The Dependent Christian realizes that the rain falls on the just and the unjust alike, but doesn’t even notice. They are focused on the task that God has called them to, and aren’t distracted when others ‘do it wrong.’ Though they participate in civil activities, fulfill civic duties and abide by civil law, they are citizens of the spirit realm, and their identity and satisfaction is based on their own spiritual character and relationship with Spirit. They know Whom they believe.
I haven’t been posting too much lately because I’ve been volunteering during this election cycle. Though the results weren’t what we had been working for, we’ve done our part, naturally speaking.
Then there’s the supernatural-speaking, and the spiritually-speaking.
I am convinced that the Lord has much up His really-long sleeves, and it is ALL GOOD for America and GOOD for us all.
We’ve talked before about trying to understand God and what He does based on our own understanding, our own history and our own beliefs and interpretations of what others have written.
Most of our conclusions are NOT consistent with God’s Character. In fact, I rather think He’s more concerned with our mis-representing His character than with the depravity and evil in this world.
Because we have not yet learned how to hear Him on His terms, but through our own filters, He is unable to trust us with His plans. We would interfere or argue, and this not a time for either.
God is going to do what He has planned. NOTHING can stop Him. Because He has not told us what that is, and things don’t look too good right now, WHY IS THE ONLY OTHER OPTION THAT “GOD IS JUDGING US”? We think that God has warned us over and over again about the sin in our government, society and homes. We think that God has run out of patience with us — maybe a good dose of disaster will shake us out of our melancholy. This is a reflection of our own self-centered understanding, that the only options are the ones we know about. Please, let’s get real! How many times has God done something NEW! How many times do we ASK Him for something new???
So let’s be patient and let God do His thing in His time. THIS ELECTION IS NOT JUDGMENT ON AMERICA!!! This is OPPORTUNITY FOR GOD! He has crafted this situation specifically to fulfill His purposes. Yes, we react to it. Yes, we wonder and are perplexed. But we DON’T ATTRIBUTE TO GOD WHAT WE ARE FEELING AND EXPERIENCING! Though we are in the middle of outward-defeat, we are in the center of God’s plan for us, and His plans for us are GREAT Freedom, Liberty, Opportunity!
His Way! Not depending on who is elected! His Way!
So what do you and I do? Ask God! “What should I be doing now” Then test it. Then DO it! — PREPARE! Even if you don’t feel like it, ASSUME God is going to bring you — yourself — into greater opportunity, quickly. What do you need to do to be ready? Put your time, effort and energy into what He has for you to do to prepare rather than soaking up negative opinions about the judgment of God or the perilous times ahead. Use your time wisely.
God loves YOU! God loves America! God has NOT changed His mind about His Plans or Purposes.
Our best history is ahead of us QUICKLY — Get Ready — PREPARE!
God Bless America, and Honor and Blessings to us all!
This week remind yourself of what the Lord has assigned for you to do each day. Don’t be distracted by tomorrow or yesterday. Our God loves you and is looking out for you. If you need to make changes, He will tell you. Remember to test what you are hearing: “Lord, is that You.”
Joy comes in the morning.
Have a great week!
This week don’t get overwhelmed with everything on your plate that needs to get done NOW! Focus on one or two at a time, then re-evaluate. Areas of stress may reveal an unhealed wound or unrealistic expectation. Reminder to ask: “Lord, what is the source of this? Is this something we need to look at?” Then follow through.
Have a calm week!
Soulical warfare refers specifically to us humans, and must be fought with weapons more powerful than the field of battle; we can’t use soulical weapons to fight soulical battles. The soulical battles involve overcoming the world, the flesh and the devil in our individual lives. These enemies can only be overcome through spiritual weapons made available through dependence on God.
There will always be more to do, more people who need your help and your wisdom, more projects you feel you are called to complete, more expectations from yourself and others. When you are stressed, when you feel out of control, step back and see if you’ve become a victim of Not Enough Time. Remember you are the Master of Time: Decide how you are going to spend your time this week, today, and to what is left over, simply say “No.”
Keep things in perspective — you’re doing GREAT!
You will be rejected and criticized whether you do anything, something or nothing. Embrace the fact that people are watching. Depend on Father to bring those across your path for a purpose and a season. If you continue to get your needs met by Him directly, you will not fall into the trap of looking to people for acceptance and approval, nor be vulnerable to manipulation or trying to meet their needs from your soulical resources. You will be able to accept them as they are, and not be forced to categorize them either as a blessing or a curse.
People are unavoidable, don’t be distracted by them ;).
Stay focused on the task at hand and have a fun week!
This week be aware of new ideas and creative approaches to problem-solving, conflict resolution or even new concepts or products. As a spirit being, you are a creative person, regardless of your temperament, though that creativity may be filtered by your temperament for now. By increasing your awareness, you accept God’s flowing in and through you in a new way, bringing your soul into greater alignment with your spirit in this area. As always, test this idea; “Lord, is this something I can move forward with?” In this area, unless you receive a “no,” move forward, as it may also be an area where the Lord wants to stretch your judgment. Have fun, realizing change causes stress, but stress is something we no longer avoid, but actively manage instead.
Have a great week! Daddy is Proud of YOU!