The Changes In Me One Month Later

I am writing an update for the changes in me. I want to log what God is doing in my life, that is all. Since the last entry God showed me that He did in fact begin the sanctification process in me 5 years ago but I stopped it. I wrote about what He was doing in my journal. He was weeding out selfishness, addictions, and problems with my speech. Like I have said before I gave up on the process because I would fail and be hard on myself and quit. Now that I know this about myself, I can face the feeling of inadequacy head on and slay it down when it starts to creep up again. So far this hasn’t happened. The main thing I have been learning is God wants me to put His Word in my heart because when you have His Word memorized it dwells in your being, in your heart. As the Bible says, what is in your heart is what comes out of your mouth. Also, God wants me to be like Jesus. When I have God’s Word in my heart I have the tools to be able to be more like Jesus. The Bible says to bring every thought unto the obedience of Christ. This helps to become more like Him.  So, I am memorizing scripture not to flaunt it, not out of duty, but to become more like Jesus and this is what pleases God. I remember scripture to dwell on good thoughts and out of those thoughts come good words and out of that comes good deeds and a good life, like God intended.  This is how we live and do God’s Word. It has been surprising to me how situations come up and scripture comes to my mind as an answer or just as a guide line of which way to go. I had another significant dream, in the dream I said something that I believe came from God. The line was this: The hardest thing to learn about salvation is the grace.

I thought, how do you “learn” grace?  I was led to see that Jesus is grace and we know Jesus is referred to as The Word in the book of John. Just like in my other dream in heaven when I said Jesus was the Word in the beginning, and The Word was with God. The actual scripture is the first one I have memorized. It’s John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. So, Jesus is grace and the Word. I felt God saying that what I have to learn is to be more like Jesus. How do I do that? First I study His character, which I am doing a study on that with God Treks. The other meaning I got is to let God’s grace work through me to be able to be like Jesus. I can’t do it myself, it has to be through the Holy Spirit. The final message I got is this: Jesus is the Word, learn grace (Jesus) ( Word), learn Jesus’ words. I was then led to the scripture, Mark 9:7, Then a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and [a]a voice came out of the cloud, “This is My beloved Son. Listen to Him and obey Him!” God is showing me the first step to sanctification. Putting His Word in my mind , heart and mouth will produce goodness.  Deuteronomy 32:47, They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.” Romans 16:24, The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (The Messiah) be with you all. Amen.

Mark 7:15 Jesus said,  there is nothing outside a man [such as food] which by going into him can defile him [morally or spiritually]; but the things which come out of [the heart of] a man are what defile and dishonor him.

The Bible

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I watched this movie in March 2013 on T.V.  I didn’t know God would speak to me all through the beginning of this series. Only in the beginning did He speak. The middle and end I didn’t get anything, but I want to share what came to me from the start. The movie is The Bible come to life. So it begins with the beginning of the Bible naturally. What I’m going to write are short sentences that were spoken to me while watching the movie. Like what I saw translated to what God was saying to me. The beginning is what was said in the movie and I will differentiate it. This is meant to encourage you, it encourages me when I am down.

From the movie: The Bible

God restores humanity to Himself.

The stories define who we are.

ONE Father in Heaven

ONE teacher and He is Jesus Christ

Choices we make, how we live, how we love, how we struggle and overcome.

Here is what came to me while watching The Bible:

When God speaks and gives promises BELIEVE or you will delay your blessing or you may not even get it.

NEVER tell God NO, do not be disobedient, OBEY, never be displeased with what God provides. [ This came to me when Lot’s wife was being displeased with what Abraham was telling them.]

FAITH in what you can not see.

NEVER go against what you know God is telling you to do.

DO NOT come up with your own solutions. FOLLOW GOD ONLY even when it looks like He isn’t working. [ Again watching the story of Lot and his wife].

TRUST IN GOD IN ALL THINGS YOU DO!

GOD IS WITH US! [ I noticed they said this a lot and I feel like it gives your spirit confirmation so I do this a lot myself, to remind myself that He is with me just like He was with them].

