Hello everyone and welcome today, to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I am so glad that you came to visit us today and my prayer for you…as you begin this new week; is that you will truly…truly experience the powerful presence of God in your life!
Today, I thought that I would begin my week, by testifying on the goodness and greatness, of this powerful God I serve! I remember a time in my life, when I never experienced the presence of God, as I have lately and it was only because I had welcomed every problem into my heart, while I left God out of my life. You know…it’s so easy to say that we are Christians; but the question we need to ask ourselves today; is do we truly experience God and do we truly anticipate His presence…especially while walking through the dark moments of circumstance.
The past couple of weeks have been very trying times in my life. For you to understand what I have been walking through…you would also have to understand the dysfunctional family I grew up with. I love my family and I pray for them; but I’ve also learned that God does not want me to go back to the weak and beggarly elements, from which I first came. (Galatians 4:9)
Anyways…since I have truly come to know God and connect with Him in a very real way, I have also felt a wall between me and my family. That doesn’t mean that I am any better than them; but it does show that when our hearts truly connect with God’s heart; then things are going to change in our lives; that can cause division. In Matthew 10:35-36, we read…“For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.”
I remember a time recently, when I was concerned about my family’s situation and I would almost feel guilty, for the way things were; but then God seemed to respond to me and say… “What about Me?” Are you exchanging your first love, to please others and live a life that I have now freed you from? Wow…what an eye opening experience!
I guess what I’m trying to say to you today; is that when we truly come to know and understand God, for who He really is; then we instantly become separate from the world and its way of doing things, which has truly happened to me.
Throughout the past weeks, as I faced the opposition; I stood back and watched a powerful God walk me through these difficult moments in my life. I also saw a God, who showed His love and care for me, as He walked me through moments that I never could have walked through on my own. In fact, there was once a time in my life, when I would have NOT been strong enough to face moments such as these…with or without God.
Today, I want you to know that we truly serve a powerful God…that is, if we are willing to see Him, for who He is. You know…God has given up so much for us…including His one and only Son, Jesus Christ. Can we say that we have that same love for Him…a love that is willing to let go of everything that is weighing us down…that we might experience the fullness of a God, who can truly be everything…for everything we need?
You know…we can find it so easy to work hard for this life we have here on earth; but if we were put to the test, as a means of truly relaying a heart of love for God…would we be able to pass that test, by giving up anything or even everything for Him?
Blessings on your day!
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