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Fer God? Or Fer Abraham

I have often heard the story of Abraham, however, I have never just sat down, read it and contemplated it. Today I did. Admittedly, even though it is a good ending, I didn’t understand it. I laid my head down and just told God that I didn’t get it. Then, in His awesome faithfulness, He gave me His perspective on it. It was NOT for God because He already knew the outcome! It was for ABRAHAM! Abraham needed to know that he would truly do anything for God. The test was for him to see that within himself. He grew in faith, in belief and in trust that day. His walk with God became solid in a whole new way!!!  The promise that followed and, the history that fulfilled that promise, is mind-blowing!!!  For some reason, Abraham, in his walk, at that time, needed to go through this test. This was not God sitting on His throne testing Abraham because He was bored. That isn’t the God we serve! It was God seeing that Abraham needed to see something within himself and in His Love and kindness, grew him through this situation!!!

It’s hard to grasp why we go through what we go through sometimes! But I have been learning a lot about the Father heart of God from an incredible teacher, Graham Cooke. He always says “The problem before you is the distraction. What is behind it is the true issue. What does God need to be for you through this situation that He couldn’t be for you without it?” That statement has forever changed by view on the challenges I face in my life! Now, I can look past something and find that God is everything I could ever need through it! Abraham needed to go deeper and God took him there. We need to go deeper and, when God takes us there, go all the way and let Him teach you in that moment.  There is so much more to this walk that we realize!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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He iz all that Matterz

“In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” Psa 3:6

I Love that God’s Word continually reminds us that it is HIM who changes us! I recently heard someone say “It is rare that a person truly changes.” That comment is reflective of a lack of understanding for Who #God is and what He can do in a willing heart. We tend to hold people to who they were the last time we were in relationship with them even if it was 1, 2, 3, or 4 years ago! Granted, they may be the same, but to make the assumption is where we are in error. I, for one, am a very strong personality and it has taken God years to rein me in, however, I constantly stay at His feet asking Him to transform me and to keep molding me so I can look more and more like Him. There are people who hold me to who I was years ago and there is nothing I can do about that. Thankfully, I have finally gotten to the point in my relationship with God that it no longer matters to me who anyone thinks I am. Sure, it would be great if people gave me the benefit of the doubt, but I can’t live in a constant state of trying to prove to others that I have changed. All that matters is that my Father, God, knows my heart and knows how hard I have fought to let Him work on my heart! We all need to get to that point because, when we drop the heavy burden of worrying about what people think, we start to live in a place of peace and freedom in God’s presence! His #grace, #Love, and transformation power is all we need!!! #Godisawesome #IamHis #ItsallaboutHim

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It’z All About … Him

There are so many debates about so many issues out there and many will take scriptures and make them fit what they believe in order to convince others. This is where we lose #focus!!!  We all need to study the Love and character of #Jesus!  What did Jesus say? How did Jesus live? How did Jesus #Love?  If HE says something is wrong…it’s wrong. If HE says something is right…it’s right. If HE says something is a certain way…it is. If HE says to Love unconditionally…Love unconditionally. He never said or did anything contrary to the way He talked or walked. He was clear, concise, without excuse and concerned only with the things that pleased our Father #God!!  He is our ultimate example and we should not allow ourselves to deviate from Him. The enemy would Love to continually distract us but if we just stay focused on Jesus, we will walk in the victory that is ours!!!  His Love and Will are all we need!!!  Stay close, listen hard and pursue His likeness!!!  #ItsallaboutHim #noexcuses #JesusFocus

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