“jimmied letters” GOD’S POWER, LOVE, AND… ANOINTING
Your story oozes with God’s power, love, and anointing. I have been so moved by it. I found your blog because you “followed” mine. Anyway, it is Sunday afternoon as I write this and my heart is in “Sabbath mode” — Your words added to what God was already teaching me today. You are amazing.
I couldn’t help but sense our Father’s delight and pride in you. Remember how God boasted about Job after seeing how he reacted to his tribulations? I’m sure He is doing the same regarding you. I’d like to see your story told widescale. As I read, I found myself wishing for a way to see your faith, how you responded to your fate, and how God used what happened to you to do so much good. What if your story could be produced into a book or script for a film?
Daniel, God loves both mercy and justice, and, as you intimately know and described, things are not right in our legal system. Your story could do so much to encourage others who are suffering, and to teach Christians, to touch and change those who are lost, and to voice wrongs being done in our faulty criminal justice system.
Your humility and your willingness to see the good in your sufferings is what I think striked me the most in your blog. You have such utter trust in God.
You really know the meaning of God’s three strongest gifts to His own: Hope. Faith. Love.
God showed up for you. In actions. In prision. In your injury. In your losses. In your hope. Through you faith. How God loves you.
Your attitude of trust is what is the highest outcome. It is amazed me to see how God did so much through everything that happened.
To be sure, God is redeeming everything that has happened to you and you will continue to be be greatly used by Him. Jesus said His burden would be light and His yoke easy but that doesn’t mean we will be free from the horrors life can bring us sometimes. It is normal for God’s own to experience pain, loss, disappointment, wrongdoing, illness, unfairness, on and on — Because we live in a very fallen world and the evil one hates us. Whatever terrible things Satan manages to hit us with, God will always, always turns it around for our good, redeeming everything. In His time and in His way.
By following your heart’s desires to minister to Him, you are obliterating darkness and the evil workings of the God’s enemies. I love what you said: “… if you want something bad enough. If it is important enough. Don’t settle. Do this one thing with such a dedication and commitment that nothing can stop you… and that will be the secret driving force of your success in life.”
In our sermon today our pastor said that Augustine (300 A.D.) is known to have said that our desires are what defines us. And, your desires are to fulfill the destiny God has on your life. So … Go, Daniel, go! Even if you are flat on your back – I’m sure you realize that you are on the front lines of the battlefield.
Here’s one last thought, and I am quoting Brennan Manning, from Reflections for Ragamuffins:
“God is saying in Jesus that in the end everything will be all right. Nothing can harm you permanently, no suffering is irrevocable, no loss is lasting, no defeat is more than transitory, no disappointment is conclusive. Jesus did not deny the reality of suffering, discouragement, disappointment, frustration, and death; he simply stated that the Kingdom of God would conquer all of these horrors, that the Father’s love is so prodigal that no evil could possibly resist it.”
Let me know if you’d like to brainstorm on how to get your message published into another venue. You are a writer. You have an important message.
In Jesus, our Champion,
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