Woman, do you ever feel like a dead tree, even though you know God has filled you with living water and knowledge/wisdom that needs to be shared? Well, be encouraged. Do what's necessary to go from feeling like a dead tree to BEing/sharing the fruitful, flowering tree that God has made you and wants to contiue to make you.
Isaiah 61"For the Spirit of the Lord God is upon me;.." https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/kjv/Isa.61
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No More Smallin' Up of Me; Our Greatest Fear.
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(aka How Women Might Miss God.)
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own special pulpit
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January - Snakes in your life.
Inclusion or Not? Which one are you?
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Leave Home To Be Blessed
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(Details of the situations DMd only to followers 10.11.2023)
(Pics are screenshots of audio text messages I send to myself while listening to the Bible as I drive. Imperfect transcription but decent.)
Some Christians despise drug addicts, alcoholics, unwed parents, kids born out of wedlock, laid-off workers, and the slow-moving disabled UNTIL it happens to them or their family member or friends. Suddenly, they see the light of the love of Jesus, and decide to love instead of bash. Most don't need the experience to understand the lesson of love and understanding what they understand about Christ. Others do.
Do you really believe what you say you believe? Think before you speak.
God can make your situation so unique that people will question their beliefs and realize they weren't necessarily based in God in the first place OR were but the person may not have the definite stance they thought they had (see IG post for exact wording).
Take this couple, for instance, both attending the same church in the 90s. One was told by God that the other would leave but was not supposed to. The One didn’t totally understand what was coming but knew the Other One was not supposed to leave. Incidences in the church happened, the pastor was dismissed in a situation involving criminal illegalities in the handling of paperwork. The Other One left with the pastor and joined him at a newly formed, but short-lived church. The One stayed where they had been because the Lord had already given instructions about that situation. Some at the church didn’t trust One. Some told One they needed to be with their spouse BUT they didn’t want and actually advised One to not go to the newly formed church. What? Yes. Basically, “I’m suspicious of you being here so I think you need to go with your spouse, but not over there because they’re the enemy.” Where One stayed was the right place to be.
So what did that so-called advisor actually believe? Did she actually believe spouses are supposed to always be at the same church together or not? It seemed like “Don’t go over there. Stay here. But, I’m not going to do anything to get The One over here with you and really don’t want The One over here and don’t want One over there.
YET, that situation made some re-think their beliefs that one is always to follow the other and realize one can obey God while the other doesn’t EVEN when both agree to do the same thing.
People want to fix things that don’t look like what they believe or what they’ve been taught that is not exactly spelled out in the Bible. Some situations are not supposed to be fixed because God knows what God is doing with groups, families, couples, and individuals. No matter who we are attached to and why, we are still individuals with individual destinies in Christ, that may not be the same, but will not hinder the other.
We EACH have a path to walk in Christ and God's instructions to obey for God’s particular purposes. God knows each person’s down-sitting and uprising and thoughts from afar and has a plan, a race, a life with and/or without someone else. Your needs to be met to satisfy God are not always tied to whoever you are tied to. They have their own needs that will be worked out in and through Christ in different situations than the other person.
We all say that God wants all the Glory, yet we’re always trying to run other people’s lives. God does things in ways that humans can't touch and can't take credit for it. God does things in ways that makes people shut up about your situation that they see is working for your good even though it doesn’t fit
I remember of a man who came off the street and desperately wanted to be saved. He was told, ridiculously, that he couldn’t be saved unless he went back to his first wife. He had a long-time girlfriend who visited with him and his ex-wife had a man. The leader insisted. The man was desperate. After a few weeks, he actually brought his ex-wife to church to personally tell the pastor she didn’t want him back and wouldn’t take him back. The leader finally ‘gave him permission’ to get saved. It was weird. The man left and didn’t return. (Sarcasm) So now leaders can decide you can't be saved or they can give you a pass for God (so you still look like you were wrong but have been forgiven, and the leader doesn’t look like their demand was bad in the first place).
***Something that goes along with that is that where God is trying to get us, together and separately (because we each have our own race and one’s race is not just running behind the other), we have our own tests and storms to be made and tried through because we're individuals and we need different situations to get in or out of us what needs to gotten in or out of us.
By the way, similar situations happened to this couple three times over the years. They were blessed In all three situations because of obedience.
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