Are you going through changes? Or feel like you’re in a transitional place in your life not knowing what to do next? I sure have been, a matter of fact the past three days I’ve been seeking God to find out exactly WHERE I am and WHAT He is trying to do with me.
And then yesterday He finally answered and said this:
My body (the body of Christ) is now in a place of transition when many in the world are getting so caught up in the deception of the enemy in their minds/hearts that they don’t even know the difference anymore to what is truth and what is a lie. AND- MOST are living in the lie so that they don’t have to deal with the truth. SO- (says the Lord) I’m completely transforming my remnant (those TRULY following after the very heart/nature/love of Christ) to where I am forming a new wineskin around them. I am SO covering them with MYSELF/LOVE (God is love, and if you don’t know love OR how to love or to act loving then you don’t know God and His ways.) But the Lord says that He is SO covering His remnant with Himself that all they will know is LOVE.
Why? Because the world doesn’t know the truth anymore or the way in which they should walk/OR LOVE. They walk in deception, so the only thing they will recognize is TRUE LOVE. They will see Me in You and will KNOW in their hearts that “This is the real deal- the REAL WAY TO LIVE, TO WALK, TO RELATE – SO I WILL WALK THIS WAY- IN CHRIST’S WAY- because it’s the most fulfilling way.”
You know- there is something to be said about a heart that’s old fashioned. Simplicity is not so bad in that it keeps your heart clean/pure from complicated matters in the world. That doesn’t make you naive either but instead keeps your heart very close to Christ.
Now this is NEVER to be confused with a spirit of Religion (chocked with rules and regulations of what you must do to be “considered” Godly) or the “look” of how you conduct yourself to be accepted among the religious/Pharisees. Jesus never held us to a bar/or a standard that we could never be/maintain. He just loves us as we are. He was simple, and he led a simple life of love to help him maintain his understanding and purity with the Father in heaven. The spirit of religion is what comes in to condemn a soul with the lie that you MUST be perfect; you MUST keep ALL THE RULES, ALL THE LAWS written about in the old testament or you must not be godly/or that you must not be a child of God.
What a bunch/or load of bunk!!!!!!!!! If we were perfect, we wouldn’t need a savior that was! Imperfection is why you need to give yourself a break today- get up and get away (from the religious folk who go to McDonalds). Seriously.
The transition is where many in the body/remnant are at present, THEY are in TRANSITION, moving out of the spirit of RELIGION where God is forcing them to deal with dysfunction. Moving past dysfunction or family hurts/woundings (caused by careless people) forces us into the Spirit of Christ- learning to walk again, trust again, RELATE EFFECTIVELY AGAIN IN LOVE.
WHAT A RELIEF! I LOVE LOVE- I love to love, and I especially LOVE those that know Love. Because they are just so much fun to be around. But transition – now – that’s another story because the transition is hard.
I was talking to a friend who counsels me this past week, and she said this:
Missy- It’s just as hard to move out of dysfunctional behaviors from functional behaviors as it is to move from functional behaviors to dysfunctional behaviors again. Either way, is super painful. AND our spirit KNOWS when it’s happening- or when something is OFF spiritually/relationally around us. The heart just knows when something is out of order if you know Christ- because Christ in you will point it out.
Have you been stuck for years in the dysfunctional behaviors of tradition, or in the dysfunctional patterns of thinking caused by past generations? Have you struggled with wanting to come forward but didn’t know how? Do you feel like you’re barely hanging on today?
Well- today is your day because God is fixing to move you into TRANSITION! ALL THE WAY ACROSS INTO WHOLENESS AND BLESSING! IS 60:1- “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
IS 60: 5-7 Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come. 6 Herds of camels will cover your land,
young camels of Midian and Ephah. And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the Lord. 7 All Kedar’s flocks will gather to you, the rams of Nebaioth will serve you; they are accepted as offerings on my altar, and I will adorn my glorious temple.
Pray this prayer with me:
Lord, This is hard, the transition seems So hard because I can’t see where you’re taking me, and I don’t know if I honestly trust that you’re going to take care of me. Father, take my heart, my mind, will and emotions and ALIGN them with yours according to with Ps 133:1- ALIGN Me! Father, please forgive those who have wounded my heart so deeply and then also please align my heart/forgiveness with Your perception of what YOU say forgiveness is so that I can truly see these people the way that You see them with Ps 119:18. Open the eyes of my heart Lord and CHANGE ME according to Hosea 11:8.
Please know that your loved and not only do I love you, SO DOES CHRIST! And He’s doing this AMAZING work in your heart. His work is the reason why this transition seems to hurt as much as it does. But think about all the joy your fixing to have when you get whole!
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