Guest Post by Elisha: So refreshing. Just yesterday the Lord placed a song on my heart we all learned a long time ago,”They Will Know we Are Christians By Our Love.” I sang it over and over again for an hour. God said that the world is looking for something different because they know the world is failing them.
So I asked God, “Why not Christianity? Why aren’t they running to you Oh Lord? Why do they look for you in every false doctrine and religion?” And He said,”Because you look too much like the world. You lack power because you lack faith. Your unbelief binds you to the law. And you need an increase of love.” So I’m praying….fill me Lord with your love, forgive my unbelief, and give me Your heart.
They will know we are Christians by our love by our love
They will know we are Christians by our love.
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Love is a powerful word. God’s love is so rich, it is hard to fully understand. I think it starts with a broken heart. Most aren’t willing to go there. Peace
Interesting you say that, because about 2 years ago I was in that stage of almost awake but still technically asleep, when I heard a voice tell me, “Elisha, from you I require the ultimate sacrifice.” Fear immediately took over. In my ignorance at the time I began to think of the worst case scenarios.(Was God going to take my children, my husband, my life?)
For six months I walked around with this thought running through my mind. Until one day during chapel the Chaplain unintentenally looked right at me and read the passage he was going to be preaching on
Psalm 51:16-18 (New International Version)
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
18 In your good pleasure make Zion prosper;
build up the walls of Jerusalem.
Relief flooded over me and I thought if this is all God is asking I can readily give it. This was one of the beginning markers of the new fire God has placed inside of me. Since then there are days when brokeness comes and it has been so hard to allow God to reveal the condition of my heart. But afterwards, the reward of freedom is worth the price.
God has shown me just how beautiful brokeness is to Him just in the last few days. My oldest son who is now 12 came to me the other night with tears in his eyes. Just know, that he is a very big boy and tends to not show emotion too often. He asked if he could talk to me, and then grabbed me in an embrace and just sobbed on my shoulder for a good 5 mnutes before he told me what was going on. I prayed during this time that God would prepare my heart and fill me with grace and love for whatever he was about to tell me.
He just looked at me and said,”Mom, I’m so selfish, I’m so spoiled and I take advantage of everything God has given me.” I then asked him what he meant. He said,”Mom, Macailyn (who is my 6 year old daughter with down syndrome) has so many obstacles in her life. She struggles to learn and to have friends and everything. I don’t have any of those struggles. But I always complain and I’m never satisfied.”
My heart melted. I knew this was a work of the Holy Spirit breaking him of selfishness and growing the gift of mercy that God has given him. I just looked at him and loved him so much and my heart was swelling with joy. I will never forget that moment with my son. One the proudest moments in my life. To see your son come to you in brokeness and realize that heart of stone is turning to a heart of flesh.
A GODLY HEART–FILLED WITH GOD’S LOVE..WHEN GOD SHOWS US SOMETHING–AND WE REALIZE IT–IT IS GOOD!!!
Thank you Elisha. You have generations of family striving after God’s heart. Think about it. That is incredible! God bless!