OVERWHELMED?…THIS MAY HELP YOU – PART 2

OVERWHELMED?…THIS MAY HELP YOU

PART 2

 

IT’S IMPORTANT TO FIND THE RIGHT BALANCE

 

(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; Romans 8:14; Luke 14:26)

Do you feel overwhelmed?

Do you feel like your life is out of balance?

This is the last part of the post that I originally posted in April of 2010 and August 2013 but felt a need to repost again to help Believers who find themselves overwhelmed because of imbalance in their lives.

Be blessed!

Kim

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In each time and season of our lives, we need to seek God’s direction as to where we should be, when we should be there and what we should be doing, and upon receiving this information to, by God’s grace, make it a priority to act on it.

Such spirit-directed life adjustments will enable us to come to our place of right balance.

Jesus prioritized his whereabouts and tasks according to the timing and will of His Father.  He found His place of right balance by listening to and obeying His Father at all times, in all places and in all things; He never tried to be a people pleaser, nor did He prioritize pleasing Himself.  

Like Jesus, our ultimate priority in life should also be to do the will of our heavenly Father as revealed by the Holy Spirit at all times, in all places, and in all things, no matter how “big” or “small” and then we too will experience our right balance.

Please be warned though, that embarking on such a lifestyle is not without a price. As you seek to emulate Christ’s example of obedience, turbulence from others will come. 

It may come in the form of opposition, rejection, criticism, expressed anger, expressed hurt, expressed disappointment, being despised, being accused of insensitivity or of “changing”, being the object of gossip and slander, even death, – whatever the form, you can rest assured that turbulence will come.

It came for Jesus as a result of His lifestyle of obedience to our Father, and if we follow His example, it will come for us too.

Some of the turbulence that Jesus experienced as a result of His obedience to our Father’s will was that He was despised, rejected, the brunt of anger, the object of controversy, viewed as a trouble-maker, the religious order of the day was totally against Him and plotted to kill Him, He was called a wine-bibber, accused of being demon possessed, looked down upon for being with those considered “nobodies”, He was mocked, ridiculed, scorned, spit upon and eventually crucified.

Like it did with Jesus, when you make a decision to be in the right place at the right time doing the right thing as determined by God, at some point, turbulence from others will arise.

It will arise because in making this choice, no matter how noble your intentions and righteous your actions in the eyes of the Lord, it is inevitable that some people, whether, family, friends, fellow Believers, associates, co-workers, neighbors, or whomever, will experience or interpret them negatively, and not hesitate to communicate this to you in some way, especially if you are not able to meet or accommodate their expectations, desires, requests, demands or needs.

When this happens, remember that it is all a part of the price of being Spirit-led, it is all a part of the price of being a mature son of God, it is all a part of taking up your cross and following after Christ so do not be discouraged.

Know ahead of time that when you embark on this lifestyle, not everyone will accept your decisions and not everyone will like or understand you, especially those who have no experience in living life in this way, and that it’s okay. 

Like Jesus, we need to have a mind to endure any turbulence from others that may arise and with the help of the Holy Spirit to not be angered, offended, or distracted by it, for when we view experiencing such turbulence from a Kingdom perspective, it truly is a “small” price to pay considering the resulting benefits of our obedience in this life and in eternity. 

As Kingdom Citizens/Believers in Christ, a key to finding the right balance in our lives is being in the right place at the right time doing the right thing as determined by God.

It’s a God thing. It’s all about Him. It’s all about His will being done in each time, season and situation of our lives, not our will and not anyone else’s.

Today if you find yourself in a place of imbalance, why not pray and ask the Lord to enlighten you about your state and then make a decision to do whatever He says is necessary to achieve what He defines as the right balance for you.

Remember however, this not a one shot deal. It is a lifestyle and a life-long process and among other things, it will take commitment, effort, determination, “stick ability”, knowing the Word, dying to self, dying to being a “people pleaser”, a whole lot of prayer, a whole lot of help from the Holy Spirit, and maybe some Kleenex (smile!).

