A travesty has occurred in the world today, my name is not being used in the appropriate way. My name is being ascribed to things I didn’t orchestrate.
Today, you have the choice to choose between life and death, which shall it be?
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).
O Child, how they search for Me,
Because the void inside,
Has their hearts longing,
And their souls crying out.
When did My name become a byword? A curse on the tongue of My creation, the ones I created in My image, the ones I sent My only, begotten Son to save.
L.O.V.E. : A Poem (Winter 2018)
I love you Lord. Thank you for coming to earth in flesh, laying down your life, and dying for the sins of all of mankind (John 3:16; John 10:18).
This brought me so much comfort and hope. There are things in all of our family histories that aren’t perfect or pristine. However, when we look at the genealogy of Jesus, neither was His earthly family history perfect or pristine (See Matthew 1:1-16). But God is so good that He still used those imperfect people in Jesus’s genealogy and that messy and dysfunctional family history to bring forth the perfect, holy, righteous, and blameless Messiah into the world!
The Lord has repeatedly brought this Scripture to my attention. This year has been wrought with various tests and trials. At times it has been difficult to keep going, BUT GOD. The Lord has been my refuge, strength, comfort, hope, and provider during my time of suffering. He has and continues to be faithful, and I’m so thankful and grateful that He has promised to never leave or forsake me, because I know this will not be the last test or trial I endure.
“Your power is staying in step with Me.” The Lord told me this one day during my quiet time with Him.
This has been a difficult and uncomfortable season that I’ve tried to abort many times. However, I’ve learned that when I submit and surrender to the Lord, I have to do it His way. It’s a losing and hopeless battle to “kick against the goads” and resist the will of God.