I woke up on Day One with a determination that no matter what challenges or obstacles I will face in my personal life I would make it my business to follow-through with what was set out for me to do this month. In record time – Day Two, the boat seemingly sprang a serious leak and my first instinct (my flesh) wanted to jump ship! I began to tell myself, “You are way over your head”, “What were you thinking when you made such commitments?” and one hit hard, “Did God really tell you to do this?”
I am quite certain EVERYONE that is reading this post has had that experience before, where you begin to do something and everything imaginable attempts to happen to stop you.
I want to set the record straight. I am not doing this to prove anything to anyone or to myself for that matter. This would instantly make this work null and void, a work of iniquity, an idol of my own selfish motives if I did. I pray that if what I write only reaches just one person (including ME!) than I have done what thus saith the Lord.
As humans, we have this propensity to dress up our own selfish motives, agendas, and plan to resemble some Holy work of the Lord. We build buildings, erect monuments, our lives all in the name of the Lord. We then get shocked to no end when the winds of life come and destroy it all. How was it all destroyed? Well the foundation, the beginning was never founded on Truth, on the Word of God but was made out of our own imaginations, our own carnal thinking of what we should be doing.
The foundation of everything we do as Believers in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ should be rooted, grounded and inspired by in His Truth, which is the Word of God. If not, as sure as anyone stands it will FALL. Loudly!
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Let all of us continue to look at our hearts motivations to make sure that everything we are doing is sanctioned by God. So that we will not erect our own idols of self-righteousness that will eventually come tumbling down. I want anyone reading these post to know that this is my attempt at obeying the Lord as it relates to the call on my life to write. As I work at doing this, my main goal is not for you to see or hear me – VMarie – Vertelle – Thr33 – Your Friend – Your Sister – Your Mother – Your Daughter BUT for you to hear GOD. I am just a vessel, an imperfect one at that! No matter how many times I spell-check or edit these words I am quite sure I or someone else can find a grammatical or spelling error, however I challenge you to HEAR with your spiritual EARS what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to us!
Until Next Time…
VMarie aka Thr33