So, I’ve been here before. Feeling the need to apologize to my audience however large or small. These past months have been a time of trial and tribulation that I have never known before. I have failed in many ways, but in the end my precious and holy Father had the victory in my life. On the other side, I can see His hand of mercy covering me over and over again. When I took steps towards destruction, time and time again He held me back from the abyss.
Who is this God that I serve? The Creator of all that is, and Author of history? Who is the mighty Lord who can command the very atoms of every substance alive or inanimate? He who can silence humanity with a breath, but chooses instead to shower us with His mercy and love? He who sent His only Son to be brutally murdered and punished for the evil that was committed by His creation? He who then poured out His wrath on the One who was innocent knowing it was the only way to save us?
Who is this God?
How can we who call ourselves His followers not cry out in praise and glory of His name every day of our lives? It is so easy for us to be so selfishly consumed by our own lives that we cannot see the beauty and glory that is all around us every day! In the darkness, we find the greatest light. Where life seems to be all but gone – that is the place where my Father loves to show Himself mighty to save and to rescue us out from the deepest mire. So He might be glorified and lifted high above all the gods of this earth in all their weak and pathetic imitations of Him! Let His name be glorified in all the earth! Haha.
We cannot see it, but in our greatest weakness, THAT is where He shows His greatest strength!! If only we would let Him work, and stop trying to solve our problems, stop trying to fix ourselves, His Holy Spirit could move and flow through us. Every time we let Him move through us, He cleanses all the muck and filth of our flesh and sin away, leaving in it’s place the beautiful and sanctified glory of His Spirit.
Do it, my brother and sisters. No matter what it costs. No matter what it looks like – let it go. Let the Mighty King show you what gods you’ve put before Him and shatter them as the in the days of the Old Testament prophets. Leave not one stone unturned in your life. Leave not a shred of your gods left alive in your heart. Let them burn in the Fire of the Holy Spirit! Let your life be purged of all unrighteousness!!
However painful it may seem to be, the glory that awaits you on the other side, is like nothing you have ever, ever known.
Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Soli Deo Gloria.