All That We Are…

…God wants it ALL.

While on my lunch break from work, I’m renewing my mind. Thinking on the things of God, reading devotionals and listening to the birds sing. Wondering just how much of myself can I give to God. All that comes to mind, whether it’s that “still small voice” or my own mind wanting a straight answer, I hear, “ALL.” What does giving ALL to God even look like? I’m such a simple person and as my life has changed over the past few months, I can see now how God has been working in every moment of my life to know what ALL is. 

Just a little testimony:

I accepted a supervisor position, filed for divorce, and have an apartment waiting for me to move into next month. All this happened just a couple months ago after I was fed up with my spiritual walk that was going unnoticeable. I was falling short of His glory way too much.  I’m a shy person and don’t like being put on the spot so I would turn down invites or do anything extra. Well, up untill the moment I got on my knees, repented for my sins (again) and told God, “here I am, use me for Your service…Abba Father.” It wasn’t until then, I really realized I had stopped​ giving MY ALL to God.

Next thing I know, I’m on a 40-day fast, which only turned into 30 days (lol) and the next week I was being offered a supervisor position. Instead of turning it down, I took it to  God and I asked God to build me up to stand and lead according to His will and for His glory. Now I’m this go-to person with most of the answers, attending department meetings and calming cranky callers. Yep, God really does want our all. But it’s not for us, whether we receive a title or not. He needs our all so that He can use us to be a blessing to others.

The following week, my husband and I agreed to divorce. I really didn’t know what I would do or if even it was the right decision. I couldn’t afford to be on my own, so I thought. I took it to God and asked that He make a way for me so that I wouldn’t need to depend anyone. I asked if it’s the right decision, show me. He provided me with unlimited overtime in this new position! Payday came and I paid for and filed the divorce. My husband told me, “you can’t afford to be on your own,” but what he forgot was I know a great God who supplies ALL our needs.

All this time, I’m studying everyday, praying and meditating on God’s word. Giving Him my all. I can feel burdens being lifted off me and so began to pray for others too! At this moment I knew, God really wanted ALL of me…ALL of the time.

In this process, I’ve learned patience, I have more Faith and Trust in God rather than people (as we should). I love more and forgive time and time again. My husband and I have gotten along this whole time, more so better then before our decision. Yet, God has me moving forward as I continue to give Him my all and I can’t allow anyone or anything to hold me back.

Now, I’m being called to volunteer at a Crisis prevention center. First thought was I’m not ready for that. Then quickly, I was praying, “Lord, if it be your will, here I am…Use me! So as finish up my lunch break and get back to work, I think I’ll call today regarding my decision to volunteer as I believe it will not only be a blessing to others but it’ll be a blessing to me too. Giving it my all…

Have you given your ALL to God lately? All that we are, God wants it all.

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Renewed for His Good Works

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that he may prove what is that good , and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (ROM. 12:2)

Time and time again, I have wondered how I could be of service to Christ and those who seek more than to settle for less of what this world gives us to mariante our minds on. Not less as in material things and keeping up with the Jones’s way of thinking. Haven’t you heard that our treasures are best kept in heaven anyway?  A more positive way of thinking. Not even throwing the Bible at people all the time. 

While studying this, I’m so deep in thought. Asking questions out loud and the holy Spirit providing me with answers in a still quiet voice. How can we be of service if we are more worried about what we would have to lose. I’ve sat in pure quietness lately and have meditated on only the things of God. No politics, no religion…Just God! My mind constantly thought on these things…

Things like love, kindness, long-sufferimg and all the things that builds others up. And encouragement along with patience and having a heart after God. I’ve been so mind blown for the past few weeks at how through my readings, prayers/mediation, at how God responds in such an openly way and gives assignments to us that will cause others to be lead to him (to Christ).

Especially in my own trials, I’m being taught to love even still. All the setbacks, disappointments, and feelings of not being needed has been washed away and I can truly see how God has been using me for His good works. All it takes is daily renewal of the mind. 

He wishes for us to be renewed for His good works to be a blessing in the midst of others storm. 

Renew your mind each and everyday!

Hear 👂…See 👀…Do ✋

A letter from up above:

I am sending to you My beloved, those searching for Me. Never will you have to look for those I send are truly sent from Me. Trust Me and share My gospel to whom I send so that they may know Me and gain wisdom too. 

No questions…for this is thy will for you! 

Live each day according to these sayings and soon your home will be complete in My kingdom for you and those that will live on with you and I unto eternity. 

If you hear ME, SEE that you DO all the things I am teaching you…

Sincerely,

Your Loving Creator

Commanded To Love

All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments

(Keeping this short and as simple as I can understand)

Jesus said to him, “you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it, love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments”  (Matthew 22:37-40 NIV)

When the Pharisees asked, they were given the most simplest answer Jesus knew would capture their hearts. “Love!”  He did not make a long speech, preach or teach because love was it. But, this answer wasn’t quite what the Pharisees expected (and I’m just guessing here). Maybe he even wondered, “what does love have to do with all of this?” 

