Lord! That verse has meant so much to me in the 28 years since You first rocked my world by sweeping me off my feet!
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20)
Is that the “motto” You picked for my life, Lord? Because Your enemy had, at one time, convinced me (through his lies) that my life was worth “Immeasurably LESS”??? So much LESS that I almost chose to end it?
Forgiving the Unforgivable. Loving an Enemy. Impossible Healing. Miraculous Deliverance. Raising the Dead: Emotionally. Spiritually.
Immeasurably MORE… even today.
The conference yesterday was yet another Indescribable ENCOUNTER with You! Indescribable? Yes!!! And yet, still You give me words… 🙂
From the moment You invited me to come to New York to speak at yesterday’s Christian women’s conference, I had been asking You what You wanted to accomplish, Lord. And what You wanted me to do.
And You were speaking to me.
You were doing the same thing with the others You had called to fulfill the roles You had assigned to them. We had not spoken with each other. We had not “compared notes” to tailor our respective “pieces” to fit with the other pieces You were assembling.
When we finally came together yesterday, Your orchestration was obvious to all of us. You had composed a symphony of Healing Love and Transforming Grace. It was so finely attuned to the desires of Your heart… Surely even the angels in Heaven felt compelled to join us in reverent AWE!
We were on Holy Ground… and we all knew it.
It was obvious that every heart there was touched. Some were touched deeply. The enemy’s lies were exposed by the revelation of Your Truth. Darkness fled in the glow of Your Grace-filled Light. HOPE was ignited!
Which begs the question: Will that HOPE keep burning, Lord? Will each flickering flame become a Refining, Restoring and Resurrecting fire?
We are not ignorant of the enemy’s schemes (2 Corinthians 2:10-11). Your enemy would love to quickly retake whatever ground he lost yesterday. It will be up to each of the women there — all of us — to choose what we will each do next.
“I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose Life…” (Deuteronomy 30:19b,
“… we live by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)
Our most important choice, of course, will be one of Surrender. To what or whom will we surrender our hearts? To our flesh? To the world? The other devil?
Or to You, Lord?
“If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)
Help us to choose well, Lord!!!
“So do not fear, for I am with you.; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:9b)
You couldn’t wait to reassure me… could You, Lord? 🙂
I stayed overnight so I could worship at the church that had sponsored the conference. Three women eagerly approached me.
They had already discussed how You have prompted them to use the tools I had shared with them! Tools You had “downloaded” to me in just the last three weeks!
A tool to help people discern, detect and destroy the Lies that keep them captive to the enemy’s agenda (John 10:10a). A tool to help people get “unstuck” from that past so they can move forward to a brighter future.
A tool to help people gain victory over sin… moment-by-moment!
All by Your Spirit, Lord… as they choose to walk by faith in whatever direction You say!!!.
Tools they plan to use with their young people, to help them say “NO” to the lure of compromise in a culture bent on rejecting you.
Tools they plan to use with incarcerated women, who are trapped behind bars that are seen and unseen. Women You can and will set free… even though their sentence is not yet over.
Freedom with a capital “F”!!!
“Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)
Less than 24 hours later, the flame is already spreading. So, how much more will it spread, Lord?
Immeasurably MORE!!! 🙂
High (again, always) on You…