Below is a great analogy of just how important each one of us are as a member of the Body of Christ and humanity. The author is unknown, but the story perfectly illustrates why we need each other.
The Value of One
As the story goes, a congregation built a new church building,
And people came from far and wide to see it. They admired
Its beauty! Up on the roof, a little nail heard the people
Praising everything about the lovely structure–except the
Nail! No one even knew he was there, and he became angry and jealous. “If I am that insignificant, nobody will miss me...
Know that I have heard your every whisper and have seen your every tear. The season you are about to enter is a time where I am coming on the scene so close, So close to you! I will touch and restore your hearts, And I will wipe away your tears. I will clear your vision so you can see again. This is coming, My dear ones, and is already here. Awake to it. No longer be hope deferred, for I am restoring your hope and renewing your joy. It's time to regain your strength and purpose. Know who you are in Me and stand in it. The Season of grief you've occupied in is coming to a close. Step forward and receive the freshness you're longing for.
I am ready to immerse you in your full recovery so you can enter into a new and refreshing place! Your metamorphosis stage is in full motion. Get ready to fly! Get ready to see yourself in a whole new light! I am coming on the scene! You are about to engage Me and life in a whole new way, and you'll never be the same. Prepare your heart and turn it towards Me. You're coming out of the cave and grave mentality, out of the house, out of the womb, and out of the Cocoon, into full new life and light!"
Ending Your Effort-filled Relationship With Survival
(Two Lovers -Two Trees)
Papa God shared...
The same fruit begets the same fruit in your life. You have to be willing to start eating from a different tree. When you eat from the Tree of Life, your taste buds change and develop. Again, life in Me is about feasting! So, wouldn't you say it's not through your own self-effort and disciplined ways? It is a matter of developing new tastebuds by changing what your eating and feasting on?
I was asking Papa, why we have to go through all the things we do?
Of course, being the wise counselor He is, He asked me a question right back ... "Amy, What make a good Sea Captain?" "Hmmmm?" I pondered. He continued, "What makes a great sea captain, is that he is experienced in the ways of the Sea." Simple answer, yet always profound, I thought.
Think about it...
Moms, Satan’s looking for ways to destroy you—and this pretty much outlines his plan, right here. Written in C.S. Lewis’ “Screwtape Letters” style, it’s absolutely chilling!
My Dear Wormwood,
I was thrilled to hear you have been making progress with the mother. You have a good lead, from what I hear. She’s feels over-worked, unappreciated, and discouraged? I’m so glad to hear it. If you tread carefully, this can be a great opportunity. With the kids waking her up every hour last night, we already have an advantage. A tired Mom makes for a more emotional Mom, and an emotional Mom is a vulnerable one.
I do have a few tips. First, aim your best efforts at her marriage...
A Short Story by John Meyer... Late rent, bills collectors, overdrafts, self-effort, and a rock quarry...
"OMG! Not again! I can’t believe this is happening to me! I just can’t take it anymore,” shouts Jason, with a blistering torrent! The walls in his living room turn from a soft shade of beige to a cool grey in a matter of seconds, as the place turns into an echoing chamber of desperation and fear.
“I just don’t understand how this keeps happening to us? I am doing all I know how to do, and we just keep getting further and further behind! Why are these jobs not working out?” Jason continues as he slams himself into the wooden chair. Not realizing ...
The fastest way to dig yourself out of an internal hole is to look for the light.
Not just any light, but the light cascading on the ladder of gratitude and appreciation. It is the key in turning things around for you. Gratitude and appreciation will dig you out of your slump. So climb aboard! It will guide you up to where the light shines, where you can warm your soul.
If you are looking through the darkness of despair, you will remain cold and calloused. Place yourself in the light. Let it warm your eyes and soften your heart. Choose today to live and abide in My presence. Receive My grace, which will allow you to express your gratitude and appreciation. The warmth of My love will envelop you and rescue you from the cave of your thoughts and daunting surroundings. In Me, you shall find hope and peace, and truly the rest your soul is looking for.
-Papa God <3
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep perfectly peaceful the one whose mind remains focused on you because he remains in you.
Hi guys! :) Watch and be encouraged by this short clip.... Love you all! -Amy
Now let's discuss pain. Pain can often be for your gain if you process it right. Pain is a demise to those unwilling to learn from it. Pain is not always a bad thing. One endures it for the outcome it produces, hence "growing pains" or the growth of a muscle. Short-term pain can bring you compassion in areas you didn't have before. So let's not always look at pain as a bad thing. Cash in on it and find the gold! Don't waste these opportunities to learn and find something that will improve your well-being. That is the reason it's allowed. Now, not all pain is profitable and of Me. That is why I am in the process of teaching you discernment. Many bring unnecessary pain upon themselves. I will teach you how to decipher between the two. Stay close to Me and I will weave a beautiful tapestry of all that you've over come and gone through. There's beautiful huge's of deep blue from the depths of desperation turned into revelation. There is huge's of light blue and bright gold awakening you to My truths. There is crimson red that has forgiven and bloated out your transgressions and there are beautiful purples arrayed in it reminding you of your heritage and lineage, that you are truly royalty! Your journey is not in vain! It has been creating a garment of praise, one that you will profit from... You and many others! Weaving a tapestry takes time, but every thread will be worth it all. The pain has transformed into beauty! Perfecting it's purpose, telling the story of your transformation into My image! -Papa
Nothing is in vain! This is the time of unveiling! You've walked the path of faith and now you are beginning to enjoy it's purpose and profits! He is good! He is good! He is good! - Amy :)
Ok guys! :) I couldn't pass this statement up!! John and I know this one first hand!! And I'm sure many of you if not all of you have gone through this!! It is definitely a part of the process we all go through.
Set your head like flint and keep a heart of gold as you move forward in what God alone has shared with you to do. Jesus made himself of no reputation... If we are being transformed into his image, well.. need I say more? . You already have what it take to make it to the end! God placed it in you! If God is for us, who can ultimately be against us!! If you will remain humble God will exalt and place you at a banqueting table in the presence of your enemies!! This is the God we serve!! He is the only one worth following!! Quoted from the movie UNBROKEN, "If you can take it, you can make it!",
Love you all!! We are here to encourage you on this journey!!
Blessings!! Your fellow sojourner, Amy
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