See the Small Things

Is it hard to believe that someone would just GIVE you something of much value? A car? Home? I would have never believed if someone told me this happened to them.

During my pregnancy, I suffered terrible loss. My morning sickness debilitated me to the point where I lost my job. I wasn’t making my quota anymore. I couldn’t. I lost my dream apartment and had to give up one of our cars. I could still feel the pain from that time. I felt worthless, small and ashamed I had lost so much. My trial could fill a big book but today, I have to speak of 2 things. A car and a home.

My husbands job is now requiring him to travel. We needed another car. We didn’t stress it. We left it in God’s hands. Suddenly, God provided in a miraculous way. A car, for us, for free!

November 1st my husband and I begin a new adventure. We move into OUR home. A while ago, our friend from church said he was going to work on finding us a mobile home for us to own. We didn’t hold him to his word because we get it, sometimes life gets in the way. But our friend recently came through. For those who don’t live in the south, mobile homes are very popular and can be bigger than apartments up north. This one is 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Our friend completely renovated the home and offered us a deal so great we had to question if he was even making a profit. His motivation was obedience to what God told him to do for us. With that alone, he was content.

I still had to make sure this was all God’s doing because we’ve been burned so much by making moves without God’s hand in the midst. I walk around the unit and found a study Bible that belonged to the prior owner (the only owner) of the home. Unfortunately, the woman passed away and left the study Bible behind amongst all her other belongings. I asked our friend if I could have it. He said yes.

Only the Lord knew how badly I wanted a study Bible. And he once again provided that for me. He also thought about me so thoroughly that He gave me one that once belonged to a strong believer. The previous owner left notes everywhere and Highlighted everything. The study Bible is USED and shows so much character. God thought about me in this. The Bible has history. I inherited this treasure.

I want to name the previous owner Sarah. She lived simply and worshiped Jesus with everything she had until her transition to be with the Lord. Here is note number 1 found in the first few blank pages.

Milk- Gospel. Salvation and Cross.

Meat- is doing of the gospel.

1 Corinthians 3:1-3

I want to eat the solid food or the meat Paul speaks of in that verse. I want to walk the walk. I want people to know freedom in Christ as I do. The LOVE of God can warm even the coldest heart.

I’m being very honest. There’s no reason to lie here on my blog. The car and home is nice but the details God put into giving me that study Bible speaks to me louder than anything in this world. I’ve lost so many material things that I am numb to not having them. I content with having just the essentials. He ensured His sovereignty over this move on November 1st by listening deep into my heart for my deepest desire and providing it. He proved His love in the tiny details in this bible. He spoke volumes in the small things.

3 Realms of the Prophetic

Sermon by Pastor Bernard Greene

3 Realms of the prophetic

1st: Realm of understanding

  • When God speaks directly without interpretation.
  • Forth telling
  • You couldn’t argue what God said.

2nd: Realm of consciousness

  • When prophecy speaks to the Mind, emotion and what’s hidden.
  • When prophecy reaches the “Soulish realm”. Intent and motives are also spoken to.

3rd: Realm of the Supernatural- The most potent

  • Foretelling: To God, prophecy is not considered “future” but truth.
  • Faith makes the future real to us NOW.
  • Supernatural prophecy is when God speaks to the impossible.

Prophecy- The word of the Lord translated to us.

How do you receive your prophetic word? Where does your seed fall?

  • Highlight: We don’t control the seed; we determine how the seed falls.
  1. On the wayside? Where the birds came and ate it?
  2. Shallow ground? Sprang up quickly and scorched due to lack of roots?
  3. Among thorns? Grew up and choked?
  4. Good ground? Where it produces a crop a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.

Reference: Matthew 13

Afraid of what?

So many uncertainties and frequent human inconsistencies leave so much room for fear. Fear that perhaps our comfort gets torn out from under our feet. That in an instant, our lives go from a constant, subtle wave to a thunderous storm tossing us left and right resulting in our destruction. 

Have no fear, The Lord says that He is our stronghold. That throughout the storm, He is the lighthouse in the middle of the ocean that never moves; a strong tower that remains sustained. We run to It and are saved. 

