Thursday, January 10, 2008

So, Now What...


Well, I just deleted the post that WAS going to go here because, well, I can observe scary symptoms and see that something is obviously wrong, but when it comes to prevention or *fixing* only God can do that. Real change...transformation of a life can only come by the work of the Holy Spirit and with a renewed mind which comes with a repentant heart and the daily reading, study, meditating on God's word.

We are known by our fruit...people can see, hear, *smell*, a prideful spirit long before even a personal conversation occurs, many times. My pride, *shaking head*...I don't see it coming..but it is sure to hit me in the behind on the way out of whatever exchange I got myself into. Lord God, renew my mind daily! Having said that, I am taking inventory, and I am asking the Lord to reveal to me that which I will have to give an account for-what did I do with what the Lord gave me...my works, my words...are they gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble. The Lord has His own version of "Blog Slurper"..He has a Life Slurper which we will have to give an account for. Will I suffer loss? 1 Cor 3:11-20. Lord, purge the pride in my heart.

So, like it says, "Now What?". May I ask you to please please, I am pleading, read and study Romans 12 and Romans 14, then Ephesians 5, 2 Timothy 3, 4:1-5, Titus 1: 10, 2 and 3:1-11....and ask those that would, ( I know I am )to read it after, and in, much prayer in hopes of a renewed mind concerning the Lord's will for our conduct and the manner in which we should do all things. Ask your husbands to pray for you/with you concerning your place and conduct...I have in fear asked my husband to pray for me after the Lord has allowed me to see a warning of what could be if I am not in complete submission...a living sacrifice (NOT a dead one note). It is easy sometimes to be dead for Christ instead of living for Him.

We are to be renewed from the inside out...NEVER the other way around. In the process, we are at times rebuked,exhorted, confused, encouraged, and helped among other things, by the people in our lives. We must always go back to God's Word with anything recieved..to test it. Correction comes from the authorities God places in our lives-primarily His Word...I need to stop looking for a way around that. We have gotten away from the important things -stepped out from under the authority God has placed in our lives and our families are suffering because of it. However humbling it is, we must get back under the authority of our God, our husbands, our Pastors...it was EVE that was decieved, and we continue to be decieved today...we continue to undermine our husbands by showing them a way that *seemeth* right and then we try to adopt someone else's light and lifestyle for ourselves. We must gather our OWN manna and EAT IT not throw it at someone else and so that it hits them in the eye to where they can no longer see clearly to gather their own.

I am praying about what more I should share about this...I really think the Lord IS stirring in hearts and convicting-He is convicting me! Praying for our minds to be renewed.

Gal 5:22-26 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

I am so looking forward to the post that is hopefully in the makings concerning these things from Mrs Mishel at Seasons of Life :) no pressure or anything. I just know it will be such a help.

13 comments:

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

Very well written, Heather. I will study your recommended chapters and pray that the Lord reveals to me any areas of my life that need correction.

Daughter of the King said...

Heather,
I just know the Lord is leading yo into something or sharing and I am not sure what but this I know you are being lead to share and what not to share and it is all what we need to hear as woman.....I am not sure where this is all coming from , whether, conviction,church,blog life or a combination....but, I , as a woman ALWAYS need this kind of thing as a reminder to stay on the straight and narrow and stay in the WORD, and under MY God given authority, Husband, PAstor etc....
You write as the Lord leads you, my new friend..and we will ready our hearts.....I would like to link these posts to my blog..is that okay..
God Bless you Heather for listening to HIS voice and direction..I will pray for you today as you seek direction for future posts..now on to Mishel's blog.
Deby

liz said...

Heather, God has been dealing with me on these same issues recently. Thank you for posting. It's amazing how when you start to feel alone in your strugles, God sweetly gives us reminders that we are not alone. I'm thankful for you and friends like you who make the upward journey sweeter. I look forward to reading whatever God lays on your heart to write. And, I will be in much prayer and studying knowing that my heart, too, could use a little reviving!

Mishel said...

Yeah, no pressure! LOL

Whew Heather! These posts are *so* good and so timely. (I read them to Rande too!) The scriptures you listed are perfect for studying all this out and before I write my post, I'm going to go back over them.

Thank you for sharing your heart here...I'm provoked AND encouraged. : ) Much love to you!

Sis. Julie said...

What a post!! All I can say is Amen!! Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

Michelle said...

Wow..Amen and Thank you for sharing this with us..

Mrs. Wonderful said...

Thank you for this post. It seems that the Lord always knows what I need to hear and reapply to my life. P.S. I found you from the Nolanites (she is my pastor's wife).

Daughter of the King said...

Read the scriptures and then re wrote them in my journal/diary.
Great....
Please just keep speaking the truth in love....God will do the rest...
Deby

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Heather, thank you for being such a blessing to me and I am sure to others. May God bless you. connie from Texas

Daughter of the King said...

HEather,
Could you please email me?
I have a question.
Deby
yesipray at comcast dot net

Happymama said...

It is so funny that you would post this. I've been thinking of Sis Julie's future daughter in law and what a sweet little thing she is. Wondering what I can do as a Titus 2 woman to teach her something about being a wife.

I think one thing we as wives make a mistake in is when we forget that we are the help meet and not the guide. God is the guide. He guides our husband...our husband guides us...together we guide our children.

Can't wait to do a little more in this. I'm so glad you posted it.

~Kristi

Praise and Coffee said...

We(Christian women) have a high calling don't we.

Thank you for standing up for something that is not easy talked about or recieved these days.
Our God is holy and won't be mocked.

Blessings,
Sue

Heather said...

Dearest Ladies, my heart was so full to see such likemindedness in your comments. God is so good and His love so full. Praying we can spread His truth more effectively than ever! I am so sorry I cannot comment individually at the moment :) My 4 little ones are just as busy as ever!