The Blueprint…

“And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.”

Isaiah 51:16 KJV

I took a moment this morning and meditated on my current state. I was feeling a little resistance in my actions and wanted to know why I was being tempted in the area of motivation. I realized that the enemy was doing his job. Trying to discourage me from returning to my desired place in Yah by reminding me of the work it took to get there. Sometimes when I go through trials and tribulation, it challenges my attention to the path I am walking on. As I pause to endure the fire that is making me a better vessel of Yah and servant to the kingdom, I remember the fruit from the lessons I learned in other areas and desire to return to the full potential of my offices. As I push to return to those behaviors, the enemy reminds me of the work it took to get there. This is truly a distraction. Its like when I played sports. I would be in great shape and ready to begin the season. I would go through all that had to be done to strengthen my body to be in the best shape to be a good player and a benefit to my team. Then the season ends and I have to work so I am not as active as I was during the season. My immediate need has to be taken care of so I put in the work at a job. Then as the season returns and my immediate needs of money are now where they need to be, I have to get back in shape. I remember what it took to get there and would be discouraged to even continue in the sport if I think on it too long, but when camp rolls around I recognize that it does not take as long to get back in shape. My muscles have a memory. They remember the shape I was in and they react quickly with less effort. That encourages me to press on and get better.

That is the way we have to look at this walk spiritually. When I put in the work the first time, the way was made. Yah paved the way as I went. So as I endure trials, testing and tribulation and overcome, there are other things that I want to return to where I was in them. Be it organization, or schedule, or studying Yah through His word. The enemy wants to discourage me by reminding me of the work it took to get there, but Yah has to remind me through His word that he has laid the foundation already. The way has already been paved in my obedience in His will. All I have to do is walk there in. He said His yoke is easy and His burden is light. I already know what it feels like. and like muscle memory, when I press toward that mark, the holy spirit kicks in to assist me as I go and gives me what I need to return to that place and strive to be even better. I realized that I am tried in the fire to be even better in all my roles. Just because I may have to put one down to endure the test, doesn’t effect my effectiveness in the areas I have overcome in. I just become better. So when I put that hat back on, it fits even better. As the “muscles” return to full performance, I now have the strength, motivation, and tools to become stronger and better. Hope this encourages someone to press on through the distractions of the work to see the light of the reward in the end. For me, it is that I will see Christ and He is going to invite me in as a vessel of honor saying “well done”. My reverence is in Him and my desire for His love and approval rules over all. HalleluYah! I am grateful as I continue Living Like He’s Coming…. Shalom!

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Stand in Awe…

“Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

This was another beautiful feast I was invited to by the Most High Yah. He showed up and did a wonderful work. It was the most powerful and anointed feast I have been to and I am encouraged as I see how much Yah is blessing His children. He is requiring new levels of submission and he is quickly checking the minds of the workers in the vineyard. These last day laborers are being prepared quickly to be useful workers and vessels cleaned for the Master’s use. I stand in awe of the beauty of the glory of Yah. I am learning to be still and praise him on my bed and as I walk in his way. It requires continuous change in me and I have to be mindful of the tools of the enemy. He desires to put in my path distractions and stumbling blocks to move me out of the way. I have to push myself to commune in my heart with the Father so that I do not allow the enemy to use me, and keep myself set apart for the Father to use me. It is a battle at times, but I have to remember that they that call upon Yah shall renew their strength. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. For the blessings of Yah are rich. Rich in love, peace and joy.
As I reflect on this beautiful feast, I have learned much about myself and how to continue in this way. I have been passive in my approach to grow in the grace and need to be more assertive. For the promises of Yah are Yes and go ahead. Meaning he desires for me to grow, go and do in him all that he has showed me that is on my path to do, but he is waiting on my assertive response in doing it. He basically shows me that He put so much into me, now he is requiring me to use it. He has invested in His vessel, now it is time to render a return. The enemy wants to keep me discouraged from growing in the knowledge and wisdom of Yah so he can discourage the work and continue to slow it to a stop, but I recognize his devices more and more. I hate them with a righteous hatred and I strive to be better fit for the path made just for me. It is a road less traveled and I have to work to see the way, but it is there. It is easy to follow because it is designed just for me so I have all the equipment I need to travel on it, and the strength of my Father in heaven guiding me through. I am in awe of His power, might, understanding, and love. I allow it to minister to my heart this day and be productive as I begin it with the communing of my Heavenly Father. Standing still to really see His beautiful plan, grow in His grace and increase the pliable nature of my heart. My need for the Father out weighs my desires of this world. I depart from it in my heart and grow in the understanding, guidance and wisdom of Yah. Blessed is the woman that fears Yah, so I desire that blessing. Until the Master comes for His bride, I will continue Living Like He’s Coming… Shalom 🙂

Prayer….

