God Can’t Help Himself

imageThere are many days that I have my kids play in the “play room”. I love that they have a space for that. I love that I can keep the rest of my house clean and the toys stay “contained”. Yesterday, I was missing my kids’ faces. I just wanted to be close to them. I had things to do, like paint the bathroom, laundry, dinner prep etc. However, I couldn’t shake this strong desire. So I had them play in the room closet to where I was. I wanted to hear them giggle, laugh, and be ready for a hug at the drop of the hat. I also had to be ok with my two year old wanting to “paint” the bathroom with me ahhhhhhh. As I was pondering my feelings to be close to them, I could picture God saying the same thing to me.  “Melissa, my desire is to be close to you. I just want to be next to you daughter. I don’t want to miss a hug opportunity, or hear you laugh and giggle. I am also ready to listen to your heart and hear you cry if you need to. This my sweet daughter is not the “duty” of being your parent but the deepest love in my heart, is for you and towards you! I can’t help myself.” Love Papa God

Devotional:

Take a moment and insert your name into what God would say to you. You are not a duty to Him either. You are the deepest desire in His heart and He is right here ready to hug you, listen to you, and give you counsel.

I would love to hear how you encountered Him. Please leave a comment. Also if you are struggling to hear Him I would love to help if I can! I can also pray for you with any requests etc!

 

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I am Powerful

 

I am powerful and confident because He is powerful and He is confident.

When I feel afraid, or I feel oppression, like a child I remember I am powerful . I believe God. That is child-like. I don’t have to go to unbelief. I simply know that I am who God says I am. Its the truth. I use my mind (imagination)I invite the holy spirit. I ask him to help me see Jesus and behold Him more than anything else I believe our imagination is the playground of God if we allow Him. We must just be child like with Him. I allow Jesus to lead me like a child and dream about heavenly things. This is what He showed me. We soar above not the clouds and He flies. I fly too. THats what children do. The strings of this world that try to make me doubt His love, or who I am, those are taken off my ankle and I am free to soar in you. He smiles and I folllow. JEsus madea covenant with me. He says, I will walk thorugh a bloody mess of a life with you because of my committment to you. He takes my hand and says let me teach you how to believe. We fly into the sun and down into the green field. He puts His arm around me. You are a powerful person. You get power, love and a sound mind. You can’t control what the enemy throws at you, or what other people say to you. You can’t control your circumstances, but you get to be powerful in Me. You get to believe what you believe. I believe Jesus is the savior. I believe He loves me and wants me whole, healthy and free. I believe that he gave me identity that I am child of God. I believe that He is my stronghold (my defense). I believe that I get to choose what I look at, and I am going to look at the King of all Kings. I wait with Jesus at the hilltop and He walks with me and we wait.The sun gets brighter and brigther and I realie its the Glory of God and I kneel down and am covered by the Glory of God. My confidence grows here as I wait for the Lord. My beloved. You are the prize of my life. I delight in watching you learn and grow in your identity. I am not in a rush. You can fully know me God. I welcome your love. I welcome your light to remove anything that hinders love from being powerful in me. We fly into the sun and I am standing in front of Papa Gods throne.He is light. I can hear him chuckle. He is full of joy and love. Come up here on my lap. The world is waiting for you to show them your unique perspective of me. Its what I put in you to give to the world. You have my blessing , a Father’s blessing. Sealed with my love and adopted into my family . I get down and take JEsus’ hand. We fly back down to the hilltop and I stare at the gaze of the King. Blue eyes. Jesus is like water. He refershes my souldOu get to be powerful because you believe not because you get it right all the time, not because you know truth perfectly and not because you have behaved well. You get to receive and expereince me because you believe. You are simply my child , and I delight in meeting you here. Enjoy this day I have made and lets walk together through it. Powerful daughter.

Psalm 27

THe Lord is my light and my salvation;

Whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold (defense) of my life

Of whom shall I be afraid?

When evil doers asail me

To eat up my flesh

My adversaries and foes

It is they who stumble and fall

Though an army encamp against me

My heart shall not fear

Though war arise against me

Yet I will be confident

One thing I asked of the Lord

This is what I seek after.

That I may dwell in the house of the Lord

All the days of my life,

To gaze upon the beauty of the Lord

And to inquire in His temple

For He will hide me in his shelter

In the day of trouble

He will conceal me in the cover of His tent

Sacrifices with shouts of joy , I will sing and make melody to the Lord

Hear O Lord when I cry aloud

Be gracious to me and answer me!

You have said, “seek my face”

My heart says to you

Your face Lord do I seek

Hide not your face from me

Turn not your servant away in anger

O you who have been my help

Cast me not off, forsake me not

O God of my salvation

For my father and mother have forsaken me

My God will take me in

Teach me your way o Lord

Lead me on a level path

Because of my enemies

Give me not up to the will of my adversaries

For false witnesses have risen against me

And they breathe out violence

I believe that I should look upon the GOODNESS of the Lord

In the Land of the Living!

Wait for the Lord

Be strong and Let your heart take courage

Wait for the Lord!

To develop child like faith , you must believe that when Jesus speaks to you its still true the next day. He didn’t just show you a picture of an angel and then the next day because you can’t still see it , that wasn’t true. No. Don’t settle for any other thought. I have prayed for God to open my eyes to see. One day He told me, my eyes were open. It didin’t seem like much different than the day before. However, I had gone to get my eyes checked at an eye dr. and I encountered God during my whole appointment. Jesus showed me He was healing my eyes. He showed me I needed glasses because my eyes were tired. I was a fighter and I needed assitance so that my real eyes didn’t get too tired. Wow! I could hear Jesus say, its time to rest. He was coming in to help me see. I have been able to imagine Jesus with my mind and see things. Could I doubt , sure if I wanted to. I don’t though. This is child-like faith. Keep guard over your belief.

