Are you feeling entangled?
Good Morning Sweet Friends, I was traveling to both Alabama and Florida this weekend sharing the Word and what the Lord has done in my life. I would imagine and certainly hope that most of you that meet me here have heard my story from my heart...in person. I say this because I know words on pages never convey the true spirit that comes from one's heart.
If you have never heard me, please know that I never set out to meet anyone here with an attitude of "Look at me! Look at me!" Never! My story is one of missing it, though I thought I knew it well my whole life. An unassuming captive., I was. And then I found it....I found Him. I found the truth of scripture that His love is better than life. That His loving-kindness is unfailing. That I had been empty searching for things of this world to fill me, and I looked often in the wrong places that led to much heartache. It was real and ran far deeper than words on pages.
The change was so radical and the love so consumming that it could not be contained. I believe He set a fire in my heart to share, and He had to, because I was a "private Christian" ....if there is such??? I never expect anyone to have my same experience or that my way is His only way, but rather that there is MORE and We were designed for MORE and HE is that MORE! I have been gifted with radical faith through tragedy and crisis and that radical faith has allowed me to see the true power of a God of the IMPOSSIBLE! Unless we step out on water, we will never know the feeling of walking on it! And we miss the gift of experiencing Him fully while here on this earth, and that is in itself a tragedy!
He has taught me over the weekend to rewire my expectations of Him, because sometimes my expectations don't demand an IMPOSSIBLE God! I met a woman last year that said she went to the altar after 8 years of battling an eating disorder, in and out of treatment centers to no avail, but then one day she hit the altar with a heart desperately crying out "Take this from me!" And He did. One day at an altar and she never battled one more day with something that was stealing her life. That is an IMPOSSIBLE God. I was reminded of her as I heard a man share almost the same story over an addiction this weekend. One day with God and gone! Both freed and both living lives of radical faith now, because they encountered God intimately!
I think it is awesome that God doesn't just give you His word and say BELIEVE, but rather surrounds us with such a great cloud of witnesses that we can see and awaken the desire for MORE! That is why I try to share my story everywhere that I can....because if they see me and feel my heart, they don't question what God has done and can do in a woman or a man this very day in time! The same yesterday, today and forever! The God of Ruth and Elijah and Peter and Paul is our same God!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
What would God do in a life of a woman that abandoned fear and entanglement and ran fully the race set before her? I dare you to see for yourself:)
Seek. Love. Follow. In His Wings, Ro
PS: To my sweet friends of Dothan that handed over their names for prayer, please know that you are being covered in prayer:) Much love- Ro