This may sound like a lot, but the good news is that based on Jesus’ life, the results of such obedience and balance will be worth it both in this life and the next.

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh our souls.]
 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.

(Matthew 11:28-29 AMPC)

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.

(Proverbs 3:5-6 MSG)

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
(Romans 8:14 KJV)

Be encouraged!

Kim

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SATURDAY SONGS TO SOOTHE YOUR SOUL

SATURDAY SONGS TO SOOTHE YOUR SOUL

His Grace

 

For those of you who need some encouragement and strength this morning, here are a few songs for you.

 

“MADE A WAY” – SUNG BY TRAVIS GREENE

 

“WAYMAKER” – SUNG BY SINACH

 

“OUR GOD” – SUNG BY CHRIS TOMLIN

 

“HE’S ABLE” – SUNG BY DEITRICK HADDON & DARWIN HOBBS

 

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

(Ephesians 3:20-21 – NKJV)

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

(Romans 8:28 – NKJV)

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

(Romans 15:13 – NKJV)

 

Be encouraged,

Kim

 

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THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

Are you in a time of transition or transformation and have been in it so long that you feel like you’re in a long dark tunnel?

I received the following prophetic word by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info. which I believe will be a timely word for you, and as such, am re-blogging it with her permission.

Be encouraged,

Kim

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A WORD FOR YOU

GOD HAS NOT FORGOTTEN YOU

November 25, 2016

THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

By Elaine Tavolacci

The Holy Spirit showed me a long dark tunnel. In the same way that you travel through a tunnel to go from one place to another, there are many believers in a time of transition. In the natural most people don’t like to drive through tunnels, especially if they don’t know the length of the tunnel. A tunnel could be dark and cold and seem endless. When you are in a tunnel you have a drastically narrowed field of vision and you are surrounded by walls. Many of you are in a time of transformation that you are unfamiliar with. It seems as if you have been moving forward but not experiencing victory in this cold dismal place. You have been there for so long that you have developed “tunnel vision” as your vision has become extremely narrow.

The Lord is saying to continue to go forward and don’t grow weary in well doing. His plan will begin to unfold as you diligently seek Him in this time of transition. It may be a challenging time and a difficult process, but don’t make the mistake of going back to the old door and opening it again if you know that God had closed it. When Jesus opens a door or makes a way for you, there will be no fear, neither will it be difficult or stressful.

For those of you who have been waiting on a word or promise from the Lord and you are not seeing it come to pass, don’t allow discouragement to take root. We are entering into a season of promises and destinies that are going to be fulfilled. Don’t give up or compromise in the eleventh hour. The greatest challenge is not what you went through in the past but it is the success of your future. Continue to pursue the vision that was promised to you. It will surely come to pass. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Proverbs 4:18
“The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.”

Daniel 12:3
“Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.”

Galatians 6: 9
“And Let us not be Weary in well Doing: for In due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

Philippians 3:12-14
“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

By Elaine Tavolacci

A Word In Season – http://www.awordinseason.info.

I hope the word was a blessing to you.

Be encouraged!

Kim

 

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STORM REFLECTIONS

STORM REFLECTIONS 

The Event

We have three large trees in our front yard, one of which grew more than three storeys tall and had many branches with plush green leaves and when in bloom, lilac flowers.

During the passage of Hurricane Matthew, the wind pushed over this particular tree and it fell onto the front wall and windows of our house obstructing the walking path and preventing the windows from opening……unfortunately, we did not take a picture of the tree in this state.

After the storm passed, one of my sons and my husband proceeded to cut off the downed tree’s branches so that a path of passage could be made and the front windows opened.

 

PILE OF BRANCHES CHOPPED FROM THE TREE

PILE OF NOW DRIED BRANCHES CHOPPED FROM THE TREE

 

During the last part of this process, my husband climbed up on the tree trunk to chop off the remaining obstructing branches and when he finished and jumped off, an amazing thing happened.

After being in an  almost fully horizontal position for more than 2 days, the tree stood back up.

