I write this in the very moment of my life where I feel at times I am dry in my relationship with God. This is a moment in my life where I feel as though I am not hearing His voice very often. Pushing myself to do so much and get over active in ministry; such as doing more in the church or out of the church. Putting my hands to the plow as the scripture says and yet still coming up empty. Worshiping and praising, having moments of just silence; just desiring to hear Him say one word and give me the proper direction. As I speak to Him and ask Him questions and even question His Will for my life because all I want to do is the right thing and be obedient to His word and will. It can be very disappointing when you seek to hear from Him and hear nothing. What do you do and what questions do you ask when you feel dry and feel like you’re wasting time?
In my personal relationship with Christ, I have come to these moments when I feel like I am not doing enough or anything at all to glorify God with my life. When I prayed and sought God in regards to this feeling and emotion. His answer to this was Romans 12:1-2 12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. This was so refreshing to know the one and main thing we are to do is just LIVE our lives for Him and Him alone, Jehovah God. All I can hear in my spirit was a song; that song by Kirk Franklin “First Love” ( ☺ ). For a short season it was enough and I was filled with Joy to know in my spirit that “I am alive” because of the air I breath is to glorify God. The air I breathe is just to live for Him. Ezekiel 37:5-6 5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live.6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.’”
Time went by and the Joy remained because I was in love all over again with my first love, because He first loved me. Loving on Him with a worship. At times I began to question God is this enough? Is this all God? For days I would ask this question and no answer. I would pray and pray and go to church some more and still feeling the joy; but God is this enough? Reading my word and remembering so much from when I was just a babe in Christ. In those days, not knowing what I should be doing but willing to just keep my hands busy for God. A zeal so strong. So I ask God bring me back to when my zeal was so strong. This time I heard the spirit of God whisper to me Jeremiah 18 Easy-to-Read Version
18 This is the message that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2 “Jeremiah, go down to the potter’s house. I will give you my message there.”3 So I went down to the potter’s house and saw him working with clay at the wheel. 4 He was making a pot from clay. But there was something wrong with the pot. So the potter used that clay to make another pot. With his hands he shaped the pot the way he wanted it to be.5 Then this message from the Lord came to me: 6 “Family of Israel, you know that I can do the same thing with you. You are like the clay in the potter’s hands, and I am the potter.” This message is from the Lord. 7 “There may come a time when I will speak about a nation or a kingdom that I will pull up by its roots or tear down and destroy it. 8 But if the people of that nation change their hearts and lives and stop doing evil things, I will change my mind and not bring on them the disaster I planned.
Many times and moments in our lives God just wants to bring our focus directly on Him and we must remain at the basics of who we are to Him and remember to remain focus that He gives us purpose and that we are nothing if His hand is not upon us. Your personal Will is what keeps you to focus on Him and be humble enough to slow down and recognize when we are moving ahead of God and the course He desires you to be on. Listening to worship and praise music is not enough to having an ear to hear what direction God wants you to go. Many times it is a moment of you saying “Yes” to God, what should I do; listen and you yielding your will to His obedience. Which is true submission. It is submission when you turn your will to act on something that is not what you actually think you should or want to do, but you do it no matter how stubborn you feel about doing it. Proverbs 16:3 3 commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Many are facing those moments when they become a stray over and over again in God because they are not hearing His voice nor, feeling His loving presence. I assure you He is listening and He is still next to you. You just have to ask yourself How far away you are from God and when was the last time He heard your voice crying out to Him. And when was the last time you were obedient to Him (His word). Many times all God ask is that you live for Him and practice living for Him and learn of Him. Matthew 11:29 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. This is merely an act of your own Will. Many chose not to do all that God ask because you’re will says that it’s too hard. But yet even if we are tired and exhausted we take those extra hours from work just to make extra money to spend it on things you personally want but don’t need. This I too have once upon a time been guilty of, but we must learn to willfully change our mindset to yield to God and His word. Romans 12:2 2 And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Then we will have allowed God to train us to live in the spirit and not in the flesh. Then those continuous cycles of small and simple mistakes of the good and acceptable will no longer delay us from Gods perfect will. The steps he placed for our lives will no longer be in delay. The troops the enemy tries to set before us, we will be able to run threw. The walls the enemy will try to place before us will no longer hold us because we will leap over them. War (Life) will try to knock you down but you will remain victorious. Romans 8:35-37 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: “For Thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.
By Danielle Mims
PRAY. MEDITATE. INITIATE.
I am a Sinner. Come into my heart. I believe you are the son of God(Jehovah) and that he raised you from the dead. I believe you are Alive today. Satan I am no longer your friend, Nor am I in agreement with you. I renounce you and your wicked ways now. Lord Jesus Forgive me for my sins, known and unknown. Please come into my life and change me now. Bless me with the Holy Ghost that I may be lead in the path of righteousness. In Jesus! name I pray, Amen!
The Angels are Rejoicing in Heaven and so am I. Continue to meditate on Gods word daily rather it be a proverb and/or Psalm, as well as gospels John, Matthew, Mark and Luke, etc.