There may be the initial pain in the beginning, alerting us that there are things coming up which we are …
We were not created, nor equipped to understand everything, which is another beautiful, personal reminder of why Jesus needs to be the active, reigning Lord in our life. We have long realized that we are not to live here and wait to get to heaven to get to know Him, none of that thinking even lines up with the Bible. We do not do what we think is right, and then are left wondering if we should have done it or not, nor do we do all that we can and “hope for the best.” When we do something out of line, or something He didn’t want us to do, He immediately corrects us in only how He can. We are united with Him, we are created beings and our Creator passionately loves us. He heals when we move too fast, or too slow, He heals the way we thought we may have heard Him and found out we hadn’t. He clearly sees our heart and passionate desire to stay united with Jesus, as a result, we learn His voice through experiences and intimate alone times where we crave His presence and reach for His healing. And when it is needed, our specifically made forward movements bust through the unseen blocks and the small obstacles the enemy likes to slide before us just before we step forward, because our Creator has created us to be able to do that under His guidance while we actively choose His Way, His Life, and His Truth over all others. ‘Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.’ (John 14:6)
The profound and precise attention to detail and timing, the inner peace, the feeding strength, the soft encouragement, the enriching nourishment, and all of the other private gifts you have personally received through your intimate experiences with Jesus is not meant to just help you through the moment, but it is also instrumental in helping you in limitless ways. Each struggle and issue are experiences which reveal a whole new insight into the very real truth that Abba loves us more than anyone else ever could, and it sharpens our focus towards being able to see and understand an important truth: only He knows our inner struggles, our inner thoughts, and our needs, more so than what we know about ourselves. There is a danger of placing your struggles under a label, or rationalizing them away, or listing them under other “normal” conditions or similar things, or worse yet, claiming that “it could be worse.” Because when that happens, you begin to start undervaluing the victory over each individual struggle you encounter, tiny ones or big ones; and in-turn you begin to undervalue yourself, and more importantly undervalue the Lord’s Hand intimately involved in your life, which can then undervalue the unity between you and the Lord. What we deal with matters to our Abba, and each individual issue and struggle not only plays an important role in allowing us to miraculously experience the manifestation of our Lord’s active Hand involved in our life, but it also is a new opportunity to be passionately refined by Abba’s loving, refining fire. Only our Creator can refine us through the experiences, producing a beautiful, devoted and faithful child full of His love, safeguarded by the Holy Spirit and united with Jesus.