Friday, January 15, 2010

Don't Deny It

John 1:24 says: The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

I have read that many times and thought I understood what it meant. I love how God takes the living word and breathes a deeper revelation into it and opens my eyes to new understanding.

When this verse was impressed upon me the next thought was from Luke 12:8-9. It reads: I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God. But he who disowns me before men will be disowned before the angels of God.

Don't deny or disown the Word of God, any of it. It's ALL God breathed. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you into all Truth. Read the Word and seek God for understanding. Embrace what God is showing you. Never assume you have it all down or you have total understanding. Come to God with child like faith and a teachable spirit. Be open to receive what He reveals to you.

Are you worried what people may say? That's OK just rely on this.

Don't deny the Word. That Word became flesh!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Milestones to Praise

I read the twitter from Wade Joye a few hours ago: I just saw Liana walk across the entire room! So grateful for how Jesus has answered our prayers.

What an amazing miracle to see that against the odds, against the doctor's reports, this precious child walks! For those of you who don't know you can read the journey here.

As I catch my breath and comprehend how God moved in the lives of Adleigh and Liana, I am excited about the milestones that they will have. With each milestone people who know them or know their story will be drawn to the power of God and God will get the glory!! Imagine, Liana walks, we praise God. They go to school, we remember their story, we praise God. They start to drive, they go to college, they get married, they have families of their own and we all stop and remember what God did.

We all have milestones that should bring glory to God. Every time we do something or don't do something because of what Jesus did in our lives is an opportunity to praise God. Maybe we don't have a visible milestone for the world to see. Maybe its a marriage that God restored and the restoration process wasn't necessarily public. Maybe no one knows or sees who you used to be before you met Christ. That doesn't mean we should forget what God did for us.

As we celebrate and praise God for this amazing miracle of Liana Joye walking 18 steps today, remember that God has done amazing things for you, big and small. Praise Him for what He has done in your life and share it. Let people know the miracle of a changed heart, a changed life, a restored marriage,a healing or peace through loss.

Revelation 12:11 says: They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;

Praise God for your miracle milestones, make sure people can see them and give God all the glory!