Well, Well, Well…
We’ve done it again! We’ve come to another 12/31 where we “reset” our calendars to begin “anew”.
2013 has been very exciting for me. I’ve achieved some major goals (not all) HOWEVER, I can happily check of some very important milestones in this year. It leaves me only more geared and rearing to go to do the things the Lord has planned for me.
I would like to encourage everyone who has an ear to “hear”…
Embrace the plans and the vision that God has for your and NOT your own. Often times our plans have nothing to do with what He has set up for us. Truth be told even when we’ve decided to do what the Lord says, we still contaminate them with our own ideas of how it should pan out.
One of the major things we must recognize is: OUR LIFE AND LIFE’S PURPOSE IS NOT OUR OWN!
My dad (Apostle WD Carter III) said something recently that has always been a reality to me however when he said it again it really resonated with me on a “different” level. He said we – The People of God are Victorious Sacrifices!
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Romans 8:36-37
I won’t rehash his message so to speak, 🙂 however I will say that properly put in perspective – As the Believers & Followers of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, our goals, dreams, and/or visions should ONLY comprise of those things that promote the Kingdom of God in a major sense. Anything else is something that we have contrived and basically is a pile of dung — useless in the sight of God. The word even tells us “In ALL thy ways acknowledge Him.” This acknowledgment will cause us to make some hard decisions that won’t feel good.
Ask yourselves as we close 2013, Are you truly ready to be a sheep accounted for slaughter… a Living Sacrifice? Do you know what a Living Sacrifice entails? Are you willing to give your “ALL” to Christ, even unto death? These realities are IMPOSSIBLE to fathom or embrace through the filter of our carnality and most often seemingly put a damper on ones mood. If you feel that way, that is very UNFORTUNATE and you must awaken your inner man to accept spiritual truths set up not by me or any other person but set up by the True and Living God.
So as we go into 2014, go in with a determination to only GIVE our ALL to Christ to be a LIVING SACRIFICE. To be used as the FATHER sees fit.
Until Next Time…. See Ya in 2014
VMarie aka Thr33
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