Monthly Archives: September 2014

Commit to Trust

“Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalms 37:5

How?  When you don’t see Him, when you don’t hear Him and you can’t reach out and touch Him; how do you trust the Lord?  We often hear Christians speaking of turning it over to the Lord.  How?  How do we know He hears our prayers?

Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. ”

I guess it depends on what you believe.  The Bible IS the Word of God, right?  We believe what the Word of God says about our lives; therefore we trust in the Lord.  Often times we trust God for the “small things” in our life.  That’s the easy part.  Even non believers believe they will automatically receive that next breath.  We tend to take advantage of the “small things”; we come to expect them.  Then when the “big one” comes, we go into auto pilot and take the reigns.  That would require a lot of trust.  We tend to weigh the risks of our natural ability versus our faith and so often choose what is tangible; we’re not that committed.

How do you trust in the Lord?  You believe His Word….ALL of His Word.  Even when you can only see the tangible, you believe in the Lord.  If we allow the tangible, the circumstances surrounding us, to determine our faith we limit God.  If we never allow God to show up and show out, He won’t show up and show out – only we do.

Even when we misstep, the Lord is still faithful to us.  We seek His guidance, we take a step and but we have no peace.  There is a stirring in our spirit.  The stirring is tangible but we can’t see it.   That stirring is also where we find His grace.  We feel His grace.  We believe His Word.  We KNOW that no matter the circumstances “…God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7.

We praise Him for His grace and mercy, are humbled by His faithfulness and grateful because He turns our stumbling block into stepping stones.  There is no condemnation in the Lord’s grace, only love.  We begin “casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,” 2 Corinthians 10:5.

If we don’t see His grace in the small things, we will never expect it in the big things.  On the other hand, when we begin seeing His grace in the small things, we also begin expecting it in the big things…we begin to BELIEVE in the big things.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;
 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

-Donna Warren

 

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Moral Religion

Does anyone else have that lost friend or loved one that says “I have my own thing with God”?  How do you respond to that?  We certainly can’t judge others relationships with the Lord.  That is between them and God.  What if they are not bearing the fruit of the Holy Spirit – love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control?  That would be an easy answer.  What about the one’s who appear to bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit?  They are loving, happy, kind and in control…but do they truly have the peace that can only come from the Holy Spirit?  

PLEASE understand, I’m not judging anyone.  I am speaking from experience alone.  If you would have asked me 3 years ago if I was a Christian I would have emphatically replied “YES”!  However, that yes would have had a twofold reason.  Number one would have been, yes I believe in Jesus – period.  Number two would have been, yes, I believe in Jesus so don’t talk to me about it right now.  Don’t talk to me about Him because I have it “under control” so leave me alone.  I was loving, happy, kind and in control.  Morality was my religion (according to the worldly standards – NOT the Bible’s) and I had the strength necessary to survive in this dog eat dog world.  But I had no peace; no rest.  Our strength does not allow peace to abide in us.  Our strength is always at combat with our peace; it is greedy, prideful, stubborn and unforgiving.   Our strength eventually gives out because our soul needs peace.  Our strength IS our deceit.  It is the veil over our eyes.

Relying on our strength and morality does not get us to Heaven.  Galatians 5:19-21 “ Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,  envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”  It turns out “my moral religion” wasn’t getting me anywhere but to hell.  Sounds harsh but it was the truth.  I thought my little corner of the world was just fine, not hurting anyone. 

I too, have been on the receiving end of this double edge sword known as the Word of God.   “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword” Matthew 10:34.   The Gospel of Jesus Christ will bring division between light and dark.  The Lord does not bring peace, He IS peace.  For those of us who claimed or are claiming to be a child of God, He will separate.  The Bible is the Word of God.  God watches over His Word.  If we claim to belong to Him but we truly do not, He will divide us from the light.

For example, from the outside looking in at my life years ago, I claimed to be a Christian.  However, my works of the flesh were quite evident.  What kind of stumbling block was I putting in front of others?  “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.” Mark 9:42.  When the Bible is our mirror instead of our vanity mirror, we become quite humbled.  A millstone around my neck wasn’t very becoming in my vanity mirror.

The enemy uses our strength to deceive us.  I praise God for His double edge sword because without it I too would be straddling both sides of the fence.  Not on purpose but because satan had me deceived.  When we minister the Gospel of Jesus and expose the enemy’s deceit to the lost they must be the ones to decide their eternity.  They have to be the ones who respond to the conviction of the Holy Spirit….and for them we pray.   There is only one way to have both peace and strength and that is through our Lord, Jesus Christ.   – Donna Warren

 

Who Made The Bed?

