To thine own self be true. I’m seeing two areas of “being true” we have to have: knowing who we are in our natural self & knowing who we are in Christ.
The heart cannot stay contained. What is in it will soon spill out, and God alone can bear the full truth of a human heart.
There’s no true submission to authority if there’s no actual obedience, so obedience should go without saying. But it doesn’t.
Because of free will, we can refuse the lavish outpouring of Love and grace, even though it’s the very thing we most desperately need.
I don’t know much yet about being a disciple, but I know this: if the Spirit hasn’t worked it out in my own singular journey, then it isn’t real for me.
Every instance of genuine repentance in my life has been born of seeing myself as I truly am. And often that means choosing to see myself as others see me.
The Lord told me to receive the prophet, His messenger and the authority He had sent to me. But what does it mean to receive?
Deliverance from sinful behavior & the demons associated with sin is one thing, but complete liberation by surrendering our WILL results in true deliverance from self!
One of my old bosses used to say that some people only worked well when cornered like a rat and hounded like a dog, but people don't really work like that.
It isn't just my existence that's part of God’s plan; my salvation is too.
It takes time and correction and grace and discipline and even confrontation for us to come into accord with the only true reality in every way.
Receiving the whole Truth enabled a new and totally different Jennifer to come into being.