A Constant Conversation With God
A constant conversation with God is going on all the time between His people and Him. This is my personal journal where I keep some of the conversations that I have with God all day long! It is kind of sloppy, but I guess that is okay for this post because it is very personal, genuine and a place where I put some truly heart changing things for me. It has lots of mixed fonts and colors, a bloggers nightmare with no grammar allowed. I try to give it a little bit of structure with headliners, but that is about it. It is kind of cool that this is the journal I begin all my writing in, everything goes in this personal journal. I am going to share with you bits and pieces of my journal, some scriptures, songs, quotes and some of my talking it up, miraculous musings with my God. I know you will enjoy it and be blessed by it, so enjoy and I pray the Holy Spirit speaks to you through one of my constant conversations with Him.
Galatians 2:20 – The Message Bible
I have been crucified with Christ. My ego is no longer central. It is no longer important that I appear righteous before you or have your good opinion, and I am no longer driven to impress God. Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not “mine,” but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not going to go back on that.
Quotes To Glean God’s Wisdom And Love
I read a lot of quotes just to glean what God is saying to others and to learn from them. Quotes are always a part of the conversation God and I have.
“God not only chooses us for himself—he also chooses us to do his good works on earth. The amazing thing is that throughout Scripture and history it seems God has chosen the most seemingly unlikely and unqualified people to fulfill his plan and purpose on the earth. Most often, the response of those people has been to insist on their own unworthiness. And if they don’t—the people around them may do so, loudly and shrilly. And therein lies a danger: If we allow other people to tell us what we are and are not qualified to do, we will limit what God wants to do with us. We may never get to those who need our help.” Author~ Christine Caine
#Unlikely #Identity #ChosenByGod
“I believe that one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church.” Author~Charles Spurgeon
#Idolatry #CulturalInfluence #BrideOfChrist
“Consistency: It is the jewel worth wearing; It’s the anchor worth weighing; It’s the thread worth weaving; It’s a battle worth winning.” Author~Charles Swindoll
#GodlyCharacter #Consistent #Faithful
“Self-adoration is the death of the soul.” Author~William Barclay
“Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.” Author~Thomas Fuller
“Difficulties and obstacles are God’s challenges to faith. When hindrances confront us in the path of duty, we are to recognize them as vessels for faith to fill with the fullness and all-sufficiency of Jesus.” Author~A. B. Simpson
#Hindrances #Obstacles #Faith
Cause me to hear Your loving-kindness in the morning, for on You do I lean and in You do I trust. Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for I lift up my inner self to You.
H.E.L.D. Facebook Group
This is a God conversation we had in the HELD Group one Monday, we called it #MondayMaturity. It is God’s desire that we grow up and “grow through” this life season that we are in. God wants us to mature in our spiritual lives, He wants us to become more and more like Him. What is God maturing in you this Monday? How is He working in your heart to bring you to full maturity in Him?
“Correction from God is never rejection. The fact that He is unwilling to leave us where we are is a sign of His love for us, and He works daily to change us into His Image and help us develop His character.” Joyce Meyer #MondayMaturity #HELD
To be sensible of our corruption and abhor our transgressions is the first symptom of spiritual health. Author~ J. C. Ryle #HELD #MondayMaturity
Get beyond yourselves and protecting your own interests; be sincere, and secure your neighbors’ interests first. In other words, adopt the mind-set of Jesus the Anointed. Live with His attitude in your hearts. Remember: Though He was in the form of God, He chose not to cling to equality with God; But He poured Himself out to fill a vessel brand new; a servant in form and a man indeed. The very likeness of humanity, He humbled Himself, obedient to death— a merciless death on the cross! Philippians 2:4-8 The Voice
When we grow up, we learn a very valuable lesson of maturity, that we do not exist for us, but for Jesus. Listen:
Our prayer for the HELD Group is that we may know peace through the love of Jesus, through His truth today. May we know Him, Heart to HEART and walk in His truth that brings us through today with a #MondayMaturity. #HELD
Listen And Glean From This Song The Wisdom Of Maturity
“Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, and takes off the relish of spiritual things – that to you is sin.” Author~ Susanna Wesley
Worship Is Our Soul Manna
Sometimes We Feel We Need To Control Everything, But This Soul Manna Speaks Deeply To Us To Stop Holding On To Our Problems, Let Go And Let God And Just Be Held.
