Mold Me, Shape Me

 

Many are going through a period in their life where they are just not comfortable with themselves and their surroundings.  

They are in a time of transition and just like when a woman gives birth she feels she is doing fine and in control of what is happening until she starts transition.  Then it feels like everything goes haywire and she starts to panic because she no longer has control and must have someone to encourage and coach her through the toughest time.  It is the same way with us now.

Many are going through transition and do not understand what is happening.  They don’t like their behavior and they do not feel content in their surroundings.

The fire of God’s love is purging the dross and it is coming to the surface causing us to feel and act like we are not behaving like we should.  This is where we need to rest in God’s faithfulness that He who began a good work is faithful to complete it.

During this season, we must love ourselves and not beat ourselves up because we are not measuring up to our own standards.  Yes, that measure of standard must go because it is not even led by the Holy Spirit.

God is love and He loves unconditionally and He doesn’t condemn but gently convicts us of the areas we need to yield to Him to change.  Yes, He does the changing.  It isn’t by might nor power but by His Spirit.

So I pray that this new year we learn to love ourselves and be content with ourselves right where we are for because we are in Him, He causes us to be complete.  He sees us complete and made perfect through the power of His blood.  Yes, the Father sees the finished work and the victory in our lives already accomplished.

Yes, Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father forever interceding that we would walk in His victory.  Be at peace for you are a work in process through the gentle hands of our Master at work.

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I am just amazed at how the LORD has been moving.

I was walking from one room to another and a thought came to me.  I sat down to write it out and shared it and a lady just said that is just how she has been feeling, or one might say her pastor shared it this morning, or it touched their heart so much.

I am just blessed to be a vessel  God can use to encourage His people.  I never have to sit down to think up what to write.  It just comes to me.

I thank Him for the gift of being able to write His thoughts.  I thank Him for His many gifts that He pours out upon His people!  And they are coming more and more each day!!

He has an abundance He wants to pour out upon us as He stretches us more to be able to receive them.

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When you lie down your sleep will be sweet.  You will not be afraid of any sudden fear for God is with you pouring out His perfect peace, His shalom upon you right now.

This is the time to cast all our burdens at his feet and let Him take care of everything and rest that He has everything under His control.  He is working everything for our good this very hour in preparing for our next day.

It is time to just let go and let God take over.  No more striving to meet the deadline for He is not concerned with that. It is time to just rest and be thankful that we have a loving Father, that He takes care of all our needs.

He will supply everything in the moment that we have need.  He will not allow us to go through anything that we are not prepared for.  Our steps are ordered by the LORD because He calls us righteous.  Spirit of the Living God fall afresh upon us.

 

~  Yolanda Ballard


Yolanda BallardYolanda Ballard of At The Father’s Feet website, shares with you, the body of Christ, the words she’s received quietly sitting at the Father’s feet. I believe Jesus set the example for us to follow. Whenever He could He would come apart from the busyness of the world so that He could quiet Himself before the Father, for that is where He received direction and strength to carry out His will.

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