Later in the afternoon D came to me and said, "I want you to go to your bible study tonight, I know how much you need it." I had been crying all day, and wasn't sure how I would be able to get off the couch, let alone ready to leave our home. However, HE had something great in mind. HE was already in the details, and was building me strong, without me even realizing it.
While on Facebook I saw a heartbreaking post from a dear soul-sister, and it broke my heart. More than that, it made me angry that the enemy was after her. I quickly began to pray about what HE would have me say to her, and through HIS loving guidance, HE led me straight to HIS word, and it was right then in there, within the day of death that the enemy tried his best to keep me in, that HE captured my heart once again, and led me straight to an opportunity to be a blessing to someone by choosing to speak life where the enemy was "trying" to seek, kill, and destroy.
"The thief comes only to steal and and ; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10
HE let me know right away what I was up against, and led me straight to HIS words that speak life, so that I was able to speak HIS words, by speaking HIS truth, which speaks only life. This morning HE is asking me to share what HE had me say, and is leading me straight to HIS word to show me that by allowing HIS HOLY SPIRIT to speak through me, that is how I know that in a time of need I was able to set aside my need to fix something, and to press in, and seek HIS word so that I was able to speak life into a broken, weary, soul, that the enemy was out to destroy.
"Oh my sweet friend, I just saw your post. I love you! You don't ever have to feel discouraged with CHRIST, HE will always be there to guide your steps. I love you so much and will NOT stand for the enemy to feed you ANY lies, and let him take away my courageous prayer warrior soul sister."
The enemy then spoke to her again, and she responded "I'm so sorry. I know my issues are no comparison to your pain and sorrow." HIS HOLY SPIRIT then spoke through me, and I said, "Oh no, don't you dare think you don't matter. Your struggles are just as real, raw, and painful as mine. Our journey with HIM isn't easy, but it IS possible with HIM teaching, leading, and guiding us! Always! You matter, your pain matters, your struggles are for HIS purpose, and you are making HIS KINGDOM known through your obedience. Satan HATES that. he doesn't care if your weak or strong, he shows NO mercy. I pray that JESUS' love captures you right now in HIS embrace and let's you know that HE knows your heart, your struggles, and HE's got ALL of it worked out for HIS good. Hold fast my sweet sister HIS help is on the way. I love you"
Today I am so incredibly thankful for the amazing opportunity that HE used me to be a blessing for someone else, by allowing HIS HOLY SPIRIT to lead me through a difficult day of mourning, and end up feeling refreshed and renewed. I am so incredibly thankful to know that HE loves me so much that HE relentlessly pursued me in my walk with HIM, so that I would choose to speak life, where the enemy of death, darkness, and evil was lurking.
HIS Daily Teachings today is taking me straight to HIS word, to show me where, and how I was able to speak HIS words, and speak life through HIS HOLY SPIRIT. HE is letting me know that HE knows the desires of my heart to be like HIM, and to know HIM so intimately that I would be able to discern, and hear ONLY HIS voice.
"The himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be d.”
"But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come." John 16:13
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
"During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up s s with fervent cries tears to the one who could save him from death, he was heard because of his reverent submission." Hebrews 5:7
"Cast all r anxiety on him because ." 1 Peter 5:7
I can do all this through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13
"Not only so, but we also glory in our s, because we know that produces perseverance;" Romans 5:3
"But those who suffer he delivers in their ; he speaks to them in their affliction." Job 36:15
"being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6
"carefully observe all these commands I am giving you to follow—to love the your God, to walk in obedience to him and to hold fast to him" Deuteronomy 11:22
"Because of the ’s great love we are not consumed, They are new every morning;I say to myself, “The is my portion;The is good to those whose hope is in him,t is good to wait quietly
Today I am so thankful, and blessed to know that I am once again being reassured through HIS blessed assurance of what my calling, my purpose is in this amazing life that HE has so beautifully written just for me. I am so incredibly thankful that HE has taken the time to prepare my heart, and mind to know and be able to discern HIS voice so that I will be able to fulfill HIS purpose through HIS plans by walking the path that HE has chosen for me, as HIS HOLY SPIRIT leads me, through HIS word that is truly the lamp unto my feet. I am so thankful that in choosing to walk in HIS way, I am able to truly live my life the way HE has always intended for me to live.
"Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great in their faith in Christ Jesus." 1 Timothy 3:13
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the eart h Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you." Psalm 139:13-18
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,a time to kill and a time to heal,a time to tear down and a time to build,a time to weep and a time to laugh,a time to mourn and a time to dance,a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend,a time to be silent and a time to speak,a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace." Ecclesiastes 3:1-8