Prayer/ Mentoring Exhortations
There are a lot of people that God connects me divinely with to pray for and to encourage them, pointing them to dependence on Him and to the power of His Word. I call it prayer mentoring.
1 Corinthians 13:11-12
When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. New Living Translation
It is possible, everything is possible with God! I pray by the power of His Holy Spirit that His justice, His fairness, His favor powerfully reigns in every situation of your life and His purposes in play are unhindered and worked out according to His perfect, sovereign will. Jesus, in our very tough life situations, we let go of all preconceived ideas because we are limited by what we see, we only see in part and You see in full. Father God, You are our Provider and perfectly, purposefully so, You are our Way-Maker and we look to You first in all of our life situations. Jesus, You are the Solution, the solution and the powerful execution of all the provision, purposes and promises of the Father God and we ask You to be the miraculous influence in every negotiation that takes place in the situations that we are “growing through”. Holy Spirit, we surrender to You, and humbly ask You to be at the center of all of our goings and comings, making a way of provision for us in the powerful name of Jesus. AMEN!
Are you “growing through” what seems to be an impossible situation? We know everything is possible with God and sometimes, even knowing this adds frustration to a seemingly impossible circumstance. We know God can, yet when nothing seems to be happening in our situation, we grow restless. Surrender really alleviates this frustration and anxiety as we wait on God. It is good for us to surrender all of our presuppositions, preplans, assumptions, rationalizations, pretty much empty our mind and look to God to fill it, His Way.
There is so much about God that purposefully works in our situations in the unseen. We only see in part and therefore we are judging God with a partial, finite viewpoint. God’s powerful purposes that are infused with His justice, fairness, wisdom, provision, truth and love are all swirling together very purposefully to create an endgame that we could not even begin to hope for or imagine.
Hampering The Flow
I wonder if we by our complaining in the trial, comparing what we want with what is happening, criticizing God for what He is not doing, keeps us from really seeing what He is purposefully doing and I wonder also if we hamper the flow of the God’s purposes by complaining and doubting Him.
High Horse Platform
We have to get off our high horse platform that only sees a worldly viewpoint, step down off of it and step up on the foundation of kingdom perspective. Do we truly believe that God is working in the unseen, do we truly believe He has a good endgame already figured out in our situation and do we truly believe He is purposefully working all kinds of kingdom good into it, creating and designing in us so many infinite God characteristics as He works out our finite solution.
The Solution Is
Solution is the key word. God is the solution to every problem, trial and life puzzle we are trying to piece together. God holds the pieces in His hands and He places them purposefully in the seen when they have the most Kingdom impact. He sees the completed puzzle, we only see pieces with lots of holes and no discernable pattern. God has a plan. Will we trust Him with the pieces of our life that are still unseen? God has a beautiful life picture all planned out. Can we wait on Him, trusting Him to work it out, purposefully and with great skill, power and perfection?
We do only see in part. I know we can all agree on that and we all have experienced the tension, anxiety and fear of only seeing in part. Maybe it is time to experience a new thing as we cling to God and dig our life roots deeply in His Kingdom, knowing Him, trusting Him and waiting expectantly with great joy at the work of His hand in our lives. Are you in? Let go of all the anxiety, fear and doubt and cling to God and let’s enjoy this great God Adventure knowing He’s got us. Written By Prayer Mentor, KimberlyMac.
Miraculous Musings Of KimberlyMac
Walking with God this morning, He is replenishing my soul with His beauty and truth. Everywhere I look, He is speaking to me about digging deeper past surface situations, because behind them, there is significant God purpose running, coursing like a mountain steam with living water refreshing and enticing us to dig our life roots deeply in the flow of God’s Kingdom. At the surface of things in this life, it may look like a jungle of twisted up humanity, but behind all of this, if we look deeper, we will see the purposes of God in play. There is no challenge that we face that there is not a deeper God purpose in play for our good. The greater the challenge, the greater the God purpose.
