Monday, March 22, 2010

My Walk Monday

My Walk Monday

He is always faithful to prepare us.
We just need to be faithful to seek Him, and then be willing to listen in learn.

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Let me tell you why I say this :).

I have a sweet friend that was faithful enough to tell me some things in our relationship that could use some work. But she didn't approach me in anger, and I didn't feel attacked like times in the past were other friends have "told me how it is" :). She wrote me an e-mail, but called me first to warn me and pray with me.

I was blessed to have my husband praying as well, because he knows I have felt mishandled in the past and again it was nice to be warned.

But it was even NICER to be able to seek the Lord and have HIM prepare my heart.

I felt He wanted me to read John chapter 3 when I was praying about what was to come. And though the message I received from this chapter was not in the correct context of being born again, it was kinda perfect for me to start in the right heart. ("For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart." Hebrews 4:12)

Here are the chunks God used from His living word that pierced straight to the thoughts in my heart.
  • v.2 - I was reassured that this is a friend that "came from God" and "God is with her"
  • v.6 - He showed me she was not coming from a place of "flesh" as friends have in the past, but she was really trying to put her self aside and be "of the Spirit".
  • v.11 - "We speak what We know and testify what We have seen" - He says We to my heart because it is her AND HIM speaking what they know and testifying to me what they have seen in our relationship as friends.
  • v.12 - "If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?" - This shows me personally that He wants me to believe what was written in my friend's email and that He wants me to grow to be able to handle Him telling me heavenly things in the future.
  • v.17 - God did not send this email to condemn me but to set me free.
  • v.18 - if I believe the words sent to me I am not condemned, but if I do not believe I am condemned already by the situation at hand.
  • v.19 - and this is the condemnation, that my friend is shining some light, and I would love the darkness rather than the light.
  • v.20 - will I refuse the light and hate it? Or am I willing to expose my deeds??
  • v.27 - "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven." - this was given to me from "heaven" as best as possible and I will be able to receive it unlike how I "received" similar things in the past :).
  • v.30 - "He must increase, but I must decrease." - God wants to use this to grow me in Him. And my flesh will have to decrease (which may hurt) when this is to be done.
  • v.34 - God sent my friend to speak the words of God and God gave her His Spirit.
  • v.35 - My Father in Heaven loves me.
"He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." John 3:36

Again I say...
He is always faithful to prepare us.
We just need to be faithful to seek Him, and then be willing to listen in learn.

And again - I know this is not what the scripture means in context what-so-ever, but it is just what God has spoken to my heart for this situation and love Him for it :).

1 comment:

Alicia said...

Oh, Carolyn, that is so awesome!! Praise God for friends like that who can share their heart in love!!