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Pastor has been doing many teachings on communing with Yah and in the ways of Yah lately. He has been addressing spiritual warfare, understanding the character of Yah, and being sound in mind to experience the peace that allows us to discern ourselves and our brothers and sisters so we may be a benefit to the body of Christ. As his chosen people, we should know Him better than anyone else. If the Christians that are of the religion of the enemy are able to do the works of healing and deliverance, while not being living testaments of Yah by walking in iniquity, how much more should we be able to portray the power of Yah in the light of His way for His glory? What is holding us back? What is hindering us? Fear and Unbelief in word and deed. When we thirst for the ways of our Masters home and vision, we should dive into a true understanding of Him. I have found that I cannot do that effectively without knowing him. The very ways of Him. I learn him by talking with Him. Prayer is pertinent in knowing my Master. If he is my everything, I am glad to talk with Him and be in the presence of Him. Feeling His spirit inside of me. Walking and talking with Him every opportunity I get. That way, I know him and the power of His might. I am confident with the love of Him and established with my place in Him. He is preparing a place for me as I know him and the desires that he has placed in my heart. I am blessed to be secure in the creator of me. As a vessel passing through the fiery furnace, I shall come out garnished as a fine vessel of pure gold. As I commune with Yah, he teaches me how to walk, talk, act, think and be in Him. As a good husband teaches His wife how to be a good representation of him, so does the Most High do that with me. He even teaches me how to talk to him and how to communicate in the spiritual realm to unlock the power that lies in me as I am a vessel of His spirit of truth. As I learn this, I see how to view this place and ask for the beneficial things that will build the kingdom and not hinder the process. How much love is that? He created this place to put me through the fire to refine my mind so I can understand His ways and desires. He created characteristics in me, so that I will be productive in His kingdom while attaining a level of peace that cannot be altered by any evil way and that I may appreciate being with Him more than anything he could give to me. All I have to do is obey, give up my will and listen to His. Oh how powerful a place that is. Knowing how to talk to the Master. I am blessed with this meditation today as I seek more knowledge and wisdom of the creator of my heart and possessor of my soul. Food for thought as I continue Living Like He’s Coming…. Shalom 🙂😌

Chaste Keeper of the Home…

“The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding. The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:3, 5, 10, 22-23, 28, 32-33‬ ‭KJV‬‬

As the school year is well on its way, I am given many opportunities to think about discipline. Without it is a room full of chaos and long unfruitful days, but with it is peace and growth. So, I meditate on the proper methods to elevate challenge that would cause long days and I realize a method of correction that I was taught in the worlds classroom that was hindering my peaceful mind in my daily dealings with my students.
In the public school classroom, we were taught to figure out the best way to tolerate foolish behavior. We would set up warning systems and reward based chastening that made the students mentally weak in controlling emotion, but strong in justifying their wickedness. I recognized this as I would catch myself talking too much by giving warnings and systems of prolonged tolerance of foolish behavior to the point in which I sound like a broken record. Then establishing reward systems to encourage positive results from righteousness characteristics that should be their reasonable service. I realized the wickedness of myself in encouraging this behavior because it is easier to do than the way of Yah which is to rebuke sharply and put the evil away from the child quickly.
Pastor mentioned in his message how he was wicked for continuously presenting the faith to those that Yah is not dealing with when the word says to turn away after one or two admonitions. That really caught my attention. We are wicked when we distort the way of Yah to ease the pressure of the flesh to embrace the ways of Yah. If I rebuke sharply, it causes me to deal with how they think of me later and how they may respond to the correction when I should care less on how they feel and focus on pleasing Yah and Him alone. I am wickedly depriving them of the sharpening of character that Yah requires of me, the keeper of the home. Basically, it is easy to warn, but a challenge to give a strong rebuke. Then I have to be consistent and firm, not caring how it is perceived or how I feel about it because it is not about my comfort but about the desire of Yah. His way should always be the first and only choice of correction in my mind.
So, I realized as I understand that open rebuke is better than secret love, that as I rebuke sharply with the rod of correction, that it brings the evil behavior under subjection. When a child gets that painful connection to a wicked deed the first time, he/she will have a strong reminder of what choices to make the next time they are tempted to act out, but when the chastening is made abstract through a system of soft repetition then the wicked mind stays the same and brings strength to the flesh as they learn to manipulate and justify actions instead of correcting them and changing the wicked way. Therefore establishing iniquity in the heart that will be harder to correct later. See the wickedness of the enemy at work?
In summary, I learned that strong correction with the rod of correction caused my students to be more aware of their choices when wickedness is presented to them. It gives them the opportunity to understand what is right and what is wrong. Gives them the chance to be concrete in understanding their emotions and not allowing the enemy to set crooked ways in them that are justified by thought and feeling instead of intent and action. I thank Yah for opening my eyes to see yet another crooked way to help prepare me ahead of time for kingdom living. Removing another spot off my garment. What a loving Yah he is and I magnify His name. HalleluYah! Yet another day as I continue Living Like He’s Coming…. Shalom 😉