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He Wants Your Heart.

Events are hitting the world that turn realities upside down. Events are happening in our personal lives to turn our lives upside down. I believe that now is a corporate sifting time. Whether it be through a natural disaster, a breakup, a job loss, or any other event that turns life in a totally different direction…The Lord is sifting hearts, and purifying them. He is seeking continued faithfulness from those who have been faithful. He is desperately trying to get the attention of those who are far, and those who have never known Him. The thing is, our trials ultimately aren’t to push us to lean on worldly sources. They are meant to lead us into the arms of our Heavenly Father. When events happen that are simply beyond our control, and we feel that we simply cannot do it any longer…That is the time when nothing is left to lean on but Him, and it is the time to surrender! 

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I don’t know what is happening in your life. Maybe you’ve been devastated by a hurricane, and the home you invested so much money and love into is now gone. Maybe you’ve done what you thought God was calling you to do, and life looks like a mess. Perhaps you or a loved one were just diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness. Friend, no matter what, your Creator is looking for your heart. He doesn’t care if your heart is in pieces–He’s in the business of putting broken hearts back together. Jesus wants to be with you through all you are facing or ever will face. He wants to walk with you through it all. Most of all,  He wants to welcome you into Heaven one day, the place where broken hearts and pain will be no more.

Give Him your heart. Let Him hold you and carry you through this life, and onto eternity with Him one sweet day.

 

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

“Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” Hosea 6:3

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26

 

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His Vision Is Bigger.

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”~Proverbs 19:21

Our Father has a bigger vision for our lives than we can imagine. As humans, we are so limited in our thinking and desires. We cling to what we want, thinking it is what is best for us. Yet our Father often has a much bigger, different vision for our lives–if only we can let go and let His purpose prevail in us. 

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Where I am today is vastly different than where I had imagined I would be at this age.  There are times when I’m tempted to pine for those things I’d hoped to achieve by this time. Yet, my Father has poured out tremendous blessings. There are so many other, different things that He has enabled me to achieve. I know that He has put me in this exact place, this career, this workplace, and these specific relationships. It is all meaningful. How I came to where I am in each aspect of my life was clearly directed. His vision for me is much bigger than the small vision I tried clinging to. And He continues to expand it in different aspects, asking me to let go of some desires, and to save others for later.

Are you in a place of wondering why your vision hasn’t come to pass? Are you questioning what He is doing? Ask your Heavenly Father what He wants! Determine if you’re clinging to your own desires. Surrender is scary–but it is only when we surrender that His wealth of blessings can fully rain down. When you let go of whatever you are clinging to, your Father will expand your vision and your understanding of your purpose.

Are you ready to let go of the way that you want things to go and expand your vision to the limitless vision of the Father?

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”~Proverbs 3:5