The verse for this message is a simple one. One you've probably heard a million times, one you may even have meditated on. Given my current state of affairs it is most applicable. " The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all." (Psalms 34:18-19 NKJV) Can you relate? Ever been in that place?
My heart is broken. Not only for my circumstances, even more so for the current state of mankind. Daily I read the hurt, the pain, the brokenness that this realm is inundated with. My heart is broken because I know that they can be made whole, because I know that it is simply by our disobedience we find ourselves in this position. Daily I feel His presence. Even in the midst of my mess, I feel His comforting hand holding me. God is not far off. Contrary to what our tangible situation may be, He is right there. As I battle with the "old man" that still resides with in me, I know I'm saved. That doesn't mean I'm immune to those thoughts. Those old practices, those demons, that creep in and try to tell me that He is not with me.
In my life, the enemy loves to tell me I'm alone. That no one truly can relate, or is truly there for me. He tries to tell me that I should just give up, tells me I'll never change, tells me that no one will never accept who I'm being made in to. Then there are days like Saturday. When I'm surrounded by His children, and they tell me that I'm walking in my purpose. That He's using me in ways I can't imagine. Truly, this truth isn't reflected in my financial situation. It's not reflected by a multitude of people edifying me. Yet, it is reflected in the peace I feel. The assurance I know I've been gifted through the sacrifice of Jesus The Christ. AMEN?
I'm well acquainted with affliction. Be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. Seems like every time He opens a door, there is some "hater" on the other side to test my faith. AMEN? (I know I'm not speaking to the walls here.) In anyway possible I sense attack. I sense the whispers of his workers. I can see the strongholds he has tried to place against me. And....I laugh. Not just a half hearted giggle; a deep, makes your ribs hurt, tears falling from my eyes, belly laugh. I know that I am delivered from them all. I know they are merely an illusion.
I couldn't get a job as a gas station attendant. Couldn't get a job in retail. So the Lord opened a door for me to do a work that will glorify Him. The Lord opened a door for me to network with people in the circles He needs me to be in. The Lord has sent people to bless me and encourage me. There are no words to describe how much my daily interactions with Bethlehem and LaRoya charge my battery. There are no words to describe how much I appreciate the fellowship I share with Lawrence. There is no way to explain how much Duane Hart, Michael Howard, Mike J., B. Wash, Trax, Trav, Coach Cole, Elliott, Rev. N.A. Tate, The Parkers, The Jeffers, Kathy Hogan, and all His other children love me unconditionally.
My beloved, stay the path. He's placed people around you like my cousins Eddie, Stephanie, Grip, Autumne, Wynter, Corinne, David, Anjuli, Angela, Danielle, Keith, and a host of others who will stand beside you. He's provided friends like Toya, Kathy, Natasha, Ally, Angelique, Reina, Nikki, Nykki, Fred, J, D. Dot, Ali, Abe, Brandon, Eugene, Abe, Lee, Stan, Shara, Dre, Dre Day, Tre, Meghan, Big Lee, Rolston, Ronnie, Dave Hudgens and I don't have enough room to mention the rest that will walk the path with you.
Whatever you're going through, know that you've already got the victory. Walk in your authority. Boldly proclaim who you are, boldly tell the world who you Lord and Savior is. Love ya with all of my heart, soul, and spirit. Let's build this kingdom. I'm Adryann Glenn, a sinner saved by grace. Imperfect, yet being perfected. A miracle, a redeemed soul. SO ARE YOU!!!!!!
BE BLESSED BE FAITHFUL
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