Sunday, February 9, 2014

This I Know

This I know; there are a lot of things I don't fully understand. There are a lot of things I still need to learn. There are a lot of things I still want to learn and I can't wait to understand. But there are things I do know now, things I can say I finally understand.

This I know; it's time to be brave. It's time to stop being the victim of some other person's lack of love. It's time to stop letting the words that people have so callously and recklessly spoken into my life, dictate how I live, how I view myself, and how I view the Lord. Those people include me and the words I have spoken out of my own mouth. 

This I know; it's time to stop letting what I was always "taught", dictate what I would continue to believe. It's time to stop being religious. It is time to stop wrapping the chains of condemnation around myself, when Jesus Christ already removed the lock!

This I know; I am NOT a worm in the ground beneath His feet. I am His child. I am His daughter. I am a CO-HEIR with CHRIST Himself! I am NOT nothing. I am NOT a nobody. I am a daughter of the King of Kings. His Spirit is IN me! I am NOT worthless. He doesn't expect me to bury my face in the ground before Him. He does not expect, nor does He want, me to cower in fear and shame in His presence. He tells me I can come to Him with full confidence! I can BOLDLY approach His throne of grace!

This I know; I am called to love! And I know that love is not cruel, harsh, or calloused. It is not mean or unkind. Love does not push others down like a religious bully. Love is kind, patient, and gentle. Love holds to hope and clings to truth. The Lord commands His children to love. He says that the world will know that we belong to Him by our love, not just our words. 

This I know; I do not have to chase after Him. I do not have to beg Him to be near, He already is. He is near because He is my life. He is my actual life! I am in Him and He is in me. He is my very breath. 

This I know; I am NOT powerless. I have the All-Powerful Holy Spirit living IN me. I am OVERWHELMINGLY a conqueror! In this world, I am like Christ. In Him and through Him, I am powerful. He doesn't want me to be a groveling mass of low self-esteem. He wants me to be confident in Him, and confident in me in Him. He set me free so I could hold my head high.

This I know; I pray in the Spirit so that I can be built up and edified through it. I praise in the Spirit so that I can bring Him glory and honor. I walk in the Spirit so I can lead others to His grace and to His love. I am anointed by the Spirit of the Living God and that same Spirit gives me life and breath every single day. He speaks to me. He moves in me and through me  He leads, loves, and prompts me. He motivates, encourages, and disciplines me. He teaches me and He NEVER condemns me. 

This I know; there is power in the name of Jesus and when we, as His children, speak out that name we are unstoppable! In His name, I can tell mountains to move and they will. In His name, I can tell sickness and disease to leave and it will. In His name, I can tell the enemy to get the heck away from me and he has got to leave. PRAISE JESUS! In His Name, fear, doubt, and worry have no place in my life. In His name, I am healed and whole. In His name, I AM FREE! 
This I know; He has called me to believe Him. Not just believe in Him, but to fully and completely believe Him! To believe that everything He said in His Word is true! He is calling me to believe He can do ANYTHING! He is calling me to ask Him for the impossible and believe it will happen! He is calling me to talk about His promises and the visions He has given me and to write about them, so that others can rejoice with me and can believe His promises for themselves. He is calling me to risk looking "crazy" to others and that's okay!

This I know; if you have made Jesus Christ Lord and Boss of your life, then all of these things are not just true about me, they are true about you too!!! 

Lord, wake Your church! Help them to know. In Jesus Most Powerful Name, Amen and Amen! Let it be so!

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