How many times have we heard “you made your bed, now lie in it” ?  It’s funny how the fundamental meaning of that phrase changes completely through the eyes of grace.  What if “you” didn’t make that bed?  What if the Lord made that bed for you, would you still lay in it?  However, what if “you” did make that bed?  What do you do then?

I am beginning to understand at what point we limit God.  It seems we limit Him in the present.  We often look back at His outpouring of mercy, grace, favor and love.  We look forward in the things we are believing Him for.  But what about today?  What about this very moment?  It is easy for “us” to handle today and let the Lord handle our tomorrows.  Our infirmities, finances and afflictions are in the “now” and our faith is in tomorrow.

What if you’re not exactly sure who made that bed?  There is no peace in that bed.   Are you on the verge of your breakthrough or is God ruffling your nest to get you out of the bed?  All of this sounds very confusing doesn’t it?  THAT is our first clue!  God is not a God of confusion.  1 Cor. 14:33 “For God is not the author of confusion but of peace…”.

Peace, there is no peace in that bed though.    Who else is in that bed with you?  Satan is the author of despair and perplexities.  The Lord speaks in our hearts, directly to our spirit.  1 Cor. 6:17 “ But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.”  The enemy speaks uninvited to our minds; he is loud and intrusive.  The Lord’s voice is gentle and will tell us what we “should” do; not what we “have” to do.  Remember, the Lord gave us a free will.

When we lack clear direction, we wait.  God does not mind waiting on His children to discern His will.  The intrusive distractions from the enemy cause us to lose our “now” faith.  Before we realize it, the world has done a 360 and our now faith has become yesterday’s missed it.

Don’t get caught up in the distractions.  Focusing on the clamoring confusion from the enemy prevents our faith in today.  Instead of the if’s from the devil focus on what God says to do; focus on ” whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. ” Phillipians 4:8.

As we are lying in that bed wondering who made it, our now faith is what allows the Lord to respond.  “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you ‘ ” Isaiah 41:13.   Believing His Word, right now in your circumstance…no matter the circumstance, will provoke you to either get out of the bed and rejoice or stay in the bed and rejoice….either way you will rejoice in His grace and not be shaken by confusion.  Your now faith in the Lord will always prove your foundation to be solid when all of the clutter and confusion is cleared and God’s peace is found – you will then know who made that bed and who was holding your hand the entire time. – the Lord your God.    – Donna Warren

Sinner’s Prayer

That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
—Romans 10:9

Originally I started this blog to document my walk with the Lord.  The revelations and discoveries of God in my everyday life was astonishing.  My eyes have been enlightened and I see God’s Hand in everything.  It occurred to me that even though I try to glorify the Lord in all things through out my life, I’m not sure I have specifically and expressly mentioned how this miraculous and supernatural rebirth of my heart occurred.  Where was my starting point?  It is actually quite simple…at the Cross of Jesus Christ.

The stories of my walk, the revelations put into writing does not bring salvation.  Good works and morality does not bring salvation.   Other’s faith in God’s ability to regenerate your heart does not save you.  Only your faith in Jesus Christ will bring salvation.  We are all responsible for our own salvation by accepting Jesus Christ into our hearts; not acknowledging Him, but believing in Him and His work on the Cross.

There are many people in this world who see, hear and feel the tangible things of this world.  Satan has them convinced they cannot beat their sinful nature, his sinful nature.  God is calling out to His people, His prodigal sons and daughters, to repent and turn to Him.  You can defeat sin but only through His power and strength, not your own.  Then there are others who feel they don’t have a sinful nature, they are “moral” but struggling  just to get through this world in one piece.  They are relying on their own will to merely get up out of the bed in the morning.  To all of this there is one answer…Jesus Christ.

If this is you, here is your answer.  It is a simple prayer.  I cannot sell the Gospel to you.  I will not cheapen the Gospel of Jesus Christ for you.  I will point you to Him because He is the one who answers prayers.  The Lord is the one who has the answers you are looking for.  Only through Him comes His supernatural healing powers of redemption and salvation.  Trust in Him and say this prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus,

I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name.
Amen.

God’s assurance is in His Word. “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. ”
—Romans 10:13  Stand on His Word, praise Him for His works, attend a church that preaches Christ, read the Bible daily and pray.

