Where The Spirit of The Lord is there is Freedom

Psalm 119:46 “I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings and shall not be put to shame,”
Without telling the messy details of your life personally, how do you make much about God’s work in your life in the valley of the shadow of death?

God is all about drawing us closer to Himself and His People making much about Him in every twist and turn. We hear much about Gods healing and immediate deliverance from bondage but what about the ugly years, how come nobody talks about them? I believe it’s because we often wish they weren’t there, we don’t want to expose the ugly because God can’t be in the ugly and people judge harshly the ugly. Well, guess what son, He Is; and it’s to your epic Grace but you’d rather not hear or see. Quit fearing men.

For years, 5 years to be frank, there was a battle raging that I was in the middle of, so by proxy, I was in another battle that coincided beautifully together with the other one. Hold tight. Gird up.

Surely this is not of The Lord. Father what is going on I would ask. There’s a roaring Lion seeking someone to devour. “Just stay. That’s your position. Rachel Stay. I’m going to walk with you through the entire thing.” Well throwing myself a pity party from time to time lead to pits of darkness, despair, doubt, and the inability to love well. I realized I did not even know my life. God always comforted me in my confessions to Him. He always lead me to be transparent with others in my weaknesses and when I did He healed me more. I witnessed His promise to me personally in James 5:16. He made it clear to me, “I see you. Remember Rachel, I Am infinite in Wisdom. There’s much more going on here. Just walk with Me” He assured me that my Life was Hidden In His so I clung tightly and received His Goodness to me…namely His Peace, His Joy, His Patience, His Endurance. All the while He was healing me, humbling me, strengthening me, and emboldening me in ways I never knew. Unbeknownst to me, I came rushing in to The Heart of God. None of which could have or ever come from me in my own desire, strength or making my own way. God knew I was a runner who could and in my pride would never tolerate being mocked and mistreated. But as I looked at My Savior, the wind and the waves stood still. Victorious Lord, Your mistreatment, Your valley is my reward in every single moment. The Powerful Acts of God through His Spirit blew my finite mind and humbled my heart in ways that I never knew I needed.

Do you know and have you proclaimed the Power of God In your weakness? If not, then what’s Grace?
Are you growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ? I’m here to say, quit looking at yourself and fix, I mean fixate, permanently focus, plant your eyes, steady your heart and mind on the One Worthy of all our Praise. You think you are better and that there should be no battle for you? Christian, who are you following, what more do you want than Christ? By God’s Grace Rise up out of the ashes and say I no longer want my way, if this is Your Way Father then I Will Live! Enjoy The battle In Christ, get used to it. Love is War. I’m coming back to the heart of worship, it’s All about You.

How are you growing today? Any tests of patience? How did God deal with you about it? Please boldly share without excuse.

“This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”
2 Peter 3:1‭-‬18

Glory be to God.

Rachel Ruth

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