Everything you need!
Everything we could ever need for life and complete devotion to God has already been deposited in us by his divine power. For all this was lavished upon us through the rich experience of knowing him who has called us by name and invited us to come to him through a glorious manifestation of his goodness. 2 Peter 1:3 TPT (Bible Gateway)
It's been a few years since I have taken the time to sit down and write out my thoughts. God is dealing with me on a daily basis, he shows me earthly things and brings a heavenly perspective to me DAILY! I love it! I always think, write that down WHITNEY! I haven't been so great at that part.
I love his revelations and often times forget what he's pointed out to me. I believe that is why he keeps urging me to write it down. I heard a pastor say something along the lines of the power of writing your thoughts out will last longer than speaking it out loud. I guess because words and writing will always be there to look back at. That really resonated with me! I love writing. I always collect my thoughts and try to outline what I want to type, usually God intervenes and my fingers just start typing away! It's as if he just keeps giving me words and ideas as I am typing.
God has had me in a few places in the bible during this Pandemic (Covid-19). I keep coming across verses where He is trying to remind His children that they are not lacking. We have the power and ability to influence and minister to those around us. The verse I mentioned above is one of those.
Do you ever feel like you are lacking? I know that thought comes through my mind quite often. The Lord keeps reminding me he has given me all that I need! My heart is really beginning to take a shift, it's becoming this thing where I deeply care about these deep relationships around me. It's an easy way for me to deposit reminders of Gods love and faithfulness into those people. I keep thinking of others though, who I don't know there story as well but would still like to help deposit some kind of truth into their hearts. I think that is why I am ready to be vulnerable and share through some more writing! I was so trapped in thinking I didn't have what it takes to write and be influential. As I said, God was speaking to me over and over reminding me I do have what it takes, even if it's to reach the one person who happens to click on this!
So before you click on the next app to scroll around I want you to read this part...
What is it that you feel like you lack?
What is He calling you to that you keep brushing off?
What standard are you comparing yourself to?
I've noticed that one of my main reasons for not doing what He calls me to do, is because I often compare myself to a standard of something or someone else, then I end up disappointed because He has created me in a different way. I have to sit and truly redirect my thoughts, trust me (it happened today). I have to hold tight to what the Lord says about who He has created me to be. I have to have a few minutes alone to remember that He has equipped me. One prayer my husband and I have been praying since Covid-19 is "Thank you God that we are not lacking". We pray that prayer because in the midst of all this we keep being reminded of the lyrics of the song "Nothing Else" by Cody Carnes. It's a beautiful song, it's easy to sing. It didn't hit us until this pandemic though. We really had to think about the lyrics..
"I just want you, nothing else, nothing else, nothing else will do. I just want you".
Because we have Jesus we are not lacking.... He has given us everything we need.