Monday, August 11, 2014

The Wounded Heart and The Promised Land

{From the Archives of Connie's Letters, March, 2012.}

Part 1    To Live is Christ and to Die is Gain

Dear Mothers,,it seems so many are going thru such emotional trauma...
Rarely does God use a person who has not gone thru something..We dont learn much in the days of prosperity,,We learn to follow God in the days of darkness and despair..As we cry out to
God we pull on the hem of His garmet..He hears us as virtue goes out of
Him...The Broken Heart seems to need Him all the time..The wounded heart
crys out to God.. and He is touched by the feelings of our infirmities..We
finally see that the world has no answers for us..and we learn to turn only
unto God...No matter how many people are around us we feel alone..And the
Lord in all of this is teaching us that there is only one God..In this way
He shows us that He alone is the only one who has the power to mend our
hearts..He kept trying to talk to us but we cudnt hear Him..And now with
everything so dark about us we Hear the Lord..He calls us to His table and
tells us He will supply all of our needs according to His riches in
Glory..The lesson is from the Lord is "Follow Me and only Me"..He has come
to bind up the broken heart and to set the captive free..He is our
emotional healer..He uses our broken hearts to show us great and mighty
things ...He says "Call on Me and i will answer you and show you great and
mighty things that you not of.." As we begin to see only Him..As we gaze
upon Him and only see the world out the corner of our eyes then He has our
attention,,He pulls us into Place..He calls us to the Secret Place of the
Most High God..He begins to share His life with us..The Bible says "For me
to live is Christ and to die is gain.." Our flesh has to die so that Christ
can live in us..MaryL used to tell me,,"Connie we go through cycles or
seasons all the time,,The Lord shows us our sinful flesh and we deal with
it thru a death experience,,And then after we die to ourselves then He
raises us up to walk in a newness of life.." We died upon the cross with
Christ and then we were raised up ..The Bible says "For i am crucified with
Christ,,Never the less i live..And the life i now live i live by the
faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave His life for me..But the
death experience doesnt last forever,,It is one of the steps to the
abundant life,,The Lord calls us thru our brokeness to a banquet table
where all of our needs are met according to His riches in Glory.

Part 2   The Promised Land

Once we have lived in such heartache and confusion ? Its hard to realize
that we are going THROUGH a problem ..The heart ache is not the answer God
has given us..But it is a step to the abundant life..Oh how we wrestle with
God ..We are as little birds with broken wings..We hop on a branch and
wait for the wind to blow so that we can take flight to fly like an
eagle.We refuse to REST..or TRUST in the Lord...We cry and fight the Lord
and confess our wing is not broken but it is broken.. We think there has to
be an answer to this and yet there is not..And the little broken wing 
hurts..And in the night we cry and cry to God and show Him our
brokeness,,We wake up the next morning and all is the same,,we think,,But
it is not all the same,..We are dying to self..its the death experience
like what Jesus went thru on the Cross..We cry and pray as Christ did in
the Garden,"Lord i cant drink from this cup"...And at Our Cross we cry out
"Lord ,,Lord why have you forsaken me"?..This is our death,,If you can
understand your trials then it isnt a death experience,,If you have no
control it is the death experience..If all you have to show to God is empty
hands,,its the death experience,..And the Lord then raises us up to walk in
newness of life..Old things will pass away,,And behold all things become
new,,We now enter a land of Milk and Honey..the Promised Land.. The Giants
are Big..But we have been thru the fire and thru the flood..And we learned
in the Valleys of Depression that God is our Provider..We have been
purified with many trials and afflictions,,We are no longer afraid of
Giants..We are now afraid of not doing His will..He has shared with us His
secrets..He who dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High will abide
under the shadow of the Almighty..In the Secret Place where we came to
cry,,the Lord has healed us...And now..we mount up on wings as an EAGLE.We
run and are not weary..we walk and do not faint...

Part 3  The Promised Land

But ya know it seems the trial was so long and the way so dark.We think
the darkness will never go away,,Even tho we have been delivered and placed
into the Promised Land,,But it does go away,,The Lord will give you new
armor..and you will walk in a newness of life..God will show you all of the
Promised Land..It is the Secret Place...Psalm 90;15 Make us glad according
to the days wherein thou has afflicted us..and the years wherein we have
seen evil....Love connie

* Order Connie's book, "Dear Kitchen Saints," available on Amazon. It is autobiographical and tells the beautiful story of her marriage testimony!* 


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this! Love, Katherine

Anonymous said...

Thank you.
God bless


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