H.E.L.D. Facebook Group
Held Facebook group is a place to receive constant encouragement throughout the day. We enjoy a lot of different things such as songs, quotes, music, sharing comments, praying for each other. You are personally invited to join us. This was taken from a Monday in the life of the Held Group. Enjoy!
Monday Moody! What determines our attitude? Are you Moody? I myself find for me that sometimes Monday is a day where I can easily slip into a bad mood. The culture makes Monday its day for moodiness, so we have to fight that trend and lean into God’s Sovereign sway and renew our attitudes. KimberlyMac
Do not be conformed to this world, this age, fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs, but be transformed, changed by the entire renewal of your mind, by its new ideals and its new attitude, so that you may prove for yourselves what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect in His sight for you. Romans 12 Amplified Bible
Do you feel worn after a long weekend? Are you #MondayMoody? Listen to Tenth Avenue North’s Song: Worn and be encouraged by it.
“I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances, or my position. Attitude is that ‘single string’ that keeps me going or cripples my progress. It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hope. When my attitudes are right, there’s no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me. Author~Chuck Swindoll #MondayMoody #HELD
When you read this scripture what does it show you about where your negative moods may take you if you let them?
Either make the tree sound (healthy and good), and its fruit sound (healthy and good), or make the tree rotten (diseased and bad), and its fruit rotten (diseased and bad); for the tree is known and recognized and judged by its fruit. You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the [a]superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man from his inner good treasure [b]flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse flings forth evil things. But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for every idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak. For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced. Matthew 12:33-37
The words that come out of our mouth are attitude driven and if we are moody because we are allowing bad moods to stay in our soul, then it will affect our attitudes, words and actions and it will also rub off on others. We have to choose to be happy, we have to choose to kick out of our soul the bad moods that drop in uninvited. KimberlyMac
But this is not the path of the Anointed One, which you have learned. If you have heard Jesus and have been taught by Him according to the truth that is in Him, then you know to take off your former way of life, your crumpled old self—that dark blot of a soul corrupted by deceitful desire and lust— to take a fresh breath and to let God renew your attitude and spirit.
Ephesians 4:20-23 The Voice
The best place to be when your soul is feeling parched, spiritually dry and moody is where the living water is. Listen:
For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.
Colossians 2:9-10 New Living Translation
Less Is More! Listen Extensively = Speaking Significantly
Sometimes, less of my flesh as I “flesh out” is more of God. When things happen to stir up my soul negatively, I turn to God, I share with Him how I am feeling and I lay those thoughts at His feet and then I listen and He speaks, simply-significantly so. I find when I am emptied out and there is less of me, that I hear from Him and speak significantly things that have the power of God in the words.
James 4:6-8 And He gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. Holy Bible. New Living Translation
God’s Wisdom Binds Cords Of Love Around Our Hearts
I got up the morning after hearing that a cowardly enemy took out four of our United States Marines and my heart was grieving for their families and I was angry with this enemy and with our country for not taking care of our military, for not letting them be armed so that they can work effectively and live. If our military was armed, these divisive cowards would think twice about attacking them because they would shut them down. I felt that the vices and political correctness of our humanity hurts us so and we all bear the consequences of electing ungodly leaders. I was sad and disheartened about our country and I took a walk, me and God and He began loving me with wisdom and truth, soothing my heart and showing me some great things that only He could have shown me.