 

Majesty

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Majesty : Ge’uwth

Excellent things, lifting up, majesty, pride, proudly, raging

Psalm 93

“The Lord is king! He is robed in majesty.

Indeed , the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength.

The world stand firm and cannot be shaken.

Your throne, O Lord, has stood from time immemorial.

You yourself are from the everlasting past.

The floods have risen up, O lord.

The floods have roared like thunder;

The floods have lifted their pounding waves.

But mightier than the violent raging of the seas,

Migthier than the breakers on the shore-

The Lord above is mightier than these!

Your royal laws cannot be changed.

Your reign, O Lord, is holy forever and ever.”

God is Majestic

He is confidently beautiful

He doesn’t apologize or self doubt

He is who He is.

I Am that I Am

I am Majestic because He is majestic

I am His daughter

I carry His splendor

I can be confident because He is confident in me

He is armed with strength so I can be armed with His strength

Child like faith looks like the song that comes to mind as I am meditating on my dad

Majesty by Delirious

Its the picture I have when I think of Majestic. Papa sitting on top of mountains . Glorious. He is awe inspiring. He is full of light. Thats all I can imagine. Ight is good and light is bright. LIght .

I have Majesty’s approval. His stamp of approval is on His children. He gave up life for us. His kiss is on my head forever. Majesty is full of strength and loves the weak.

Majesty is kind and He cares. He is approachable when you know Jesus. He is the all powerful one who’s heart is bent to love His creation. I can approach the throne of grace boldly

“ Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so we may receive mercy and find grace in our time of need” Hebrews 4:6

He is more full of love and acceptance of me than I ever knew. I thought for so long I had to be perfect because if I already confessed that I struggled with be insecure than I can’t come to Him again or I am a disapointment to Him. What I discovered is that not only do I get to come to Him but I can run boldly and full of cofidence that when He see’s me . He can’t wait to help me, to give me the very thing I need which is love and acceptance. He will even take the insecurity and give me security. I am only changed by love here. If I don’t come than I can’t change at all and I am left alone. I am left not even in relationship with this distant God. However, through Jesus, I am loved and accepted.and only here I can see Majesty.

He holds up this world in His majesty.

 

Develop Child-like Faith

I developed this series of writing to help myself and others develop child-like faith. It is alot of fun to play with God. Enjoy!

Run to Almighty Ps. 91

Have Faith that God is the mightiest – He has all power. Run to Him . When there is a storm that is when you need shelter. Like a little girl outside with her umbrella. Come inside you won’t even feel the storm or the breeze.

How do you run to Him. You know that your His child. Then you know that your wanted . Then you sit down and start telling Him everything that is bothering you. Then you let daddy do what He does best. He rescues us. Over and over again. Ask Him to teach you how to use the tools He has His armor, His strength, His weapons to help overcome. Ephesians 6

2. Rest a little longer

What is soaking? Here in the quiet place of rest, I can use my mind for good. I can with the help of the Holy Spirit imagine His word. I can imagine Him with me. This is like playing. God wants us to be like children and play. I like to paint my pictures He gives me so I remember them longer. My painting doesn’t have to look professional or perfect but they are so precious to me and to Him. I ask Jesus what to paint. I was reading Psalm 91 today and Him covering me with His feathers really spoke to my spirit. So I painted a feather. He gave me the words. His feathers cover me. Here I am free to be. Just Play

3. When God shows you something , sometimes we can do it in the natural realm and bring the spiritual or heavenly into our reality. I saw a room where Jesus and I were having a pillow fight. I was reminded of Psalm 91 where He covers me with His feathers. I felt like the Lord is telling me to play with my kids even if it feels hard because this is the most spiritual thing you can do. I think I might have a pillow fight with my kids today.

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Just Be With Me

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I desire God. That’s the bottom line. There is not more to it that I must do. I desire Him. I like to be aware of His presence all the time. I want to make more and more room for Him in my life. I am learning to just tell Him I desire Him and then let Him lead me to receive His love. Some times that looks like me closing my eyes and He leads me on an adventure through the forrest (in my imagination led by the Holy Spirit). Sometimes that looks like me reading the word or worshipping Him. I often like to pray in my prayer language or raise my hands to heaven. I like to be still and let Him meet me in my thoughts. I love to read the Bible and let the words soak into my being and imagine the words coming alive inside of me. I just want to be with God.

Find God in the Storm

There is a storm going on around me today. I have forgiven who I need to forgive and I just need to obey. Obedience is better than sacrifice. Often when I find myself in a fight with the enemy, I try to protect myself. My name, my motives, to others. However, all God wants is our obedience even if it costs us something. Today as I have done everything He has asked me to do all thats left is to wait and rest in His presence. The safest place is in God. I can take rest in Him. What does that look like. Well I simply close my eyes on the couch and tell God I love Him. Its there the heat of His presence is on my face and I feel Him lift off the worry, the heaviness and the sadness. Joy fills my heart. In the presence of my enemies, I find myself at the table of the Lord.

 

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd. He gives me everything I need.

He lets me lie down in fields of green grass.

He leads me beside quiet waters.

He gives me new strength.

He guides me in the right paths

For the honor of his name.

Even though I walk through

The darkest valley.

I will not be afraid.

You are with me.

Your shepherd’s rod and staff comfort me.

You prepare a feast for me

Right in front of my enemies.

You pour oil on my head.

My cup runs over.

I am sure that your goodness and

Love will follow me

All the days of my life.

And I will live in the house of the Lord

forever.