Beginning To Think
By Kathy Mote
I'm beginning to think that everything in my life is simply an object lesson the Lord is using to
bring me to Him. Every time the Lord teaches my heart to trust and surrender my circumstance, my circumstance changes in that very hour.
Did You Ever Have One Of Those Days
Did you ever have one of those days when the cares of this world came at you like a flood? When there were just too many dangers to count? Too many things going
wrong? So many things you cannot handle them all, piling up to overwhelm your heart?
It astounded me to see so much all in one day. Literally and physically, emotionally and spiritually, I was more than
overwhelmed, I was shocked. That I had wandered out of His presence was my first thought. But no, it doesn't work like that. Even as the thought came to me, I knew better. He immediately comforted my heart. I can go nowhere that I am out of His loving care
and His sight.
It grabbed my attention that each incident that needed to be handled involved an excess of water. Water raining down, coming in and spilling over, it was far too much to contain. Flood waters
coming in through a basement window that had just been fixed. The kitchen sink leaking a puddle on the floor. I even got stuck in a deluge.
As I got up and faced a new day, I turned my heart to the Lord.
I don't want another day like the one I just had. I don't want a troubled heart, I want Him. I want to rest in His arms. Before I could ask, He said, You don't know how blessed you are.
The next thing
I knew He was teaching me a deeper posture of the heart, one exclusively focused on Him, oblivious to the care of what may come, whether I understand what is happening or not. Trust that trusts completely considers nothing but Him, no matter what storms may
rage all about. You see, sometimes HE is the storm, but that does not stop His care of us. We don't have to know how He will handle every detail.
He is shaking everything that can be shaken in the world.
That is what He is doing in the time we are in, and He will teach our heart to rest in Him as He does. Deeper trust will be our heartbeat as He draws us closer to Him. Our hearts will not be shaken because His love for us will be all we are aware of in our
heart. I'm sure Noah felt this depth of trust as he saw God move in his day. As God is moving in the world in my day, trusting Him eye to eye is how I will walk and I will look at Him and nothing else.
It Is Becoming Increasingly Difficult
It is becoming increasingly difficult to separate my civil rights from the freedoms promised to me by the Lord. To me, they are the same in many regards, but they are under attack more and more.
Our freedom of speech is being taken away, even here on a social media platform. That's against the law.
I was born in a free country, but this doesn't feel like a free country any more. In the name of
the rights of a few, the rights of all are coming down. Under the guise of 'social justice' that truly serves no one, socialism is coming 'round.
I no longer hold to the hope that those in power don't realize what they
are doing to us all. They know. From a pan__demic that stole an election to a vax*cine that is a weapon that attacks the heart, they know full well. I am not even allowed to say it out loud. From global dimming to hate being used as a weapon to divide us,
they know. Oh, they know full well.
It tests my faith. It refines my heart to stand. Even my search engine is in on it! So this is the conclusion I have come to. This world is just too much. Every time
I cry about it, He asks me, Is this the life I surrendered to Him? This is the front lines. Do I not trust Him to bring His will to pass, even in the warfare that is breaking my heart?
The Lord is giving
the devil enough rope to hang himself. He is being exposed. He said he would. And then what, I ask my wounded heart. Where do I stand? What is it that I want? After careful and heart wrenching deliberation, I find that I want what He wants. The Lord is digging
deeper for my trust.
You Overcome Death
By Kathy Mote
You overcome death by walking in Life. You overcome fear by your confidence in His love for you. You rise above darkness as you walk
in the Light. These things don't happen as you deal with the devil, they happen in the presence of the Lord.
The Lord Said
By Kathy Mote
The Lord said what we are waiting for is to be transformed.
Everything We Have Been Given
By Kathy Mote
we have been given is in Him...so let us be in Him.