Living in the Dark Shadows

Song of My Father . . .

 

 

 

 

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I Have Experienced Many Healings

By Kathy Mote

 

 

 

I have experienced many healings in my life, but I cherish and value one over all the rest. Of all the times He has shown me the mercy He has in His heart for me, showing me He was always present in my life has been the greatest gift.

Not many people can hear this, but it is my own story to tell. The world didn't break my heart or ruin my life, the Lord did. My plain ol' ordinary life was ruined in all respects except for Him and My heart was broken to be filled with His love for me. This is no ordinary life I have been given.

 

When He showed me my life in one moment, He said, I did this. He said it with a straight face. Then He raised one eyebrow as He waited for that to sink in. In that moment, I chose Him. My heart was not devastated, or hurt or confused. In my heart there was no outrage, and no conflict was in me. As He stood before me, I accepted Him, therefore I accepted all that He did. As I did, I accepted who I was to Him.

 

So this was my healing. To stand in His presence without pain or conflict is to be healed. He filled my heart as He called me His. He said He raised me Himself and that I belonged to Him. Then He told me this life is a trip down the birthing canal. It presses us, it disappoints us and empties us, but we are being given Life by Him.

 

So I see this life quite differently than I used to. It is brief and it is temporal, and where He is quite generous with His tender care of us, He does not budge when it comes to His Lordship or His will. We WILL be filled with His heart as we come to Him, and this is His work in us because we are being created by His mighty hand.

 

 

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As We Are Learning

By Kathy Mote

 

 

As we are learning to trust Him in the smaller things, He is teaching our heart the posture to receive the 'more' that is to come. He will bring us into His thoughts and the ways of His heart, a place to 'be' that we have no ability to choose until we are brought into it. This is His presence in us.

 

Some people call this 'blind' faith, but He does not. Much deeper and richer than trust, it is devotion, and it is an expression of Love. He called this 'being one' with Him not only in our heart, but in His. Instead of choosing the particulars of what we know we want, need or desire, we are simply choosing to trust in Him as He brings us into His heart for us.

 

If He were to tell us what is to come, it wouldn't fit in our mind. Neither would we truly understand, except as a concept. (Knowing how to fly does not enable you to fly.) We can't even imagine this. You don't explain deeper, closer, more or devotion to someone whose heart has never experienced these things. What is coming is far more than a deeper awareness of Him. We will 'be' in a deeper place in Him.

 

So this is what the Lord is doing in us. He is asking that our choice in all things be Him. We are learning to trust and surrender in the midst of frustrating situations in our life that simply won't move without Him.

 

Our trust is so simple that it is the heart posture He is building in us. It is an embrace He is bringing us into, and we are learning to enter His arms. In those moments before we learn this, we have been beyond frustrated. We have been undone. But there is absolutely no warfare involved in a surrendered heart He has filled, and He is teaching us this.

 

We are choosing Him and we will live in Him with all this implies. This is far more than freedom, or courage, or delight. It is beyond what words can tell. It is Life, and most people have no concept of this. Only those who are closest to His heart.

 

 

What The Lord Allowed To Humble Your Heart

By Kathy Mote

 

 

What the Lord allowed to humble your heart kept you from rising up in your own right.

 

 

The Lord Loves Us So Much

Kathy Mote

 

 

The Lord loves us so much, He just called us His life.

 

 

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Among The Millions of People

By Kathy Mote

 

 

Among the millions of people who are in the world, very few know that HE is essential to life. They learn this in the trials that challenge their heart, for in them they turn to Him for Life. What people know and hear, feel and live by is what is in their heart. That is why our heart is where He enters to give us Life. Where we know and hear Him is in our heart.

 

 

 

 

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If I Had A Nickel For Every Time

By Kathy Mote

 

If I had a nickel for every time I've said I'm a hot mess, I'd be able to buy a yacht and sail away. I will be 64 my next birthday, and the Lord told me why I have said this of myself so many times in my life. He said, I am not finished, but rest assured, I will end your endless travail. It was Me working in your heart to bring about My perfect will. My Life in you is My will. That is what I will reveal.

