We all know how much God longs for an intimate relationship with His creation. And the brokenness that He feels whenever one of His are lost but yet does not even know who He is. God gave me a vision of someone being lost how they view Him through a one sided window. He is looking right at them but yet they see right through Him.
A locked heart that only He has the key to open. They live their lives trying different keys to imitate the peace they want and desire in their lives by giving more and more into this World instead of letting Him; Jesus who is that key who can free them of their desperate attempts to find happiness.
As I was sitting in the drive thru of McDonald’s one evening. The Holy Spirit directed my attention to a car that had pulled up and two young kids who looked to be around 16 was getting out of the car. I began to feel the effects of what God was feeling and He spoke so clearly saying “That generation does not even know Me”
As tears began to run from my eyes I was praying God, save America, save this generation, make your name known!
Without us, His people being His hands and feet it won’t be possible. Remember when it felt you had no purpose in life? Chasing things that would not fill you but left you more empty than before. Will you let God replace that stony heart that has no more emotions of brokenness when you see someone who is lost and ask Him to mend your heart into a soft state where He can lead you in the path of those who are lost?
God loves the “impossible” situations that we may think are “impossible” but to God they are possible. It’s His specialty.
There are those who try to do the impossible with their own strength but it gets them no where. Only God can heal that person of cancer; deliver the one from years and years of drug abuse, give sight to the blinded eyes or unstop the deaf ears. The list goes on. Whenever you surrender you are letting go of the situation and letting Him step in.
They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “She is in the tent.” The LORD said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah. So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” The LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.” (Genesis 18:9-14 ESV)
What God had told Abraham and Sarah was an impossible turned into a possible! How many times have we leaned on our own understanding and thought there is no way this can be done. Until God steps in.
Abraham Intercedes for Sodom so the men turned from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the LORD. Then Abraham drew near and said, “Will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? (Genesis 18:22-23 ESV)
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
God wishes that no one should perish but to be with Him for eternity. We all know someone who is lost. Are we standing before the Lord just as Abraham stood pleading that God could spare his loved ones?
I’m scared of water, ever since I was a child I am terrified of it. When I take showers I have to have a towel ready for whenever I wash my face to hurry and dry my face before I open my eyes. When I watch people go under water I cringe I just cant imagine doing that without having a towel ready to dry my face off!
When I went to Gulf Shores, Alabama a few weeks ago I was so much in awe whenever I stood on the shore, It wasn’t my first time seeing the ocean but every time I stand on the shore I become speechless of what my eyes are seeing. Our carnal minds cannot begin to realize how big our God is, for Him to be able to create the World where we live and better yet that He chose His Son that knew no sin to become sin that we could become His children. He desires nothing more than a one on one intimate relationship that becomes deeper and deeper.
Face Your Fears
Everyone of you has a fear in your life that keeps you within your own “boundary” the line that you draw in the sand. What am I talking about? Maybe God has told you the area that you need stretched in. To grow in God is to be uncomfortable at times in your life because instead of leaning on our own understanding we begin to lean on Him.
I’m not ashamed of who I am, of who God has made me to be. At times I find myself shy about telling others about God, I’ve always been told that your actions speak louder than words and that’s true but a one on one testimony of God’s Grace is louder than the action’s you display.
I was ready to step out beyond the shore of where I was comfortable, but I hit a brick wall, my body froze when my feet touched the water. And then I heard
“Why are you standing on the edge of the shore? Step in until your consumed, head over in the water to where your consumed. Instead you stand and stare at the water while your hands are tied behind your back because of your limitations.”
I knew God was waiting for me, It was like He was out in the water waiting, waving me on. Was he speaking to me about the fear that I have about going underwater? No, He used my weakness to illustrate just how close He wants us to be to Him and that we cannot set limitations on Him, despite our fears we must trust in Him and step beyond what we can’t see. God has called each of us to higher ground but what is it that’s keeping you?