...beautiful words stir my heart...
-Speaking LIFE into others-
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Walking in Fatih - not Emotional walking.
Psalms 149.4 - The Lord delights in his people -- you -- he crowns the humble with victory.
Ecclesiastes 7.9 - Control your temper; for anger labels you a fool.
Galatians 5The Message (MSG)
The Life of Freedom.5 Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.4-6 I suspect you would never intend this, but this is what happens. When you attempt to live by your own religious plans and projects, you are cut off from Christ,
you fall out of grace. Meanwhile we expectantly wait for a satisfying
relationship with the Spirit. For in Christ, neither our most
conscientious religion nor disregard of religion amounts to anything.
What matters is something far more interior: faith expressed in love.
were running superbly! Who cut in on you, deflecting you from the true
course of obedience? This detour doesn’t come from the One
who called you into the race in the first place. And please don’t toss
this off as insignificant. It only takes a minute amount of yeast, you
know, to permeate an entire loaf of bread. Deep down, the Master has
given me confidence that you will not defect. But the one who is
upsetting you, whoever he is, will bear the divine judgment.
is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make
sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you
want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve
one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. For everything we know
about God’s Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love
others as you love yourself. That’s an act of true freedom. If you bite
and ravage each other, watch out—in no time at all you will be
annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then?
counsel is this: Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit.
Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness. For there is a root
of sinful self-interest in us that is at odds with a free spirit, just
as the free spirit is incompatible with selfishness. These two ways of
life are antithetical, so that you cannot live at times one way and at
times another way according to how you feel on any given day. Why don’t
you choose to be led by the Spirit and so escape the erratic compulsions
of a law-dominated existence?19-21 It
is obvious what kind of life develops out of trying to get your own way
all the time: repetitive, loveless, cheap sex; a stinking accumulation
of mental and emotional garbage; frenzied and joyless grabs for
happiness; trinket gods; magic-show religion; paranoid loneliness;
cutthroat competition; all-consuming-yet-never-satisfied wants; a brutal
temper; an impotence to love or be loved; divided homes and divided
lives; small-minded and lopsided pursuits; the vicious habit of
depersonalizing everyone into a rival; uncontrolled and uncontrollable
addictions; ugly parodies of community. I could go on.This isn’t the first time I have warned you, you know. If you use your freedom this way, you will not inherit God’s kingdom.
what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives,
much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection
for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness
to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a
conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find
ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in
life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.
freedom -- being able to walk in freedom and know that you know God has
you in HIS hands --------------and no matter what -- HE will make
Prayerfully walking - rather than emotional walking in that freedom.
Seeking help -- Seeking counsel.
Coming under spiritual authority.
The Holy Spirit brought me to this blog that I wrote 3 years ago.
can only speak of my own situation -- but when the Lord allowed a major
heartache to be revealed, I sat back and got angry and mad. And I had a
few ugly months where I destroyed physical things and if you were close
- you got an earful. I spewed to some that I NEVER should of opened up
to. But I was VERY careful not to spew it out on Face Book or to
ALL...I choose a few close friends. Somehow I just knew...if my
marriage would be restored - there would be much I would have to correct
...and if we did not make it through...no matter what -- that man was
the father to my children. I was NOT going to stand before God and have
God look at me and say, "Michelle, why did you NOT do what I asked?".
That was the motivation for showing grace and mercy -- cause THAT is what God clearly had said to me.
actually brought me a few new friends -- that knew NOTHING about
me....and that was refreshing, as they always spoke life to me and about
me...and about the person that was hurting me.
I sought godly counsel -- and I listened and DID what they suggested - prayerfully. When I did not want to -- I called them to pray.
I also sought professional help - and I listened to WHAT she stated to do -- we both did. It was hard....it was NOT easy ...it took over a year of counsel.
is doing the SAME stuff over and over -- in a marriage that has been
broken...in a marriage that has suffered a loss and in a marriage where
vows were broken.... you can't put a band-aid on it. You can't say 'I
am sorry, and you are forgiven' and expect it to remain perfect. There
is a sweet spirit there -- and the Lord will cover you -- but HE asks us
piece of advice or thought process our Therapist stated and we quote
often -- "an affair is a symptom" of other problems. Drinking and
taking some drugs or pills to 'numb' the pain is a symptom of other
problems and add that to a marriage....ouch.
we prayerfully walk out our healing with counsel - godly and
professional - and we take the time to MAKE the necessary changes of our
own behavior -- I believe we can see and I have seen restoration.
When we allow our emotions to do the healing and the counseling...I have seen changes...but changes that did not last. Changes that hurt.
seek counsel....be willing to come under authority of a Pastor
/Counselor and follow their suggestions. And if it is not working...go
back to that Counselor and seek God and that person....many times... it
takes some major surgery to fix a problem..... there is a cost.... we
think nothing of the cost to run to an emergency room to get help....why
not RUN to a therapist that CAN be a new set of eyes.... and allow them
to help - change the habits.
The bottom line is -- I don't think some people WANT change.
I don't believe that some WANT to do the HARD.
People want QUICK fixes... God can do that- but many times ...it takes time.
HIS timing is perfect.
is the God of second chances...and God will heal a humbled heart... HE
crowns the humble.... but His word also says -- HE labels one that
can't control their anger -- as a fool.
God is just.
God is love.....and God is good....but HE is just.
Exodus 14.14 - says that HE will fight for you -- God will....we must let God fight our battles...
Love covers a multitude of sins... and we must always forgive.
But we must also do the HARD.
If the Lord, has released your from a relationship because of adultery...then let it be......
if God has NOT released you -- DO what God says... You will stand
before Him one day - and you will have to account for your
actions...what will you say?
Lord....use these words this eve...I pray YOU will be glorified.
Lord, for that one who has discovered her husband has betrayed their vows. Lord, for the one who has lived with a man who betrays YOU Lord on a daily basis. Lord, for the one ready to quit. Lord, for the one who has been fighting a LONG time and is tired. Lord, for the one who has no clue. Lord, for the one who continues to allow her pride to keep You at bay... Lord for anyone who reads this tonight and it sinks in and it hurts...I pray for that ONE...that she will feel your arms...feel your love and seek you with all of her heart.
Lord, USE this blog for YOUR purposes, that she would walk in Faith and not emotional walking! IN Jesus name...