Ugh…Distractions, I hate them. Wouldn’t life be so easy if there were no distractions, “end of the road” signs, or road blocks?
Yes, life would be easier, but I believe that distractions help us to understand a great deal about our weaknesses.
God is so invested in seeing us succeed,and certainly desires for us to thrive in our lives, but often times what we call “distractions” are simply tests…
When I am weak…He is Strong
It seems like it’s been forever since I last blogged. To say the least, the last 3 weeks have been one of the most stressful times in my life. Rounding up my undergraduate career has pushed me to the edge in many ways. From sleepless nights, to working…
Hello My people!
I feel like it’s been so long since I last posted a written post— I miss chopping it up. But the Lord has been amazing and working in incredible ways. So all I can say is THANK YOU GOD for He truly is amazing.
As you all know, I spent my summer in a grueling and challenging ten week course. If you’re in Physical Therapy School, you know that the coursework alone can be quite ridicoulous. Well this summer I did what most do in one year—all through the all suffecient grace of God #Blown.
There were many times where I felt tired, lonely, and discouraged. The challenges I faced were not only in academics, but in my faith in God was tested quite a bit. It was as if the enemy knew that God was prepping me for greater horizons with the current hardships, so all kinds of mental warfare began.
I was literally head first into the Battlefield of the mind. Thankfully the Lord lifted me up, and set my feet on a great church home (The Father’s House Rochester!) and I began a life changing book titled “Battlefield of the mind” by Joyce Meyer. I was incredibly pleased that God did everything possible to keep me on track spiritually.
The bible tells us in Matthew 6:33 to “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all other things shall be added onto you”— this means placing my spiritual life at the top of my “to do” list had to be a priority. And indeed it was…so happy I tapped into the power of God. Getting closer to Christ didn’t just help me through the program, it changed me, transformed me, and revamped my entire existence. The truth of Christ changed me and made me incredibly whole. So blessed, so pleased, so at peace. For in my weakness, God’s strength was shown (2 Corinthians 12:9).
So much I want to say, but I’ll have to keep the testimonies coming as the Lord leads…as for now, stay strong in your word. Don’t resist the hand of God in your life—He loves you like crazy and Christ is seeking to be your strength— You were made to be a better you, totally in dependence on Christ.
Over & Out!
As I continue to search my scriptures and connect with my spirit, my daily prayer always falls back on the condition of my heart. The heart is stunning—- physically, it is the systematic “hub” of the human body and controls the functioning of all organs. Without the heart we are lifeless and non-exsistent. It’s proper functioning is key to our survival.
Beyond the physical, but similar to, the spiritual heart works the same in it’s function. Most times if the physical heart has a murmur, tumor, or clogged artery—-it’s a refelction of something else that’s not functioning in the body.
As Christians, our spiritual heart represents who we are in Christ and is the true pinnacle of our maturity and strength as believers. If your heart is a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26), new and governed by the love of Christ, your pattern of life is different and more concerete.
Like I’ve shared before, lately my devotions are leading me to a daily heart check. Asking myself questions such as: Who do I really love? Am I representing Christ in my actions and thoughts? Do I communicate with God based on relationship or treating him as a spiritual ATM?
These questions matter tremendously—-if we do not engage in a constant evaluation of our heart, we can easily become unhealthy and malnourished Christians.
A heart check is beyond a doctor’s visit—- but it’s enageing in a constant communication with God, studying to understand His word, challenging your faith, and learning to Love God and people unconditionally.
Right Now: Ease off your computer and ask yourself the questions I listed above. Write them down. Mediate on them. Then take your answers to God wether good or bad— perform a Heart check and experience Growth.
Over & Out!