Do not let PRIDE overtake you.

Do not ever confess: I can’t, I won’t

With God YOU CAN, YOU WILL

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE to believe as long as you are here on this earth.

ALWAYS be willing to help anyone.

NEVER let temptation be so great as to defer you from the thing God has said to do.

Be a warrior against evil because you know God is with you.

When you know you are sent by God NOTHING can stop you from accomplishing what God has willed.

No evil can hinder you.

Do not look back at the past, it is gone, if you do you will die in the moment. [ This was when Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt].

Sometimes God calls us to do emotionally hard things.

To be chosen by God is a blessing and a test. [ When Abraham was asked to sacrifice Issac].

Prove faith again and again.

God wants to be FIRST in our hearts, minds and lives!

When we obey God even if it hurts our heart, we prove we trust Him.

Have faith and when we learn this about ourselves through this test, we have magnificent joy! [ This was when Abraham was going through with what God asked and after he proved his faith God provided the ram. Abraham had enormous joy].

When we know we are in harmony with God’s will it is a joyous experience!

Experience means to see, to hear, to feel with my heart.

To experience God we have to: SEE [ His vision], KNOW [ His will], HEAR [ God’s voice], FEEL [ with my heart].

The Devil wants us to think we are nothing to God because of our sin.

With God’s power we are set free, we can do all things through Christ [ His power].

We are free in God, with God.

Stay in God and you will continually be free! It is on going. Stay free by abiding in THE WORD OF GOD!

DO NOT FORGET GOD!

HE NEVER FORGETS YOU!

NO MAN can conquer God.

NO DEVIL can conquer God.

So who can defeat us? NO ONE.

We have to belong to God to know this. By our faith in Jesus we become a child of God.

Movie said this: God saved me for a purpose.

What came to me:

trust God, do not question His ways, His ways are not our ways. [Which it says this in the Bible].

Confess [ say out loud ] what you believe, what God says is true, IT WILL COME TO PASS!

Rebellion [ telling God no ] ,will lead to evil things you never dreamed of.

Stay with God

Trust God

Faith in God

Do exactly as God tells you to be spared of distress, destruction and trouble.

Our freedom comes with a price.

Jesus paid it on the cross.

The Devil will pay in the end. He will lose for our freedom and victory.

When the Devil thinks he has you in a trap, God will provide the way out. He will outsmart the Devil because He is God! [ This was when Moses had the Red Sea in front of him and the Pharaoh  behind him ]. It also says this in the Bible.

GOD LOVES YOU!

HE IS GOOD!

FOLLOW GOD
TRUST GOD
OBEY GOD

Ask God what to do so He can answer. You have to ask to get the answer! [ It says in the Bible you do not have because you do not ask].

Declare always, God is with me, to overcome evil.

Do not be afraid when your in the hand of God, He’s got you.

He will not let you down in your trouble.

Reach and grab His hand, have faith to reach, then grab hold, now don’t let go of God!

Hurry! The enemy is coming! Come to God while you can!

God doesn’t want any of His children to perish.

Remember [ keep it fresh in your mind] the freedom He gave so as to not fall into sin again and forget God.

Getting free is a long way to come but BECOMING FREE and getting saved is the beginning of the journey. [ This was when the Israelites made it to the other side of the Red Sea].

Movie said this: Trust God, Follow His Path. Be true to God and He will keep His promises.

What was said to me:

One man’s dream is another man’s future. [ When Moses knew He wouldn’t see the promised land but Joshua would].

If you do not fight for yourself at least fight for God.

Love not for yourself, love for God.

Let everything you do be for His glory not your own.

 

 

A Story To Make You Believe In God

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The Life of Pi is a movie about a boy’s journey to God. Now I know there are movie summaries out there stating things about the animals representing people and that’s exactly my point. They weren’t people! The movie is trying to get us to see the impossible! The investigators at the end make Pi tell a story that isn’t true, one that’s believable they say. This is the kind of synopsis it got in real life too! Just as the movie states, religion is darkness.

