Something beautiful that the Lord has been revealing to me, is the beauty of sharing. Not only sharing in my material possessions, but also my time, my love and my faith. He is graciously showing me that my life is no longer for myself to gain, but for Him to be given glory and praise through the beauty He pours forth from me. He is showing me that my faith is not meant to be hidden, my love for Him in not meant to be kept for myself but rather to be poured into others. So that they too will feel His overwhelming love and presence.
“I speak of your faithfulness and salvation. I do not conceal your love and your truth from the great assembly” Psalm 40:10
For when the Lord blesses, I believe He desires those blessing to multiply through us. For when we recieve something, how can we keep such a beautiful gift for just ourselves? When reading Hebrews 12 today, I came to verse 12 and 13, and a new light was shone upon those two verses for me.
“Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. Make level paths for your feet so that the lame may not be disabled but rather healed”
So amazing to see that, our faith desperatly needs to be strengthened. Whatever is weak within us, whatever may hinder us from presenting the wholeness of the Gospel to others, needs to be made strong again. So that they may hear His goodness, see His power and come to accept Him, recieving healing themselves. Not necessairly just healing of physical needs but from the inside out. That when others are able to see men and women, standing strong and bold in their faith; it will encourage those who are lame in their faith to rise us and have their passions lit again. And it will also bring forth those who do not know Christ to desire the same fullness of life which you are exemplifying.
For our Jesus is the Lord of healing; He desires us to be healed both physically and spiritually. He longs for us to be made whole from the inside out. And through us who stand firm in our faith. Not just proclaiming faith but moving in faith. Stepping out in faith so that He may use us to reveal His power and saving grace. As we are being poured into by the Lord, like a flowing river He desires us to pour out into the hearts of others His; truths, love, power and freedom. May we as believers and followers of Jesus Christ, begin to stand in the faith and allow Himself to be revealed through us, in every aspect. So that the world will see clearly who Jesus Christ, the Son of God truly is. May we share all that He has given us, with thankful and praising hearts, for our God is ready to stir the flame in the hearts of His followers. To bring forth His great power among all who are thirsty for more.
“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.” 1 Peter 3:12-17