Revenge is Mine. I will settle all scores! Soon they’ll stumble because the day of disaster is almost here, And their doom is coming quickly! Moses: The Eternal will judge His people and have mercy on His servants when He sees they have no strength left and they’re all gone, both slave and free. Then He’ll say about Israel, “Now where are their gods, the rocks where they took shelter, the gods who ate the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine they offered? Let them get up and help you, Israel! Let them protect you!” Eternal One: Now do you see that I am the One, and there is no other God besides Me? I have power over life and death; I wound, and I heal; no one can resist My power! Deuteronomy 32:35-39 The Voice
Let God Work. Stay Focused And On Mission With Him
Oh, I so needed something to encouragement and as I walked, the Lord pointed out to me a fruitful apple tree and He begins to help reconcile my grief over the senseless death of our Marines. God showed me through this tree how seed time and harvest continues at all times and we needed to take our eyes off this situation for now, let Him work it out and not let the enemy steal our focus off the real reason we are here. The Lord was showing me specifically that the enemy can distract us for long periods of time through these horrific evils. Divisively and with evil intent, he wants to stop us, destroy our kingdom fruitfulness, discourage us and steal our hearts desire away from planting Godly seed, growing and harvesting for God’s Kingdom. No matter what the atmosphere of this generation is, we continue to be in God’s capable care.
I am the gate; whoever enters through Me will be liberated, will go in and go out, and will find pastures. The thief approaches with malicious intent, looking to steal, slaughter, and destroy; I came to give life with joy and abundance. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep in His care. John 10:9-11 The Voice
Seed Time Planting And Harvesting Is Still Happening
God shared with me through the apple tree that I happened upon, that seed time, planting and harvesting for the Kingdom is still happening and I needed to be a part of it, I need to continue to be His seed planted in this world, His seeds of goodness tilled into the soil of this world and tend them so they can grow and bear Kingdom fruit, no matter what kind of atmosphere I was living in. God showed me that tilling my heart with belief and faith, planting seeds of His kingdom righteousness, nurturing them, watering them with the Word, staying connected to, His Holy Spirit, the Vine, and growing Kingdom fruit, this is how I can fight a good courageous fight against a cowardly enemy, these horrible people have shown themselves to be. Reproduction of good and sharing Godly fruit with the world, this is how we fight to win battles that matter eternally.
Do not retaliate with evil, regardless of the evil brought against you. Try to do what is good and right and honorable as agreed upon by all people. If it is within your power, make peace with all people. Again, my loved ones, do not seek revenge; instead, allow God’s wrath to make sure justice is served. Turn it over to Him. For the Scriptures say, “Revenge is Mine. I will settle all scores.” But consider this bit of wisdom: “If your enemy is hungry, give him something to eat. If he is thirsty, give him something to drink; because if you treat him kindly, it will be like heaping hot coals on top of his head.” Never let evil get the best of you; instead, overpower evil with the good.
Live Purposefully In God, This Is Your Spiritual Warfare
Instead of getting all caught up in a cause we can’t win, we let God fight, because He purposefully is setting forth a future of incredible justice, He is in control of all of this that we are experiencing in this generation. God wants us to spend our energy taking the word of life, feeding our soul with it until it overflows out of our life with seeds of pure truth and goodness that we plant into our everyday lives, that we nurture and grow into fruit, Kingdom fruit. Be in this world, but not of it. Be strong in good, strong in truth, strong in love, strong in right living, this is our spiritual warfare. We combat evil with good, the good of God poured out, lavished upon this world. In every moment to every choice we point people to God’s truth, love and the future He has for them. We fight the good fight of faith with the Word of God, the blood of Jesus and our testimony communicated in every way possible, investing in other people God’s life. We were created, equipped and prepared for by God for time such as these. We lack nothing.
For we are God’s own handiwork, His workmanship, recreated in Christ Jesus, born anew, that we may do those good works which God predestined, planned beforehand for us, taking paths which He prepared ahead of time, that we should walk in them, living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live. Ephesians 2:10 The Voice
Away From Home, We Are Deployed On This Foreign Soil
If we are deployed on the soil of this earth by our God, then we are engaged in a spiritual warfare like no other and we need to fight well by the step to step direction of God’s Holy Spirit, listening to Him intently, diligently being found in holy alignment with Him, relationally sound and doing, saying exactly what He says and what He has done. We acknowledge our enemy and grieve over the horrific things he does, yet we don’t stay focused there, we turn and fully face our GOD and we live out of this kingdom perspective with courage, power and God wisdom flowing from us. We live to imprint the image of God on this earth and as we do, we shine, reflecting the hope of our future with Him, our real home, the Kingdom of God. We may be deployed here on this foreign soil, but we belong to God’s Kingdom and it is from Him that we draw our strength to fight the good fight of faith here.
