A Living Revelation


I can’t get away from the truth impressed on my heart that to NOT daily live out the revelation of who God is that He has gifted to us, is to deny Him and the work that He has done in our lives. 

We must deny ourselves to live Him out:

  • Deny ourselves of the fleshly desires
  • Deny ourselves a victim’s mentality
  • Deny ourselves “stability” and “Security” by the world’s standards
  • Deny ourselves pride
  • Deny ourselves the mentality that something is owed to us

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To not do so is foolishness. It is like being served platters of fresh fruit and either ignoring it, or admiring from a distance the beauty of how they are arranged and what they look like – and then proceed to eat junk and trash like you always have. Sure, the fruit is nice to look at, but there is no benefit and no change if you don’t eat it but let it sit and rot. What use is it then?

What I’ve learned: You must partake of the revelation that God has given to you of Himself. It must become a part of you. But in order to do that, you have to make room for it first. You need to give up the junk to make room for the fruit. We have a responsibility to carry out what God has given to us of Himself. Too often we confess with our lips what God has done in our lives, but deny that very part of who He is in us by our deeds. 

 

– If He really redeemed you ~ live as the redeemed daughter that you are.

– If He really healed you ~ live in the health that He supplied.

– If He really restored you ~ live as whole.

– If He really revealed His faithfulness to you ~ live as faithful.

If you really believe in the revelation that God has given you, then live it. To not live it out each day, is to deny Him and the work that He has done and is doing in your life.

To be the hands and feet of Jesus is to live out His character that He has revealed to you. It is so humbling just to think that He reveals himself to us, and yet He is the great creator of all things, He is the great I AM, and He wants to reveal Himself to you. This is so humbling.

Reflect: What has God done in your life? Are you living that out today? How can you live out the revelation of who He is that has been gifted to you?

 

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21 Days of Never the Same – Day 2


PrintFor the last few weeks God has really been reminding me and deepening my revelation of His faithfulness. I remember when I first got that revelation of how faithful He really is.

A few years ago at my church’s Women’s Winter Enrichment Weekend, the speaker, Rev. Sue Willis spoke on the faithfulness and promises of God. I can’t say that I remember everything she taught on, but there were some truths taught that day that found their way to my heart.

The first of those being what is to this day one of my favorite verses: Hebrews 10:23 – “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

This was the first revelation I received of God’s faithfulness in my life. And since, year after year I have seen it increasingly more and more.

Then today my school had the honor of ministering at Agape A/G in Weedville, PA. One of my dear friends Olivia was preaching and go figure, preaching on the promises and faithfulness of God. She did such an incredible job. Something that I really took from her sermon is when you doubt and don’t have that trust that God will fulfill the promise He has given you, then it can put you in a place where your trust isn’t strong enough to hold the promise when He gives it. Sometimes God is waiting on you to just trust Him and trust in His timing to fulfill it.

Something that God has been showing me and what I want to remind you of today is this:

When God gives you a promise, you have a promise and it’s not your job to see that it is made.

Sometimes it might seem like that promise will never be fulfilled. When that happens we can’t tend to take matters into our own hands. (Abraham & Sarah anyone? – Hagar, Ishmael…you get the idea. You want the Isaac. Not the Ishmael.)

God’s delays are not denials.

 Trust in His goodness to do what He has promised.

Hold fast. He who promised is faithful!

 

Worthy: Is He Really More Than Enough?


For the longest time I put too much focus on what I do for God and not enough on who He is. The last few weeks of school really put this in perspective for me. Maybe you’re where I was too.

Being in ministry school, I long had a perspective of ministry being something you do. But what I have learned is that ministry flows from who you are. And who you are flows from your revelation of who God is. 

It starts with Him.

It is all about Him.

If you never preached another sermon, if you never led another worship song, if you never brought another to the knowledge of salvation, would God still be enough?

If you never saw the lame walk, the deaf hear, the blind see; if you never saw the captives freed, would God still be enough?

Is who He is enough that you can praise Him for Him? Does your heart really know that it’s not about the things He can do?

He is worthy of all praise. He is faithful and true. Holy One, Lord of all — it’s all about Him.

He is more than enough. But is He that to you?

If all you did in this lifetime was you sit as His feet and worship Him…would it be enough for you?

Even if you aren’t in ministry, that is what flows out of who you are when you have a revelation of who HE is. He is the love that you love with. He is the compassion that you reach out with. He is the hope that you bring. He is in the encouraging words you speak. He is the source of your being. Your ministry is sharing Jesus through who you are. Your worship is your day to day life in living out His heart and character that He has revealed to Him.

But if life was nothing more than sitting as His feet in worship simply because He is worthy, would it be enough?

Would He be enough?

Is He enough for you?

As the Christmas season approaches, remember He is worthy and it is all about Him. It is not about what He can do or what he can give, but it’s about who He is.

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