Created for More

The verse Acts 2:36 was read to me recently and the eyes of my heart were opened in a correcting, reckoning yet hopeful way.
It reads, “…know for certain that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, to be both Lord and master.”
My heart immediately bled with conviction.
“BOTH Lord and master.”
…That part.

Eternal life is not all that He has for us.
Wow!
You’d think the privilege of eternal life would be enough for God to gift us and even still His grace, His love, His compassion, the freedom He has for us extends beyond what we can fathom.
Jesus is my Lord, my Savior… I said the prayer, I invited Him into my heart, I did the “things.”
But when this verse was spoken to me… the exposure within my heart was undeniable.
I wasn’t all in on trusting Him or even allowing him to be the master of every area in my life. I saw the parts within my heart where I was still relentlessly fighting for control, as if my stubborn selfish fight stood a chance against God.
…it didn’t.
The walls of my heart were guarded by a perfected persona of perfection and the fear… the fear trembled in the presence of this conviction.

So today, I pray for you and for me. I pray the Holy Spirit will find us faithfully in the transparency of brokenness. I pray we open our heart as wide as the east is from the west. That whatever has got us rattled and shaken within, trembles at the piercing of conviction for God’s glory. That we may not cower in shame when correction knocks, that instead we bleed for more.
…More convictions, more discipline, more challenging character purging, more God opportunities that require boldness and courage. That we welcome being changed, being moved, being made anew… molded like clay into more of the reflection of Jesus. May we be available enough so He can come have His way.
We are created for this very thing… for more. You, me, her, him, them, all of us… we are created for more. May the Lord expose the areas of fear and flesh we are still trying to control.

Is Jesus your savior and master? Or like me… have you faulted to eternal life being enough? Though this life is but a dot in the lens of eternity, what you do while you have a voice matters and makes a difference. It’s up to you to choose what difference you want to make and what impact you want to leave. What ares are blocking you from being used for more?

Whatever it may be, I challenge you not to run from fear. Remain… remain because I believe fear gives us the honor and the gift to choose faith, to choose truth, to choose Jesus over everything again and again.
Being fearless is not about FEELING fear less, but about actively CHOOSING faith more.
YOU are strong enough to hold space for what you are feeling without becoming it.
Become love.
Become light.
Become faith.
Become hope.
Become humble.
Become a warrior.
Become devoted to prayer and fellowship.
Become all that God has for you but don’t you dare become your negative fleeting feelings, opinions of others or the lies of the enemy.
Let’s be brave enough to ask the holy spirit to expose our areas of fear and allow Him to become not just our savior, but the master of all the areas we try to hide.

Cheering for more, cheering for you and cheering for God’s glory to shine through.
This is your brave journey.
Don’t give up… not today.
❤️

3 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for your courage to share your testimony on His Glory Ministries. As I watched the first time, I wept. Later, I told my husband (former Marine), you have to watch this testimony. As he watched, I watched tears well up in his eyes. I said to him “I can see why the enemy would desire to silence her”. God used these events to form a resilient voice which would be His Shofar of truth to resound across the globe. While as a woman, I can relate to your story, I also believe men can also relate as they face pressures to either be “macho” without any vulnerability and their true hearts have been silenced. While I appreciate your story, it wasn’t the events which captured my spirit, it was the vulnerability and sincerity of your heart and the way you able to articulate all you felt during the events. I pray the Lord will open many doors for you and others with their stories because it’s by hearing the testimonies, believers are strengthened and encouraged to continue the race which the Lord has set before each of us. As it says in Rev 12:11 11And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.
    May the LORD bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you.

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    1. …. I just wept. Wow! Sweet Cynthia, thank you so much for your intentional, hopeful and encouraging words. I feel your warm heart and love for the Lord. I greatly appreciate you sharing this with me and God bless your husband for serving our country as a strong marine and bless you for being the heart behind his uniform! I am sending you both love and thank you for your prayers, they are the greatest gift!! You have a friend in me! Thank you, truly, this message meant a lot.

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  2. Kristan,
    Thank you for your words. Praise the Lord for His unifying power in us as believers. Whether we see others faces or just read words written, we are able to discern the Holy Spirit. I think of the scriptures written by the first believers and it is the Holy Spirit which magnifies the words on paper and brings forth endless revelation. Your words will forever resound as truth in my spirit and I have passed the video along to many. One dear friend does inner emotional healing as a ministry and as I shared the video, I told her this can be used as a tool to heal and deliver many. I truly believe this! You have no idea but as you said God goes before us and He knew the impact your voice would have upon individuals, churches and even nations. The anointing has always been there for you but as you mentioned, you had to choose and His face will forever shine upon you as you have chosen wisely and you chose not for the anointing and not for the rewards but for the love of the Father. I have no doubt, you have heard the words “well done my good and faithful servant” and you will hear them eternally. In this season, the Lord has shown me while many things are happening globally and His prophecies reveal such troubles, it’s the individuals He longs for and it’s through the individuals He will steer events, therefore it’s on an individual level where one should invest for HIM. I truly felt the Holy Spirit resting upon you and therefore, I will continue to lift you up in prayers since I believe He will you use you to change the course of events. I am not sure how or when but I am certain you will be a catalyst! Abba, I pray for you to send your angels to continually comfort and restore Kristan as she pours herself out for you. I ask for the hosts of heaven to surround her and battle every arrow of the enemy especially any words which are lies. May the blood of Jesus surround her and protect her and May only your words of truth be allowed to penetrate her spirit. Allow your living waters to follow her wherever she goes and May your anointed oil be poured out over her. I thank you no weapon formed against her shall prosper and for the peace you leave upon her as we pray without ceasing. I ask all these things in the name of our Messiah, Jesus Amen.

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