Put em' up

"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 
for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 
And let steadfastness have its full effect, 
that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing" 
                                                                                   James 1:2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If Jesus did not die a sinners death, 
            I would have no reason to be as vulnerable as He.

vulnerable (ˈvʌlnərəbəl)
1. capable of being physically or emotionally wounded or hurt.

I have no excuse, no way to go around it, I am not in the position to hold onto my blanket of fear any longer. In fact fear, is what keeps me distant from God and His great love. I write...and think a lot about fear. it is my burden. my friend. my enemy. my blindfold. But...I want more of JESUS and less of me. I want more of His love, more of His grace, more of His truth, more of Him and less of me. Less of my fear and worry and burdens.

Recently I was faced with the towering decision to trust that Jesus has given me a specific gift and 
to no longer hide it under a bushel. hahaha who knows what this year will bring.

Vulnerability allowed the people who followed God to part the red sea, survive the lions den, become the father of many nations, walk on water, gather and be filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. True surrender involves more than words,it involves your dwelling to be in the hands of God.

My friends often tell me I think too much, I way over think about nonsense and what if''s but hardly do I over think on the amazing story of a love that came down to captivate the souls of the lost. Sometimes its easier to think about things I have control over...keeps me safe...from being vulnerable. So to this year...I am letting go. This year will be filled with trials and I will be tempted to seek after temporary satisfactions. but victory is here and my only grasp is for Jesus.
I want to be perfected and complete. I have no excuse to believe its already been done.

lets partake in the victory together. 


No more hiding under a bushel
Or keeping in the shadows
This light is too important
For my fears to win this battle

Uncertain of the outcome
Unsure to which extent,
The bushel will no longer be,
my blanket of content

Rise and hear the calling
Rise and hear Him say
Of all to whom obey my word
Whom love and come my way
Thy home shall be your dwelling
In perfection we shall stay

Glory honor praise to Him
Let's rise and let it shine
The light will set us free from
The bushel of our sinful past
The light has set us free
The one Who chose to love and die that day
In him my heart will rest
In him my heart will rest

(jn 14:23)
English Standard Version
Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

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