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Through unbelievable, decades-long health challenges, the enemy tries his hardest to SUCK the life right out of me...and I HATE it! You wouldn't believe me if I explained it all to you...besides this blog post is about ABUNDANT LIFE...not the life getting sucked out of me.
The only people who know how extraordinarily awful the health problems that I live with every single moment of my life are the family members that live with me. No one else has any clue just how debilitating, consuming, frustrating, and extremely and extraordinarily life-altering my many, many chronic and challenging health problems really are. And people have no clue just how financially burdensome those health problems really are. People just have NO clue about any of it...and really...most people, frankly, just don't care. So, I talk a lot to God, who does care.
There are times when I'm praying about my chronically poor health and increasingly challenging health conditions...and I get so very frustrated at the lack of abundant life. I keep wondering, "Where is the abundant life?"
God has continued to allow the enemy to attack me in my health...and it is so extremely frustrating. Why is God allowing it? And where is the abundant life?He told us that He came to give us life and life more abundantly. Where is that abundant life?
I questioned that again today while on my knees. Then, right there on my knees, the thought came to me that I am living the abundant life.
It was not the first time I had that thought that I was living the abundant life.
"This is the abundant life?" (I remember asking the same thing once before!) "This is NOT the abundant life!" I exclaimed in deep, painful frustration.
But God, in His ever so gentle way, responded, "This IS the abundant life."
I got up off my knees and immediately went to the computer to research the word abundant and on my way to the computer I thought, "It's not about abundant health or abundant wealth; It's about abundant LIFE.
I researched, and found the following:
So abundant is existing or available in large quantities; plentiful. The enemy steals away my abundant health...and the ENORMOUS amounts of money that I spend on my health problems steals away what would be any abundant wealth, so it must be abundant life that I have.
So, what is "life?'
So, in essence, life, TRUE LIFE, is knowing HIM., the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom God sent.
So even in the absence of abundant health, and therefore abundant wealth, I do have LIFE.
It is only when I remember (and live in) the above truth that the life truly does NOT get sucked out of me!
I keep missing that truth and thinking abundant life, for me, is abundant health, but if abundant life is HIM...and if I have HIM, then I have ABUNDANT LIFE!
In what area of life are YOU missing that truth?
You are "soaring" in forty-five days. The following are in NO specific order,
but they are forty-five principles that I want you to carry with you as you soar.
I cannot tell you how many times, in my adult life, I searched and searched for this song, but I could never find it! God led me right to it tonight! In my teenage years, I was so messed up and so hurting, but God used a very special man (who provided and hosted very special seminars and retreats in a very special house and who played this very special song) to DEEPLY minister to and TOUCH my hurting, broken, bleeding and guilty heart! It was always such an intense time of deep conviction, deep love, and cleansing forgiveness...laying my burden down at the Cross! Oh, the memories that come flooding back into my heart! I can see my teenage-self in that little "chapel room." Oh, wow...God gave me an INCREDIBLE BLESSING tonight! THANK YOU to "that man" who provided those experiences for me and for many, many teens! I have NEVER forgotten those seminars and retreats!
This just ministered to my heart in deep ways.
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