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It seems so long ago that I decided to give my life to Christ and spend the rest of my life pursuing Him. With that came a lot of pains, trials, and seasons of complete despair and confusion. But one thing remained…I was an Overcomer through Christ. A ministry (and many other things ) was birthed through this and […]

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Have Compassion…

  

 We talk about having compassion often. Especially in a world plagued with the sin, violence, and sickness we observe on a daily basis; we can’t help but be moved, to feel “something”, right?  
But is that compassion? The Word says His compassion/love never fails, but how often does ours?

 2 things God spoke in my spirit on this evening about compassion that I want to share. First of all , compassion is for EVERYONE. We have a tendency to love the underdog. To care about the one that’s crying the loudest. The one that shows the most pain. The one wearing battle scars and war wounds on their sleeve. (not saying we shouldn’t show them compassion, please don’t misunderstand what I am saying) But God is an all inclusive God. Any one who excepts Christ is His child, but we are called to BE COMPASSIONATE TO ALL. The strong need compassion as well. Those too intelligent in their minds to see the glory in being dependent on God need compassion as well. Our flesh seeks out the weak to help because they are the easiest to see visible outcomes in. But what about the quiet person battling inner struggles, do we not show them compassion because they seem to be handling it well? Brokenness does not have a color,gender,or an age. It cannot be easily identified in a world accustomed to hiding. Wholeness is not determined by our outward success, so why should hurt, hopelessness and the need for deliverance be determined by our outward manifestations of pain? We need to show compassion to ALL! 

 
The second thing God showed me is COMPASSION IS AN ACTION WORD! It is showing the love of Christ we all profess to have, in action. Sitting back and pitying someone’s situation is not compassion. Verbally stating how bad you feel, is not action. We must show love in deed!  We tend to show love to those suffering through things we identify with. Example: I overcome having an absent father, so I have compassion and help those with absent fathers. That’s ministry. You need compassion to do ministry, but you don’t have to have a ministry to be compassionate!  Compassion is an outward expression of an inward heart characteristic. I don’t have to have walked in the same shoes to extend love to you. Jesus died for all WE had done. He showed compassion to ALL OF US, no differences. God loved us so much that He showed action and sent His Son to dies for us. How’s that for compassion/love in action? 
  
Let’s start walking in compassion. Let’s love everyone and show them in the way the Holy Spirit leads us. 

Prayer: Please Lord give me a compassion for your people like Christ had for the church. Move in me Holy Spirit that I not just see ailments in the natural, but You awaken discernment in me to see in the supernatural. Allow my heart to be filled with love that leads to action. Love that leads to more prayer with You in order to seek God given solutions. Teach me and guide me , Lord so I can BE FULL of COMPASSION !

BeMadeWhole! ~asb

BE OPEN…

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Sleep escapes me right now. I have so much on my plate, my thoughts feel like a rat on a wheel. I can honestly say  I have no clue what God is about to do in my life and that is terrifying!
Nothing moves me, but my one on one time with him. I am seeking like never before for an answer because I know change is inevitable. Through my exhaustion I encourage all that are going through a “transition ” to be open to whatever God wants to do in your life.
Growth is never easy and usually is uncomfortable , so prepare yourself in advance. God knows the plan for us, even when we don’t. His thoughts are not ours and ,of course , are higher. (ISAIAH 55:8&9 ref)
Rest in His ways.( And with that, I have written my self into peace that passes All my understanding. I am ready for sleep!)
Be open All!

Be Blessed And Be Made Whole! ~ ASB

BE AVAILABLE!

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Don’t spend anymore time trying to become something in Christ! Allow God to transform you to the person He intended you to be. That is where the power of God is truly seen!
The power is not in YOUR ABILITY…the true power of Jesus Christ is in YOUR AVAILABILITY!… There is nothing we can do apart from Him. Open yourself to be used by the Lord.

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Be Available….

Be Blessed And Be Made Whole! ~ ASB

BE VALUABLE!

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It amazes me how we as a people settle for “dysfunction”. How were are comfortable in chaos. How we try to please those that are unpleasant. How sad it is that we cannot recognize the goodness of God because we have inhabited so long in the foolishness of this world. If you are saved and redeemed by the blood of Christ, You don’t have to live like that!
You are more than a conqueror! You are fearfully and wonderfully made! You are the apple of God’s eye, and He adores you.
Stop settling for the treatment of this world. Stop seeking for friendships and relationships that aren’t worthy of You.

Whatever you give value to, is what you will use to measure your own worth. That means, if the opinions of others matter more to you than God’s, then that’s who you will allow to determine your worth. If your career matters more to you, your job  status and pay scale will determine your worth. If you spend time seeking a significant other,rather than the Kingdom of God, how they feel about you determines how you feel about you. Etcetera… etcetera….
You have to know your worth based on who CHRIST says you are. That means you have to spend time alone with Him, seeking His heart!
You have Value!!! Now go walk in it!

Be Blessed And Be Made Whole! ~ ASB