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Relationship #2 No Drama “YOU” are you who you want to be?

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Relationships #2 YOU (Is at the core of every relationship.) Are you who you want to be?

“Being Real” is something we hear all the time. You should “be real” (They say). But it’s not defined. What does being real mean to you? Your anger (about social injustice) outrage (over the issues of life) or even grief, pain, sorrow…..(over untold Losses)

That’s not WHO you really are. is it? No. At the core or heart of relationship-is who WE are. If we don’t like ourselves how do we expect others to like us? If we are not at peace with ourselves, how can anyone else be at peace with us?

Can anyone MAKE us happy? (including God?). I am reminded of the story of Jesus and the man at the pool of Bathesda, (in John, chapter 5) where he said “do you want to be made well?”

Mental health is every bit as important (if not more important) than physical health. Many of us were “messed up” in our minds over things that happened throughout our lives. Abuse. Bullying. Social Injustices. And you don’t have to be a minority to experience discrimination, favoritism, and being left out by those ‘Elitists.”

It all hurts, and it all affects us (deeply) in our hearts.

A whole (Healed) Person has a Healed Soul and Mind. Did you notice Jesus dealt with this man’s heart? (and mind?) “Do you want to be well?”

Do you want to be made well? God asked me one time if I wanted Restoration or Compensation! (Wow!) I chose Restoration. Compensation is what you get when you sue someone over what was done to you. Or get “payment” for your loss.

I don’t want compensation. I want restoration! I choose life!

Even in relationships we have to ask this question: “do we want to get along?” (or do we just want to argue?). Do we want to do the work it takes to have a great relationship?

What’s important to us? What matters most? And truly “WHO” do we wish to be? A fighter? Scrapper? Conquerer? Leader of the band? Or do we wish to have our identity forever be “continual victim” because we believe this is our lot in life?

1.Who do you want to be? And why? God really wants to know! Let him know who you would like to be! Then ask “what he wants you to be!” This is relationship at it’s finest. TWO WAY (not one way).

2. Make peace with yourself (However long it takes)

3. Be a friend (to yourself) And receive all God has for you. This will make you a better friend to others…in the long run (and a better spouse, better employeee, and so on and so forth). This means “Being willing to take correction”.

You’d be amazed at the things I’ve said to Jesus. I came to the conclusion years ago…”He already knows” so.I may as well tell him the truth! Trust me, he can handle it. I’ve said things to God that are so shocking I waited for lightning to hit me! But it didn’t! His love enveloped me instead…….(I testify!)

You can’t “offend him” by telling him the truth! I feel like Giving up Father! I have had about enough Father! I need you to show me Father (And let him know what you truly believe you need from him). I will give you a clue however……that when we ask him for what he already wants to give us, it’s likely to happen a lot quicker.

1 John 5:14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. (NKJV) Peace! Until Next time, -Laura Grace

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The Monster of Fear……

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Fear is a liar and it walks right behind worry. I don’t believe we need another scripture about fear. We know God says “not to fear” but we also know that our bodies do not listen to us, and sometimes, neither do our minds. 

Fear is a liar because it only tells you the circumstance and what has happened to others in this same situation. Fear will never tell you God’s word, or his promise to YOU. When YOU beleive God’s promise you activate heaven to act on your behalf. That’s the truth.

When a huge storm is threatening to take my house down, and I can hear it blowing so hard it’s uprooting trees, yes it’s pretty hard to not fear. Or if someone has a life threatening illness, or if someone is crazy on drugs raging at you threatening to hurt you. WE have built in responses to fear and we cannot (seem) to help that.

Not without valium! So deal with worry first (when it’s small) and don’t just nurture the worry or feed it or add to it or meditate on it! Start fighting this stuff off before it’s full blown! (You’ll be glad you did). 

Therefore, God is not unkind when he speaks to a person DO NOT FEAR (With HIS Voice of LOVE) it will settle you down. Why/ Because it’s filled with Love! (that truly casts out fear) See because He IS LOVE so when he speaks, your heart is settled down. Giving people a lecture is not enough either. 

This is why quoting scriptures is not enough. 

Jesus is enough. Only Jesus. And we need to know Him. I distinctly heard him one time tell me “Do not fear” before I drove into fog so thick, I could not see the road. Because he spoke to me, I knew I did not have to panic, or pull off to the side of the road. He let me know he was going to get me through it. 