Once the branches were cut off or pruned, with the excess weight gone, the roots that remained in the rock were so strong that they were able to pull the tree back up as if it never fell.

I found that pretty amazing.

 

TREE RETURNED TO A VERTICAL POSITION

TREE RETURNED TO A FULLY VERTICAL POSITION

 

My Reflections

Sometimes in life, just like that tree, we find ourselves in the midst of a raging storm and the hurricane-force winds of adversity topple us over then move on, leaving us in a compromised position.

And just like my son and husband did with that tree, as we lie in that compromised position, God comes along with His pruning shears and starts pruning branches off our lives.

During this process, it is very obvious to us why some branches are being removed. There is no life in them; we know they are dead and need to go.

However, for other branches, it is not so readily apparent why they are being removed because they seem okay. But a closer look through the eyes of the Spirit reveals they are dying and have become a hindrance to our growth and/or the growth of others and so they too need to go.

Then for other branches, their removal is a total mystery. They are healthy, flourishing, beautiful, productive, beneficial to us and  to others, yet they are removed and we really do not understand why.

In an article entitled “Pruning Trees and Shrubs” by Mike Zins and Deborah Brown, posted on the University of Minnesota’s Extension Website, they list the following key reasons for pruning:-

  • To promote plant health, e.g., to remove dead, dying, diseased or infested branches, branches that rub together, branch stubs etc.
  • To maintain a plant’s intended purpose in a landscape, e.g., to encourage flower and fruit development, maintain a certain density, maintain a desired or special form, etc. 
  • To improve a plant’s appearance, e.g., to control, size, shape, proportion, density, to remove unwanted and undesirable aspects of the plant, etc.
  •  To protect people and property, e.g., to remove branches that are hazardous, weak, overhanging, interfering, that obscure vision and/or entry etc.

(Source: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/pruning-trees-shrubs/)

God, our Father, the Master Pruner knows why He prunes branches off of our lives even when we don’t. We need to always trust Him and believe that He is doing a good and needed thing…..Selah!

Even though it fell, the tree had some roots that remained anchored in the rock throughout the storm and now that the branches were cut off and the excess weight gone, the tree was able to draw on the strength of those roots, and that strength enabled the tree to be lifted up out of its compromised position and once again stand vertically.

The roots that remained anchored in the rock were so strong that they enabled the tree to be pulled back up as if it never fell; they enabled the tree to rise again, and although in another form as a result of the pruning, be repositioned for new growth and greater productivity.

In the same way, like the tree, when we go through a raging storm in life, even if the hurricane-force winds topple us over and we have to endure a pruning process, once our spiritual roots remain anchored in The Rock, in Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, at the end of it all, the strength that we draw from Him will enable us to rise again in another form, repositioned for new growth and greater fruitfulness for His honor and glory.

The key is for us to anchor our roots of faith in The Rock, in Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord before the storm, and to keep them anchored in Him during the storm and in the aftermath of the storm during the pruning process. 

That is the key…..Selah!

 

HYMN – “WILL YOUR ANCHOR HOLD IN THE STORMS OF LIFE”

 

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:”

(Isaiah 26:3-4 – KJV)

 

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” 

(John 15:2 – NKJV)

 

Be encouraged, 

Kim

 

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THE TOUCH OF JESUS

THE TOUCH OF JESUS

Are you battling health challenges?

Are you wondering if God still heals today?

I received the following testimony and prophetic word from Elaine Tavolacci yesterday evening via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info. which I believe is a timely word of hope and encouragement for anyone battling health challenges and as such, am re-blogging it with her permission.

