Hand You Your Position In Him
By Kathy Mote
God doesn't hand you your position in Him. He will humble you before He will raise you
up. He will teach you to be who you are in Him. That is who you are to Him. He will empty you to fill you. He will teach you to live by His voice. You walk with Him by being in communion with Him. But this takes total surrender of the heart.
He does not give you your way. He gives you His. His plan is so well thought out, it spans every minute of your life. He has left no detail to chance. His blessings and mercy are indescribable, because it is in His presence that you know all He
gives. You can tell who are your brethren by how devoted to Him their heart is. Because the first thing He shows you is His love for you. That is what He fills you with.
You May Consider Yourself
By Kathy Mote
You may consider yourself a late bloomer if you are entering this time of your life without truly knowing who you are or why you are
the way you are. You have spent your life being humbled by God's own hand. Although you didn't know it, you were being raised by Him.
He's a tough parent. You will turn out
being all His. You will be a perfect picture of what His heart desires in someone called to Him. This isn't about your earthly life, it is about who you are in all of eternity in Him. You are not a late bloomer if you are just now seeing His hand in your life.
It's time for the sons and daughters of God to be revealed because His time to be revealed is at hand.
Lord Said To Me
By Kathy Mote
The Lord said to me, Most of the body of Christ at large has no concept of what I have given you. At
first I thought He meant the intimacy of being brought into His presence, of hearing Him and being in close relationship with Him, then I began to realize, He means the message that He will reveal in every heart, the face to face encounter with Him you enter
to know Him, the understanding that comes from being given an understanding of Him, of knowing Him, of knowing we are of Him, and knowing His purpose in creating His heart in us, not just filling us personally as He interacts with us, but all of us as part
of His creation from beginning until now, when He will finish it.
Art by Orit Martin
The Lord Said
If We Had Any Concept
By Kathy Mote
The Lord said if we had any concept of what it will be like to be made whole, we would desire that
instead of desiring to wield the power of God to heal. But He is not finished with the magnificent work He is doing in us, and we don't yet realize what we will be when He is finished with us.
knew any better, people in the church gathered together, focused on ministry to each other, heard carnal teaching, and were taught to desire gifts. They did not realize they were not yet made whole in His presence. Their desire was to minister to others. This
is the result of not seeing Him or knowing His intentions.
We need to seek Him with all our heart. In His presence, He will show us His power to heal, and being made whole, we will harbor no such delusions
of grandeur for ourself. In His presence, He will align our heart, for in His presence, we will know the mighty work He is doing in all of us.
This is not the day to build an ark. This is not the day to
sacrifice a bull or a ram as you wait for Christ. This is not the day to hope for Christ, this is the day to look to Christ, and hope in Christ, knowing He will finish what He started in us. Jesus, the hope of glory, is God's manifest presence proving He is
God in us. His intention is to fill all of creation, and that is us.
By Kathy Mote
The Lord said, “All of creation will respect you when I am done with you.”
Recently, I Found Myself
Recently I found myself in a situation so frustrating that I totally lost it. My washing machine was backwashing
dirty, filthy, oily crud back onto my washed clothing. I tried everything I could to clean the inside of the outer drum of my fairly new washer, but the crud just kept on coming.
I threw up my hands as
I came to the end of my rope and I lost my temper. I just couldn't help it. I said, 'I've had it!! I'm getting a new washer!' even though it seemed far too soon to have to do so. That is why my heart was conflicted. I was looking at the situation instead of
Jesus. But then, in that moment, He wasn't speaking.
So there I was, being challenged beyond my ability to cope. Because He didn't speak to me, I didn't hear Him. I'll bet you think that sounds backwards.
In our relationship seen from our perspective, He responds to us as we trust Him, not the other way around. But I respond to Him as He brings me into His presence. My heart always yearns for Him. I did not turn my heart to Him because my heart was conflicted.
In other words, my heart had become distracted. I didn't see that one coming.
Before we are challenged, we don't realize our own weakness, especially if we are comfortable. We have no concept of the maturity,
strength or beauty He is building in us, but He does.
I am not used to Him not answering me, but then, He is not used to me throwing a fit like He wasn't Lord of my heart, either. When I lost my temper,
He didn't answer me, and my weakness sent me into a tailspin. I learned so many things in this, but what I hold most dear is the revelation that He is constantly working on us, that we are His unfinished masterpiece as He teaches us to respond to Him, and
that He won't leave us unfinished.
Art by Yongsung Kim