Its not just a nickname…its for real!

All this talk about hearing from God…

All this talk about a personal relationship with God…

All this talk about being led by Him…

Okay…so you hear from Him…you receive a word or a scripture that resonates deep inside of your soul…or you receive one from Him that you KNOW is from Him but you’d rather argue with Him about it than accept that it is for you.  You’d rather argue with Him about it than accept that you really are the thing that He says you are.

You see yourself differently than He sees you…

You know that to receive a word like THAT means you are being called to something much bigger than you see yourself…

But…to deny the word…

To deny the word means you must live below the place you know He is calling you to.  To deny the word means you must go without something that you know you will need for the journey ahead…

And what about the people who seem to be bothered by the idea of God telling them how HE sees THEM?  What is that about?  He created us…He sent His son to die for us…He gave us the Holy Spirit to dwell in us.  He SAYS He knows the number of the hairs on our head.  Of course He has a thought about who we are.  Why wouldn’t He want to share that with us?

Or maybe instead of asking why wouldn’t He, we should be asking why DOES He?  Why has He made us to recognize His voice?  Why does He highlight scriptures for us?  Why does He dwell in us?  Why will He tell you who you are?

Especially something that you don’t believe about yourself…

After spending some time arguing about the word…I decided to just believe Him for it.  I decided to believe that if God highlights a scripture or gives me a word that lines up with scripture and who He is…I would be wise to receive it.  It isn’t about me anyways….really.  It’s about who He is for me and who He is turning me into.  It’s about what He has for me to do in this life and what I need in order to be the person He created me to be and do the things He created me to do.  And it’s about what He will empower me to do for Him.

It’s all really about Him even if He is telling me about me.  It’s all really about His strength and who He is turning me into.  It’s all really about the things He has for me to do for Him…

So…ASK HIM…then receive His answer…then believe He has the power to make it true even if you don’t see how on earth you will measure up to how He sees you…AND when I say YOU…I mean me…unless it’s really about YOU too…then I mean US.

How blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
In [a]whose heart are the highways to Zion!
Passing through the valley of [b]Baca they make it a [c]spring;
The early rain also covers it with blessings.
They go from strength to strength,
[d]Every one of them appears before God in Zion. – Psalm 84:5-7

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

“He said to me,

“‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’

      “Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

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