The Wonderful Presence Of God!

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Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

As a child of God, he has given us so many outstanding promises and assurances. He has become our source, comforter, and refuge. Whenever we go through hardships, he will be there to help us; he will deliver us and help us to overcome. Death and dry bones can become alive again. Dead/ broken relationships, broken bodies, broken minds, broken lives, and broken hearts. Brokenness or barrenness are areas that can and will be restored, according to his perfect will. When we become children of God, our old life is now gone. We now walk in newness and his light. His Spirit lives within us and presence hovers over us; we learn the beauties of who we indeed are, who we are created to be and have fellowships and connections with each other. We never have to ”feel alone” anymore because of his promise to never leave us. Whatever we go through, we can be sure that he is there, Isaiah 43:2 ”When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulties, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up, the flames will not consume you.” Wow, isn’t this refreshing?!! Before his knowledge, when we go through afflictions, we had no one stable to call on, ALWAYS. But now, no matter what hour of the night, time of day and where we are, we can call on Jesus and he is there! (Ooh, I’m getting goosebumps writing this post.)

I can testify that I’ve felt mentally oppressed for YEARS! I hardly had peaceful nights of rest; I’d go to bed not feeling very accomplished even though I dance and write. During my quiet time, some of my favorite moments are when I engage in prayers that leads me to believe without doubt that I’m praying God’s will. These moments are ‘life’ to me; they are breathtaking, so very fulfilling and satisfying. But, at the end of the day, I’d go to bed feeling very heavy. I felt like i should be doing more, like God was not happy with me. This became my norm for long periods of time. It was depressing. Until recently, one day, Jesus pointed out what the issue was, (childhood past) and He started a work in that area. He is so good and faithful!! He loves us so much! Now, walking in having peaceful sleep, weightless days, and an anxiety-free mind, along with other areas he is working, on allows me to be a bit calmer, enjoy more freedom and be in the flow of life a lot more. I don’t have to worry about not walking in his will for my life anymore, because he IS leading and guiding me. So yes, another beauty is that he guides our steps, see Psalm 37:23.

We are given his joy, hope, peace, self-control, boldness, the ability to be patient, to experience selflessness, loyalty, and to be kind. Being his children gives us a life with true meaning!

Prayer: Oh, Sweet Jesus, we welcome you in our lives! You are awesome, awesome, awesome. We thank you, Lord, for calling out to us and saturating our lives with your beautiful presence. Thank you for being here! You are the best thing that could ever and will ever happen to us; you are our completion and fulfillment. Thank you for adding immense joy to our souls! I am ecstatic to be called yours.

Published by Stephanie

Hello, my name is Stephanie! It is my desire for souls to know Jesus personally; To be freed, uplifted, affirmed, and healed through our Savior. Know that you are loved so much! You have so much worth! You ’belong’ even if the world rejects and sees you as nothing! Despite what people around you, or even what your thoughts say about who you are, Jesus's truth is all that matters, and you are precious to him! Here is a bit of my story! I've been oppressed and ’held captive’ in my own mind for many years! I've struggled with depression for over 10 years. I had low self-esteem, not knowing my own worth. I chased after love, affirmation, attention, and a need to feel wanted- in relationships, to finding fulfillment in things. I didn't know how to love myself or how to receive love! I was sad most of the time to the point where I contemplated suicide twice. Deep inside, I felt a little girl full of joy, harmony, and peace who wanted freedom, and to live a fulfilled life; she was trapped inside. In late 2014 Jesus literally called out to me... and told me I would be okay. I committed my life to him in 2016. Since then, so much has happened! I've been finding shelter under his wings, and my mind is continually being renewed by his truth spoken to and about me. I have found and is still amazed by his perfect, unconditional love for me that follows me daily. I have found a secured relationship that attends to every area of my life. My journey started out rough, but it is BEAUTIFUL! It gets rocky and uncomfortable at times, but it is one filled with lessons, wonder, and crazy peace! It's apart of our walk. I am still healing (I view it as a life long process) some days I take a step forward only to take two backward but I now know to not depend on my strength even during healing as I am never alone. There are also many that I am unlearning and detoxing from my spirit that I grew up learning about. I have opened myself to allowing God to use me as I am, as an outlet to reach his precious ones. The purpose of my blog is to encourage a sincere and intentional relationship with Jesus! To help strengthen our faith and walk in him. To heal, uplift, and remind women of who God says we are. To walk in his identity- in hopes that you will know without a doubt that you matter much more than you can understand! I openly share my testimonies and personal experiences. I mean, it's a bit easier to speak and share from experiences. I firmly believe you will be blessed! Find yourself, find your path, and embark on this beautiful journey of life resting in God. Love, it's perfectly okay to be authentic- about where you are in every area of your life- in a world that forces us to mask our emotions and ’put the best forward, so people can ”see and think” we’ve got it all together.’ It's okay to NOT have it all together. Be true to yourself; this is an important step in being completely honest with our Lord.

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