As I Laid My Head On My Pillow
By Kathy Mote
As I laid my head on my pillow, I began to weep, like so many
nights before. My heart is so often bruised by all that goes on around me, and I cry because of the days I am in. It is a trauma to see all the change.
His powerful anointing causes a terrible war in the
world. The only way to abide is to be deep in His presence where everything in your heart belongs to Him. But still, it is a trauma to see the world changing so fast. I surrender my need to understand it all, and that is when revelation comes in like a flood
and I am overwhelmed.
As I began to weep, I heard my Father speak from His throne. Be still. And just like that, all within me went still. My reaction was immediate and almost involuntary. I slipped into
a very deep, peaceful sleep where I neither tossed nor turned.
I awoke with new strength in me. A warrior needs a warrior's heart. What gives me this strength of heart to face the things we will face today
is His presence. He is determined to go on, and all of us who follow His heart will have this same courage as well.
His devotion to obey the Father's will is the same devotion that lives in our heart.
We may not see the end of His plan, but we trust Him with all of our heart. In our surrender to Him He makes us one with Him, and that is the point of all He does.
The Lord Once Told Me
By Kathy Mote
The Lord once told me that being upset about the way the world is is
like trying to rearrange the furniture in a bus station. He reminded me of this today. This is the place we come to know Him. The world will never be right, but in Him our heart is.
The farther away from
the Lord people are, the darker the environment they are in and the more they are tempted to lean toward bad thinking and indulge in lawless behavior. This is the way of life without His presence and intervention. They know no love because they don't know
Him. They are a law unto themselves and their life is void without Him.
But I speak to those who are called to Him. We keep our eyes on Him. This is not turning our back on those around us, it is standing
in His presence, hearing and trusting Him. Just one thing to remember. He who created the Heavens and the Earth has a plan, and He is implementing it, no matter how it appears to those of us who are tender hearted.
I grieve often for the place I am in. The world around me is terrible, but the Lord said we are here but a moment. I believe the mainstream media is a tool to indoctrinate our minds to the thinking of who owns them. They have a plan, as well, but
we are only among them, not of them.
The one thing the devil can't get near is what is given to the Lord to abide in the Lord's presence. This is the day that devotion becomes discipline, for He is making
His Beloved's hearts as fierce as soldiers. He is making our hearts as flames before Him. He is filling us with His fire, and as He draws us close, we are seeing first hand HIS devotion to keep us. It is His love for us that fills us with devotion.
One thing we might not realize is how carnal the thinking is that we are responsible to somehow save those around us. To walk by His Spirit is to hear and obey Him in every deed and every word spoken. You will be surprised
at the difference it makes when you stop taking HIS responsibilities on your shoulders. Exit religion, enter the power of His presence.
By Kathy Mote
As people learn to honor the Lord over their own opinion, the desire of His heart will be seen in them.
By Kathy Mote
My earthly inheritance has been taken from me time and time again. I don't rely on my inheritance
in this world, the Lord says my inheritance is in Him. This life is not what my heart yearns for, He is who I belong with. Who I am in the opinion of man is not at all who I am to Him. I am hidden in Him.
It Is The
Height Of Hypocrisy To Judge
By Kathy Mote
It is the height of hypocrisy to judge someone else's obedience to the Lord. It is a religious
stronghold in a person's heart to think they have the right to judge someone else or set a standard for them.
When you accuse someone of 'never quoting scripture' and 'only speaking of having fellowship
with the Lord', it only proves you don't know the point of scripture, because He came to fulfill God's promise to us that is written in them. Was there more?
Did Jesus come to do more than bring us to
the Father to know the Father's heart? We were not meant to quote scripture instead of knowing what He says to us. This might come as a shock to someone's thinking. We're not called to know the Bible in our head, we are called to know the Lord in our heart.
We Live by every word out of His mouth. This is intimate relationship with Him and His definition of being 'saved' out of the darkness of not knowing Him and into the Light of knowing Him as Lord.
who accuses you of not adhering to their understanding of scripture has broken scripture themself. Doing this, they don't accuse you, they accuse themself. They are not quoting scripture either, they are behaving as your judge, which the scriptures say is
not their place. Jesus is Lord.
This happened to me yesterday and it hurt my heart. I was declared unfit to follow by someone who had no right to judge, yet they spoke as if they had the authority to judge.
My observation that haters hate the anointing of God because they are not walking in it didn't help me walk in the anointing that God placed within me to obey His voice. Recognizing the enemy's attack was against my
pride didn't help me remain in the presence of the Lord. Bowing before Him as Lord of my own heart did. Yet I still balked at the injustice of being judged.
After an hour of struggling, the Lord asked
me, “What do you want from Me?” I thought about that very hard. I didn't want justice or revenge or to be vindicated, I wanted peace. So I answered that I wanted Him to make me strong enough and secure enough in His presence not to bow to the enemy's
accusations and demands. He said, “That is exactly what I am doing. I am strengthening your humbled heart.”