Monday, September 18, 2006

Blessings from Heaven

I have been so blessed to live and be fully present in this season of my life! God has been so faithful and He has lavished his love and favor onto me in ways that I never imagined possible. He has blessed my journey with a group of kindred community to walk with me and to shape me into the image of Jesus. You know who you are. I want you to know that I am humbled and I am incredibly thankful and grateful for your places in my life. There is so much more I can and want to give away to Jesus, but He has taught me so much about the blessings and the effects of affirmation. I have learned how effective and important the gift of affirmation is in the life of a disciple. It has been used in me to spur me on to want to be and do more for the glory of the name of Christ Jesus. God has gifted me in specific areas and I want to develop those gifts to be used to their fullest potential to the glory of my Father. Jesus I am yours. You fashioned me and you know every part of me. I give myself away to you for the power and presence of your precius Holy Spirit to abide in and through me. My only goal is to be used to bring more souls into intimacy with you and your Son. God, let it be. Holy Spirit, come, take up residency in me so that you may work through me to sew a tapestry of glory with every breath that I breathe and every word that I speak. I love you.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

A God of Miracles

We serve a God of miracles. The God we serve does not forsake us. I am so incredibly thankful that He rose from the grave that Satan meant to keep him in. He rose to allow me and all of those who love Him to live victoriously through His precious Spirit. He rose to bring redemption, mercy, hope, and exceeding joy to all that He created and called good. Anyone who says that God is not alive and working in and among those He loves is, I believe, sadly mistaken. Thank you Lord for allowing me to be an instrument of your redemption, grace, hope, and rescue to a dear soul who has found his way into your loving arms. I pray now that you will pursue both him and me harder than you ever have before. You are amazing God. You are worthy of all of my praise both now and forever. It is to you that I lift up my hands in praise and honor. You are the worker of miracles and the ever-present, all-sufficient Creator that makes all things new. I love you, precious Jesus. I can only say "Blessed be your name".