I can’t deny being provoked by the storm to make drastic decisions coming from fear. What I can say is, moving according to fear leads to more uncertainty. 

Let’s put our emotions aside a move towards what scripture directs us to do. God is always right. We, on the other hand, are most likely wrong. 

@Authkg

He’s a good God

As a child, I knew nothing about the Lord. All I knew was that God was Holy, untouchable and judgmental. These qualities are obviously not true but why did my innocence lean towards that direction? 

I can admit the people I surrounded myself with didn’t quite have it right either. We all went to church and it seems like we had to walk a certain way to be considered a true Christian. 

So many rules and so many obstacles to feel worthy of God’s forgives kinda forces one to quit. At the end, we can’t meet such a high standard. 

I learned the hard way that God is good. I finally realized how good He was when I recognized how bad I was. Rock bottom opened my eyes to a forgiving Father. When there is no where else to turn with your sins, God is waiting with open arms. 

The key is to remember, God wants us ALL to make it to heaven. Don’t let the lack of knowledge keep you down and rob you of a peaceful, joyful life. 

Hosea 4:6 My people perish or lack of knowledge. 

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hosea+4%3A6&version=KJV

What is your weapon of choice?

We sometimes believe that the enemy is trying to put things in our minds when in reality, he’s keeping things out. 

How many times have we fallen into a trap because we didn’t KNOW a way to avoid it?

We condemn ourselves NOT knowing that there is no condemnation for those of us who are in Christ Jesus. Rom 8:1

We fall into temptation NOT knowing that God always provides us a way out.  1 Corinth 10:13

We are anxious NOT knowing that we can cast our cares onto the Lord and that He will sustain us. Psalms 55:22

In every struggle, I find myself unsteady because I have simply forgotten what the Lord said to relieve me from my pain. 

The bible says that the word of the Lord is  sharper than a double-edged sword. Without the word, we have no weapon. Without a weapon, the enemy has full access to destroy us.  Heb 4:12

So what is your weapon of choice? A toothpick or a SWORD.  

@AuthKG

Stay full

Pro 27:7  When you are full, you will not even eat honey. When you are hungry, even something bitter tastes sweet

Every time I go to Chili’s, I order a large entrée and the Molten Chocolate Cake for dessert. After my huge meal, even chocolate chip cookies look disgusting to me. Chocolate chip cookies are my weakness. I love love love chocolate chip cookies. 

If my husband and I have plans to eat at IHOP for lunch, we skip breakfast. I get so hungry that dry saltine crackers look delicious. 

When I read Proberbs 27:7 I was like duhhhh. “What wisdom do you have oh King Solomon.” But I knew God had purpose with this verse. 

I was once blessed to be able to listen to podcasts at work. One day, I went through 6 hours of sermons that I felt like a cup overflowing with water. I felt so spiritually full that if someone tried to serve me a spoonful of sugar coated scripture, I’d reject it. I didn’t need it. I didn’t want it. I was so full that even the sweetest most useful words that def could have justified my misdeeds, sins and bad ideas couldn’t alter what God was trying to change in my life. 

I too have experienced spiritual starvation when the dumbest Instagram quote spoke to my ego and I mistook it for a “message from God”. Or taking advice from a friend who is spiteful and bitter the majority of their life. 
Like the scripture says, “even something bitter tastes sweet”.

There is more to what meets the eye in this verse. It teaches me that a life without prayer and scripture can often lead you down the wrong paths in life. 

I’d rather pray about my next productive step than to have to pray myself out of the wrong path. 

@AuthKG 

The concequences of being judgmental 

When you judge someone, you make it difficult for your own light to shine. Scripture says that when you point your finger (judge) you will be judged at equal measure. 

So when you point, you first judge yourself and realize that you fail at the same exact thing| maybe something else but just as juicy. 
The finger slowly goes down and you notice that you are unworthy to comment on that persons life. 
Why?
Maybe you’re not going through the same thing but there are a few things in your life that you still pray it doesn’t come out to the light. 
Think twice before you point. 
Matthew 7:2
For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

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