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One Small Step of Faith

Jesus I will Go & Do

So many times, I think we get stuck waiting for an orchestra and symphony to sound these great bells and chimes to let us know it’s Time …

So many times, I think we get stuck waiting for someone else to validate what we already know God has placed in our hearts …

So many times, I think we get stuck because we want to believe we are in control …

Move Out of Your Own Way and say- Jesus, I will Go & Do!! 

One small step of faith.

Willing to get in there and do the risky and messy work.

He will guide you through the rest. 

“The one who has sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him. John 8:29

The gift of reflection… even if only a week. I took that step this week. I took that step when all others said it was a lost cause, that it was too late, and when others thought I might simply be a Christian nut with too big of heart out to save the world.
I am all of those things, but I also am equipped by an Almighty, Rescuing, Saving, and Loving God full of Grace. Who is today, yesterday, and forever always Unchanging, Unwavering, the same. He is Light, Love, and Life.

So with the Yes, I said long ago, I prayed, & I stepped with the same prayer I pray over my children to be in their places… —>  “Lord let me Love Recklessly, Scandalously, Radically. Full of your Goodness God, with humility and supernatural bravery and courage to run the distance as my authentic true self you created me to be. Prioritize others above myself with eyes gazing at you alone Jesus!! Hold onto me and meet me in the place where I will need you most. Let every word be yours and let every eye see You in me!!”

Through my story, God has given me all I needed. And seeking to please Him alone and abiding in His Word as my strength and truth, He steps in as my advocate to help me remember what my heart beats for- His people. The Holy Confidence and Character that comes from enduring trials and coming out stronger. The ability to see hurt and look past labels.

He reminded me of all the things He has brought me through, the character and strength that I hold because of His love. He reminded me that when I thought there wasn’t a God there to save me and heal me- that He was embodied in the very loving hands I felt most secure with over the years. He through the people He had given to me, had been holding me all along.

No greater love, than that of the One who laid down His life for you and me. He had to die, give his life upon the cross. So that I could be healed, I could be free. So that He could make a home in my heart. Sitting upon heaven’s mercy seat He is my Holy Advocate.

Power of the Holy Spirit in remembrance becomes a mending perspective we can gain wisdom through. Evident to us- He just moved in that moment and enables us to understand. Only the Spirit can take things of Christ and show us!!

“I have much more to say to you, more than you can bear now, BUT when he, the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from from me that he will receive what he makes known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make know to you.” John 16: 12-15

He reminded me of my precious grandmother. She was always there, always loving, always the same.

He reminded me that when I shouldn’t have been able to trust another man in my young childhood- He sent my “dad.” Though I was not of his flesh- he was and is always there, always unconditionally loving, and always unwavering & the same.

He reminded me that when I failed and needed help and came running to a God that I had thought forgotten me- He was waiting with open arms to heal my soul.

He reminded me that when I was broken and lost and so alone, that He was the light inside my best friend and husband. My anchor and refuge, that rescued me and showed me what real love was.

He reminded me of all that I was because of His Son. And my faith and my trust that I live out every single day.  Branded me His. Never to be lost!! 

That isn’t something meant to sit pretty on the shelf our hearts. It is meant to overflow from our hearts and to give away.
{1 John 3:16 He laid down his life for us, we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.}

He reminded me of the way I have always Spoken Up and Out when others were being forgot, hurt, or oppressed. That He gave me the Voice to be heard and He would be my every word.

He reminded me of the Power I have within me, is the Power of the One who Lives IN me. {1 John 4:4}

He reminded me that the intimate moments of full attention is where He speaks in me and through me. Remain in me, Abide. {John 15:9-10}

It’s the nature of the vine to wrap around and become one with anything they encounter. {John 15:5} Jesus longs for us to be honest before him. On our knees in prayer is where intimacy will begin and quicken our hearts for remembrance in that moment of what He has told us all along fills us.

Search for Him & Long for Him.

And Because He made me perfectly and knows my everything, He knew I needed to have an audible affirmation in the middle of a really hard morning and he sent an angel to me. A stranger calling me…

She couldn’t have known my prayer I was writing out, she couldn’t have known the verse I was writing out.. She couldn’t have known the inner beat of my heart but she knew and she made that same step of faith and called me and prayed over a stranger what God had given her for me.

That is the gift of being full of the Spirit. What an amazing God we serve.

We must quit looking around. Dwell safely in Him.
Do what we know to do and let Him teach us.

One Small Step of Faith… at a time. And that time is now.

We must simply get out of our safe routines and what feels comfortable. SO THAT our faith can be an experience of Jesus for someone in need of a spark of HOPE.
There is no motive other than being the spark… no reward, no harvest, no repayment, no credit, no nothing… Jesus loves me and I love him and he healed my soul… I want others to know they are worth more than the world makes them believe. That is it.

This past week was HARD, MESSY, & Broke my Heart.  I cried knowing this was just one tiny speck in the eyes of what Jesus sees every day. “Break your heart for what breaks mine…” I literally stomped my feet and cried to my husband that this is not an easy task to say- “I will Go and Do” but it’s something I also cannot walk away from. So even though I don’t know what God’s plan is- I do know that He absolutely makes beauty from ashes and I will keep exercising my faith and stepping boldly into the unknown because it’s the place He has brought me to and He will be with me every step of the way.  And I will share His story within me. His unfailing and unchanging love for me and all of his children. I will be the Voice for the Voiceless. I will stand and Advocate for those who need, and need a little extra light and love in this place at this time.

Step out and Believe that God is working even when you cannot see. FAITH.

Step out and give away to someone who needs to hear a Word that God has given to You to Bless Others.

Step Out and Get Out of Your Way- Into His Way!! There is much work to be done and the workers are few… the ones who truly do it for the Glory of God and the blessing of others.

 

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