Finally, brothers and sisters, draw your strength and might from God. 11 Put on the full armor of God to protect yourselves from the devil and his evil schemes. 12 We’re not waging war against enemies of flesh and blood alone. No, this fight is against tyrants, against authorities, against supernatural powers and demon princes that slither in the darkness of this world, and against wicked spiritual armies that lurk about in heavenly places. And this is why you need to be head-to-toe in the full armor of God: so you can resist during these evil days and be fully prepared to hold your ground.
Ephesians 6:10-13 The Voice
Selah! God hears our sadness and He wraps His arms around this world. God sings a song of hope to us in the promise of our future and hope in Him. This is a promise that will keep us through this long night. Great God, sing your song of hope and we will sing along.
*** These thoughts in my journal ended up being a post at my site, The Bridegroom’s Café. If you would like to dig deeper in the above thoughts here is the link for you: http://www.thebridegroomscafe.com/win-with-good/
Angel Ministries By Anne Graham Lotz
Jesus said, “You do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” John 15:19, NIV
“Hates you? Do you doubt this? Then I suggest you take a strong public stand for the uniqueness of Who Jesus is, for the truth of the Bible from cover to cover, for the necessity of living a life of integrity and purity and humility in order to please God. Then count the seconds before someone labels you an extreme fanatical element of the religious right! But while the world may mock you, heaven applauds you!” Author~Anne Graham Lotz
Miraculous Musings Of KimberlyMac
God is amazing, everything He is working in us, His incredible purposes in play in our lives right now. I have often thought that some of the challenges I have faced have been great, but when I looked closely I could see even a greater God purpose in play, YES, the God purpose in our challenges is greater than the challenge itself and I just love that about God, He trumps our enemy every single time. AWE-GOD!
Our relationship with Him is incredible because of the power He backs our lives up with, but like an appliance can’t work, without being plugged in, so it is with us too. We need to holy aligned with Jesus and we also have a responsibility. What? Do you mean God does not do it all. No, sometimes He doesn’t. He can lead us to living water, but He can’t make us drink it. We have a free will and with that free will comes responsibility.
Responsibility makes you answerable, accountable from every moment you breathe into every choice you act out that is within your wisdom, power, control or management ability. God does empower us with His living truth, His Holy Spirit, but it is our responsibility to manage, control and empower our freewill to make obedience to Him, His way, truth and life happen. We are equipped by God and God expects us to make choices for life, for the glory of His Kingdom, and when we do, we are using our free will responsibly.
We are found being in Christ, experiencing the resurrected power alive and active in our lives as we choose with great responsibility to the truth we know to make choices that are morally right. Righteousness is given to us by Jesus, but we must accept the responsibility by the attitudes, motives and actions we choose to do. The first choice is always choosing to be found in Christ, tapping into the power source, the responsibility for this is found in our relationship with Him, as we choose to obey and keep ourselves holy aligned with His Kingdom truth.
We are committed wholly-holy to Jesus Christ, His way, truth and life and in this our responsibility to act out of this attachment, this accountable relationship with Him becomes our choice. God can only do so much, but He won’t breach our God given free will. We can exercise our free will in responsibility and accountability to God or we can have a free will that is self-centered. Selfishness always breeds irresponsibility because left to ourselves, we will not make the right choice, the one that steps us out of our comfort zone. The human condition without God becomes impulsively irresponsible, reacting out of our flesh, instead out of the wisdom, strength and self-control God gives us. We can be okay without God, but we can’t be good enough to control ourselves when we are enticed by our flesh. We need God and without Him, we can’t be responsible to control or manage our lives.
As we make responsible choices, our responsibility to God and for God grows. When we are faithful from every moment into every choice to make good, right decisions that bring honor to God and glory to His Kingdom, then we are given more responsibility from God and we are stretched beyond the natural to the supernatural, doing and being more than we could in our flesh, ever hope for or imagine.
