Today I was visited by an angel – a messenger. I had a Sophia moment. You remember in The Color Purple when Sophie was in the store attempting to purchase items from the laundry list that the Mayor’s wife gave her. Sophie was just released out of prison for sucker punching the Mayor (wrong move). After her stint in prison, she ended doing the very thing she said she would not do and that was being the maid of Mayor’s wife. Her ordeal left her in a bewildered and catatonic state. As she stood in the middle of the general store, out of nowhere Ms. Celie comes to her rescue. She takes the list from Sophie and begins to help her in gathering the items. Later on in the movie Sophie thanks Ms. Celie for being there for her in one of her lowest moments & returns the favor and GIVES her a word of admonishment. How many of us know that “we” all should be there to GIVE something to someone. Someone’s deliverance is locked up in your obedience to GIVE. Today I was feeling “mighty mighty low” and an angel came and reminded me in my “moment” that I should open up my heart & worship the Lord! The word of God shows us that often we will have to encourage ourselves. That’s what David had to do.
I Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.
Sometimes are spirit man’s batteries are low and we need a spiritual jump start! “We” all have to remember that someone’s deliverance is your mouth, your actions. “We” should be standing in the gap for our brothers & sisters in the Lord as well as those who are lost.
Romans 15 1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. 3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. 4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. 5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: 6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
I thank God today for His Son, Jesus Christ for whom without Him, without His obedience unto death, without His shed blood I would be DEAD in my sins & forever separated from God. I glorify His name today and make a boast within my soul of His Greatness, His Love – Everything pertaining to Him! I open up my heart and let Him to mend up those broken down areas & all those areas that are not submitted to Him.
Until Next Time…
VMarie aka Thr33