STILL speaking my truth tonight so here is a follow-up to last nights post…it’s a short one, haha.
Hebrews 12:6-7 says “whom the Lord loves He chastens. And scourges every son whom He receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?”
Hebrews 4:12-13 says “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”
This is sooooo me right now. God made a believer out of me, AGAIN!! I’ve read these scriptures many many times and even heard them a time or two but NEVER QUITE LIKE THIS have they resonated in my spirit!!! Yes, the Word pricked my heart when I got saved and on several occasions since…I’m rolling my eyes at myself right here….but I guess I thought I was exempt from further prickings..LOLOLOL….NOPE!! We don’t know the depths of darkness in our hearts. It takes the Master-CREATOR to reveal. It’s up to us to accept what we are shown, allow the problem to be fixed and move on…can’t wallow in the hurt or why me mentality. WeMUSTdiedaily.com
These scriptures have hit me a different kinda way. I think I felt my marrow splitting last week..for real..lolol. But like I said yesterday, God wants a broken heart humbly submitted to Him so He can pour into an open vessel to move about the Kingdom. I’m so glad His chastening is done with love. If He loves me like this then what kinda love am I suppose to show myself and HIs people. HIs people in the Body of Christ and out. I can’t just love my fellow Christians and the new converts. I have to love people all day every day no matter their beliefs, race, color or creed, what they say or don’t say to me or how I’m treated. Things we think are little are really big offenses to God. Now you know I need the Father’s help for this commandment. IJS
According to Jeremiah 31:3-4 “The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt……” How AWESOME is that…that’s some kinda crazy heavenly love…ALL FOR ME!! So He is rebuilding me to LOVE like He says LOVE. This is going to be an interesting journey but I know it’s worthwhile.
So while I’m flabbergasted at my level of craziness and sin (known and unknown) I’m more wonderfully amazed at how smooth THE TRINITY works on my behalf….drawing me constantly to them, making and molding me, leading and guiding me, correcting me, redeeming, restoring and releasing me. God is peeling back all the layers until one day I obtain my heavenly reward…everlasting life with Him. But while this process is going on, I’m not idle. I’m working my purpose according to His purpose.
Yes, this blog is longer than I expected but what can I say…I must be long-winded…blame the Holy Spirit..haha
Peace and Blessings My fellow Onions!!!