Responsibility is just not complete without accountability to God, the two go powerfully hand in hand. As we are responsible to keep our vital-vertical relationship with God, our accountability to God becomes a supernatural part of our lives and we are fleshed out of all our finite characteristics and attitudes that tend to trip us up into a tangled weave of fleshly enticements. Responsibility truly does manifest itself into a disciplined flesh, wholly-holy accountable to our God. Responsibility acted out to our Audience of One is a powerful love story between a God and His people and strengthens our vital-vertical relationship with God to one that is an unbreakable, holy alignment that leans the gift of our free will into the sovereign sway of our incredibly gifted Awe-God. It is here in the rhythm of His grace, in the sway of His sovereignty, we thrive in amazing ways.
Written By KimberlyMac! I woke up the morning I wrote this with just a word on my heart “responsibility” and God spoke to me the above and then He and I worked it out into a post for my website at The Bridegroom’s Café. If the above interested you, then dig deeper with the post Responsibility: http://www.thebridegroomscafe.com/responsibility/
Christine Caine Devotional
Dig Deeper With This Wisdom From Christine Caine. We Were All Designed To Be People Of Responsibility To God For His Kingdom. We Have What It Takes To Be Responsible, We Are Equipped With Responsibility, Created With It.
Before earth was even created, God says we were designed and made to do good works in Christ—works prepared before the making of the world (Ephesians 2:10). No matter how we got here, no matter the particulars of our births, we each were chosen in eternity long before we ever arrived in time, on earth. If God created us to do good works of eternal significance, he would not create us ill-prepared for those tasks. Let these truths settle inside you:
God made each one of us. Each of us was a product of God’s workmanship, no one else’s.
God chooses each one of us. None of us is an afterthought or an accident. The Creator of the universe has chosen us, individually, by name, for a great mission he would entrust to no one else?
God is always with us. God never leaves nor forsakes us.
God names us. Before we were given names by our earthly parents, God already knew us by name.
God calls us. None of us is unwanted. God makes each of us specifically for a good purpose to be worked out in time during our sojourn on earth—and he equips us to do those things for which he created us.
God is our Father. You can know the one who has made himself known to us—our Abba Father (Galatians 4:6). Above By Christine Caine
Transforming God Truth – Changing Me
When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. John 15:10 NLT
A Glimpse Of God’s Great Favor:1 Chronicles 17: 7 “Now then, tell my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says: I took you from the pasture, from tending the flock, and appointed you ruler over my people Israel. 8 I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name like the names of the greatest men on earth. 9 And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning 10 and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders over my people Israel. I will also subdue all your enemies.
Feeding My Soul With God Anointed Christian Music
Christian Music is a really big part of my conversation with God. I find that He speaks to my soul daily and feeds my soul with all kinds of good things through Christian music. This song is called: When I Speak Your Name By Gateway Worship.
God spoke this to my soul when I listened to this song with His Holy Spirit:
Jesus, The Only Name That Can Bring Healing And Inner Strength. When my soul is in a dark place, the name of Jesus causes the darkness to flee and no longer have a hold on me. I know God was telling me in His way that when I began my day with the name of Jesus on my lips, that my heart was guarded in that special way only He could. After listening to the song I wanted to have the name of Jesus glowing in my heart because I knew it was the only Name that could bring healing, freedom, hope, peace and inner strength to my soul. KimberlyMac
Minute With Maxwell
“Respect. Every one of us wants respect. The question is not that we want it, but have we earned it. Respect. You can’t demand it, command it, you have to earn it. Respect is not given because of our title, it is something that has to be earned. We earn it the hard way through trust, faithfulness, and ingenuity.” Author John Maxwell
Talk God Up On Twitter @Kmac4him
I am very active on twitter, it is one of the social media mouthpieces that God has asked me to speak through and be #OnMission with Him. Here are some of my tweets:
Death must sever the conjugal tie between the most loving mortals, but it cannot divide the links of this immortal marriage. #Spurgeon #BrideOfChrist
O God, that You would be lifted up above the heavens in the hearts of Your people until the whole earth knows Your glory. Psalm 108:5
We are receiving a kingdom that can’t be shaken. So let us be thankful. Then we can worship God in a way that pleases him. Let us worship him with deep respect and wonder. Hebrews 12:28 NIRV
“Reverence is an amazing thing for a Servant Warrior of God to develop. Reverence springs out of a deep respect for God and it blossoms into and AWE of Him that keeps our gaze looking towards Him more and more. As God’s servant leadership, we need to stay in a vital-vertical relationship with Him. A developed AWE of God is the best way to keep our hearts wholly-holy aligned with our God. Reverence initiates in God’s servant warriors, a deep desire to obey God, to please Him from every moment to every choice of our lives. As God’s servant warriors, we live to give to Him and our sacrifices are made reverently to an audience of One, only to Him and out of reverence, respect and awe of Him.” Author KimberlyMac
If you are interested in reading the rest of this post that was posted at The Bridegroom’s Café, here is the link for the post “Respect”.
