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understanding

I’ve been so blessed by the Lord lately. He has been giving me revelation after revelation through many things of how He is working in my life. I have began to realize it more and more b/c I’ve been able to be FREE from a lot of the mindsets that this world has put on me. I’ve decided not to worry. I found a song by Misty Edwards called Unattached Vagabond… and in the song… she says: “Nothing matters, nothing really matter but getting to my Jesus. Nothing matters, nothing really matters- outside of the Lord.”

It’s funny b/c my husband tells me this all the time. He says that it if doesn’t have any eternal value, then don’t worry about it. So I’m guessing God has gotten me to this place of not worrying about everything, more like thinking about everything, and just letting Him take control of the situations at hand.

I’ve been reading my Jeanne Guyon book. I’m beginning to really admire this woman for her faith and her boldness. I’m asking the Lord to make me that way. 🙂  Hopefully one day I will be as bold, but for now- I’m just understanding where the Lord is taking me.

In the book called Song of Songs, there’s an insert from a book called Justifications that she has written. (I’ve got to get me that book too!!)

And it says: “With those who devote themselves to the interior life; not only do they suffer persecution at the hands of a godless world and from people of regular lives, but far more severely from such pious (devoutly religious- making a hypocritical display of virtue) and spiritual minded persons as are not interior. These latter do it as a matter of duty, not being able to recognize any other way as right but that in which they themselves are walking. But their most violent assaults come from pretended saints and false devotees, whose foul characters, wickedness and hypocrisies they detect as the are enlightened by the truth of God. This gives rise to an opposition b/w such persons and those who are truly spiritual, like that between the angels and demons.”

This paragraph led me to a lot of understanding to a lot of the things going on in my life. It’s hard for me to understand “religious.” I guess b/c I’ve been an interior person (seeking the Lord with their whole heart) all of my life. I guess I was protected from it for so long that I thought that everyone was interior who were Christians… but as I can see… they arent- and some are just as godless as the ones who are out in the world of non-believers. I just really hope and pray that this godless nation will somehow become and Godly nation. I want people to understand the way I understand Christianity to be- a true, devout, relationship with the Lord. B/c that’s all that matters… not religion, denomination… It’s just about getting to Jesus and being unattached to this world… As my dad says: “If you’re a friend of this world- you’re an enemy of God.”

Now that I’m understanding… it’s just getting better and easier to let things go. And to see that people are going to be people. We aren’t all perfect and we aren’t all the same in beliefs- but we can be Christian-like; more like Jesus-like. And LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

As it says in Eph 6:12  For we do not “wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalites, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Just remember to keep running the race no matter who comes against you- God will get you to where you need to be. “B/c nothing matters, nothing really matters outside of the Lord!” -Misty

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Sermon on the Mount

Lou Engle.

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the Sermon on the Mount… Matthew 5,6, and 7. For the past few years I’ve been learning about this sermon and so many people have been talking about it. But the other day it was like I was awakened to it again for the very first time! The funny thing about it was… I was trying to find a sermon by Lou Engle from the Onething11 conference, thought I found it, and actually watched the Fascinate 2011 conference archive instead! But God knew what He was doing! And Lou Engle was talking about the Sermon on the Mount! 🙂

Matthew 5: 3-12 are some of the main points to Christianity… For Lou said “The Sermon on the Mount is the Constitution of the Kingdom of God. God doesn’t adjust to culture – culture adjusts to God.”

vs. 3-12 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. Blessed are the peacekeepers, For they shall be called the Sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake, Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven…

Wow… what a great Constitution to live by. I totally understand the poor in spirit thing, the meek, the hunger and thirst for righteousness… I mean, I can do all that. I can fast and pray. I can be humble. But when it comes to keeping the peace, let’s just say God is working on that in me! A lot! 🙂 It’s so hard to think about people persecuting you and saying things about you and not wanting to get back at ’em or just make it worse. But it’s like God is saying, “Hey, let them persecute you, for they are helping you get higher up in the Kingdom. They are helping you, not harming you.” We see it as harmful to us, but God sees it in such a glorious way. B/c He knows that you are doing it right and according to His purpose, and on the truthful and gracious side… God’s opinion is the only one that counts! (And that’s for any situation!)

So now I’m awakened to this… And yes, I can have my downfalls from time to time; but I want every time for God to say… ‘nope, don’t worry about it, this is my fight, not yours’. And it is. It really is. So I’m praying that I can live out this lifestyle of Sermon on the Mount. Hopefully it doesn’t take years for me to get it down, but hopefully I can get to Heaven and say, Yes, Lord I lived according to your purpose. I learned to Love! And yes, above all else, I chose You Lord! and only You! 🙂 -For like in this sermon Lou also talks about bowing down to the things of this age, and not to God… I want God! Because… all of this stuff in this world will pass away…