Seek the Lord and allow Him to guide you.  If you prayed that prayer in faith, you are now a representative of God.  Get a strong grip on His Word and His will for your life and hold on…you will begin to see God’s Hand in everything in your life as well.  Be careful not to limit God in your life.  Live by what the Word of God says about you, not what the world says.  Embrace the fullness of God and His Word and never restrict His Word to fit into your life.  Receive Jesus Christ and receive His abundant and eternal life.  Hallelujah! – Donna Warren

 

Mirror, Mirror

MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL: If we really want to see a true reflection of ourselves look in the Bible, not the mirror. Somethings may horrify us and on the other hand, some may give us hope, strength and confirmation that we are on the right path – God’s path. When we look in our bathroom mirror and see our flaws we are moved to fix them. We get out our hairbrush, toothbrush, razors, tweezers and go to work. The day goes by and when we get back in front of that mirror our hair is behind our ears, that 5 o’clock shadow is coming back and those onions we had for lunch….well, we won’t even go there. The point is, the longer we are away from the bathroom mirror, the more we are deceived. Whether we look better than we thought or worse, the mirror tells us.

Using the Word of God as a mirror has the same effects. We really don’t know what we really look like until we look in the Bible. When we see those imperfections we are also moved to repair, improve and conform to God’s teachings and see the person we really are. We see our strengths and realize from where they came and begin to understand exactly what God’s grace is really about. The further we get away from the Word of God and It’s reflection of who we really are, the more we are deceived. James 1:23-24 “For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.”

When we are weak or fearful our mirror, the Word of God, tells us “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” Philippians 4:13. If we need guidance His Word says “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord” Psalms 37:23. Then, on the other hand, we will see our flaws….all of them! The Word of God also reminds us that faith without works is dead. James 2:19 “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe–and tremble!” We can say we have faith but as Christians we must do good works to all. Our works don’t justify us but being justified through Jesus and the Cross we are called to do good works.

God has given us so many preachers and teachers throughout the centuries to point us to His Word but until we begin to pick the Bible up for ourselves and apply what it says to our lives, we will never know our true reflection. With everything going on in this world today we all need to know who we really are; who we really are in Christ. We all need to know Jesus. The God we are cursing for our problems is the same God holding us up right now while the enemy is the one causing the problems. Look in the mirror and be a reflection of God’s glory! – Donna Warren

The Aftershock

In last Friday’s post “Boom!”  I wrote about a revelation I had; an insight the Lord gave me.  Then there is the aftershock.  The aftershock of looking back at ALL of the things the Lord has prompted me to do that I have not done….ALL of the things I may have missed.  Oh no!  What to do now?  Have I completely blown it?  Is the Lord just shaking His head at me, waving me off and pronouncing me as a lost cause?  The devil would have me think so.   The devil will always try to steal our blessing, that’s his job.

If we worry about failing God we do not understand His mercy and grace.  2 Corinthians 12:9 ” And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’…”  Our worry is birthed through relying on our own strength in which we  will fail.   Our strength through our own self will can never be perfect.  It is only through sacrificing our will and our strength and relying on God that His grace is revealed.  Suddenly, His grace is revealed in everything….even the “aftershock”. 

The revelation the Lord gives us, the aftershock, is another step in our growing process.  This process is another bullseye for the enemy.  This is the juncture that we choose who we will glorify.  Do we run and hide out of shame?  Are we offended because of pride?  Are we embarrassed?  Who does pride and shame glorify?

On the other hand, are we thankful for the lesson?  After all we are seeking His wisdom and knowledge, right?  Are we then to judge how we receive it?  Are we seeking His wisdom and knowledge on our own terms?  Hebrews 12:6  “For whom the Lord loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives.”  A loving parent teaches their children.  Some children learn quicker than others but the parents remain faithful and does not love them any less.  Knowing this, why are we so quick to restrict God’s faithfulness to us?  The Lord has been faithful to us from conception and has brought us to this point in our lives.  Missing it during the growing process is part of the growing process.  Missing it for lack of obedience once we have been taught will stump the growing process.  However, that does not mean the Lord has forsaken you.  It means He is being patient while you go back through the process.  It is not something to dread but something to rejoice in. 