We Are PROMISED By AWE-Almighty GOD!
Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is he who considers the weak and the poor; the Lord will deliver him in the time of evil and trouble. The Lord will protect him and keep him alive; he shall be called blessed in the land; and You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies. The Lord will sustain, refresh, and strengthen him on his bed of languishing; all his bed You [O Lord] will turn, change, and transform in his illness. Psalm 41:1-3 Amplified Bible
Quotes To Glean God’s Wisdom And Love
I read a lot of quotes just to glean what God is saying to others and to learn from them. Quotes are always a part of the conversation God and I have.
“God-dependence only begins when self-dependence ends. And self-dependence only comes to its end, with some of us, when sorrow, suffering affliction, broken plans and hopes bring us to that place of self-helplessness and defeat.” Author~Miles Standford
#Dependence #Suffering #Hope
“In no case must we permit sin to find a lodging in our mind. Learn to say “no” right in the moment sin approaches you. Only thus is victory possible.” Author~Erich Sauer
#Sin #Mind #Choices
“If you hug to yourself any resentment against anybody else, You destroy the bridge to which God would come to you.” Author~Peter Marshall
#Resentment #Vengeance #Bitterness
“Read the Bible not as a newspaper, but as a letter from home. If a promise lies on the page as a blank check, cash it. If prayer is recorded, appropriate it and launch it as a feathered arrow from the bow of your desire. If an example of holiness gleams before you, ask God to do as much for you.” Author~F.B. Meyer
#SpiritualHabits #Bible #Prayer
“We need to learn to know Him so well that we feel safe when we have left our difficulties with Him. To know in that way is a prerequisite of all true prayer.” Author~Ole Hallesby
#Prayer #KnowGod #Trials
“Prayer is not a hard requirement – it is the natural duty of a creature to its creator, the simplest homage that human need can pay to divine liberality.” Author~Charles Spurgeon
“God is not looking for extraordinary characters as His instruments, but He is looking for humble instruments through whom He can be honored throughout the ages.” Author~A. B. Simpson
#Humility #Honor #Respect
“I’d rather die in the will of God than to live outside of it.” Author~ Jack Hyles
“Prayer crowns God with the honor and glory due to His name, and God crowns prayer with assurance and comfort. The most praying souls are the most assured souls.” Author~ Thomas Brooks
#Prayer #Assurance #Comfort
Feeding My Soul With God Anointed Christian Music
The Song “He Reigns” By Jeremy Riddle really spoke to my soul about how the enemy can saturate our minds with all kinds of junk, but he can’t drown out a single word of God Truth. I just love that and it ministered to my soul like no other. God reigns. Period. Exclamation Point. There Is NO Doubt About It.
Miraculous Musings Of KimberlyMac
God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11
Jesus we give you the highest honor in our lives. We honor you with our lives from every moment to every choice, we choose integrity that is excellence and lived unto You. Lord God we choose to live our lives by Your principles and precepts, this is our honoring of Your Son, for the freedom He has given us, for the future life He has provided for us. We honor our Triune God by living lives of upright morality, a righteousness that is pure white with no grey areas. We choose Christ in the all of our everything and work towards being wholly-holy His, living out of His purity of righteousness, His strength of morality, His sacrificial love and His amazing life that is in us.
