2 Corinthians 7:10- “For Godly grief produces a repentance not to be regretted and leading to salvation, but worldly grief produces death.”
It’s another restless night, as I stare out my window into the stillness of the night. A rush of emotions come over me, unable to hold back the tears that seem to fall like rain. Memories flash within my mind of the past, causing me to break even more. Weakness begins to creep its way back in. So many words floooded through my mind like a book, I felt so strongly to write them down, even if I didn’t know what I was writing. So, here I am, at 1:45AM writing anything and just about everything that is on my mind and in my heart.
What is hindering you from experiencing the full power of God’s love? From my past experiences, it’s always boiled down to being myself - I am the one who is blocking the way for God’s love to fully penetrate and have power in my life. How? The biggest step to understanding God’s love is accepting who you are through Him. If you give in to the lies that the enemy says about you (failure, you’re weak, ugly, selfish, impatient, etc.), then you will become those things. You will be looking through a different pair of glasses, if you will, and will not be able to fully encounter God’s love. The enemy’s lies and God’s truth are two very different perspectives. If you live for God, you cannot be giving in to HaSatan’s lies. Obviously we are human, and make mistakes – we will never be perfect. However, if we know the truth of God’s Word, we can surely strive for the perfect love that Yeshua displayed for us on the cross.
Whether we think we do or not, everyone has some sort of insecurity. Whether it is with your past, your present or even your future; or perhaps it is hidden beneath layers of your heart that you don’t even know it’s there. Perhaps you have been healed, restored and delivered of insecurity. Either way, insecurity is not easy to deal with. Many times in order to be free of this quality, healing, assurance, and love are needed. I know that my King does not desire for us to be insecure about ourselves, and our lives. He has so many promises and positive things that He says about us. Why is it so difficult to believe what He says?
What is the purpose of a garden? It is to bring forth fruit and vegetables and other healthy herbs and foods- not a difficult question. Picture for a moment your life as a garden. Your job is to produce only fruit and life. We are humans, therefore we will not be able to keep the occasional “weeds” from growing in our lives. They always seem to grow very close to where the fruit is growing, nearly choking it and causing it to die. The “weeds” that come up in life (temptation, sin, trials, fear, worry, doubt), usually are more visible when you are producing much fruit (joy, sharing the Gospel, close to God, using your gifts, serving).