Not of THIS World, 29 AUG – #428

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Not of THIS World, 29 AUG

545 AM called to write and read scripture for an hour is MUCH appreciated compared to those 2AM wake ups, thanks God!!!

Being not OF this world but IN it…

I so appreciate God’s consideration of both… me being IN THIS world needing sleep and His reminding of me that I am NOT OF this world… He took my brain, I borrow it back to continue my earthly work, but my soul feels lifted and carried and I NEVER want to lose that feeling, NEVER…

Do you feel that? That floating “not of this world” feeling? Chatting with God most all day? Well, it’s heavenly and it’s REALLY an unnerving feeling too. It’s a feeling I mostly had growing up, but began to question as either mental instability OR divine lifting when I was starting to awaken fully to realizing God was pushing me and realized Jesus, the fisher of men, was reeling me in… Ad now, it’s a moral compass I strive to keep in tune with… It’s just like when singing, you have a choice to sing however you want to and often all over the place OR chose to listen to stay in tune… Yes, you have to listen to God to stay in tune…  Certainly I am more grateful to converse with this greater force knowing it’s not from me, rather than just absorb the force and think, then act, like it’s my doing… It’s NOT… Yes Lord, I am tickled to BE me, because I know You made me… Because I know God made us ALL to be the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13-19), to sing HIS praises, to refuel from the eternsl LIGHT not OF us but from Jesus shining IN and thru us…

So I ask the HOLY SPIRIT to use me now – while I truly realize that I am NOT of this world… To protect me from evil and place me in those situations where I can praise YOUR name and YOUR good works in me. It has become crystal clear in major aspects of my life, You took over and I’m blown away WITH PRAISE for how good You are to me.

That is why I fear a day that I might still slip into complacency, of focusing self-righteously on my earthly sinful desires… I pray Lord to listen and remain close to You and to be lifted as I do Your work in Your world… I appreciate that Your work blends in with using my skills – I ask for Your guidance and discernment ALWAYS. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12)

Like standing in the ocean, anticipating and jumping into the waves head on, I pray to not run away from fear, but be strengthened, courageous and lifted into YOUR service, moving as YOUR plan takes me…

Being not OF this world but IN it…
BE STILL, in it…

ALL IN ALL, Thanks Lord, THANKS…
I was always Yours, but now that I really realize that, I am ever MORE thankful!

AMEN

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PS: Googling brings the scriptures easily, it’s a praise I have, Lord, for YOUR timing of a worldly tool, used for divine purpose… bringing your Word to the fingertips and eyes of those who need it the most…

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Philippians 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there,  Lord Jesus Christ,

John 15:19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.

John 17:14-16 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it

1 Peter 2:11-12 Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.

1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

1 John 2:15-17 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.


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