He is above all things!
Its in coming to a place of realization that what we think, do, say etc are not above the ultimate authority of God by His word.
His word even proclaim that His ways are not our ways and and His thoughts are not like our thoughts. His ways are higher and His thoughts are higher.
God will have the last word for His word is true and just, full of mercy and grace, as well as rebuke and correction to align us to how he sees and how we should live in accordance to that ultimate truth.
Our strong self will, logic and emotions from our soul like to get in the way and make its own stand, but that stand is short lived because its mostly done in our own strength and our strength has limits.
Whereas, if we do it Gods way and pull on His strength, lean on His ways and thoughts we can succeed in the ways of God. For we are putting Him, His word above our way. Seeking His will over our own is what He likes for us to choose.
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.
Romans 13:1 NASB
This also comes in handy as God places leadership in our lives also. People such as Pastors are chosen by God given an authority by His word to help equip and prepare us. For the kingdom of God has an established governing pattern.
God uses our leaders in our life to reinforce not only the validity but the power and might of His word. That is used in accordance to the set way that we can be prosperous in spirit, soul and body.
It is also taking Him at Word that we trust and rely on His power to see us through, perform miracles and bless us. His word has infinite power and wisdom to help us through all of life.
May we lean not to our own understanding and trust in the Lord with all might. For it is He and through His word that we can sustain in this life.
Words carry so much more power than we give them credit for.
Our words can either be life and blessings or death and curses. Its how we guard them as to what their impact will be once they have left our lips.
My words have often been negative and that has most definitley been death and cursing that has escaped my lips. The contents of my soul are damaged to the point of needing healing in areas.
The words I have taken in from hearing others speak of me for years has created its own dwelling place within me. So much so that when they come even in my current they go right on in as a welcomed guest. Then they begin to talk. They begin to say “you know they are right, you are what they said about you” or “its all your fault things don’t work out”.
Then from my mouth comes that same negative talk that has flowed for as long as I can recall. To have such a sensitivity in me that when things that seem bad are spoken of me that I dwell in the declaration of “your an aweful person” or “no wonder God isn’t moving on your behalf yoir jusy too messed up”.
Maybe I am the only one who battles this stuff. But, this is my fight that wages within me day in and day out. There are days when the battle is so wearing on me its like just give up its not working for you like it is others. Therefore, back up the already negative that has come that “no wonder God isn’t moving on your behalf”. Thus triggering states of depression and hopelessness.
I have to fight my way out of the box of that to get loosened from my chains.
Is it easy?
Is it possible to overcome?
But, as long as I do the work to make my way out of it. Pastor tells us that scripture all the time faith with out works is dead. And it works vice versa also that works without faith is also dead.
I have to begin to stand and fight with faith. The fighting to get the old out is the work. So, I am just praying that over time I will be able to guard me better to shield from going into the depths of darkness to the brightness of light. To speak power words of faith over the old power words of death to my life.
There is power found in waiting which brings about growth!
There is one things to say that when your single and you desire a relationship that God will test your heart and find out where He stand with you all the while still promising things unseen.
Well He has with me anyway. Just like the children of Isreal when he took them from bondage of slavery to the egyptians and into the wilderness. He said to them worship me the one true God who removed you from captivity and is taking you to a land flowing with milk and honey.
What happens next after they were saved by God and given the promise, the test. Where they will gonna worship God for all he had just done or worship the promise. He put them in the wilderness to find they worshipped the promise of land with milk and honey over him so they grumbled and complained. An eleven day journey took 40 years.
Its the same way today with some of us, but I will focus on myself mainly. I was saved by grace given new spiritual life, I was saved by mercy and given new life in the natural, he set me free and gave promise and now in the wilderness I have seen where I worshipped the promise over the God who saved me. He has(is) tested(ing) my heart.
I have added on time to my journey by not being patient and going by what the world says over allowing my process to happen. The wilderness reveals who we really are my Pastor just brought out to us not long ago.
And boy oh boy my wilderness has showed me that I have got perspective in error. My perspective was worship Gods hand and the promise.
I am after all a child of God right and He will come through for me! That statement is loaded with pride as if God owed me something when in reality I owe God my life and service.
The power in my waiting is allowing my process to happen, growing me in areas that need to be developed in before the promise. To cause my spiritual walk to be stronger, my soul to not rule my every move but be under subjection to the word of God. To understand God wants me to keep him first in my life and to love him with all of myself as he loves me so eternally and uncondtionally.
The power of my wait is not attaining the promise but to be the best woman of God for Him and His glory until such time He sends someone to walk the journey of faith with me. There is fullness and completeness in God that satisfies like nothing else so even if the promise doesn’t come I have a great and perfect love with God and Jesus and the Holy spirit.
~Love Life~Live Life~ 😍
We may not realize it, but how our behaviors indicate our hunger for power and control!
Things happen to us, around us, and within us most all the time. Its all in how we perceive, receive and deal with what happens to us of how much it will either reinforce a fortress (stronghold) in our mind or bring it down. These are some of my walls built inside me that engage when things happen.
For me, having such lack of proper nutrients in formative years, and rejection, abandonmemt, comparison and acceptance issues all these things have been a strong fortress within my soul.
As I have blogged about already these things within take time to overcome, as they, like Rome were not built in a day, but in a lifetime up to the point of beginning to confront and deal with them.
Sitting in church last night during discussion time I began to see where I had been using all the bad things of my past to control and manipulate my surroundings in some way. I was shocked at my behavior and devistated that I would allow such power to over rule the power of God. All because of these fortresses within me, when things would happen everything inside of me began to hasten to regain control that felt lost.
In reality of the matter, care came into my life in the form of my Pastor to shed light on an area I dearly needed addressing or I would continue to walk around open to hurt, pain, wounding the more.
Care and love in a soul that lacked knowing of any of such things growing up is foreign and not received graciously in the beginning as it is like paving a new road. Hitting rocks, holes and all such desbrie to clear a path of what is good in the uncharted territory of a soul like mine. I do pray in time as I tackle the negative still within, continue to tackle the fortresses with truth to take them down that a newness will begin to take shape in my life.
~Love Life ~ Live Life ~ 😍
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