“Divinely Designed”

Without God’s “active presence in your life, life will naturally steal away your identity. This is true for believers and non-believers alike. Life is to be good however it is also filled with struggle, pain, loss, disappointment, and rejection.

Jesus came because we are lost. We need His active presence in our life. Life has a way of stealing from us who we are, however we are brought to the presence of God in order to be restored.

This restoration does not come by way of an experience within itself. You need to hear what God is saying to you and you must receive it by faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. (Romans 10:17) We do not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4)

You have to be in His Word. You have to be willing to receive from the other people God brings into you life such as in church and through how you connect with those of His church. You have to be chasing after everything He says to you so the mystery of you begins to manifest. You cannot be a Word unto yourself. You can’t make yourself into something that God has not made you to be. You are to become what God says that you are and what He has spoken over you.

The Word is the catalyst to our ability to be filled by His divine purpose and destiny which breathes the inspiration into us. God’s breath (His Holy Spirit, that restores our identity, yet are we aligning with his Word to receive that breath?

“And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. (Acts 2:17-18 ESV)

To prophecy is to “speak” what God has/is speaking or has spoken to you. As sons and daughters of God, we are to speak into life what God is saying about who we are. We thus become God’s voice in the earth. All things are possible to those who believe.
(Mark 9:23) Receiving God’s Word to you and prayer are just part of the picture. It is being active in the presence of God where the flesh is silenced that our level of authority increases.

I believe God, therefore I am what He says. Everything I am intended to possess in life will come by what I believe. What I believe will be revealed by what I speak. What I speak will determine where and how I will be directed in life. What you believe is what you become.

What does your testimony speak of you? You are either agreeing with God or you are resisting him. Are you actively in the presence of God or seeking such? They who worship God must do so in Spirit and in Truth. Some worship the contrary; what they know not. Don’t be given over imagination and what you understand or think in your mind. You need a greater authority than yourself.

You can only be what God made you to be, not necessarily what you want to be. Why compete with that which is not you? He who compares him or herself with another is not wise. Remember that you are uniquely designed by God. God desires that you be thus as He designed. Don’t therefore resign to less. So where are you right now?

“Once dry; can new life Begin Again?”

Peace, bringing it all to peace, whatever may be raging around you in this moment.
The storm surrounding you, let it break at at the Name of Jesus!

Stilling and calling the sea and the raging within to cease as the waves are encapsulated, swirling into a slowing calm. Just as Jesus calmed the stormy seas of Galilee, He makes the darkness surrounding you tremble and flee.

In returning and rest shall you be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be your strength. In your moments of your greatest weakness is His strength perfected in you. A return to His original design in you. A story crafted by the Master unfolds in you right now. A story to to be lived and walked out in the earth, right where you are, as you are, becoming who God created you to be.

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:1) The darkness was dispersed and Light became.

“The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:1-5)

Your cry may be; “Let me hear joy and gladness; and let the bones that you have broken rejoice” is being answered right now. Your sins are forgiven you at the Cross. “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10) Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. (Psalm 51:11)

Jesus makes the darkness tremble and all fear is silenced. Breathe in the Living Word of God that is being spoken into you , then call these bones to live, call these lungs to sing and once again, I will praise Your name, Jesus!

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

The Word of God spoken over and into you comes alive. His Word quickened into your mortal flesh transforms from the inside out. “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”
(2 Corinthians 3:18)

“Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6) By his spirit and through His Word you are made alive. Can these bones live live again, you ask? Well behold!

Jesus; grace and truth came through Him; The true light, which gives light to everyone, came into the world. To all who receive him, who believe in his name, he gives the right to become children of God, who are born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. Born again from above.
(John 1:12)

“If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.” (Jeremiah 20:9) May a new fire of God arise within and new life begin, in Jesus’ name!

After Jesus’ resurrection, on the road to Emmaus, those who walked with Him along the way, did not His words burn within them?

Jesus, the name above every other name, Jesus, the only one who could ever save;
worthy of every breath we could ever breathe, brings to life the dry bones once again.

Worthy of every song we could ever sing, worthy of all the praise we could ever bring. Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe, we breath in His Word.

Holy, there is no one like You, there is none beside You, Jesus, Open up my eyes in wonder and show me who You are and fill me with Your heart. I will build my life upon Your love, as is a firm foundation putting my trust in You alone, I will not be shaken because the bones that were once dead and dry are made alive once again.

