus and then ministry to others. With that life focus comes the need to believe God for His provision but I have to say that through everything I’ve went through to learn and grow in faith, He’s always taken care of me. Paul the Apostle said in Phillipians* that he’d learned how to be abased and he learned how to abound. Both of these seasons of life require some internal learning about the power of Christ within us. In the seasons of being abased, we may be tempted to give up on faith and take matters into our own hands even if it takes us away from His will for us and in the times of abounding, we may be temped to put our trust in riches and remove our faith from our only true source; our Father in heaven, who longs and desires to take care of His children. I can truly understand the intent of the Apostle Pauls admonishment, as he himself learned how to handle both seasons with grace and with thanksgiving. (*Phillipians 4:10-13)

Hopefully soon you’ll see an updated website with new podcast episodes available. The amazing thing is that the couple of podcasts I did about two years ago are still being downloaded on Itunes to this day, our God is faithful. Please continue to keep me in prayer as I endevor to move forward with the Spirit of the Lord in my life. I’m trusting Him to take care of what I can’t and move me into His perfect will. May God bless you all with the abundant grace and peace of Jesus Christ our Lord and thank you so much for your much needed prayers, patience and financial support.

~Wisdom is only Light when it’s in the Lord~

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I’ve had something resting on my heart for many days now and have been asking the Lord about it because it was bothering  my spirit so much. I see certain things being passed around the internet that have an appearance of wisdom but if you look a little closer at them, it’s not wisdom at all, well not the wisdom that God has called us to walk in as followers of Jesus anyway, it’s a wisdom that comes from the earth and is earthly, but it’s far from the wisdom that comes from above. It’s a delusion that can quickly rob us of the blessings of the Lord. This is just a small example of false wisdom but my hope is that it conveys the message correctly and releases those who are hoping in the Lord for the good things to come, from any and all bondage related to this issue. God loves you and desires you to have His joy, far more than you can comprehend. 

The problem with receiving earthy or worldly wisdom is that it carries great bondage with it when accepted as truth in the heart. It promotes internal doubt about the leading of the Spirit in our lives and can even cause us to question biblical wisdom, opening a door for deception in whatever area the lie is connected to. Deception is nothing more than believing something that isn’t true but rather than being seemingly something innocent and non-harmful to us, it becomes destructive and creates an unproductive and unfruitful place in our heart. Believing something that’s directly opposed to biblical truth can also attract severe warfare to us as believers because in essence, we’re believing a lie when we receive this wisdom as the truth, and we all know who the father of all lies is.

I’m only going to use one example in this particular article because it’s the very thing that has been troubling me for days and that is the lie that if your not happy or complete being single, you won’t be happy or complete being married either. This is an un-biblical lie that is nothing more than a worldly concept to promote self reliance and an unhealthy type of independence. For one thing, God Himself has ordained the union of a man and a woman and declared that it’s not good for man to be alone. From the very beginning, the Father gave a mandate to the man and woman to go and multiply on the earth and to take dominion over it. He called them as a couple, as a unit; and without one another they would not be complete or effective in this assignment. God called a man to be the head (leader and guide) of his wife, who was also his gift from the Father, and that the wife’s desire or need would be for her husband. These are both wonderful and good things when the right motive is applied and they’re both servants of God. It’s the order of our creator and His divine plan for man (men and women) to take dominion over the earth together, which also signifies the love and labor relationship between Christ and His church.

Where in the bible does it say that if you’re not happy being single then you won’t be happy being married? Jesus Himself said that when we pray and receive from him it brings us full joy. As a waiting woman, I’m very content and fulfilled with my relationship with Jesus, yet as a woman who’s been praying for years, over a decade actually, for the right man to come into my life to walk with me and be my companion in the flesh, let me just tell you that when this desire is fulfilled and I’ve finally received this blessing, it will be a tree of life for me, not just because I need him or because of all the prayers I’ve prayed, but because of the love that I have reserved and ready to be poured out into the heart of my helpmate that will finally be able to be released without reservation. (John 16:23-24) I will be overjoyed and full of life when what’s been spoken into my ear by the Spirit of God has been brought into my life.

The very idea that we wouldn’t be enriched, blessed and better off by the addition of someone into our lives is nothing more than satan’s lie and desire for us to once again move off of the plan of God and onto his plan; false independence, separation, division and the fear of believing God for good things, even the things the Lord Himself has spoken to us, as well as the things that are based upon His unfailing word. If he can convince someone that what they desire is evil, when in fact the desire is biblical, then he can promote condemnation, shame, doubt and guilt in our hearts for praying and standing in faith, especially over a biblical covenant that is created to be a blessing and not a curse in our lives. While I realize that our love for God and our worship of Him needs to be our number one priority, it certainly isn’t meant to take the place of all of the other beautiful aspects of this life that God has given us in Christ to enjoy, unless of course the Holy Spirit enables and calls us to forsake something, such as a relationship. If that were the case, then desiring a child would be wrong, or desiring a job, or desiring finances to be a blessing to others, or any desire for that matter would be a source of condemnation to us before God. We need to lay aside all of the worlds appearance of wisdom and take into our hearts once again, the wisdom that comes from God. I know that I’m going to be very careful of what I allow to become an inner truth, because I want all that the Father has for me whether it be in my relationship with Him, in the things regarding this life and in my relationship with others.

There is a heavenly wisdom that comes by the Holy Spirit through His servants that isn’t going to be directly word for word found within the pages of scripture, but it will never contradict or replace the wisdom that is found within the pages of the greatest story ever told. God is love and He is a promoter of Godly love, not a condemner of it. I am casting aside the lie that I won’t be enriched, strengthened, blessed and able to grow in grace by the entrance into my life of someone I’ve loved since the first day I began to pray for him, as the Spirit of God has led me to. I do need him, I need him daily and can’t wait to finally say, there you are and be able to continuously Praise God for his arrival. I know that through this man and our mutual love for one another, that my Jesus will shine His light in an even greater way into my life and into his and I’ll finally have real arms to hold me when I’m weak and to pray for me and he will definitely have my heart, my devotion (he already has my prayers) and the very best part of me that I have to give someone, the outflow of Jesus from my heart to his. I’m excited for the day when my joy is made full and my Father is glorified because I’ve received into my life a beautiful expression of His love for me. Take heed to how you hear, not all of what people call wisdom is peaceable and from above…

Go and be free to walk with Jesus in the truth of His word; receiveing the fullness of His joy as you see the desires of your heart fulfilled through prayer, thanksgiving and patience. ❤️