ONE

I’m am not one to be superstitious or follow mystic paths…..I’m convinced God is up to something and I’m on a journey to figure out what He is trying to say.  For the last 6 months or so…multiple times a day I will see the number 111 or 1111.  This is mostly with time.  I always seem to look at a clock and see 1:11 or 11:11.  This can be night or day but inevitably I see that time. 

It really started to catch my attention and as I took notice I decided I better find out the significance.  I’ve been doing a study of the number one in the bible and looking at the first scriptures, the first words of Jesus, firsts of all sorts.  I stumbled across this idea of “one will” today and want to share it with you.

There is a day coming that no one will dispute the rule of God.  ” And the Lord shall be King over all the earth; In that day shall there be one LORD, and His name one.”  Where there are more wills than one, there can be no peace, no rest.

I have been in a time of restlessness, a time where peace is far away, a time that God has shown me is brought on by my WILL taking charge over HIS!  The secret of rest for  my heart is ONE WILL.  That will, not being mine but being the WILL of GOD.  We can not know true rest until we are subject to the will of God.  He says, “Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  Rest is to be found only in subjection to the Father’s will.  This is the secret of ONE.  One will, One Peace, One Rest, One God.

E.W. Bullinger says it wonderfully: Just think if we were occupied with the Lord instead of with ourselves, with the Blesser instead of with our “blessing”, we should soon have such a sense of His grace and glory and power as would convince us that His will is better than ours; and then, instead of being busy with ourselves and enquiring how we are to give up our will, we should see that His is so good that we really loathe our own, and desire only His.

6 words~Don’t wear flip-flops shopping, get tendonitis

Yes, Six little words that tell it all!  That’s how my weekend was.  I left Friday for Portland, with three other women, prepared only with: chips, salsa, chocolate, my own pillow, down comforter, good company, and cute shoes!  I left being changed by a dynamic speaker, Beth Moore, experiencing GOD DROP right into my very core and came home withTendonitis. 

Beth Moore taught us with multiple 6 word phrases that summed up everything into one objective that Christ Jesus be formed in ME! 

Objective:  Ego Crucified.  Christ Formed in me.

Obstacle:  My Life.  My Way.  That’s it.

She asked us to write multiple other 6 words that sum up our current life and our life that God has for us.  Here are some of mine:

Leave it Behind, Live to Worship

Be who you are, I AM

Together we will, Take courage daughter

Give it up, I AM enough

Christ in me, I live well

Don’t wear flip-flops shopping get tendonitis

 

Yes, apparently God is moving some BIG furniture around in my living room.  I came to a deeper understanding that I have CHRIST IN ME, the power to do ALL I can’t!  We are meant to live above our circumstances and although I’ve always know this I better understand what it means.  It means being moved by the question:  What would happen if you could be trusted for the FULL power of God in your life?

Galations 5:16-18 in the message bible is brilliant

“…live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit – Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness”

Tracy

P.S.  oh yes, tendonitis…..apparently wearing flip-flops, walking miles to a 3 story shopping mall and then shopping for 3 hours can cause damage!  Be careful out there ladies!!!!  It almost stopped me from being able to hit the Banana Republic 40% off store wide sale at the outlet malls!  Be careful I say!

Live to worship you God

OK, friends, here is something to bring you up to speed.  I realize it is a 7 minute video but I think it is worth it.  It was brought to me last night at the Kurios service at church.  Totally rocked my world.  AS you listen to the song you can see the conversation I had with myself down below.  I’m not really sure what the outcome of this time of silence will be but I can tell you that this song has a lot to do with it!

Can I say my life is really lived to worship you, God?  Tell me…what matters with my marriage, with business, of possessions?  What matters more, really, than just living, breathing worshiping you?  Every moment, with every action , every breath, all that I am?  Really?  What matters?  What can compare?  If I’m really gonna do this Christian thing, this little Christ, this disciple, this sold-out Jesus thing, then don’t I have to be living to worship you?  FOREVER!  Can I really Live a life that says “Here I am worshiping you?”  You – GOD- that is all that matters. I say right now that nothing compares, nothing….I’m gonna worship you forever, I’m gonna worship you.  I’m gonna worship you forever, I’m gonna worship you.