When you have prayed, given and fasted and are still struggling with doubts that things will ever turn around in your situation, and find yourself afraid to move forward in the direction in which the Lord is leading you, keep pressing forward regardless of how you feel. Feelings are fickly and can’t be trusted.
Let the pressure bring you back to that place in your heart where you once again pray, “Lord, I want to love like you love.” This is a prayer that God delights to answer. His grace will flood in to meet you at your point of willingness to be conformed into the image of His Son.
When you are in dire need, at the end of your rope and wondering when God is going to come through for you, shift your focus to how you can come through for God, He will empower you to become as He is in your situation.
To be as He is, is to want what He wants. To want what He wants, is to do what He does. To do what He does, is to create how He creates. To create how He creates is to say, “Let there be light,’ and there is light. Pray for your daily bread but also pray, “Thy will be done.”
I went to go get Forrest groceries while he’s in dance class at Alvin Ailey and forgot to take a cart from his upper east side Manhattan apartment, like any southern girl would. I just about severed both of my arms off trying to get the heavy bags of food back to his apartment.
Several people with their little carts on wheels passed me as I struggled down the street. They were probably thinking ‘She must have just moved here.’
I’ve managed to cook a couple of things to freeze for Forrest. He can take them down as he wants them. I’m right on schedule. I wanted to get out exploring around noon. I’ll be meeting up with Forrest this evening to go see Illuminate, the dancers that were on Americas Got Talent, perform.
I was teasing Forrest yesterday about how much I keep coming to visit after he moved out. He said he doubted I would be making so many trips if he were living in some city in Oklahoma or something. He may be on to something.
I love NYC!
Arrived Saturday, leaving Wednesday. This will be my fourth trip here since last July when he moved, not including when I flew to Manchester to watch him perform in the Nutcracker in December. I really need to get on the ball with my travel posts! I started a post about my trip to the beach last month and it turned into me chatting it up about several other trips I have been on this year. Perhaps I can figure out a way to break that massive writing up and share some of my adventures on WordPress again soon.
Bike ✔️cooler with snacks✔️way more than 5 days worth of clothes✔️A healthy mind, body, and spirit✔️beach and divinely appointed adventures in front of me✔️worries and troubles under me✔️Jesus enveloping me in warm acceptance and approval✔️
heart full of hope, joy, and love✔️everything I need✔️Steps ordered by the Lord✔️mounds of gratitude for the deposit of Holy Spirit as a guarantee and foretaste of eternal glory✔️
I wake up in the mornings brimming with love, joy, and peace in my heart, and my hope placed securely in The Lord. I literally couldn’t stop believing, even if I tried, that all of my wildest dreams are coming true. Its almost comical to me when reality tries to tell me otherwise. ‘So we fix our eyes, not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, because what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.’
We have eternity in our hearts! How can we not be joyful? We are literally going to life forever! If you are a follower of Christ, you have been given immortality.
I have eternal life!
I am not a mortal.
I have supernatural powers.
I am a warrior prophetess in God’s Kingdom army.
Walking in our calling, living out our purpose, and having supernatural powers are what we humans long for; its what we make our movies and write our stories about. Walking in supernatural power is in our deepest desires because its been put there by our Creator.
And God never places desires in our hearts for shits and giggles. He longs to fulfill them. He is ready and able to bring them to pass.
‘I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
“Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.’
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
I am a friend of God! Woohoo. I LOVE walking in close intimate fellowship with the King of the universe. God no longer calls me a servant because I do what I see the Father doing and I pray what I hear Jesus praying and I desire what the Holy Spirit desires. I do not have to fear that my prayers will not be answered. I have Gods Word on this matter and He is not a man that He should lie. He reveals deep mysteries to me and its an intense and thrilling ride. I have fought through my doubts and fears into a spacious place of grace and power, a new level of glory and supernatural revelation. I am making it through another round of painful pruning and can see and taste the massive fruit that is coming in the next season. I remain in the vine. By the grace and mercy of God I live and breath and soldier on. I beat my body into submission. Christ has conquered death and it will no longer reign in my mortal body. He has anointed my eyes to see heavenly visions and deep and hidden things. He has walked me through the valley of the shadow of death once again. My knees wobbled and my brow sweat, but I clung to the hope of my calling in Christ Jesus and the dark and cloudy skies are clearing; the path beneath my feet is a steady uphill climb out of the valley and up the mountain that is lifting me high above my enemies.
Remain in God even if it hurts. Remain in Him when He leads you into darkness; when you can’t see where He is leading you. Remain in Him when you feel the cut of His knife; He is removing dead weight. Remain in Him and He will remain in you and your joy will grow and grow and grow. His power will be available to you to accomplish everything He calls you to do, and the desires of your heart will be fulfilled His way, His time and for His glory!
‘As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.”
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