Friday, June 29, 2012

You Are Full of Everything You Need

When you don't know what to pray....And the only person who's really available to you is the one you pray to, it's good to know that the Holy Spirit makes intercession for you. He goes to God for you. He speaks the words to the Father that you can't find in your head, or your heart, or a book, or when you wouldn't know what scripture to use at that moment. When you're numb, or just empty, He's there. He's still inside of you, and He's full. So whether you believe it or not, feel it or not, with Him inside of you, YOU are full...of everything you need.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It's In You!

Sometimes what we look for in others, we don't get from them because if we did, we would never see that we already have it in ourselves. The desire for it is really proof that that very thing is already inside of you waiting to manifest.  Because we never receive it from another human being, we believe we can never have it because we expected it to come from some outside source.  But after so many people let us down, walk out on us, leave us hanging, disappoint us, all we are left with is what God has placed in us from the beginning...and lo and behold, it is the very thing we have been looking for in others!  You already have it.  Everything you desire IS YOU!


I thank God for the doors that I hoped would open and they didn't.
For the ones I thought would open, but never did.
I thank Him for the ones that opened and then closed before I could get to them.
I thank Him for the ones that opened and let me in and then pushed me out before I could fully commit to them.

I thank God for every time I didn't fit in. For every time I was forgotten. And for every time I was remembered, but still simply left out. I thank God for the rejections that broke my heart into pieces because they all revealed the greatest rejection...the one I had for myself. (And then He healed that one!)

I thank Him for the people who were strong enough, or weak enough, to walk away from me, and for the moment I became strong enough to walk away from and let go when it was needed.

I thank God for the prayers He didn't answer right away and the ones He did...both were answered right on time! I thank God for the answers I'm still waiting on, because He has already proven Himself FAITHFUL.

I thank God for loving me so much and being so determined to keep me for Himself and His purpose that He watched me weep, let me hurt, suffered me to suffer, and kept me from everybody who would have destroyed me or lead me in the wrong direction. In spite of what I thought or wished, or hoped, or assumed.

When people die we like to say, "We loved you but God loved you best."
I submit to all of you, That statement shouldn't be spoken over the dead, but over the living. The grave is not the  place to show love, but while you're breathing, God expressed His love and Faithfulness to you. And I just want to say, LORD I LOVE YOU TOO!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Love in Any Language

I have often heard criticism of people who find it easier to buy a gift or do something nice than to simply say, "I'm sorry". I will encourage you, don't criticize them. They are speaking their own language.  It may be your child, a friend who will treat you to lunch, or a spouse who will buy you something or take you out when they have hurt or offended you.  Consider that it may be their love language.  Don't criticize them for not speaking the same one you speak.  Learn instead to appreciate all the special attention you get when they express it in their own personal way...a way that they really want you to understand accept, and respect.

You may want to try and force or demand that they say, "I'm sorry", to satisfy your need to hear it.  They on the other hand may really wish that you would understand how they communicate their love to you.  Please don't accuse them of not being sincere when it seems to be easier for them to do something or give something instead of coming back and saying those 2 words. Recognize the language they are speaking and reward their "act of service" with your "affection" and both of you will be rewarded even though you both speak different (love) languages.

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