The one thing that is settled in my life is that I belong to Christ and regardless of what may come, my past, present and future are up to God.
He is the Author and Finisher of my Faith, and He will keep me in perfect and constant peace because my mind is stayed on him.
As an author, God is writing your story of how you will and have glorified Him amid untold obstacles and despairing even for life itself.
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3
So don’t respond to those who don’t see your worth. Don’t face a person seeking their approval or even their love.
Not all have Faith, and many are jealous. Pray for them.
The one who sees within is the one who approves of you, so you have an inside job to learn to be still and quiet going only on His lead.
“Be still in the presence of the LORD and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.” Psalm 37:7
“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him.” Psalm 62:5-6
Let the people talk, let them whisper and say whatever, because it only makes our heels dig deeper, which pushes Jesus higher! We decrease — and He increases!
Press in and continue to press forward regardless of those who don’t approve of you.
You are approved by God and He is the Author and Finisher of our Faith.
There are those who are in the midst of the assembly who judge and say you don’t qualify.
There are many who would discredit you, and judge, but didn’t they do that to Jesus when He lived on the earth? You are in good company!
What reputation are you looking for?
Be honest, who are you trying to please or make an impression on?
Because if our motives are not pure it is a dead work. We are supposed to be dead to the flesh and arise in the newness of life.
“Therefore, we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in the newness of life.” Romans 6:4
When we are dead to this world’s system and religion’s view, it produces growth in spiritual fortitude.
Fortitude enables people to endure adversity through prayer, keeping the Faith, working hands on in helping others to steady their feet and to help bring balance even if no one approves of them.
When we have God’s Approval, who cares what others say when we have a close walk with our Lord Jesus Christ?
He should be our total focus and we need to ask Him what He thinks, because what He thinks has eternal value and he has our best interests at heart.
We have got to count it all loss, for the exceeding greatness of His Power in us!
Let people think and say what they may! YOU be free to be who you are!
Maybe people will think we are too much, too radical and they want to tone us down. I can only do what I see The Father do. So, who cares what people think or say, I talk to him anyway.
Currently, with all sorts of devices, when you learn to talk to God everywhere you go, people may think you have Bluetooth on and are having a conversation with another person.
I am talking about having a greater awareness of God everywhere we go, so we should be aware of everything we do in secret and in public, because God sees it all and The LORD loves when we learn to walk in The Spirit and pray without ceasing.
It is glorious to learn how to walk in the Spirit, and with that great awareness of his presence without pretense.
The more I seek HIM the more I find HIM, and I wouldn’t trade anything in this world for what I have with The LORD!
I walk down the aisles with Him in continual fellowship and there are people everywhere. It is when you are out and about in your sphere of influence is where your divine appointments are made by God.
You will feel that inner prompting to connect to someone in your heart. The Holy Spirit leads with the flow and being prompted by loving them, so that we can share that Love that covers a multitude of sin and iniquity.
If you are going to be effective in Christ, part of the deal will be suffering rejection.
God gives everyone a free will and choice. Even God won’t go against someone’s choice. So, we scatter seeds, but we know God will give the increase in His season.
Scattering seeds is powerful so don’t decline due to rejection, because someone may receive them.
Beloved, I have long passed a point of NO return. He is my source, my strength, my quest; I am enamored with him, and I cannot get enough.
He is my everything and I have dedicated my life to ministry to Him first! He takes pleasure from us and enjoys our time in intimacy.
I have learned over the years to be mindful of God’s Guidance and Direction, because there is always work to do, but if God has not led you to it you will burn out.
That is why you must pray for God’s Will and Direction in all things. Just because there is a need doesn’t mean we meet that need. We must be led by The Spirit in all ways.
It is a great honor in humility that He longs to dwell with us and communicate. We should live for every inspired word both in the Word of God and in prayer and to hear His voice so clear!
I pray that maybe someone who reads this, will be inspired and sparked into a flame that never grows dim again.
LORD, store your lovingkindness within, so that repentance and assurance abounds through us. We will be sure to give God all the Glory, Honor, and Praise — in Jesus’ Name!
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey
Sherry Edwards Mackey
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