Hardness of heart
The one who owns their weaknesses through receiving and trusting in the gift of grace gains power to stand over shame
Receive grace by faith
We apply the balm of grace to cover over all of our weaknesses and shortcomings.
We gain the power over guilt, shame, and condemnation through applying the blood covenant of Jesus Christ.
It is not enough to simply know about grace, one must apply it in faith.
Sometimes this will be a wrestling match to submit yourself to me and trust in my righteousness and grace, as opposed to your performance and lack of thereof.
You don’t need to strive to feel my presence my son. Feelings will come in time. Practice emptying and surrender and I will fill in the gaps with my grace. Learn to depend on my grace. Lean on it with everything you have and you can tune up love while tuning down fear and judgment. Learn how to focus on what you do have, and you will defeat the critical and demanding spirit you are familiar with. It has no power when you refuse to play it’s games of performance.
Remember it’s My righteousness not yours that is imparted to you. If you want to boast, boast in the power of My grace to keep you standing tall. The is no room for shame when you stop entering the trap of trying to define yourself by how well you compare to your ideal image or the outer performance of others. Let it go and embrace all of what is. My grace can do that.
And in your soul are your mind will and emotions.
In your mind exist the programs you have absorbed and learned throughout life. Some bad (inaccurate), and some good (life giving). It is a good practice to step back in your spirit and detach from the automatic programs in your soul, and allow me to give you fresh eyes to see what is helpful and what isn’t My truth. You can call this practice whatever you wish, I call it Renewal and Transformation. Sit with me and we can do this together for I am the Spirit of God and I will lead you into all truth. Knowing you are loved by foundation will help you see in the dark places. For I am always with you. Any familiar program that tells you otherwise is simply bad information. You can unlearn anything that isn’t life giving and true of who you are. For the truth is I delight in you.
To truly allow one to take root you must be willing to let go of the other.
As long as you are open to My reality, I will take you by the hand to reveal where and how your reality doesn’t line up to mine. I will validate your pain and comfort your tears for the years the locusts have eaten away at your soul. You were meant to be loved. You were created to be honored, treasured, known. That was My plan for you. You are valuable because you are Mine. Nothing can take that away from you.
Turn away from trying to judge and cut off the parts of yourself that are less than ideal. They are Pathways to My grace if you allow them to be. Together, we shall rebuild your sense of value. It is already there, we are simply opening you up to see it and own it.
Be aware when you are triggered into emotional pain. You do not have to agree with the story your mind will tell you, for it usually is inaccurate and a false solution.
James Wilders description of triggers.
Ekhart Tolle ‘ s description of the pain body.
Take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. The mind is the battlefield, and the messages and stories you choose to agree with is a matter of life and death.
You wont know you have a certain thought when you totally believe in that thought or message- driven by the pain body. When you bring an aware presence in- there is a shift from being the thought or feeling to having separation from it. The thought becomes something external to you and you no longer are the thought or subsequent feeling.
You longer have to breathe the toxic air of shame, instead enjoy My pure breath of Life and full acceptance.
It shines into the deepest hurt or dispair, enriching the soil with the nutrients it needs to bring forth life in its time.