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Anywhere, Anytime

There’s some incredible joy that has filled my soul in the past two days. One thing I try to do is to catch every good emotion and feeling and lock it up. When times are difficult and life isn’t going as I’d like it to, I access those little pockets of joy and remind myself of all that the Lord has done for me.

Why am I saying this tonight?

I’ve been thinking a lot about what a life lived completely for God looks like. What would it mean to be completely sold out to Jesus?

I recently came across an image of a famous preacher’s epigraph. It said “A life laid down.”

 That stopped me dead in my tracks. Isn’t that so powerful? To live a life laid down and to die to and for Christ.

There’s a lot I have to learn in my walk with God. I’m learning, slowly but surely, how to love God more and how to know Him more. God is the gift that keeps giving. He is the boss who gives you a job and helps you do it.

As I’ve wanted to know more, He’s pointing me towards people who love Him and who have more knowledge than I do.

That said, I also must mention that I have come to a place where I’m ready for God to take me anywhere and to do whatever He wants to do with my life. I don’t know why for some reason, anytime I think about that, I imagine that God will give me the most difficult test yet in my life. But that may not necessarily be the case. He may be about to give me the most exciting time of my life.

This goes back to the whole idea of leaning into God’s grace and less on His legalism. Take a look at this short story from Matthew 7:7-12

Ask, Seek, Knock

7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

I’m looking forward to having my mind blown by God. I’m so excited about the next phase of my life, and although I have no idea how things will go, my God hasn’t failed me ever, so why would He start now?

Take that with you this week: God has NEVER failed before, so why would He start now?

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Hey, my name is Alheri and I'm obsessed with Jesus. This blog is me keeping my promise to Him for answering a prayer. Purple is my favorite color and my favorite scripture is Jeremiah 32:27 which says "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?" (KJV) You can contact me at msalheri@gmail.com

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  1. Egor F Egbe says

    LOVE OF GOD
    The love of God is unimaginable when weighed against all our deeds.
    Bad as we are in spirit, we still hope to do so much for our children. When I look at the TV and see when families are liberated from IS strongholds in Syria or Iraq, my heart bleeds for the innocent children strapped in their mother’s backs.
    Stephen, my elder soldier-brother once told me that live in freedom cannot be compared with any other thing. Even as we don’t have anything resembling modernity in our home community, it is still good.

    He told me that a particular day he will never ever forget in life was when at a peace Mission they led captives free. He watched as the women and their young children were scampering and fleeing to safety. At a point where it appeared safe this poor woman found a log of wood to sit on, having trekked for God knows how far from that point before the compulsory run. The soldiers brought water to the POWs or released captives. Then this woman took a sip. And then she loosened her strap to fetch her child from her back for a drink of the water. Alas! the woman never knew that the child had already died in her back!

    My brother said he was just watching the grim in this woman’s countenance. The child, the dead child slipped from the mother’s hand on to the hard ground. He stepped forward and picked the corpse. The woman fainted. Apparently she had lost all her innocent children, the other two having died in the forest. Pathetic story.
    My brother said as soon as the woman regained a glimpse of consciousness, she stretched out for the dead child. She now knew her hope was completely lost but still loved her child even at death. The soldiers virtually forced her to forgo the lifeless body. The solders mass-buried the child with so many other corpses. Poor woman.

    If we, mere mortals, can be so loving to our off-springs, how much more our creator? The love of God for us is even more than what the innocent woman showed to her lifeless child whom she could not revive.

    Trusting and obeying God’s instructions and commands would guarantee us the deep love from God much of which we may not have seen even an inch.

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  2. He has NEVER failed. You are so right. Never forget that even on the darkest days and hardest times. He will bring you through. He has a purpose and He loves YOU!

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    • Aww thanks so much for your comment! He loves ME! So so true, changes everything once we understand His love.

      I hope you’re doing better. You’re in my thoughts and prayers ❤

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  3. Take that with you this week: God has NEVER failed before, so why would He start now?
    LOVE this. He is indeed a gigs, good Father. Nicely written!

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