If you are interested in reading the rest of this post on “Honor”, you will find it in The Bridegroom’s Café here: http://www.thebridegroomscafe.com/honor/
Operation Prayer Encouragement
The Eternal One will never leave you; He will lead you in the way that you should go. When you feel dried up and worthless, God will nourish you and give you strength. And you will grow like a garden lovingly tended; you will be like a spring whose water never runs out. Isaiah 58:11 The Voice
As a military family member, I know I need God, I can’t live well without Him. This verse gives me great hope and incredible inner strength. I know God will nourish me, I know I will have everything I need to face this day. God is with us and our hearts our lovingly tended by Him. AWE-GOD!
Bible Reading And Miraculously Musing
“The groom is the person to whom the bride belongs. The best man, who stands and listens to him, is overjoyed when the groom speaks. This is the joy that I feel. God’s World Translation John 6:29
The groomsman supports the groom before the wedding, we need to be Jesus’ best man, He is the groom, we are His Bride, collectively. But individually, we stand as groomsmen, in a special relationship with Him, we are His best man, listening to the bridegroom, supporting Him and helping Him prepare for the wedding day. We rally up other groomsmen and come around Him, making a way for His wedding plans to happen. We are the loyal friend of the bridegroom, we are His groomsman. We listen to Him, we learn from Him and we rejoice with great joy because of His Voice and we become a part of the wedding preparation, because we know His heart and what He wants for that day and we serve Him as His groomsmen. It is an honor to be selected as one of the Bridegroom’s groomsmen and we respond by listening, standing by Him and making a way for the plans of His Wedding to happen just as He has asked and in this, our joy is full.
The groomsman supports the groom before the wedding, just as we need to be Jesus’ best man. Jesus is the groom, we are His Bride, collectively. But symbolically from a traditional wedding point of view, individually, we stand as groomsmen, in a special relationship with Jesus, we are His best man, listening to the Bridegroom, supporting Him and helping Him prepare for His wedding day. We rally up other groomsmen and come around Him, we listen, we write down His specific instructions and we work them out, purposefully making a way for His wedding day plans to happen, just as He has planned them. We are the loyal friend of the bridegroom, we are His groomsman and as we listen to Him, we learn from Him and we rejoice with great inner joy because of His Voice, as we become an integral part of His wedding preparation. Because we have heard and know the Bridegroom’s heart and what He desires for His wedding day, we serve Him as His faithful groomsmen. It is an honor to be selected as one of the Bridegroom’s groomsmen and we respond by listening, standing by Him and making a way for the plans of His Wedding to happen, just as He has asked and in this, our joy is full, especially when we usher in people for the wedding day. Because we are chosen to be in close relationship to the Bridegroom, hear His Voice clearly and listen intimately to the Groom, we keep a groomsman’s journal, so we can specifically, purposefully and with great accuracy, carry out and serve the true intent of His wedding plans for Him and His Bride. Written by KimberlyMac
Feeding My Soul With God Anointed Christian Music
As a Christian in this fallen world, I realize that life can be hard, but God is still here, so life is also very good in relationship with Him. Sometimes, we feel so displaced here though, we know that Jesus went to prepare a place for us, we know that there is a place out there for us. When iron sharpens iron in our life situations, we can feel pretty lousy, in fact we can feel like giving up because we don’t fit here and this is when we have to remember Whose we are and Where we truly belong. We don’t belong here, we were not created for here. So we remember our future and our hope and we remember that exactly who God made us is enough and that we were made for so much more than this world. We remember. We rehearse our future and hope.
I hope you enjoyed a few thoughts from my personal journal! It is easy for me to share with others because of the gift of exhortation God has so graciously given me. I enjoy being His, I enjoy pleasing Him and sharing about Him! Please leave a comment and don’t hesitate to ask for prayer, I would love to pray for you! You can also share this with others using the social media buttons below. You can follow me on twitter @kmac4him too! In the H.E.L.D. Facebook Group there is a Constant Conversation “growing on” every day. Join Us:
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