 

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"GOD STILL HEALS TODAY"

“GOD’S HEALING TOUCH IS STILL AVAILABLE TODAY”

September 17, 2016

THE TOUCH OF JESUS

Elaine Tavolacci

“Today I have an amazing testimony that I want to share with you. For the past year I have been going through the most difficult trials of my life concerning my health. For those of you who know what I have already endured in my past, you are probably wondering how this could be. I want to give a testimony of the faithfulness of God and how Jesus still heals today. All my blood tests are within normal range, my liver function is almost perfect, and the lymphoma and hepatitis C are gone. I was also diagnosed with several auto immune diseases which are now undetectable, and the excruciating pain in my bones is gone. Jesus still performs miracles today. He is a supernatural God and wants to bring healing, transformation and renewal to our bodies as well as our lives and ministries. The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

This is what the Lord is showing me. For the past few years we have experienced an extraordinary acceleration in technology. We have gone from TV’s with rabbit ears to HD TV’s. We have gone from rotary dial phones to mobile phones where we could see the person that we are talking to. We have computers that could communicate across the world. The other day I was reading about “Near field communication” which is abbreviated NFC. NFC is a form of communication between devices such as smartphones, tablets or computers. With this technology, we are now able to take a device such as a smart phone and hold it within two inches of a computer or other hardware to transfer pictures or documents. It allows us to perform countless transactions, access digital content, and connect electronic devices with a single touch.

As I was reading about this the Holy Spirit gave me a profound analogy. Every time Jesus touches us there is a divine connection. He releases His supernatural power into our physical bodies. In the same way that He healed others in the bible, He is still healing today. The same way that He performed miracles two thousand years ago and raised the dead, He is doing the same today.

He said in His word in the book of Mark 16:15-16: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. But then He went on to say in verse 18: And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

We are living in a time of heaven being released on the earth. He is calling us to go out and Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. In the book of Acts chapter 17 it is written…In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.

We are living in this time. Expect miracles.”

Matthew 10:8
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead,[c] cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

John 16: 15-18
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My  name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

John 17: 21 – 23
That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

Acts 2:17
In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.

 

By Elaine Tavolacci

A Word In Season – http://www.awordinseason.info.

 

I hope this word was a source of hope, encouragement, edification and challenge to you.

Whether it manifests immediately or through a process, know that God’s healing touch is still available today. 

For those of you who are believing for your healing but wearied by the journey and feel like you need some strength this morning, be blessed by the Potter’s House Worship Team as they minister “You Are My Strength”

 

 

Although at times it may not be easy and you may become weary in the fight, be encouraged to keep your spiritual eyes fixed on Jehovah Rapha, the God who Heals, and your heart and mind fixed on the Truth of the Word of God concerning healing. 

Shalom,

Kim

 

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“ACTS CHAPTER TWO – AWAKENING IN THE PEW”

 

“ACTS CHAPTER TWO – AWAKENING IN THE PEW”

By Elaine Tavolacci

ARE YOU IN THE CREW?

ARE YOU IN THE CREW?

 

I received the following prophetic word by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info.

I believe that it will encourage those who believe and identify with what is said as evidenced by the quickening of their spirit, so I am re-blogging it with her permission.

There is a lot more to the Church/Body of Christ than what is presently perceived and it will be revealed and manifested in God’s set time before Christ’s return.

Blessings,

Kim

WORD FOR 2016

“ACTS CHAPTER TWO – AWAKENING IN THE PEW”

By Elaine Tavolacci

The past week as I inquired of the Lord concerning the coming year of 2016, The Holy Spirit gave me this word. He showed me a giant who had been lulled to sleep, battle weary, bruised and broken. This giant was burdened down by the cares of the world, misfortunes and sickness. Then I asked the Lord, who is this sleeping giant? Is it the enemy? He then showed me that this sleeping giant represented the body of Christ. Numerous Christians have endured horrendous trials the past year but they don’t realize that they are a giant who is about to be “awakened”.

The book of Acts chapter two speaks about how the Holy Spirit came into the Upper Room on the day of Pentecost when 120 people were gathered together in prayer and in one accord. There was a sound as a mighty rushing wind, tongues of fire appeared on each of them and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. The onlookers mocked them saying that they were drunk with new wine, but Peter stood up and said, they are not drunk as you suppose but this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel.

The Lord says; The sleeping giant is about to awaken once again. I am about to pour out my new wine in abundance. In this day of great acceleration, many of you will advance expeditiously into what you were called to do. Do not fear the shifting and the shaking as these things are necessary for My plans and purposes to come to pass. Every opposition that arises is an opportunity to come to a higher place, and every challenge that you overcome will bring you to another level. I am awaking My people with a zeal that will be rekindled, their strength will be restored and their relationship with Me will be renewed.