In reading and studying on love, although a short time thus far, I could not go on without knowing what love really has to do with how we live our lives. Guess what!?!? It has everything to do with it! We’re taught to follow commands really all throughout life. Yet this command seems to have been scooped under the rug. It’s time to remove the rug and bare this fruit daily. Afterall, we should gladly desire to know and want to obey, first, the most greatest command of all.

What is love? I’m glad you asked:

It does not fail! This means we must continue daily to not just give love but be love. It takes a lot of prayer and patience, however, it’s definitely worth the loving outcome.

His Will Be Done

Have you ever just stopped for a moment in life and asked, “What does God, my Creator, have planned for me?”  I admit that at times I feel lost, but more than likely I’m doing things according to my own will while attempting to make great plans for my life. I fail so many times.  So, I’ve asked that question quite often lately.

I’ve come to know this…

God expects us to always allow His will to be done as He knows what’s best for our lives. There may have been so many times where a situation looked bad; but, by allowing His will to be done, all things turned out better than anyone could have imagined. One might say, “His Will be done” and “His Plan accepted.”

Just a simple reminder…

If we find ourselves living each day according to our own will, it’s time to stop! It’s okay to make plans. However, plans are best kept in order with God at the forefront as we allow His will to continuously be done.

Step Into Your Purpose

You’ve been through many struggles, and under sins attack; sins forgiven forever, no longer looking back.  Though you’ve had so much pain and sometimes felt you had nowhere to turn, God has been right there with you; he knows your every move. He hears you when you call. He see’s that your heart is pure as you’ve given it all to him. He’s guiding you into your purpose. Shaping and molding you.  Making you over again. You’ve put away childish things and it’s been a joy for you to share the joy of God with others. In your heart and with all your might you’ve given your life to Jesus because he gave his life for you. Accepting your calling to do works for the Lord changes your life completely; you’re never ever the same! Loving others freely and requiring nothing in return has others leaning towards the love of Jesus and praising his Holy name. Don’t stop here…you’ve stepped into your purpose.  Keep pressing your way. Allow the holy spirit to lead and guide you every step of the way (I pray). When  the Dear Lord calls you home with him, be prepared to rejoice forevermore as you hear the words of the KING, “your purpose is complete, well done my good and faithful servant…well done!”

**ImmaBme – PammyG**

The Power of Sincere Prayer: If It Be His Will

Over the past year I have had a lot of time to renew my mind with the Word of God.  Prior to this, I did not know I was just a confused child of God.  I’d start my day with prayer and would pray every now and then but that was always quick.  Never did I see it as “being ungrateful.” After a while, it just seemed like a routine I could lessen.  Shame on me.  A preachers kid…brought up in church…surrounded by prayer warriors.  I faded out prayer because I was hurting and felt God was punishing me.  So, in return, I wasn’t going to pray. Joke on me!

Slowly, and for days, every moment seemed miserable.  I honestly wanted to give up on life.  Until one day, while going through this unknown illness for almost a year (now diagnosed as Gastroparesis) put me on my knees in prayer.  I couldn’t eat or sleep and had just started a new job so I had no health insurance.  My relationship with those around me became affected. Yet, everyone was praying for me.  After a few days of my mom pleading and praying for me to come home,  I gave in.  I didn’t want to leave my honey and kids in another state just to get help; but, no help was being provided to me here in my own state. While at mom’s and around my family, I felt lost and loved at once. All I could do and wanted to do was pray – pray for change. I found myself often times alone reading the Bible and praying. I started reading inspirational books and found myself praying suggested prayers. My whole attitude started changing. Although this illness brought me way down, I started remembering what I read and was able to smile, even when I didn’t feel like it.

All I could do was pray.  Soon, my prayers became “thank you Jesus for dying for me for you went through far more than I ever will.”  When the pain is so bad, I pray sincerely for strength and God eases my pain. I know he doesn’t have to because it’s His will and never my own. It’s been a long road yet he still gives me breath.

Because of his unconditional love and the many letters in his Word, I know my God has a plan for me.  I’m like this different person now. All because I chose to sincerely pray for a closer walk with Jesus. I just want to love everybody the way God loves me! I shall continue to pray, without ceasing. I’ve always wanted God to use me for his service. When I became sincere doors began to open. I SMILE big now because here I am sharing with you which is something I’d never do.  My honey and I have been members of a local church for a little while now but God is truly using us to be a help to others.  We have the perfect church family :).

I pray God continues to use us together in doing His will.  I am a true believer in the power of sincere prayer! May your prayers to Him be sincere for he knows the desires of your heart, and your prayers will be answered, if it be HIS will.

**ImmaBme-PammyG**