Thursday, December 12, 2013

the only reason....

After writing yesterdays blog, I began to put away six loads of laundry.  Some had been sitting for two days waiting to be put away, and of course some of the clothes needed to be ironed. As I was ironing, HE began to speak to me about how I missed the mark yesterday.  Meaning, here I "thought" I was to write about that I am not to reason when it comes to HIM.  I "thought" that I was supposed to write about not making excuses, or allowing distractions in my life.  

HIS Daily Teachings that began yesterday lasted all day long, and continued in my sleep, and woke me up this morning with HIS "whisper" saying, "I am the only reason."  I called my soul-sister A yesterday and told her about what I was hearing while ironing, and told her that I felt like HE was going to have me write a second part to the blog.  I told her that I wasn't sure that I wanted to do that, as well frankly, I didn't want to look like a fool in not getting what HE was teaching me the first time.

Well, as you can imagine after I hung up with her, yes there it was, a nice HUGE slice of humble pie just waiting for me to choke down.  I felt as if I needed to write another blog introducing myself as, "Hi I'm Heather, and not only am I a slow learner, but I am an idiot!"  Seriously, that is how I felt after hearing that I missed the mark.  

This morning, HE has been filling me with HIS love and HIS grace, and encouraging me to write out what I have learned.  HE is teaching me that HE loves it when I fall flat on my face, and admit to it!  HE is wanting me to know that HE loves to serve me humble pie.  HE is reminding me that I should be learning something new from HIM, every single time I seek HIM.

I am learning that what I ask for, HE truly does deliver.  So when I prayed and asked for more of HIM, HE was more than happy to oblige.  When HE did deliver, there I was saying, "What GOD, why?  Why are  you making me eat humble pie?  Why do I have to do this, or that?"  Seriously, I am that slooooow.

I have this cross that sits on my night stand, it was my Grams.  Written on the cross are all the names that HE has been given.  This morning HE had me grab that cross and bring it to HIS teaching for today.  As I was reading it, I was overcome with peace, as I read each of HIS names on the cross.  The cross reads:


As I read those names, I kept hearing HIM say to me, "Heather I am the only reason that you will ever need."  I began to write out all those names in my journal, and started meditating on what HE was saying to me, and as I wrote them out, I claimed them, and I declared them.  In writing the final set of HIS names, I wrote this: "YOU are the GREAT I AM!  YOU are the only reason I will ever need.  With YOU I need not to doubt, worry, or be anxious.  With you I know YOUR word is truth.  I know YOUR plans, and YOUR purpose are perfect for me.  I know your loves is unfailing, and unending, just as YOUR word is infinite."

As if that part of HIS Daily Teachings wasn't enough, I read today's declaration.  "I am YOUR GOD, and MY HOLY SPIRIT is good.  I will lead you in the land of uprightness and teach you to do MY will. Whoever does MY will is MY brother and sister and mother.  MY love is with those who fear me, and MY righteousness, is with those who keep MY covenant and remember to do MY will.  How can a young woman stay on the path of purity?  By living according to MY word and by seeking ME with all your heart that you might not sin against Me.  Mediate on MY precepts and consider My ways."

"Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground." Psalm 143:10

"For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” 
Matthew 12:50

"as far as the east is from the west,so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him" Psalm 103:12-13

"Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands. I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws. I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me." Psalm 119:6-8

"How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.  Praise be to you, Lord; teach me your decrees. With my lips I recount
all the laws that come from your mouth. I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word." Psalm 119:9-16

When I finished reading HIS word, I wrote out what HIS word meant to me.  "LORD JESUS, it is written, YOUR words have been written  of what I am to do.  I must obey!  Create in me a steadfast unwavering heart to obey YOU LORD.  Help me to know that YOU are the only reason I will ever need! I will praise YOU all day long.  I will seek YOU and ask YOU to teach, lead, and guide me every single step of my journey towards wholeness with YOU.  LORD bless me with the knowledge and the wisdom to obey YOUR commands.  Let everything I say and do be a reflection of YOU.  Fill me with YOUR HOLY SPIRIT, and tear down and destroy all my reasons, excuses, distractions that flood my mind.  Keep me focused solely on YOU, as YOU are the only reason I will ever need!  I ask that YOU please pour YOUR favor and blessings over my life as I obey YOUR commands.  In YOUR HOLY, MIGHTY, and JUST name ~ Amen."

Today I am grateful that HE didn't let me go on thinking that I got HIS teaching right the first time.  Today I am thankful that HE continues to prove to me, that when I seek HIM, I will find HIM. I am thankful that once again HE has revealed to me the next step in my journey with HIM.  I am thankful that I have been chosen to live this life that HE has chosen for me.  I am honored that HE has called upon me to write this very blog, and to share my daily face plants with all of my readers.  I am thankful that I am able to show that HIS mercy truly is great, and that HIS grace is unfailing.

I pray today that if you only get one thing out of this blog, is that HE truly is the only reason you will ever need.  I pray that if you are struggling with something that has troubled you for a long time, that you will bring it to HIM, so that you will be set free.  I pray that through this blog you will be encouraged to seek HIM, and start your own personal relationship with HIM. I pray for HIS favor and blessings to be poured over your life when you make HIM first in your life.


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