Monday, July 25, 2016

Freedom is the place for me

Oppression reigns in any realm outside of God. When we break loose from the Lord or merely step to one side of Him (out of alignment with His Lordship and reign over us) we enter territory alien to and undesignated for our survival and well being.

That's not a place for me.

God wants us to romp and play and enjoy His Being and ourselves all within the realm of freedom He's designed especially for us.  The Kingdom of God is Righteousness, Peace, and JOY in Holy Spirit.  Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth; Jesus the Christ is Truth. You see what I'm saying.

That's the realm for me.

To me, turning away from God's Spirit is like stepping outside an oxygen-rich atmosphere and inhaling a clump of cyanide gas. I'm not sure how many breaths I'd even be able to take before certain collapse and death ensued... probably before I hit the ground. Why flirt with death when fun and freedom are so readily available from the One Who tailored them just for me?

God and His great mercy rescued me from a dark time of inhaling only poison and destruction to my soul. I certainly would have gone to hell had His loving Hand of liberty not cast its shadow over me. He spoke into the dark cloud of my life and brought restoration and order, and I will never step away from Him again - not even for an instant - no matter what (or who) it costs me. What on earth for?  As the saying goes, "I know on what side my bread is buttered..."

So true, and my daily living genuinely reflects it.

With Daddy I am free to learn about who He fashioned me to be; that atmosphere exists nowhere else, and I am wholly fascinated by it. I'm so grateful for the constant healing He brings to my soul and for the freedom He continually breathes upon me.  What He does for one, He'll do for all.  Why let any other atmosphere in, ever?

Abba's freedom is the place for me.


"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Awesome Jealousy

The past several days I've been thinking on how marvelous it is that God is jealous over us. On the whole, I believe humanity considers jealousy a negative thing, when it really isn't. Its origins are Godly, born of love - only when soiled with perversion is jealousy negative.

I believe what I love most about it is that God is jealous because He wants to give, while the sullied emotion wants to take.  One motive embraces altruism and the other greed; one is born of love, the other lust.

Daddy knows what He created me for and couched in those pure intentions is also the loving Wisdom that says, "I Am the only One Who can give you what you've been fashioned for; I created you to eat from My Hand continually... to receive the very best from The Very Best, for your certain good. No one else possesses that power over your Destiny, nor could any substitute ever love you more than I."

Those are righteous thoughts, beloved.  They are God's thoughts toward us, and He makes no bones about the jealousy He feels amidst His passion. Indeed, the scriptures say we have been betrothed to one Husband that [Holy Spirit] might present us as a pure bride to Christ. That's serious stuff, and Jesus takes it seriously.  The Godhead is fiercely jealous over our allegiances, because They love us fiercely and are consumed with burning zeal for the fulfillment of our Destiny in Yahweh Who personally plans and patterns each one.

When jealousy is born of God, it is a truly awesome and beautiful thing. It should never be mishandled or provoked, but appreciated and reverenced as coming from the One True Husband and Lover of our souls. He is the only One Who can birth the "certain good" ordained for our lives by His own Hand. Amen.


"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)