I felt led to inform those of you who read my protection series that I am still in the writing …
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.
Limitations of the flesh, the day in and day out decaying reality we deal with, and the ever-changing physical world around us strategically works to incessantly strip us so our spiritual eyes can clearly open as our physical eyes are closed. Only then can we truly and more intimately see the profound existence of our Creator’s depth defining, earth shattering love specifically directed to each of us; that profound richness of His Glory! As we actively live moment by moment in Jesus, the Holy Spirit is able to heal our thinking pattern, renew our priorities, and sanctify our moments. It is those precious, sometimes very painful, eye-opening moments when we privately learn that the only thing we can rely on and trust in is our limitless, never changing Creator. Trusting in God’s love closes our limited perceptions and opens us up to expecting limitless results because we personally realize how little we really know. That triggers our reliance to shift to rely more on spiritual happenings, our trust to shift to trusting more on what our Abba says, and our minds to shift to rely only on what Jesus says. Only our Shepherd can effectively guide us into His resurrected victory, all the while strengthening our relationship with Abba, and nourishing our faith as the Holy Spirit personally secures us. A richness, only our Creator can provide!
Our minds, feelings and emotions, and even our bodies dislike rough or uncertain experiences. But our spirits? Well, they thrive in them, because our dependency on Jesus is nourished, our spiritual eyes are strengthened, and our minds are slowly healed by the Divine knowledge released through the experience. Those dreaded experiences begin to show themselves as the much needed warrior-in-Christ training exercises we need to experience and gain His confidence in, in order to build our faith and trust more soundly in Abba. And they also uncover a depth of Divine healing strategically used to intimately show you and remind you, God is greater than all things, most especially yours and other people’s wrong free-will choices. As the Holy Spirit profoundly secures us, each experience, either good or bad, will always reveal our Savior’s conquering victory and the Truth we need to know and understand. The limitless depth of our Abba’s love for us is also uncovered, because through each bad experience our spiritual ears and eyes are uniquely opened up and we realize, in the flesh: only God is good, the very Breath of Himself intimately sustains us, and we already have the only thing we really need~ our Jesus!