Yeyy My cabin studio has eventually arrived. I guess that’s the easy part and now the hard work begins, to install and build it. A little bit like my walk with the Lord. The easy part was accepting Jesus as my Lord and saviour some 11 years ago. The hard part is living it out. Keeping your love on, turning the other cheek, believing in Jesus when the world around you tells you your stupid or crazy. Sometimes it’s hard when tribulation comes, but Jesus never said it was easy. The fact remains, that I wouldn’t swap my faith for anything.
I know I couldn’t live without the hope, peace and joy Jesus gives. I have seen with my own eyes, people be healed. I’ve felt the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. He is real all right. But it’s still not an easy walk. To trust that Jesus has it all covered, takes a lot of faith and courage. To be able know the truth and hold your head up in the face of adversity takes guts. To stand and believe God when everyone around you tells you something different takes perseverance and strength. As believers you are given power, love and a sound mind. Sometimes we don’t realize we have this until it’s needed and has to be put into action. God will never fail us or leave us. That’s HIS word and HE cannot lie.
I want to encourage those who maybe feeling the pressure, to stand. Ephesians 6 tells us to stand. And when we have done all we can, to Stand. In Exodus the word tells us The battle is not ours it’s the LORDS. We stand in HIM. HE alone is GOD. HE will honour you at the right time. All we have to do is stand and hold on tight to GOD and HIS word. I totally believe that. Having experienced it, I can honestly say that HE is my Rock. To trust HIM even when things just do not go the way you so desire them to be.
I remember when I was a brand new Christian and my brother who was 20 at the time died. I was completely unable to deal with it emotionally. The whole thing seemed so utterly surreal. It still does at times. I still expect him to walk through the door. I remember praying like crazy. Offering everything I had up to GOD to make my brother David well again. But it didn’t happen, and I watched our parents grieve and burry their only son. It was like a horrible nightmare that I couldn’t wake up from.
This does not change the fact that GOD is good, It is the enemy who comes to steal, kill and destroy. John 10.10. Jesus comes to give life and life abundantly. I do not know why David wasn’t made well. I cannot explain why. But I know GOD loves him and did not cause it. I had a dream shortly after my Brother died. He came into my room and without saying a word he came and gave me a hug and then left. It felt so real. I hope and I hope so hard that HE is with Jesus, in heaven for eternity and we will see him again.
Time is short. We do not know the hour or day when Jesus will return. HE is our hope and strength and we cannot shy away from our calling and responsibility as believers to share the gospel and lead people to salvation. GOD is power. Bill Johnson says that form without power is religion. Get rid of religious powerless traditions. We see that wherever Jesus went, the Kingdom was there. Healings miracles, transformation… it’s all there. Not one without the other. I urge and encourage believers to step up and press into all that God has for them, to live the life worthy of the calling. Seek HIM in the quite place, go after HIM with everything, HE rewards those who diligently seek HIM. Love on the world; share the love and acceptance of Jesus with everyone you meet.
Be outrageous with grace and love. Be a HIS STORY MAKER !!!