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Faith isn't believing . . .

 

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Faith Isn’t Believing

By Kathy Mote

 

Faith isn't believing what you think the Bible means. That is not His Word working in you, that is you walking by your understanding. His faith is His Word living and breathing in you. It brings you to Him. What we are invited to accept and receive is HIM. He will bring us to the Truth He is Lord of.

 

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The Truth Is So Deeply Profound

By Kathy Mote

 

 

The Truth is so deeply profound, words fail to communicate it. That's because His ways are higher than ours and our words don't describe Life. Our thinking and speaking is limited and inadequate. We think in terms of understanding a concept, but He is Life, so much more than that.

 

The Lord showed me those little wooden building blocks with the letters of the alphabet engraved on the sides. Children used to play with them. The idea was to teach the alphabet to them. The Lord said, This is what your words are made of. You try to convey Life with such a limited and carnal tool, but there is no Life in your words. Life is Mine to give.

 

I am astounded by the symbolism of the 'wooden' blocks. Wood that was once alive, but was hewn down and shaped to convey what we wanted. Wow, what a revelation. It is for us to obey, and for the Holy Spirit to quicken the hearts of those who hear. But that doesn't come close to relieving my frustration. How to hear, not how to speak is the problem. That is what we are all facing.

 

Totally surrendering our heart to Him and trusting that He will have His way is the answer. That makes Him LORD of our obedience. This is what He is requiring for us to understand and be a part of what He is doing today.

 

To convey Life is beyond us, even when we are filled with it. He is partnering with our obedience and He will bring Life to those who will hear Him. (Those are who He has called to Him.)

 

 

 

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I’ve Got Faith!

By Kathy Mote

 

I've got faith! Faith is God's Word and God's will (Jesus) bringing me to Him, His love making me perfect for Him. Faith is accepting what HE is doing in me. God's love is His perfect will for me, and I receive Him. I've got all the faith I need to become His perfect reflection! The key to walking by faith is HE is what I desire.

 

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I Knew a Gal

By Kathy Mote

 

 

I knew a gal once who wanted to walk straight in time to walk down the aisle at her grandson's graduation. She befriended me just to ask me to ask the Lord for this one favor for her. I agreed to pray about it for her.

 

This was His answer. He said, This is a big deal, not just to her, but to Me also. You see, I am doing a great work that will forever change her, and giving her her way would spoil what I am doing in her. He showed me some things that were in her heart, and I saw what He meant about her. I agreed with Him to have His way in a heart that being crippled had hardened.

 

I learned some things about this life and what it's for. This life is given that we might come to know Him. In giving our heart to Him, we learn His ways and receive His provision. Not seeing Him, we do not see anything but what we want. But what we want does not equip us to stand in eternity in His presence. Being given our own desires is not being one with His desire to be one with us. Our flesh does not desire Him.

 

What would our hearts be like if we were given a perfect life. We would not have to care about our own survival. This life is so very brief, but being carnal, we just don't see past our emotion in the moment. Being carnal, our hearts are blinded.

 

Accepting our life as it is not the point of surrender, trusting our heart to Him to receive His Life is. This is acknowledging He is Lord of us and as Lord, He will provide for us. The point is to know Him as LORD, for without Him, there is no ever after. I believe He would have given her the enduring strength and beauty of humility if she had surrendered her heart to Him, which is a far greater gift than walking straight. It lasts longer.

 

So my 'friend' un-friended me when the Lord did not deliver. Oh, my heart was broken, for I loved her. But seeing her heart, I knew she was His work in progress, and she belonged to Him. He will not fail her and He will not give up on her. He will draw her ever closer to be Lord of every desire.

 

 

 

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His Love

By Kathy Mote

 

 

His love is revealed in His presence, and realizing His love is being aware of Him. He is love and His nature is just. His love keeps us from falling and floundering and failing. When our own heart fails us, we fall short, but His does not. Of all the astounding revelation unveiled, I believe knowing Him by His love is the deepest, and the most Life giving to my heart.

 

His love will correct you, and keep you in line. He will reveal how far you are from Him as His love is revealed to your heart. It is the standard of measure for all things in this life and the life to come, and Jesus is the expression and Truth of it. Beyond what our thoughts can decipher, His love heals as it is revealed. It is how He brings us to Him. I have come to know this life was given simply to know Him like this.

 

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To Say We Are Just Passing Through

By Kathy Mote

 

 

To say we are just passing through in this life is to minimize the process we go through while we are here. We grow in strength and we mature as we endure, and we are drawn to our Father by His love for us. Our bond of love to Him becomes our core strength. What lifts us to Him is His love in our heart. That is what remains when all else in us makes us fail and fall short. His love is our wisdom, and Life. It's what draws us to Him and it's how we hear His voice. His love never fails to keep us in all His ways. His love is our greatest gift.

 

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There Are Things

By Kathy Mote

 

 

There are things from your childhood that are for surrendering today. Hidden in your heart all this time, you couldn't surrender them then, but you will today. The Lord will put integrity in their place. You will stand before the Lord, and not before men. Man has nothing to say to you about who you are. Man is not the judge of your heart. Only the Lord can fill you with strength, and that is what He calls you to receive today. This is the end of what held you back.

 

 

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The World’s Carnal Response

By Kathy Mote

 

 

The world's carnal response to God's invitation to be embraced as His children is to treat every mention of Him as a religion. They practice the promise without even seeing Him, which is not accepting Him. It's time to see Him, and receive Him, accepting the Life He gives.

 

 

 

 

 

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We Don’t Quote Scripture

By Kathy Mote

 

 

We don't quote scripture to walk in what they say, we trust Christ Jesus to give us the Life promised in them. We have got to stop walking in our flesh, and open our heart to Him. He is the Word of God. He is God's will for us.

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Yes beloved . . . of course it is!!!!! Today! Yesterday and Forever!!!!!

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Amen, I receive it in the Almighty Name of Jesus for family, friends, neighbor's, people in our lives, and myself according to Gods will. Amen

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I see the date on this is May 31, 2016. Does it still apply to today? This is just so beautiful.

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