Prior to this, I was seeking to know him. “talk to me” I said, be my best friend! “the sheep know your voice” (I would say) see, you can’t know what to ask God for without at least trying to know his word recorded in this precious thing called; 

OUR BIBLE! And he’s the one that helps you understand it so don’t let those overly-educated pious ones tell you any different! HE SAiD (Jesus) 

John 14:26
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
I did not say this, Jesus did! So if a great (and worthy) bible teacher is not available or you work Sunday’s at the gas station every week just know this, The Holy Spirit can and will teach you! Believe me! Believe him! Let God be more real to you than anything else in this world! And Father we pray…..that your perfect love and your words would eliminate all of our fears! One by one until it’s done! In Jesus’ name! Amen! 
 

 

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Getting the gunk out!

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It’s funny how we all know we should get the Junk (or Gunk) out of our lungs when we are sick, or we need to clean the house (because we can’t see the treasure, for all the clutter) and it’s just so obvious to us, but not always so with our soul realm! 

It’s funny, how everyone thinks it’s awesome when we get physically healthy, but not so interested in becoming spiritually healthy. 

Anger, malice, grudges, un-forgiveness, Pride, smugness, and yes even the vanity of thinking ourselves “oh so wise” in our own opinions…….

All these (and more) rob us of finding our way in Jesus, to see what more he has to teach us today. We all want to graduate, (finally) to say we’ve arrived! With God we never do arrive. Not until we get to heaven. There is always more to learn from him!

And notice I said “from Him.” Come, Follow me, means Follow Him! (not every wind of doctrine that blows my way) 🙂 

OH Father, continually remove the leaven of sin from my life. Help me to share what i do know confidently, while learning still from you, forever and ever, Amen! Help me stay teachable always, even if you give the opportunity to share what is real in my heart. If I ever start becoming a pharisee or even like one, Spank me! Cut me off at the pass! Take me aside and deal with me Father! I pray for your discipline continuously in Jesus’ name. amen. And please Father, remove the gunk and junk from my soul! deliver me From THIS evil, the evil of old hurts, wounds, old grudges. all that JUNK! In Jesus’ name we pray. 

Amen!  -Laura Grace PS; Praying like this, is a great way to love yourself! 🙂 Amen! 

COL 2: 20 “Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations— 21 “Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,” 22 which all concern things which perish with the using—according to the commandments and doctrines of men? 23 These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.”

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And then, they wrote…..(Disciples)

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me sexy 2013.jpg  me, Laura Grace  WHAT ARE DISCIPLES? Do we really know? 

I want you to think with me a moment, about the early disciples. You know, the ones Jesus called, to follow him around for awhile? “Come, follow me” He said. They did, and he spoke many things to them.

These words were planted in their hearts (as he spoke to them) and they received it, as the good seed that it was. Except Judas. He did not receive. 

Then, the incorruptible seed and words of Life Jesus spoke (to them) Went into the soil of their hearts, sprang up, and the Holy Spirit had something to work with! The Holy Spirit is our teacher (this is for Christians to learn.) 

I want you to think about Jesus’ example for a moment. When someone called him good, he said nobody is Good but God the Father. When they called him teacher he said, “don’t call me that.” He was setting an example for the disciples. And us. 

He didn’t want them to think they were too important to wash someone’s dirty feet, scrub a dirty floor, or prepare a meal like the one he made them after his resurrection. 

These men, who wrote these glorious words which, the Holy Spirit preserved for us, to the point where billions of copies have sold, all over the world, were just men. They were not super heroes, not magic genies, and certainly not anyone the world would have made into idols. Fishermen, a tax collector, a former killer of Christians, and so on, and so forth, and so on. The books Paul, John, Peter, James, and others wrote, are now called Epistles. Letters to the church. Let me repeat that, Letters to the church! 

Not letters to the unsaved! Not letters to the unbelievers. Letters to the Church. 

Please do not expect the world to see what we are saying. They won’t. They are not supposed to! Not Until God opens their eyes to see, as they receive him.

And for what reason? Because we have more to learn, than just one scripture. They hung out with Jesus for years!

They went with him, did what he did, followed his example, were eager to learn. And what happened? They taught, they did miracles, and they wrote. Where were their church services held? In the streets, in the houses, wherever they went.  I know I’m a disciple! I have no doubt in my mind! I have been following after the Holy Spirit for years now, and I wrote! And whenever I can I give my books away (for free). 

If you ever want one or need one let me know, I will find a way. For you see, those words are my living Epistles, revelations, of what God has etched into my heart, and what he has spoken to me, to share with his people, the church. 

Lots to think about, isn’t it? with Love (and blessings to you and yours) Laura Grace

My books are available on Amazon Grace to the Rescue, Grace to Grow Grace to Grow Study Guide, Grace to Soar, Covenant Promises, Let there be Light, and others…… 

 

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Holy Spirit Notifications, (Words of Wisdom, Words of Knowledge) for you!

holy-spirit-dove-1Now. Father I ask you in the name of Jesus to direct my path, order my steps, secure me in the knowledge that I am saying exactly what you want me to say right now in Jesus’ name. Whoever needs this message let them hear it. Open their ears and heart to heart it. Amen 

The concept of words of knowledge and wisdom is found in 1 Corn 12:8 By God’s Spirit (the Holy Spirit) He gives inside information. Words of knowledge and Wisdom.  