As you pray in one accord, you will cultivate an atmosphere of My presence that will transform the spiritual atmosphere around you. As you worship together I will open up the floodgates and you will be immersed in My tangible presence.

In this great awakening, the men and woman who are mature in their walk with Me will teach, nurture and mentor those who are coming into the kingdom. I am calling those of you who know Me to train, encourage and support them. I will raise up those who have been delivered from the strongholds of the enemy to strengthen the younger ones in their faith.

I will awaken those who I have called to be as Moses. They will raise up Joshuas to train men to be strong and very courageous. They will train them in leadership and to be tenacious in spiritual warfare. They will teach them how to be more than conqueror’s in every battle. They will encourage them to pursue the plan and calling on their lives and never retreat in battle.

I will awaken the Naomi’s to train up the young Ruth’s. These are godly women who will comfort and teach the younger woman how to live a lifestyle of integrity, sincerity and respect. They will teach them how to walk in humility, wisdom and honor in their relationships. They will teach them how to be submitted to their husbands rather than being enslaved by them.

I will awaken the Elijahs to train and raise up Elishas with a double portion of their spirit. They will train the young prophets and teach them how to be used in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. They will show them how to follow in their footsteps and be used in miracles, signs and wonders with respect and reverence of the mighty anointing on their lives.

I will awaken the Paul’s to train up young Timothy’s in prayer. They will prepare them how to live godly lifestyles, show them how to refrain from sinful ways, how to walk authority but in the fear and admonition of the Lord. They will train them on how to be strong in what they believe, fan the flames and stir up the gifts that were given to them. They will warn them against false teachings and false prophets, and show them how to endure hardness as good soldiers. They will encourage them not to be ashamed of the gospel.

In this awakening, those who are timid will become bold as lions. There will be wonders in the heaven above, and signs on the earth below and My light will shine out of the darkness. Stand firm as you feel the ground shaking beneath you because the days of the latter and former rain of My glory are on the horizon says the Lord.

Joel 2:23-24
“Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God; for He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you -The former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.”

Joel 2:28
“And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.”

Acts 2: 1-4
“When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

Acts 2:17-21
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy. I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: Blood and fire and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord. And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

 

By Elaine Tavolacci

A Word In Season – http://www.awordinseason.info.

 

 

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DARKNESS OR LIGHT?

DARKNESS OR LIGHT?

 

Darkness or Light?

 

Darkness

A PHOTO OF A BAHAMIAN SKY AT NIGHT 

 

 

Darkness

Ignorance   Hiding   Denial   Obduracy   Bondage.

 

 

A BAHAMIAN SKY IN TE DAY

A PHOTO OF A  BAHAMIAN SKY IN THE DAY 

 

 

Light

Knowledge    Exposure   Confession   Repentance   Freedom

 

 

Darkness or Light?

Which will you choose?

SELAH?

 

“I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes and trusts in Me [as Savior—all those who anchor their hope in Me and rely on the truth of My message] will not continue to live in darkness.”

(John 12-46 – Amplified Bible)

 

 

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FULFILLMENT FOR THE THIRST DEEP INSIDE

FULFILLMENT FOR THE THIRST DEEP INSIDE

"ON TOP OF THE WORLD AND EMPTY INSIDE"

“ON TOP OF THE WORLD AND EMPTY INSIDE”

“For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.”

(Jeremiah 2:13 – KJV)

“My people have committed a compound sin:
they’ve walked out on me, the fountain
Of fresh flowing waters, and then dug cisterns—
cisterns that leak, cisterns that are no better than sieves.”

(Jeremiah 2:13 -The Message Bible)

 

Where are you seeking fulfillment today for the thirsty longing that exists deep in your soul?

Take a minute and be honest with yourself.

Are you looking to Christ, the fountain of Living Water, who ever emits fresh, satisfying Water that can soothe your parched and thirsting soul?