When Pi was a boy he stumbled into a church and saw Jesus on the cross. I think it was a priest who explained Jesus to Pi. His response was, what kind of love is that? Meaning who would love someone so much to die for them?

Then Pi is older and he finds himself in a bad storm on an ocean liner with his family. They all perish but Pi survives along with these animals in the life boat. It ends up just being Pi and the tiger though. While he is out at sea floating around in the ocean with this tiger, he learns something. Tending to the tiger gives him meaning and purpose. Shade becomes his greatest joy. He experienced God out there. God gave him provision with flying fish! He found an island that gave him some relief from the ocean but it was made known to him to get back out there if he wanted to be found.

When they hit land the tiger disappears into the jungle and is gone forever. Pi is just lying on the beach and watches the tiger disappear in the jungle. He feels sadness because him and the tiger had an experience together. They survived. He was connected to the tiger and now he was gone. All too soon though he is found by some people and taken to the hospital. I won’t go into detail about the movie itself, all the wonders and miracles because I don’t want to spoil it so I’m going to get to the main reason I’m writing about it.

What the Holy Spirit showed me through this movie is the stories in the Bible are viewed in the same way. They get tagged as being a metaphor for something when actually they are true and real! It seems unbelievable but it’s true! In the movie these investigators come to visit Pi in the hospital and they want the story of what happened to him. Pi tells them what actually happened, just as we see it in the film. Well, Pi’s version doesn’t line up with their reality. They wanted to hear THEIR TRUTH, not THE TRUTH. They thought Pi was crazy! Isn’t that how we are looked at, those who believe in the supernatural? They wanted a simple believable story without things they haven’t seen before. They asked Pi for the truth. Pi already told the truth but he then had to make up a story! So that they wouldn’t look like fools, they said! Pi had told the truth about the tiger, but they wanted a story THEY could believe, not the TRUTH!

This movie was a journey with God for this boy. He experienced God and no one would believe him. Has this happened to you? What happens to me is, I experience God and it seems like it doesn’t register with the other person. That’s because it has to be YOUR experience!

So it is with the Bible. The stories in the Bible seem “far fetched” and “out there” but that doesn’t make them false. God is bigger than us. His ways are higher than our ways as it says in the Bible! At the end of the movie we are asked to choose which story do we want to believe (prefer)?

I choose to believe the far fetched story! It’s miraculous and amazing! The amazing story is the TRUTH because God is amazing, He is everything wonderful! This story is like the ones in the Bible, they are unbelievable and yet they are true because God does do the impossible! He is God! Believe it! Why believe the ordinary and what makes sense to our natural minds when you can live above this world in the extraordinary, where God is! I choose to live above, put my thoughts on things above and unseen to be able to experience God, on earth! Your Kingdom Come to earth as it is in heaven! We can experience it here if we just open our minds and hearts and allow ourselves to be with Him! He is all around us, waiting for US to acknowledge HIM.

Just because we can’t figure it out by our natural mind doesn’t mean it isn’t there or true. God is there whether you believe it or not. I choose to believe! I know He is real because like Pi, I have experienced Him for myself. If you question the Bible or God, start searching to experience God. Mere knowledge does not compare to being filled with His Spirit and knowing by experience that He is God. Ephesians 3:19, and [that you may come] to know [practically, through personal experience] the love of Christ which far surpasses [mere] knowledge [without experience], that you may be filled up [throughout your being] to all the fullness of God [so that you may have the richest experience of God’s presence in your lives, completely filled and flooded with God Himself].

In the Bible it says when you search for Him like lost treasure, He will be found by you. Remember a pure heart sees God!

A little side note: At the time I watched this movie I had a blog called My Kaleidoscope is Jesus. At the end of the movie during the credits there were kaleidoscope images. I took this as a sign and when I told my husband my interpretation of the movie I felt God’s presence and began to cry. God wants us to know He is REAL and the Bible is CREDIBLE!