God Needs a Willing Heart

It’s true that exposure is our friend, but its strength is drained if there is no will to change.

Jehovah points things out for a reason, but He won’t wrestle you to the ground to change your ways.

Our God needs a willing heart.

Do you fear exposure?  Are you too deep a companion of pride?  It’s a cruel taskmaster, you know.  It’s an enemy, an accuser, and an executioner.

How do you escape such bondage?

Be willing to change.

Ask the Lord to show you how. Ask Him to cover you in His Cloak of Humility and forgive your fearful, proud, resistant heart.

He will… and then exposure can be your friend.  Change – when powered by Jesus – will open the door to freedom in your life as you’re transformed to Christ’s image, just like Father God planned

… but only if you’re willing to change.

Our God needs a willing heart.


Yield to the Shield

God’s not going to force His shield on you.  If you’re fighting it, He’ll withdraw.  He will wait until your heart is open to Him, but in the interim – o, forceful one – where is your shield?

YIELD TO OUR MASTER, and receive His blessings and benefits in protection for you. Learn to receive.  For, if you take the reins, it’s all on you, and you don’t know what you’re doing! Without Him, no one does…

Purple Cross and Shield for GSMYield to God’s Shield, beloved.  Yield, receive, and be glad. Amen.

Like Never Before

The simpler things of life are so attractive to me! I was thinking at length about how God is so simple in His approach to loving us; of course, He has to be, hasn’t He? Because, it’s us!

He puts us in the palm of His hand and lifts us up out of the trouble of this world; separate and set apart – that means “holy”. He looks at us standing gratefully in His enormous palm and His eyes well with tears… for He loves us with such adoring, unfading love He can barely contain it.

Actually, He pours it lovingly upon us as we are able to receive and digest – He doesn’t want to keep it to Himself.  Everything of Himself He pours into that tender, gentle hand because we are standing in it…

It’s as simple as that with God.  He loves us with all-consuming, immersing, unfailing love and He wants it to take on life within us. He wants us to “be” Love, even as He is Love and we are created in His image and likeness.

Why did He decide to share? And why with “dust”?

This is the kind of God we’re dealing with – something… someone never encountered before, but someone we should run after… pursue desperately, with all our might and with every breath of life and love in us.

This is our Amazing God. He is drawn to our humility and the simpler things of life. He is to be preferred and desired above all other offerings in the complicated sphere of humanity. He is the sunrise of my heart and the pulse of all the life in me; the Initiator of every good thing, and I need nothing more than His unabashed love for me.

Bleed on me, O, Blood of God! Breathe in me Your breath until I am healed forevermore; for nothing else do I need!