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In A Dream

By Kathy Mote

 

 

In a dream, I saw a little ballerina wearing pink tights, a pale skirt and dainty, white shoes. She is in her studio when a thug walks in. He breaks her knee caps and throws her down on her broken knees, humiliating her. From that day, the little ballerina had to use a walker, for being a ballerina was taken from her. 

 

In this dream, I screamed at the thug, seeing what was in his heart. You just want to be the only one in all of creation! I turned to the Lord and asked Him why was the thug so mean and why did I dream of him? The Lord said, Well, that's who you're up against. 

 

Instead of fighting the thug, I turned my back to him and turned to the Lord instead. The thug is not worthy of my time and I will not give him a reaction from my heart. I will not spend my days fighting him. There is nothing to be gained by warring against a thug. From what I have seen, warring against a thug makes you a thug. 

 

He doesn't want to rule the world, he wants to destroy everything in it and I will not be tricked into playing along. The devil wants to destroy God's creation, and he will embitter our heart in order to steal the Lord's place in our heart. 

 

He is the expression and desire of pride and he sends us full throttle to the Lord that we might Live. Some might think him worthy of a fight, but outside the Lord's presence, that is all there is.

 

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I Have Oft Lamented Being Rejected
By Kathy Mote
 
 
I have oft lamented being rejected by those who should embrace me. Like Paul's thorn, my family is no family to me. I have laid my heart at the feet of the Lord numerous times, and His response always comforted me. He said, You are family to Me.
 
But it is difficult to watch my beautiful daughter being loved and accepted by her in laws, even after her divorce! After more than ten years, she still receives loving gifts on her birthday and on Christmas, and each year, she tucks them discreetly away to save my heart.
 
But this is not a rant, it is a praise report. I have been given gifts that decleare I am loved, and I received them all at once. Each gift was given to my daughter to tuck away for today. The gifts my daughter received were actually for me. For two years, she has saved them, not realizing this.
 
For my feet that have been dry and cracking, she was given special spa lotion and slippers to wear as it dries. For my recent eye strain, she was given a hot/cold face mask filled with gel beads. For my dwindling supply of hand soap, she was given three bottles of my favorite scented soap! She brought them to me, saying, These are for you, and they are from the Lord!
 
 
He is faithful to comfort us, even as He humbles our heart. He thought to provide for me before I knew what I would need. I will never doubt His faithfulness. As I gave Him my heart, He was giving me these thoughtful gifts.
 
 
 

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I Can’t Tell You

By Kathy Mote

 

 

I can't tell you how many times I was healed, or made safe and delivered simply by accepting what the Lord said to me.

 

 

The Lord Said

By Kathy Mote

 

 

The Lord said it is a measure of our maturity in Him that in all things we acknowledge Him, for it is His presence we are walking in and not the world we are in.

 

 

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This Is What The Lord Said

By Kathy Mote

 

 

This is what the Lord said, that we can count on every tool He uses to change our heart. We can count on those tools to be effective because He is faithful. 

 

As He uses them to press our heart, He is faithful to His desire to make our hearts as His heart is as we are humbled before Him. It is to our Father's desire for us that He is faithful. 

 

So much suffering would be avoided in this life if we could acknowledge God's hand and excuse the tool in it. Our focus would be on surrendering our own heart instead of judging His tools, and from Him our pride wouldn't distract us.

 

 

 

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I Wanted To Share Something

By Kathy Mote

 

 

I wanted to share something the Lord said to me today. He told me that 2022 is the year of giving our heart to Him. Even as He said this, I understood that He was acknowledging that we declare our own goals and aspirations. This is His, That we give our heart to Him.

 

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There Are Days My Nature Is Plainly Seen

By Kathy Mote

 

 

There are days my nature is plainly seen, and I'm not proud of myself when this happens. The Lord shows me where my heart truly is, and it always shocks me. It humbles my pride, which humbles my heart. I never see it coming. How quickly I can go from wanting to obey to wanting likes on Facebook is truly astounding. 

 

As I realize my own weakness, I am almost despondent. Once, long ago, I found blue mold in a loaf of bread, and to save the loaf, the offending slices were discarded. But within hours more of the loaf went blue, for truly, the mold was growing all through it. 

 

As I realized the whole loaf had to be pitched, the Lord spoke to my heart, saying, That is the way of all things I am not filling. That was 35 years ago, and today it is what I am remembering. When He said 'filling', He meant the act and interaction was ongoing. There is no satisfaction in thinking we have arrived. We haven't and we won't as long as we are in the act of giving our heart to Him.

 

As I was shown where my own heart was just this morning, I said, Lord, I aspire to do better. I aspire to be as You want me to be. He said, Oh, really? What would you make of yourself? Don't you dare! Don't think to make of yourself anything. If you aspire to do anything, anything at all, I want you to aspire to love Me.

 

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11.01 | 20:32

this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.

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Shavua Tov

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17.11 | 19:56

Awesome brother. May it be as you have testified of God's word. Thank You! God bless you!!!

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