Or have you looked away from Him and are digging cisterns elsewhere for yourself with the hope of finding water that will quench that thirst deep down inside?

Cisterns of increased riches, material gain, a nicer home, clothes or car,

Cisterns of greater career accomplishments, educational achievements, business success, social notoriety, or ministry involvement,

Cisterns of a more attractive body, a flawless face, more charisma, more influence,

Cisterns of sex, partying, carousing, alcohol or drugs,

Cisterns of the company of others, acceptance by others, esteem by others, value from others?

Are you looking to Christ, the fountain of Living Water, who ever emits fresh cool Water that can soothe your parched and thirsting soul?

Or have you looked away from Him and are digging cisterns for yourself with the hope of finding water that will quench that thirst deep down inside?

If you have looked away from Christ and are hewing cisterns for yourself with the hope that they will quench the thirst and longing in the depth of your soul, you can rest assured that whatever water you may find in those cisterns will become stagnant and stale and the cisterns will eventually crack, leak and break, inevitably leaving you more thirsty than before?

Where are you seeking fulfillment today for the thirsty longing that exists deep in your soul?

If you have looked away from the Lord and are digging cisterns for yourself with the hope of finding water that will quench that thirst deep down inside, today God says to you;-

“Wait and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing].

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy].

Incline your ear [submit and consent to the divine will] and come to Me; hear, and your soul will revive; and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with you, even the sure mercy (kindness, goodwill, and compassion) promised to David.”

(Isaiah 55:1-3 – Amplified Bible)

“Jesus answered her, All who drink of this water will be thirsty again.
But whoever takes a drink of the water that I will give him shall never, no never, be thirsty any more. But the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually] within him unto (into, for) eternal life.”

(John 4:13, 14- Amplified Bible)

“The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost.”

(Revelation 22:17 – Amplified Bible)

By divine design, there is nothing or no-one other than God who can quench that dull aching thirst and longing for fulfillment that you have deep down in your soul……nothing or no-one…SELAH!

Recognize and accept this truth then make a decision today to stop digging and hewing cisterns, broken cisterns that will leak and can never ever fulfill you the way that you long to be fulfilled and instead, turn to God, the source of the thirst-quenching Living Water that you crave and allow Him to fill your cup.

“FILL MY CUP” – CRC WORSHIP

“Oh, that men would praise [and confess to] the Lord for His goodness and loving-kindness and His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with good.”

(Psalm 107:8, 9 – Amplified Bible)

May you from now on always seek to find your uttermost fulfillment in Him and Him alone.

Be encouraged!

Kim

 

Copyright © 2015 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

Photo “STRESSED MAN SITTING ON GLOBE” by Master Isolated Images courtesy of http://www.freedigitalphotos.net

“FILL MY CUP” by CRC Worship, courtesy of Tim Washington http://www.youtube.com

A MESSAGE FROM A GIRL ON THE STREET

A MESSAGE FROM A GIRL ON THE STREET 

 

THE COCOON OF MY CIRCUMSTANCES IS BROKEN!

THE COCOON OF MY CIRCUMSTANCES IS BROKEN!

 

Because I don’t look like you smell like you walk like you talk like you,

run with you, hang with you, eat with you bang with you,

dress like you, sit like you, impress like you, fit like you,

You scorn and you judge and you look down on me,

But there’s more so much more than your eyes can see.

 

We’ve not been dealt the same hand in life,

yours is smooth mine is rough filled with misery and strife,

your parents you knew, mine I only knew of,

what you needed was there, mine trickled in with no love.

You scorn and you judge and you look down on me,

But there’s more so much more than your eyes can see.

 

Look closer and you’ll see purpose encased in my mess,

A glimmer of hope radiating through all of my stress,

Like a butterfly from a cocoon one day I’ll be free,

And fly gracefully to the flower of my destiny.

You scorn and you judge and you look down on me,

But there’s more so much more than your eyes can see.

There’s so much more than your eyes can see.

Look!

