Friday, March 17, 2017

God Will Sustain You

Abba will give us courage to face the inevitable exposure necessary to advance in relationship with Him.  He'll strengthen and grant us the humility necessary to hear and receive truths about ourselves our flesh doesn't want to hear.  He will not leave us to our own devices, nor let us ultimately fall.  Stumbling is one thing (and He can keep us from that also), but utterly falling is another.  As long as we are willing to meet Him even half-way in His desires to change and elevate our lives, Holy Spirit will open our hearts to humility, conviction, correction, and release of all hindrances to our freedom, clear thinking, and resolve to show God's unconditional love to everyone.

Remember, there is no such thing as "losing face" or "looking bad" before God.  He already knows absolutely everything about our grossly-flawed, rancid flesh.  Abba only desires to bring us out of all fear of accountability and denial of our own issues.  He wants to loose us from all self-protections and structures. He wants us to embrace repentance so we'll be totally exonerated before Him and advance rapidly in the freedom He's planned for us.

I've learned first-hand that God will also enable us to trust His unfailing, unfaltering love of us through the times we must come into personal accountability to Him, so He can bring radical change and deliverance to our lives.  He'll bring us safely to the crossroads where we must choose between embracing pride/resisting change, or embracing His humility/welcoming change.  He'll love us through all of it, and He will enable us to love ourselves (which is really important).

Let Jesus deal with you; cast all your cares upon Him; know and believe that He won't hurt you.  He only desires to affect change within you for your certain good, so you will not ultimately fall, and  He can be trusted to sustain you.
"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)