Who or What is Guding You?

‘So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives.’ These are some pretty simple, yet powerful, words. After all, every word of God is. It’s quick, alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit…
Speaking of Spirit… You know His Holy Spirit – the one He sent to us to be our guide and to orchestrate our very lives. The one who saves us from destruction, who doesn’t hide anything from us, but reveals to us everything we need for this life. The One who SPEAKS to God on our behalf. WOW. Grab ahold of that. Just meditate a minute…
My husband and I just got back from a wonderful vacation. We came back refreshed, renewed, and even more excited about our future. It wasn’t just us – we brought along His Holy Spirit. He came, and we welcomed Him. We made room for Him, and listened for His voice. He helped my husband and I make decisions and grow together as one. He spoke things to us regarding our future, but also led us through each new and current moment. He was louder than any worry or doubt, louder than any uncertainty or question, and louder than any whim or emotion. He was our captain. There were things He spoke very clearly to both of us. He loves to be included. We were in His Word each day as He revealed new things to us, while reminding us of things forgotten. He told us where to go and what to say. He protected us from harm on two occasions (that I know of). He was faithful. He IS faithful – at all times.
We don’t want to lead our ‘own’ lives. We want His leading for our lives. We don’t want to be led by our  feelings or emotions – these things are not truth. There is such a peace and a joy in knowing that we are fully surrendered to the Lord. We are completely willing to lay it all down becasue we know that He loves and cares for us and has our lives completely in His hands. There is no place I’d rather be. ❤

Love and Be Loved

“Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others,Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel,Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything,Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end.
This love amazes me. His word amazes me. Yet, somehow, I am amazing to Him. This is how He loves me! If you think about God – He requires nothing from us, but hearts surrendered. He doesn’t put conditions on us, doesn’t force us to do right, but just the opposite. He loves us – and in turn we love Him. It’s just so natural – Love and Be Loved. Then His very love is shed abroad in our hearts, and we can give t out to others; His VERY love. It’s no something we have to figure out how to do or strive to do, we just love as God loves us. He gives it to us, and we give it to others. Simple. Let’s not complicate it by trying to ‘find’ ways to love, or by ‘wondering’ how to love. He has shown us already, and it has been revealed to us by His Holy Spirit. There’s nothing new under the sun with God, no new formulas, no special exceptions to the rule, no shortcuts, just His way. Choose God – Choose Love.

The Pursuit of Righteousness.

2 Timothy 2:22 (AMP)
“Shun youthful lusts and flee from them, and aim at and pursue righteousness (all that is virtuous and good, right living, conformity to the will of God in thought, word, and deed); [and aim at and pursue] faith, love, [and] peace (harmony and concord with others) in fellowship with all [Christians], who call upon the Lord out of a pure heart.”
What is your focus for 2012? Who and what will you decide to pursue? I will pursue Christ and His righteousness, for He is all I want and all I need. I will seek His very heart, His kingdom and His righteousness, becoming more intimate with Him every step of the way, knowing full well that He is providing me with all I need. (Mt. 6:33)
2 Peter 1:3 (MSG) says,
“Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! We were also given absolutely terrific promises to pass on to you—your tickets to participation in the life of God after you turned your back on a world corrupted by lust.” 
His word is so clear! He has given us the power it takes to truly live for Him. And in living fully for Him we can receive all His promises, which are Yes and Amen!!
The best revalation I’ve ever had is this…
I can strive and try to be a ‘good’ Christian to the best of my own ability, but all I’m going to get are natural results, or I can abide in Him and BE who He has told me I am in Him and get supernatural results! 
This set me free. He really does ALL the work on you if you’ll let Him! So choose to pursue Him today!