Throughout Sharleen and my preparation for India both spiritually and physically, the Holy Spirit has revealed and exposed many memories, burdens, weaknesses, strengths,…etc. to each of us to surrender over to the Lord. As we go through the sanctification process by faith, the God of all wisdom and knowledge continues cheap nfl jerseys to reveal His will and plan for our life as we continue to obey, listen, and walk in His Adele Spirit of Truth.
As with any move, whether it be moving to another room, town, city, or another country, you must first go through your stuff and decide what must go and what must stay. Now the question is what type of mentality do you have as you go through your storage room? Do you have the mentality to just get rid of everything and start anew? Or, do you have the mentality to keep everything because it reminds you of something? Whether it is good or bad, you still want to India keep it because it’s a part of you. Now of course as an excuse, we as humans tend to want to keep everything for those “WHAT IF or JUST INCASE” moments. But, what about faith? What about the full surrender we sing on Sundays, but yet in reality we have no idea what it means to fully surrender to Christ? What about being a new creation in Christ where we are completely made new. As it says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 (AMP),
“17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, NEW things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].”
Have we (the Church) not heard and understood the message of Christ? And if we say we have, than why are we still holding on to the old wholesale jerseys corroded memories that only bring sadness, gloom, and distress? Aren’t we commanded to “REJOICE ALWAYS” (1 Thessalonians)?
Then why are we weary and weighted down by the hurts, pains, rejections, failures, and burdens of the past or even clothed in sackcloth and ashes, if indeed we have been married to Christ? Now all this may seem like I am pointing the finger at you and examining your life, but in reality it is something the Lord had to Rhéby do in me to bring me to a realization of reality. This reality is that I had not fully surrendered the memory of the past or the outcome of the testimony it would bring to others. I needed my perspective, my thinking on the past to be changed and transformed to God’s perspective of how He can use that for His glory, my good, and others.
This particular memory that I am talking about is the abandonment of my father leaving me, my brother, and mother when I was a year old. Though I had surrendered the situation over to God for healing, which He did heal my heart from, I had not allowed Him to renew my cheap mlb jerseys mind of the memory or reveal to me the greatness and vision of how God can use find this for healing and counseling others. You see, it is one thing to surrender a situation to the Lord, but do we ever allow the Holy Spirit to penetrate deeper past that to remove the memory of pain or loneliness? Do we allow God to fully renew our minds to see His perspective of the situation and what He can now use you for in His kingdom purposes?
For this particular box of memories, I heard the Lord ask me two weeks ago, if I was willing to go see my biological und dad in prison and speak to him the message of cheap jerseys Christ and I responded, “Yes Lord, I am willing.” I want my dad to know the insurmountable joy and peace that comes with truly knowing Jesus Christ as your own personal Lord and Savior and having a fulfilling relationship with God the Father through the Holy Spirit. I desired my What dad unter to be forgiven and seen as righteous before God Staging: the Father, because I had forgiven him and I love him. Though I do not know him, I love him and I want to honor him. And, so as the preparation and research Orar… for that ensues, through every step I have had to continually surrender my thinking, perspective, and heart aches to the Lord.
One of the most healing wholesale nba jerseys but, yet odd situations I have ever faced that I truly do not have words to explain how I felt or what my heart was processing through, is having to contact my dad for the first time in my life through a letter being sent to a prison. Having to explain to him who I am and that I am his daughter; telling him I would like to see him and talk with him; encouraging him to not be wholesale nfl jerseys discouraged because this is a very unique situation, but that God is faithful to have allowed the healing and time for me to go see him and speak with him; and then, asking for his permission to come see him is something I will never forget. For because I continually looked to God for strength, wisdom, and guidance, Sauer God brought healing in some of the deepest parts of my being. Nevertheless, my dad is still given the opportunity to say yes or no, just as God has given us freewill to choose His love and freedom. Knowing this I had to surrender the outcome of his choice to God and allow the God of Mercy to reveal to me how He can use Prayers this situation and testimony no matter what. For whatever my biological dad chooses, I know that I always have permission to come to my Abba Father in heaven because of the blood of Jesus Christ, so that I have hope no «Зорька-Зоренька» matter what he chooses. For I am not defined by this situation. I am a new creation. I am a daughter of The King, the Most High God who has adopted me, called me by name, and fully accepts me as I am, to come to Him by the blood of Jesus Christ that He may change me into His likeness.
That is truly trusting in the Lord, asking and allowing His Holy Spirit to reveal the deepest parts of your heart to you as you allow Him to counsel you through each and every memory. Although, this situation is still unfolding, the insurmountable amount of healing and peace that comes with inviting the Holy Spirit to clean out the storage of your heart and renew your mind to see the God of wisdom pour out His heart, will, and purpose for your life, where He wants you to move, is one of the most rewarding things I know. For “without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever comes to God must believe that He exists and the He rewards those who diligently search for Him” (Hebrews 11:6).
Blessings from Samantha and Sharleen