 

MONARCH BUTTERFLY EMERGING TIME LAPSE – BY NEIL BROMHALL

 

There’s so much more than your eyes can see.

SELAH!

 

Copyright © 2014 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

Image “UNIQUE BUTTERFLY ON FLOWER WALLPAPER” courtesy of http://www.warnerbutique.com

Video “MONARCH BUTTERFLY EMERGING TIME LAPSE” courtesy of Neil Bromhall – http://www.youtube.com

“CLEANING OUT CLOSETS” – A WORD FOR THOSE TRANSITIONING INTO A NEW SEASON

“CLEANING OUT CLOSETS” – A WORD FOR THOSE TRANSITIONING INTO A NEW SEASON

 

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NEW SEASON - NW APPAREL

NEW SEASON – NEW APPAREL

 

I received the following prophetic word by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info.

I believe it is a timely word for those who are transitioning into a new season and as such am re-blogging it with her permission.

Cleaning Out Closets

By

Elaine Tavolacci

Every season we have to clean out our closets to change the clothes from the previous season to the new season. We have to change our apparel according to the temperature of the season that we are in. The Holy Spirit is showing me that this is time for a change of garments as many of you are coming in to a new season spiritually. Some of you have outgrown your old wardrobe and you are being measured to be refitted with new apparel.

The Lord says, adjust your apparel according to the seasons that I bring you into. Make wise choices in all that you do. Make connections with people who are spiritually stronger than yourself, who could mentor you and advise you. Connect yourself with those who will compliment you and encourage you. Never allow those who are living in compromise to pull you down to their level. Many people don’t understand the place that I am taking you to, neither could they relate to that spiritual level. Do not fear the unfamiliar garments of righteousness and holiness that I am clothing you in. Don’t allow old mindsets to resurface, but allow Me to continue to renew your mind. Continue to clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

Then the Lord spoke to me about people having skeletons in their closets. Skeletons in your closet could refer to past memories that you prefer not to talk about with anyone, a secret sin, or something that you are hiding from others.

The Lord says; do not hide anything that will hold you back, but allow Me to release you from everything that is hindering you from advancing. Allow Me to enter into every area of your life to bring freedom and restoration. I will release you of those burdens that you have been carrying for years and bring wholeness to every area. Allow Me to bring order where there has been disorder. Allow Me to bring comfort where there has been discomfort. My love will fill those void places where there has been so much hurt and rejection. Allow Me to heal your heart that has been broken. I will abolish the fatigue and exhaustion that has been weighing you down and bring balance into every situation. Don’t hoard hurtful memories of the past, but allow Me to deliver you from them.

I will restore the years that have been stolen in your life. Nothing from you past will disqualify you from My plans when you remove those obstacles from the closet. You will then forget the past with all its mistakes and I will bring you into a fresh start. Resist the temptations that will try to pull you back into your old lifestyle so that you will not become entrapped once again. I will give you beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning as you release everything to Me. Trust Me to remove any obstacle that is holding you back from achieving all that you were called to do. As you allow Me to purge your closet of these garments that are weighing you down, you will experience a new freedom and joy in Me says the Lord.

Ephesians 4:20-24
“But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”

Colossians 3:12
“Clothe yourselves therefore, as God’s own chosen ones (His own picked representatives), [who are] purified and holy and well-beloved [by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper].”

Hebrews 12:1
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher ofour faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

 

By Elaine Tavolacci

A Word In Season – http://www.awordinseason.info.

Here’s some musical encouragement for the journey – be blessed!

“MEDLEY – GOD’S FAVOR , WHEN THE SAINTS GO TO WORSHIP, BLESS ME/PRAYER OF JABEZ, AND YET I’M STILL SAVED, & SEASONS” – BY DONALD LAWRENCE & THE TRI-CITY CITY SINGERS

I hope the word was an encouraging and enlightening blessing to you.

Shalom!

Kim

Copyright © 2014 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

Image “A Word In Season” – http://www.awordinseason.info.

Video “Medley” by Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers, courtesy of Gregory Slack http://www.youtube.com