God in these last days has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature. (Hebrews 1:2,3)

Peace, bringing it all to peace, Jesus; Your name is a light that the shadows can’t deny, Your name cannot be overcome, is alive forever lifted high and cannot be overcome. New life is begun, Breath O Breath of God now breathe!

“Tried, True and Tested”

Tried, true and tested; may this be your testimony! It may not be very pleasant. I can see that. Your hope may have been deferred or delayed but it is not over for you. The heart can grow weary. You may feel that going on is beginning to feel nearly impossible. Will you in faith dare to believe God?

In order to fulfill the story God has wrote and designed for you and I to walk out has required a season or seasons of preparation. Has it seemed difficult and quite challenging for months or perhaps even years?

I assure you you that you are not done nor are you alone. Your season of captivity that may have isolated you is coming to an end.

God desires to reassure us that “according to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a “living hope” through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” There is a process by which we must be resurrected from dead works in our lives; where in a sense He removes the “dead wood” and prunes us back so that new growth can come forth.

Some things must die in order for some things new to come forth. Why is this process so necessary?

You are being kept for an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, reserved in heaven for you. This inheritance is not for after you physically die, but rather it is a season you are are about to or are are coming into.

“Who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:5) Yes, in the last days which we are certainly in.

“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. His revealing can come through necessary suffering of trial and process.

There are seasons you had to go through in order to become who God called you to be.
You must be strengthened for the times that are yet to come. Perhaps you may be one who has been permitted to be sifted as wheat by the adversary. For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1) Seasons begin, endure and then they come to an end. This is a process of obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:9) As you persevere and come through, then strengthen your brothers and sisters. Like precious faith multiplies into the greatest of reward. Be not weary in it! As you are strengthened, stand for the one to your left and to your right.

Now we enter a time of the removal of things that are shaken; that is, things that have been made, in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.

Yes, let us be grateful. Tried, true and tested. Prepared and purified. A process of perseverance.

Jesus is the same; yesterday, today and forever. We are to be in his likeness. We were created in his likeness. A divine weaving of Eternal fabric. It is time to let go of the temporal elements in our lives to make way for the the lasting and the remaining which comes through the fire. Remember what you are made of. Royal descent. A chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession that you may proclaim and exhibit His excellence.

Are you keeping his Word alive within you? Whoever keeps his Word, in Him is the love of God perfected. If the love of God is being perfected in you then you will be “like him” for you will see him as He is. Seeing through eyes of faith His Promise; His Word received and engraved into your very being.

“Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.” (1 John 3:2,3) Maranatha, even so come Lord Jesus!

Without God’s active presence in your process, life will steal your true identity; who God says that you are. There is no battle that you find yourself in the midst of that you cannot be restored from. God creates always through His Word being spoken. He is speaking you into existence by His design. The breath of God is breathing new life into you through your wilderness or desert experience. Speak His Word as you receive it. “The shaking” is the process of the coming coming together of the tried, true and tested. Yes, you and I are to “live again”. You are a manifest Word of God! It is necessary to walk in our true identity then.

Are you truly “all in” when it comes to having received the work Jesus did at the Cross for you and I? Then rejoice that your name is written in heaven! Be exceedingly glad because He overcame this world already. You are more than a conqueror through Him who loves you. Be true to your identity in Christ.

“I can only but Sing”

Where love and charity abide, there remains no divide,

In Christ we meet, God is found, and life resounds.

I wondered as I wandered amidst earth, sky and sea,

Jesus came for ones such as you and me,

All His Work we are, to praise Him for Eternity.

In Him at last and forever found,

At his feet may we lay our crowns down.

A song resounds within my soul, it’s endless melody ringing

Words cannot suffice to express the mighty expanse of His love.

How can I keep from singing!

Though storms come and leave just as they begun,

His mercies found new every morning, to Him do I run.

What can I say or do, but lift my all unto O Lord, unto You.

In the darkest night, life’s shadows are put to flight.

At the mighty name of Jesus all sadness and sickness must flee,

For I know of a surety that He walks with me.

In the presence of His light, all darkness must flee.

Breath enters, bones broken restored and new life has begun.

Sing unto the Lord a new song, sing unto the Lord all the earth!

Sing in the troubled times, sing when I win,

I can sing when I lose my step, falling down to begin once again.

I can sing as He lifts me up, as I call to Him in prayer,

Singing with my last breath, I’ll know I’ll be found,

Joining with the angels and the saints around the throne.