Good morning my journey companion,
This week has been challenging for me. I can’t place my fingers on one event specifically that has changed the trajectory of things for me and in my relationships but I can feel that something moved.
This forty day journey I sent an expectation of God’s overarching vision for me to build interpersonal human relationships.
I recall a time in my life about five or six years ago when God told me I was Paul. It set my soul on fire because Paul is a great man of God who learned how to not just do life loving God he loved people also.
As I walked closer with God the past two to three years I realized I was in fact Saul. Though God has given me a vision of who I was I had yet to develop those positive healthy God fearing traits.
For years I kept close with God but I kept people at arms length. Then I got hit with a tragedy at the end of 2019 which took my blinders off removed the mask and allowed me to become more like Jesus and actually see like Paul.
However, though I began to transform like Paul I still required some like Ananias in my life. I desperately needed people who would help me find new strength and see clearly.
I needed Barnabas, who would stand up for me and introduced me to the new key leaders when they only knew the old Chris.
You see God’s plan for our lives keep us one relationship away from changing the course of your lives and the lives of others.
I had to be willing to actively and intentionally connected to personally with people. Be willing to let go of the fear of rejection, the need to validated about my relationship with God, the need to be accepted and understood.
I had to accept that God has no secular division in my life. Everything I am involved in has spiritual overtones this afforded me the ability to move out of the walls of the church and really be who God envisioned me to be.
I hear the longing and echoes in the hall of desire for God’s people. I also hear God saying stay in relationship, know your identity, embrace My vision and trust Me.
I pray today that you are also hearing God’s voice. I pray you hear Him giving you the validation you need.
I pray that you hear Him saying well done take another step. I pray that your relationship with God is transforming you everyday to be a new creation in the eyes of God.
I pray that when you encounter other people you build them up the way God has built you up.
I pray that you take advantage of discomfort and the situations that rub you the wrong way to pray for everyone involved.
I pray that as you walk in the delight of who God is you also search for that here on earth with people. Allow God to bring people to you as you make a step forward to meet the stranger who seemed a little distant or greet someone you have been wanting to embrace for a while.
I am praying God empowers you and blesses your steps to build His kingdom as you strive to have more and more human experiences.
I pray God’s will above any desire of our heart, mind, and or body. I pray that you are lavished in love from God and others. I pray this and so much more in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.