Belief is an activity, not a category.
Belief is an activity, not a category.
Options mean nothing. They only start influencing you when you start looking to them instead of focusing on Me and holding out for what I want to give.
If redemption was reversible, it wouldn’t be redemption.
When you start to think that you’re doing everything right, it will be your downfall. It becomes about you doing what you know to do, instead of doing what the person in front of you needs. It is about you loving, and your performance of that task? Or is it about the specific love the person in front of you needs? Love never fails, but true love stoops below to lift up the other, and often needs to look different for different people.
The Gospel is living water. No man invented water, yet no man can live without it.
Our world system is shouting no louder lie to its female population than this: “To be desirable is to be valuable, and to be sensual is to be secure. These are the attributes that guarantee you will always be loved.
Every ‘no’ God has issued to me was to keep me from missing a glorious and far greater ‘yes’.
We were never meant to live outside of continual communion with our Father.
What is beautiful, after all? And I am not saying beauty isn’t good, because it is; God made it, but using it to compare one person to another is not something, I believe, that occurred in the Garden. Beauty became a kind of point system to determine worth when the relationship with God was broken.
Repost from a long time ago, but thought it was relevant :)
we must become more aware of the truest reality among us. this reality is Him and His presence, not the physical, natural realm…not what we can see with our eyes.
He is the creator of all. He is a spirit. we are first & foremost spirits, who have souls, that live in bodies. so, our truest form (our spirits) should have a truest realm, right? the spirit realm is thus our truest realm we walk in, not the natural realm. we now only live in the world, but we are no longer of it.
we must not let natural circumstances define outcomes, or define who we are or what we can do. He is the truest reality there is, thus whatever He says about a situation is the truest & most natural conclusion there could be, so we must be more aware of Him and His say on a situation than we are of what the world would say.
this is not some daunting task. if i am now one spirit with Christ because Christ is who lives in me and i have been given the Holy Spirit, it is now natural for me to be in-tune with Him. i now walk by the spirit, not by flesh.
so, everything can be traced back to being influenced by the spirit realm in one way or another. this means we must operate within the spirit realm if we truly want to walk with Him, because that’s where He is, after all.
do you love Him and talk with Him? you do so on a spiritual, faith-based level. so why would walking with Him continually and operating in the spirit realm be much different? it really isn’t. it’s all a matter of perspective and awareness.
flesh wants to be more aware of what it can touch, see, smell, hear, and taste, but our spirits are not satisfied with those physical representations. i propose that our spirits are only satisfied with what they can experience in the spiritual realm. have you ever felt His love? well, was it something tangible? probably not, but yet… you felt it. why? because you became more aware of what was there for you in the spiritual realm.
also, His love was always the same for you, and yet.. maybe you only “felt” it at a certain time. does this mean His love comes and goes? certainly not. (you see, if He came and went, when He left, He would be leaving us in lack. we are no longer in lack anymore because we’ve been given the promised ever-present Holy Spirit). it simply means at that time your awareness was shifted to a place where it was more aware of Him and His presence that was there all along.
basically, i just wanted to provoke some thoughts of what reality is really our “reality.” are you letting what you can experience hands-on and through sight define your reality? or are you letting The Creator of it all define your reality? i can promise the latter is a much better choice :)
“You’re more real than the ground I’m standing on. You’re more real than the wind in my lungs. Your thoughts define me. You’re inside me. You’re my reality. You’re closer than the skin on my bones. You’re closer than the song on my tongue. Abba, I belong to You.”
those are some heavy lyrics. really think about that… and talk to Papa God about all of this. He’ll show you the truth if you ask for it. :)
-thoughts inspired by Jonathan David Helser’s “Abba”
love you all! :)
I don’t have a reputation to maintain, only a love to live.