The reason I am sharing is to encourage those who have felt peer pressured to be something they are not yet able to be.

 

The modern day church exemplifies modern day thinking that reflects their heart, and none of it reflects His heart or His will. They read about what they are to be and declare that is what they are, but this is not His presence or His work in them. To receive Him in your heart, you surrender your heart. You do not take His place as Lord in your heart.

 

So don't feel pressured, and don't feel like you have failed. You are not the workmanship of your own hands. You are His and your heart belongs to Him. He will give you Life, He will give you comfort, and He alone will make you all you are to be. In the moments I felt the most undone, I surrendered and He said He was pleased with me. In the moments I felt the most ugly He said, You are beautiful to Me as I trusted Him with all I will be or not be.

 

That is how He sees us as He enters our heart and is received. The word Love doesn't come anywhere near to describing all that He gives to us in our heart. What He gives us is Him, for it is by His presence that we have Life. We are learning to live in His arms.

 

 

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This Is What I Hear

By Kathy Mote

 

 

This is what I hear the Lord say. So, this is the age old question, isn't it, and it all comes down to this. The question is who's in charge of your heart. You have been given a choice to decide for yourself who will be Lord of your heart. That is who is in charge of your fate. Let your choice be Me, and I will rescue you from the void. I will fill you with all the delight in My heart. That is what you call love, and it heals and gives Life because it is My will.

 

 

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To Know The Word

By Kathy Mote

 

 

To know the Word is to be pierced by His Sword. That is the mark of a humble heart. To become all He desires you to be is to accept the change He brings to your heart.

 

The Word is Jesus Christ, and you will entirely miss what this means unless you open your heart to hear His voice. His Sword is His Spirit moving in your heart to bring Life as He speaks to your heart.

 

He will move in your heart just as He did in the deep of the void when He said, Let there be Light! His Spirit pierced and entered and moved in the void to bring about His perfect will.

 

Those who read the Bible err to call what is written His Sword. It is not for anyone but Him to wield. Without Him wielding it, there is no power to bring change. He is Lord, and His Spirit obeys Him. To bring into you the Life He desires, His Spirit must pierce (humble) and move in your heart.

 

The Life He desires to give you is His presence, and that is how you are made one with Him. So instead of commanding the world around you, open your heart to Him. It is you He desires to enter and change. It is YOU He desires to lift into His embrace. It is you He desires to be one with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s Time to Step Up

By Greg Laurie

 

           

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“And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today.”

—Deuteronomy 6:6

 

 

There are many people today trying to figure out how to fix our country. They have various ideas about how to deal with all the problems we’re facing as a nation.

 

But something that no one seems to be talking about is at the root of everything: the breakdown of the family. Studies have shown that you can take almost every social ill in America today and trace it directly to the breakdown of the family—and specifically to the absence of fathers.

 

When the family is strong, the church is strong. And when the church is strong, the nation is strong. But when the family breaks down, the nation breaks down with it.

 

I believe there’s a full-throated, all-out attack on the family in our nation today. It’s time for moms and dads to be the spiritual leaders in the home. And it’s time for grandparents to be spiritual leaders too.

 

In fact, we need grandparents as never before. Many grandparents today have stepped up to raise grandkids that moms and dads have abandoned. And I thank God for those grandparents. But I think we make it very hard to teach our children spiritual things by putting unnecessary pressure on ourselves.

 

We feel that we need to spend a specific amount of time talking to them about things we’re not comfortable with—in the most boring way imaginable. But the best way to teach kids spiritual values is to weave them into everyday life.

 

The Bible says this about God’s commands: “Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up” (Deuteronomy 6:7 NLT).

 

You can’t save America, and neither can I. You cannot save all the families in America. But you can save your family. So start there.

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