Once recently we visited a church and the pastor talked abt the senses God gives us. He said the normal 5. We all know those. They are sight, hearing, feeling/touch, smell, and taste. Then, He included, balance and the ability to sense danger. This was new for us to hear in church. However, we have found it a great truth in our lives. Not to open the “New Age” can of worms.But personally these last two have become vital to us. They have created daily opportunities and necessities of relying on God.He has purpose in all things, even for danger.
As of late as He has moved us away to a new place, and started us over, it has not been easy, but it has been so full of God’s love. Think about the intensity of that for a moment. Felling God’s love and having it consume us more. This is the goal. it is a beautiful, amazing and at times excruciating place to be. His LOVE is a saving, and precious and a great gift. It was magnified and personified with the death of Christ in Calvary. It was a symbol of GOD’s infinite and unfailing LOVE. Now, as we have grown more intimate with GOD, there are so many signs of this. There have been times, in prayer for the body of Christ that we have just been entrenched in what God feels for HIS children. Oh how He loves us.
He loves us enough to teach us when things are coming against us, but also to never leave us or forsake us. This love abounds to show us danger on the horizon, and also blessings. But it also is important to know that He is bigger. and No weapon formed against US will prosper. He is not kidding around. Our family has faced much danger. All of it, holding God’s hand and clinging to HIM for everything, and with ALL that we had, and even didn’t have.
Many have said to us, “how can we give what we don’t have?” Our response, “we can’t but God can. There is such peace in the fact that when we are experiencing HIS LOVE, and embracing it, all the incredible gifts that come with it abound! Jesus redeemed us from the curses, so we must learn to WALK in that. This is often a moment to moment thing, asking GOD to take what is not necessary from us. Remembering, it all DIED on the cross, and the enemy only brings death, not life. Only GOD can do that. He is the life giver.
When we come to a place where we sense something unsafe or dangerous, we must know that GOD in us, around us, and through us at times, is so much more powerful. God’s power will never have anything that is more powerful than it. So many in the church as a whole believe the enemy has great power. But the truth is this, satan only has the power he is given. So, take it back. Start to say out loud, the way Jesus did, “get thee behind me satan.” Come against led by God, and with HIM doing the work, the evil that is trying to create havoc and delays. There is great FREEDOM and release in this. But, it is my no means always easy. It is however worth it to bless and glorify GOD! The enemy knows God’s power, and will back down, we have seen it. Power in the blood of Jesus, the name of Jesus, and in the presence of GOD!
We have encountered many people in churches who turn down many of GOD’s ways. Now this is not in any way, shape or form a judgement on them. Daily we are learning to let God lead, through HIS peace. This means when this happens, and it comes at us, we rejoice as Jesus did. We stay for the season’s He gives us, and pray that whatever plan or destiny has been given to us, will be fulfilled. We continue to pray as He leads, and sit back and watch GOD move. He is a resurrection God, when we do this, He brings back what needs to be, for HIS GLORY and through HIS love.
Once, a few years back, when we were really going through it, would say in some ways spiritually bleeding, and wounded, God called us to interact with some who were homeless. He had us go into what was considered a very “seedy” part of town in a very “dangerous way.” He set us up for success. My husband, who at times has struggled with boldness, was in complete faith and peace. It was late and we were at a gas station. It was really in some ways, the most terrified I have ever been. We literally saw evilly influenced people circling the car like prey. There were even bars on the windows. The car was unlocked, and our then friend with us said, ” do not make any sudden moves.” We didn’t just sat and prayed, and God’s protection became very REAL and obvious, and also DANGEROUS in a good way.
Suddenly, we began to understand why people sometimes seek thrills and excitement. Truly, the fact that we are alive to speak on this, is only due to our God’s infinite LOVE, Grace, Mercy, Peace, Hope, Joy and all that He is and brings. It was humbling, exhilarating exhausting, thrilling, frightening and more. But, God. It had such purpose, and still does.
The core lesson learned was, when we STAND in GOD in peace, trusting He take over, HIS GLORY shines. We have been so blessed to experience this then, and since then many times. Am certain that God will continue to show up. No matter how many times the enemy tries to convince us otherwise. At our core is the FAITH that satan can wound and at times, make us feel like it is dead. But, God is still there, waiting for us to come back around, and take His hand. He came to set the captives free. This means FREE from everything that gets in the way of what He desires for HIS babies. Deep down inside, that is who we are.
So, we should on some level live dangerously. But, in a safe manner. 🙂 This means, we leave dealing with the danger to GOD, and do not move until He says to do so. I am convinced that if we had disobeyed in that place, and many others we would not be alive to share the stories and testimonies God has given us. So grateful that we are, and not one day goes by that we are not humbled in some way.
Yesterday was taking to a sister in Christ and the topic went to the wounded. We are ALL broken, and hurting, and when we come to the LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth, He brings supernatural healing to those places. We must be aware that in that brokenness the enemy often attacks. It is for that reason that accountability is necessary. It is really difficult for us to learn how to hold someone accountable. Often, when we just don’t know what to do, we surrender it to God. Even before those times come we practice daily an attitude of surrender of our will. Because we have learned the hard way consequence of disobeying God and making danger our idol.
God is a jealous God. He will not put up with, for long having anything over HIM. He wants all of us 100%. In that conversation with the one God led to counsel me, I was very affected at first by what could be, what has been and also the possibility of what will be. God gives us glimpses, and that is it. Some are given more than others, because He works according to a measure of faith. We truly could not handle as humans seeing ALL of the GLORY of GOD at one time.
But, we are one body. Every single one of us has purpose, a BIG one, and must learn to work together in HIM. This also means we must at times learn to agree to disagree. This also means there are seasons too. I think because of our humanity it is natural for us to fear failing God. But, we have learned that is just not possible, in HIS eyes. He knows what is coming, how we will react and which person or people, places or things will be used in the process of the LIFE He has given us. Thank GOD for this!
In Hebrews God speaks of the RACE. There are many that we run in life, and some are quite daunting. But when we do so wrapped up in HIM, and in HIS peace, then there is VICTORY, that we have been promised that comes through. We win first PRIZE every single time in GOD’s eyes, and the scary stuff falls away.
Hebrews 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,”
Things that seemed so restricting and confining start to seem less so, because GOD’s LOVE as a weapon kills the parasitic evils, trying to take root. GLORY to GOD now and forever!!! Oh how He LOVES us!
In His Grace,