This same concept (Promise) Is given in Proverbs as well.which says, apply your heart to knowledge and, incline your ear (to God’s knowledge.) His knowledge is different from our knowledge, about a situation. He knows more than we do! (imagine that!). 

This is not a mystical thing! My husband one time, got this impression he should change or check his Transmission fluid one time. Just this Feeling that would not go away. He finally thought “that must be God,” and to his amazement when he checked, his Transmission fluid was so low he might not have made it home that day. 

God’s faithfulness! Who can match it? He had this other time he didn’t listen, (to that nudge) had a very bad day! I’ve had it happen too, by the way. So see, when I talk about Trusting God, I’m not saying Trusting for YOUR way of doing things to happen. Often, our way is whatever makes us “Feel” the most safe, comfortable or secure. 

If you have never heard the Holy Ghost will guide you, how will you ever receive that information? If you have never heard testimonies, how can you believe It actually WILL happen to a normal, every day person like you? 

Often, People get religious and think these words of knowledge (and words of wisdom) Discussed in 1 Corn, is some lofty thing that only ministers can hear, or know about. It says in the book of Acts, God will GIVE the Holy Spirit to all who ask.

One of the reasons for this is, there are ministers out there who preach for gain, and make themselves diviners, who say exclusively “THEY” have the answer for your life. Don’t let those who do this, dissuade you from the fact, that God is TRUE! 

Later on, God may want to touch you how not to grieve the Spirit, or whatever he wants to teach you (He is your teacher, you know?) All I am here for is to testify, to encourage, to share what God has shared with me (to strengthen you!)

I am not some magic genie, who can rub a lamp and make all your dreams come true! However I can say this; God DOES give inside information to those who will believe for it, to help you out in this walk called “LIFE.”So, the Holy Ghost does (and can, and will) warn you, if you believe he will, and listen! The biggest secret to receiving is, are you willing? Willing to be guided by the great Shepherd, willing to receive his Wisdom when others think you are half nuts!

Willing to cast aside what you think you know to receive the knowledge that is far superior, to any other knowledge or words of supposed wisdom! I was recently listening to some Kenneth Hagin sermons, it blessed me again! Just to be reminded by this gentle, Spirit Soaked, Filled-with-God’s-word man of God that yes indeed, if you set your mind and heart on listening to him, things will work out! He will provide for you all that you need (that pertains) to life, and godliness. Amen 

Hope this blessed you, 

Laura Grace (Peace!) 

 

 

 

 

 

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Etched In Stone: Yes, it’s personal

ROCK stoneJust as God wrote the 10 commandments on a slab of rock, He now wants to etch his words, into our very hearts and minds. This is what He did with the early disciples, and they became other sons, doing great and mighty exploits for Him. They didn’t have bibles, they were testimonies of what God prophesied He would do in the Old Testament. “I will write my laws on their hearts…….”

In Hebrews, 1-:16, as with many New Testament scriptures, the promise is written again, so that we find it in both the old, and the new. “I will write my laws into their hearts and minds, I will remember their sins no more.” His Laws. His directives. His revelation. His words to us, personally. Its part of the covenant we enter into, with Him. We give Him all of us, He gives us all of him. The only thing is, we can only receive so much at a time, because we live in a body of flesh and blood.

This is what God said to me. “Once I etch something into the heart and mind of a believer, it’s etched in stone.” They alone stand (are) accountable between me and them. To draw back (away) From what I have said to a believer, is to insult my spirit of Grace. (Heb 10:29)

To sin willfully, is to deliberately go against what I have told a person. This is personal, between me and them. It’s like if you told your daughter to wash the floor. Soon you find out she didn’t. She says, “My brother wasn’t, so I didn’t either.” Are you amused? No, you are not amused.” So you see, people are not accountable until God has spoken something to them (personally) and has etched it into their heart.

Walking by the Spirit (of God) is so crucial, so important, I cannot emphasize this enough. We need to stay focused on what God wants to say to US my friends, and if he does give us insight into the life of another, They will have already been prepared by God to hear it.

I pray right now for a Spirit of Obedience and submission to be upon us Father, that you would clearly reveal to your people, what you are saying to them today, and help them to receive this blessing, of your very words, being etched into their hearts and minds, just as we are also etched into the very palms of your hand. IN Jesus’ name. Amen.

Laura Grace