The outcome of missing it can cause an aftershock once it is revealed.  The revelation of missing it is something to be thankful for once revealed.  Don’t miss your blessing by missing what “it” really is.   When we replace the word “it” with  “His grace” we receive the aftershock.  – Donna Warren #shaken

Boom!

The Lord has His ways of provoking you to do something and many times it may not be at your convenience.   It’s 11:41 pm where I am.  I actually went to bed around 10:00 pm with something on my heart.   I was thinking “I will write about this in the morning” and drifted off to sleep.   Then, all of a sudden, I was abruptly awakened by a loud “boom”.  Literally!  I looked outside and around…not real sure from where the “boom” came.  Well….I guess I’m kind of sure.

There was a strong burden placed on my heart a little less than a year ago.  Please understand when I say burden, I don’t mean that as a complaint.  The Lord will place something on your heart for an instruction or direction; it’s a blessing….but sometimes we miss it.  Beware, when you do He may wake you up with a big “boom”! (insert smiley face)

The other day I wrote on how we all need the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  The full measure of the Holy Spirit.  The Fire that ignites; the staying Power that conquers our sin nature.  The sacrifice of ourselves for the fire of the Lord.  I have never been able to communicate that desire for others to have that fire without fear of offending someone.  We must recognize the Holy Spirit does not recognize denominational lines. We, as Christians, make up the Body of Christ.  So no matter what denomination you may be, if you are on fire for the Lord – Hallelujah!  And I mean that most sincerely.  Please understand though, this message isn’t for you.  If this message isn’t for you, I cannot apologize.  If it convicts you or witnesses to you then praise the Lord!

In my post yesterday, https://livinginthespirit.net/2014/09/17/open-the-floodgates/ , I put a short little verse from Revelations 3:22 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”  But you see, I missed it.  Originally, I had Revelations 3:14-22 in my post but I edited it.  I was scared it was too harsh.  I was scared I may offend someone.  Verses 14-22 are tough.

Well, it turns out I had a warning shot that I didn’t notice, a “small boom” if you will.  It was a little more gentle than being awakened from a deep sleep with a loud boom!  Tonight I went to a revival.  The evangelist  was passionately preaching the Word of God.  God was using Him in a mighty way.  Everyone in the congregation could hardly contain themselves – they were ready to burst into fire.  He was pleading for us, the Body of Christ, to quit closing the door on the Holy Spirit.  The pastor was preaching on Revelations 3:14-22 (insert small boom).  You see, God isn’t just talking to Donna in small town Alabama.  The same Spirit, the Holy Spirit, is witnessing to all God’s children the same message, yet I was scared to write it down.  He’s knocking on the door….

Rev. 3:14-22 “These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: ‘I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.  So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.   Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—   I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.  Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.  To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ “

As for me, I am a work in progress.  I’m learning to discern God’s voice and receive His confirmations.  Even though I will try not to, I may miss again.  However, I can promise you this – I will not be afraid of offending someone with the Word of God again.  If He anoints me to write it, He has anointed someone to receive it.  A willing vessel must be willing.  I believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  I believe that above all else the Lord wants us to prosper and be in good health, just as our soul prospers (3 John 1:2).  But I also believe “…the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. ” Hebrews 4:12.  We can’t just preach on the “good parts” all of the time.  Praise God, there is a Heaven… but there is also a Hell.  We’ve got to start eating meat eventually and if you choke on it like me, He will gently serve you another bite and if you don’t take that bite then…boom! He will wake you up to feed it to you.  Good night!  – Donna Warren

See to Believe

If we have to see to believe we will never see or if we do see we stumble right over it.  How often do we stumble over offense in the Body of Christ?  Words can provoke others to be offended.  When we speak, what spirit are we provoking?  Are we provoking others to sin (to be offended) or are we glorifying God’s work in our lives?

What about what we hear?  What if we’re on the receiving end of that provocative word?  The spirit of offense has both an offensive and a defensive team.  Sometimes our eyes don’t see the spirit that our ears our hearing our tongue is using….sometimes we stumble.

What do we do when our brothers and sisters in Christ are offended or offend?  It’s easy to brush off the unbelievers when they offend us, but when our own brothers and sisters in Christ offend us…WELL, the audacity of it all!  We must recognize offense as what it is and where it comes from.  We must treat the offender and the offended as we would anyone else who is being afflicted by the devil.  We must pray them through…not until we’re through but until THEY are through.  If we saw a little old lady on the sidewalk get her purse snatched we would chase the thief down and get her purse for her.  Why are we letting the enemy steal our loved ones peace?  That stumbling, offended or offending Christian is having their very soul stolen by the thief.  The thief steals their soul, then isolates them in the spirit of offense.

