The God who sees ME

The God who sees ME

El Roi is my favorite name of God because it means the God who sees. He sees me. He wants to have a relationship with me and wants to know every detail of me life even though He is KING of the Universe. He is so good to me. He is my Lord and Savior. Nothing shall separate me from His love. He is All that I need and MORE!


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Upside Down Crosses


Upside Down Crosses

     True worship is pouring out the all someone has for the One they worship, Jesus. It is fully desiring and focusing on Him. There are five parts of worship. Beholding and really seeing is number one. We can not settle with just seeing a crack of light and saying that they have seen all of God. There’s so much more, do not settle for less than Himself. Trembling in awe of Him. Denying Self is getting you out of the way. There can be no flesh in the way. Demonstrating true affection. Gladly Suffering which is rejoicing in the exchange. When that exchange happens there’s a lot that comes with it. It is the reasonable act of service. When start getting weepy and start complaining we are basically saying God isn’t enough. He’s already given all of Himself and He’s with us.

     Worship is such an opportunity that we do not deserve. It is an honor because of Who He is. He is worthy! It is no accident that we are here and God had given us everything we need for life and godliness. If someone sees God, they’ll see that everything else grows strangely dim. That if they saw God for who He is they would not be asking if it was worth giving up life for Him. He must be everything. That means that Christian’s should forsake all for Christ’s sake. We fill our pantry with all sorts of things, but we let Him only occupy in a tiny corner at the bottom of the pantry. Everything must be laid on the alter. If someone gives up their life, they really are not losing anything special, and they are gaining all the jewels of Heaven! Do you believe that He will satisfy? Do you believe that He will give everything you need? 

     Christians must forsake individuality instead, embrace an identity in Christ. Their identity is in Christ and He is to be the focus so everything be done is for Him. Christians must forsake their earthly course and embrace His control. We make plans in our life and expect us to do that. We are not necessarily excited about His plans. But who do we want to rule our life? Being able to go whenever He wants and wherever He wants. Do not focus on what you are giving up, but instead focus and Him. He is so much better than anything we have. It’s like a handful of pebbles. Christians must forsake earthly comforts and embrace His comforts. Do we want to be that person that won’t give up something that makes it so He can not use us? God is good and He is not just leading people to get lost somewhere. He is enough! We only see Who He is darkly, but one day, face to face. Don’t we want Him to say “Well done, thou, good and faithful servant.” We’ll all so often choose something we want to do than something He wants.  Christians must forsake reputation and embrace identification with Him. The further you step out in your walk with the Lord, the more people will think, that you have gone off the deep end. Christians do not give it up for their own sake, but rather for God’s sake. “I want to know if the Lord was pleased, not what people thought.” 

     They need to forsake earthly friendships and embrace intimacy with the Most High. What is given up for Him is never a real sacrifice for the joy that comes from knowing Him. Forsake early family and embrace His adoption as sons and daughters. These both do not mean that you’re just like “bye family.” But rather it means that He is first place in the heart. We can’t put reserves on God. It’s wrong to tell God that we’ll serve Him but only if He will allow _ . Are will willing to give up all, or have persecutions? They need to forsake freedom of body and embrace the Intercessor’s Call. Do we stop giving praise to God when tribulations come? Paul and Silas were told to stop preaching Jesus and were thrown into prison. So they praised God.  

     They need to forsake health of the body and embrace the power of suffering. Richard Wurmbrand gave up His body for years and years of torture and his feet were so badly beaten up that he couldn’t even wear shoes afterwards. They need to forsake life, and embrace the martyr’s crown. Does Jesus mean that much to us? That we would give up our life for Him? That we would preach Him! We do not have to wait to bring glory to His name. We can start now. 

     The last thing to forsake is the easiest path to death and embrace the Glory of God Almighty. Do we want His glory? If we aren’t giving our bodies to Him, then it is unreasonable. A life of ease or a life of givenness. The enemy is saying, “You have an opportunity to such a pleasant life, easy life.” Then you have the cross and that is a life of victory and a relationship with God. Siding with Him means siding against the world. Will we take it seriously? Give up and deny self!

     In my relationship with Jesus, am I willing to give up all for Him? Is He my everything? And do I treat Him like the King and Treasure that He is? I can’t stop and take it easy. The world needs to hear about the Lord, and here I am Lord. He’s not going to waste my life, but I might waste my life. Lord, I give up to you, all these things. Please take these from me, as I can not even give them up for you without your power. I will focus on You my King Jesus. All of these things to forsake for Christ!