Matthew 7:20: Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Lord; I ask in the Precious name of Jesus. Please help me to write this.
I have used this scripture often times. I was right. Just be yourself! There is no other person you are qualified to be. I am like “Pollyanna” I believe that there is some good in everybody. It is hid more in some than others.
When you have: submitted, surrendered and committed; your life to Christ. I believe from that moment on; Christ will begin to do the work that is needed in you. Let me back up; when you began to feel God tugging at your heart; the Work has begun.
After, you submit, surrender and commit; I believe that you and God are on the way to you becoming the person. He desires you to be. Like I have said “When you can get past other people’s opinions and then get past your own opinion and focus on what the word of the Lord actually states; you are on the way to your destiny. As long as you insist on having things your way; this journey is not about Burger Queen. You will learn; just as I did, God’s Will shall be done.
The sooner we learn to submit, the easier life will be.
Oh; how wonderful; when we can do God’s Will, God’s Way and it Will be beautiful in His Time!
According to: Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
I believe that God may send us through many things to get us in “The Place” Where He wants us to be.
“In the Process” somewhere along the way; you’ve got to be weaned of people and things; and get out of your comfort zone; which may different for all of us.
God does know my weaknesses and my strengths. The problem was I knew some of them; yet there were some that was hidden from me. So, you may say “Barbara how do I find something that is hidden?
My eyes; were opened when the Lord rocked me to sleep. In His arms 6/22/08
Matthew 10:26: Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
Matthew 11:25: At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Which is why I believe; that until we submit, surrender and commit our will to His Will, we are: In the dark.
John 1:5: And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
1 John 2:8: Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
Job 12:22: He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.
Job 15:22: He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.
Job 34:22: There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
I truly believe that there are some things that we can learn in the darkness; however. We do not set up house there.
In my own life; I had to have a valley Experience; to realize that I had fallen in Love with the Lord; Only to have the Stroke to realize; that I’m still in Love with Him. Which has prepared me for the other things that have happened in my life?
You don’t hear me. I find absolute Joy in The Lord. For a while in my life; I lost focus. “But God”; when I realized that first of all God’s motivation for everything in my life is because He loves ME.
1 Thessalonians 5:18: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Philippians 4:11: Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
First; learn to hear and recognize the voice of God; then be obedient. Remember the Lord is always speaking; the question is are you listening?
Psalm 46:1: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Pray, Listen, Watch and See