God’s Faithfulness

Have you ever been blown away by God’s faithfulness?

That’s where I currently find myself.

About five years ago, God supernaturally birthed a book in my spirit — Dealing with the Root of Rejection. The title of the book came so clear and precisely that I knew, without a doubt, it was my Heavenly Father speaking to me.

Amazingly enough, a couple days later I got a download from the Lord. Within about 20 minutes, I had written down all 13 titles of chapters that would be in the book. At the time, I had no idea what I would write, or how this could ever come to pass. But, just like with the title of the book, I knew these chapters were “God inspired.”

Shortly after I had received this revelation, God put me on a journey of major healing and rooting out of all the junk and unhealthy behavior patterns that were hidden deep within me. In all honesty, this was such a painful process. But God, in His love and faithfulness, had my best interest in mind all along — and He never left my side.

Jeremiah 18:6 says, “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand.”

While we are on the “potter’s wheel,” it can be so painful that it’s hard to see the gold that’s being produced in us. Looking back, I can see that the pruning seasons were so necessary, because it has shaped me and molded me into the person God desired me to be and brought about His plans and purposes for my life.

God is faithful!

As my book has currently gone to print and is now ready for purchasing, I am humbled and amazed at how God brought all this to pass. Five years ago, everything was so unclear and looked impossible. I remember thinking, “How could I ever write a book?” Even though I didn’t have all the answers, I knew I had simply heard the voice of the Lord, so I said, “Yes.”

I had not only said yes to writing a book, but I had said yes to His calling for my life.

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“God doesn’t always choose the qualified; God often qualifies the chosen” 

Let me encourage you — Has God placed a dream or desire on your heart that seems impossible to attain?

Don’t give up! 

Partner with Him, be diligent and faithful with what he has put on your heart to do, and watch in amazement as He works on your behalf. “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26 NIV). We definitely serve a faithful God!

“Forget the former things; 
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing! 
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness 
and streams in the wasteland.”

Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)

Entering In To God’s Rest (Trusting Him)

Hey friends!

Have you ever felt like you were just in over your head? Like your circumstances were beyond your control? I sure have! In fact, I was just feeling this way the other day! But… the GOOD news is, we don’t have to shoulder the load ourselves. Jesus says in Matthew 11:30, “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” So… what does that really look like, when we have real problems that are weighing us down? Serious life issues that we are facing, that we don’t know the answer to? How can our burden be “light” when what we are facing is the unknown?

I have learned that it’s during these times in my life (when I truly don’t know what to do in my own strength) that I need to simply enter into the rest of God and have a quiet child like confidence — trusting my Abba.

Isaiah 30:15 says this, “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.”

WOW! What a powerful truth!

A couple of days ago there were a couple of different situations that I was battling with. As I would go over different possible solutions in my mind, nothing seemed to be the right answer. The more I would mentally try to figure out what to do, the more stressed, and out of peace I would become. FINALLY… at the end of myself, and my human strength, I came to place of  calling on the Lord, and telling Him, “Lord, I don’t know what to do here, but this situation didn’t take you by surprise, so I’m going to trust you to work things out while I rest!”

Incredible! What a burden that had been lifted off my shoulders as I was entering into God’s rest. (Isaiah 30:15)

Amazingly enough, I sensed Him saying… “I’m working on your behalf, while your resting!” It was a beautiful afternoon, so I decided to go outside, read my Bible, and enjoy the sunshine. I rested physically, and I rested my mind mentally, from trying to figure out the answers to my problems that I had allowed myself to get so worked up over. A short time later, amazingly, things just fell into place. And the very things that were bothering me, God took care of!!! As I applied Proverbs 3:5-6, everything became clear:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.”

Pretty cool, huh?

God is so intimate and involved in our day to day lives. He can truly be trusted. My encouragement to you is… Enter into the REST of God. What ever you may be facing today, He will work on your behalf while you rest and trust Him. His yoke is easy, and his burden is light.

Book – this fall, 2012

Coming to bookstores this fall is my life story Dealing with the Root of Rejection.   FOLLOW this blog as I share my life journey with you, offering stories and practical biblical principles that will ensure we’re growing to be all God intended us to be as women of God living in confidence! Just click on the “Follow” button!

Love,

Angie