grace grace <3

27 Feb

It’s been sooooo long!!!! I’m almost embarrassed sharing any words around these parts LOL. I have had thoughts brilliantly inspired by the Lord, but I did not take the few minutes to log on to WordPress.com and share them. And for that I apologize.

Oh why are we so disobedient at times? WHY!? I literally almost fell out crying the other day because of the war going on within me. The Spirit and the flesh…the Spirit and the flesh! I was going to pick out a few verses from Romans 7, but if you have time, just read it in its entirety. I felt like Paul…I feel like Paul!

But Praise God for His Grace. When you get some time, read Romans 5 in its entirety too. I will make mention of these verses though:

“For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.  For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 5:17-21

We are saved by Grace through Faith in Christ Jesus. So beautiful that is. I can be one of those people who beats herself up when she falls short, but God’s Word says we all fall short of the Glory of God.  His Word says we all sin. I pray you’re not like me and you are enjoying the Lord. I hope you’re enjoying His unmerited favor…His Grace. For those of you who are like me, keep that head up. God is not finished with us yet. I can say I’m not where I was when I first started following the Lord, and I’m sure you aren’t either. Let us be grateful for the hope and joy He’s put in our hearts.

Keep your eyes on Jesus, and stay encouraged. God bless you beautiful people!

Love, Aleasha

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more love :)

6 Jan

The Lord God is Love and He loves us dearly. When we know His love and abide in Him, there’s power and strength in that…and we are able to Love.

The title of my blog used to be “Love is Life.” I thought I knew Love and I didn’t, but it’s always something I desired to know. “And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.” (Luke 10:27). Luke 10:27 is my desire.

The reason I bring this up is because the Lord is continuing to reveal to me more and more about His love and who He is.  I just don’t have the words tonight, and sometimes I come across beautiful works of poetic expression toward God.  So, I’d like to share a piece with you. I hope you enjoy.

“Oh, wonderful story of deathless love;

Each child is dear to that Heart above.

He fights for me when I cannot fight,

He comforts me in the gloom of night,

He lifts the burden, for he is strong,

He stills the sigh and awakes the song;

The sorrow that bows me down he bears,

And loves and pardons, because he cares.

Let all who are sad take heart again;

We are not alone in our hours of pain;

Our Father stoops from his throne above

to soothe and quiet us with his love.

He leaves us not when the storm is high,

And we have safety, for he is nigh.

Can it be trouble that he doth share?

Oh, rest in peace, for the Lord doth care!

– Susan Coolidge, 1845-1905

a little encouragement

29 Dec

I sat here writing what was flowing out of my heart, and just like that…it was all deleted. LOL Those are the annoying moments in life one just has to laugh at.

I’m not sure how everyone is doing out there, but I do hope all is well. I hope everyone had an incredible Christ-Centered Christmas. If people have been struggling with serious spiritual warfare lately, I’ve been going through the same thing. It’s encouraging to realize that we’re not alone in the hard times of this walk. Let us remember that we have victory in Christ. Let us remember that we are saved by grace through faith. Let us remember that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Let us remember that God loves us so much, and we have a savior in Him, a provider in Him, a healer in Him, an encourager in Him, a comforter in Him, a friend in Him, a hope in Him, a peace in Him. We have everything we need in God.

I was thinking about James 1:12. “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.” And that word endureth or endures really stuck out to me. (Love KJV btw). To endure means to remain, to abide, to not recede or flee. So whatever a person might be going through, he or she can endure by way of Christ. Let us refuse to flee from the trials that come, and let us abide and remain. I imagine this tree at times, and it’s not a huge tree. Now, when the winds and storms come, the tree bends to the right and bends to the left. As I imagine the tree, it appears as though it might just snap. But after the winds calm and the storms cease, the tree remains rooted and grounded in the earth. It stands to see another day. These storms might bend us and hurt us, but let us abide and remain. Let us endure because blessed is that man.

God bless you all and Have a Happy New Year. You all are so beautiful and so loved by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

– Love, Aleasha

God’s Working…

9 Dec

I had the pleasure of speaking with a beautiful God-fearing woman the other day. She has this insane desire to faithfully rely on the Lord every SECOND of every day. She has this undying need to share the Gospel with her life and to make disciples wherever she goes. Her hunger for Christ is contagious, and listening to her blessed my life. The Lord knew that was what I needed to hear.

Earlier that day, God spoke to me…about me. There is a particular person in my life that I didn’t care for too much. Certain aspects of this person remind me of certain characteristics I possess…which I don’t like. So needless to say, I struggled in this relationship. I prayed and prayed to God that He would help me love this person, but I kept hitting walls. So, then I thought maybe this person wasn’t the problem…maybe it’s me. Ladies and Gentlemen, it was me. Yes, there were some things I saw in this person that rubbed me the wrong way, but there was a bigger monster at work within myself. Jealousy.

 

– (referencing first paragraph) I needed to hear a woman who eats, drinks, and breathes Christ every single day. I needed to hear a woman who believes in ‘no compromise’ when it comes to Jesus. I needed to hear a woman who desires to encourage young people, like myself, to seek God and obediently do His Will for their lives. I needed to see that I wasn’t always doing that. I needed to see that one day I was devoted and the next I wasn’t. I needed to see my weaknesses in this walk. But I also needed to see that “God’s grace is sufficient for me, for His strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

– (referencing second paragraph) Earlier that day, God humbled me in a different area of my life. “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil” (1 Corinthians 13:4-5). I had envy in my heart, sought my own, was provoked, and thought evil in my heart when it came to this person. I was jealous. He had to reveal that to me, and mercifully gave me the opportunity to confess that sin and ask for help on the matter.

***When I look back on both of these situations, God convicted me of my actions, allowed me to confess my sins, and reminded me once again how much I need Him to be and do all He’s called me to be and do. These situations just encouraged me that much more to keep my eyes on the Lord, to seek first the Kingdom and His righteousness, and focus on what God calls ME to do. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” (Isaiah 26:3). Already the jealousy is fading, and the pride which hinders my following Christ is being broken down. Yes, one’s entire life is a journey, but God is always working, and I’m grateful.

God bless you all.

Love,

Aleasha

The Almighty God

5 Dec
“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been His counselor? Or who hath first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed unto Him again? For of Him, and through Him, and to Him are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.”
 
– Romans 11:33-36
 
God bless you all today. Let us worship the Almighty God! ❤

John 10:1-21 The Good Shepherd

1 Dec

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings. And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him? Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

What next?

13 Nov

…And once again I sit here and I’m overwhelmed with what to share next. Do I begin to share how Matthew 6:33 or John 6:28-29 have touched me?

Lord help me to share what it is that you want me to share. Praise God!!! Oh how beautiful that prior sentence was. The sound of humility…the sound of willingness…the sound of pliability for the Lord’s use. He is the only one who can bring us to that humble state. If only we were always so willing to humbly listen and then obey the Lord, even in the most trying situations.

Lord help us in this, and thank you for giving me something to share.

God Bless you beautiful people!

– Aleasha R.