The Lord will not allow the enemy to divide and conquer His Body.  The Body of Christ WILL unite. The spirit of offense has been called out by Christians all over the world.  It has been recognized as coming straight from the pits of hell.  If you have been offended by someone or have offended someone – reach out in a spirit of meekness.  Pray for understanding, seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit, then come into agreement with the Word of God.  Whether they receive or not…you will.   1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”    – Donna Warren

 

 

Open the Floodgates

” ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts.” Zecharia 4:6

Not by our might, not by our power will we sustain, rebuild or prosper….only by His Spirit, the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit does not recognize denominational lines, He does not recognize borders.  The Holy Spirit is witnessing to all Christians around the world the same message.  Just yesterday I was speaking with a friend in Australia about how the Holy Spirit is bearing witness to all of us.

Acts 2:17 “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams.”

That’s what the Bible says, the Word of God.  We can’t limit, we can’t pick and choose what parts we believe.  No ifs, ands or buts.   God wants to move in all of us.  The Holy Spirit is for all who want to receive.  I’m not trying to recruit anyone to any particular denomination.  Remember, the Holy Spirit does not recognize  denominations.  I’m simply burdened for the ones who so desperately want that fire again.  I’m burdened for the Holy Spirit having doors closed or limited access to His children by a man made doctrine.

This world today needs a move of the Holy Spirit but we must open the door and let him inside.  God is the same God in every Christian church in this world and He is no respecter of persons.  We all need the fullness of God.  We all need His Holy Spirit to guide, direct and counsel us through this dark world.  His Holy Spirit is gentle and kind.  He will provoke you to see His light in all things.

“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.  There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.   And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:   for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit,   to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,  to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.   But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.”  1 Corinthians 12:4-11

We must seek the fullness of God to sustain the shaking to come.  We must call Heaven down and not be ashamed.   “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”  Rev. 3:22

-Donna Warren

PERSONAL SALVATION PLAN

This is a repost from September.  I no longer believe in irony but I do believe in timing.  This is the first time I haven’t posted something “new”.  I knew I wanted to repost this but I didn’t realize it was “exactly” a month ago.  Thank you for the confirmation Lord!

We are ALL called but its up to us to decide.  Did/does anyone else have their own “salvation” plan?  I did.  I had it all figured out myself.  This was the plan:  I, being invincible upon that mountain (of sand I might add), was living a life of hard work, a little fun here and there and of course the sorrows that this world dishes out daily.  I knew that one day either death or the Lord would come.  My plan was IF I got terminally ill, I would have time to get right with the Lord.  Or, IF  the Lord happened to come back during my lifetime, well I would just suffer through the tribulation.  And as far as some type of “sudden death” – surely the Lord knew I was a half way decent person so He wouldn’t send me off to the fiery pits IF I died suddenly.  The devil had me convinced “my plan” of salvation was infallible – I still had time.

You see, the devil didn’t tell me that WE, meaning ALL of us don’t have to live a life of “IF’s”.   The great deceiver had me deceived!  However, the greater I AM, Jesus Christ said not so fast.  Matt. 18:12 “What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?”  Jesus came calling.  Jesus already has our salvation plan; He IS our salvation plan.  I’m just thankful God was patient and faithful with me when I thought I had it all figured out.  It was His hand that kept watch over me all these years, not my “brilliant plan of salvation”.

I had taken the Bible, and “dumbed it down” if you will, to fit into “my salvation plan”.  I knew Jesus but thought my salvation plan was more tangible; something I could understand in my limited capacity.  My salvation plan was working out pretty good until that mountain of sand started getting washed away.  I didn’t plan on that “IF”.  Then Jesus came calling.  Turned out He was calling me all along, I was just too far out in the wilderness to hear Him.  He’s calling ALL of us, can you hear him?

When unbelievers begin to believe and believers begin to rise up to what the Word of God says about our life we begin to EXPECT miracles, signs and wonders.  We no longer fit the Word of God into our life but fit our life into the Word of God…which is unlimited.  EACH of our lives are a miracle in and of themselves.  Yes, the Lord is calling ALL of us to be His saints.  He wants to use each one of us to show His glory.  None of us are perfect but we must be available.  The choice is ours.  – Donna Warren