Anonymous asked: oh i just miss reading from you and kelsey's blog! you are great blessings! you change minds and lives.. God bless you!
Thank you! Your words are a blessing :)
Anonymous asked: why did kelsey hand her blog to another authorship? doesn't she wanna blog anymore? :(
She definitely wants to blog still and will continue some day, but she is listening to God and making the sacrifice for His sake! When we learn to obey without questioning we learn that our sacrifices become our greatest joys! God has a purpose for this time in her life, and I hope you and everyone else will be here to rejoice with her when she returns to the blogging world one day!
Before I went to bed last night I prayed and asked God to reveal something new to me about Himself, I then waited for His response with which He led me to Hebrews 9:16 which simply states “For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established.” I was confused at first but then I realized what God wanted to remind me of! It was GODS WILL that Jesus die on the cross for me! But not just in the sense that He allowed it to happen but in the sense that He had written His WILL so that we could INHERIT all God had promised! In order for His will to be done His death HAD to be established! This was His final will and testament! Jesus, who is God, had to die so that his will would be fulfilled! As a lover of puns I always love seeing the way there can be so much meaning brought to life through looking at all possible ways to use a word! And that is just in our language, Which wasn’t even the original!! God is so good and so faithful to reveal himself when we seek! I truly Love Him! He is to die for!!
It’s amazing how quickly God can overwhelm us in His presence. In merely an instant I found myself almost in tears for “no reason” but as always God has a purpose and the more I cry the more I discover it’s purpose. This is my life as an intercessor. But tonight, God knew I needed a gentle, loving reminder of who I am in Him. As I walked passed my 9 year old sister’s open bedroom door on my way to bed I realized I haven’t seen her much since I’ve been home for the summer. So I walked in and kissed her on the forehead. “Kindsi?” her sweet sleepy voice beckoned as she rolled over to squint through her nearly shut eyes. So I quickly whispered “you’re the best sister ever” and she rolled back over and fell asleep. As I walked out the tears began, and my mind welled up with thoughts of the future. If I die on the mission field some day, I pray God sends an Angel to kiss her goodnight and remind her she is so immensely loved. In all honesty, I don’t expect her to remember that moment, but that’s ok because I value it anyway. This thought reminded me of all the times I wake up knowing I just had a dream, but I can’t remember it. Maybe those moments are times that Jesus draws near to me and whispers in my heart who I am to Him. Maybe it doesn’t matter to him that I don’t remember all those times, I am half asleep to his voice most of the times He tries to speak to me, but when I am asleep no other voices are competing for my attention. Jesus delights in reminding me who I truly am, a co-heir with Him, His bride! As my sister has grown the past few years it is heart wrenching to watch as her confidence fades. Before she started going to school, Mom and Dad’s opinions were all that mattered to her. She was so confident in her singing and dancing that she would twirl around anywhere and randomly break into song in the grocery store. Now the vocabulary has changed: “I’m embarrassed”, “No..that’s weird” may be her response when asked to sing for people. BUT SHE IS SO GOOD. Luckily, teachers and many others have poured into her and encouraged her in her gift of singing so unlike me when I was her age, she actually will sing in public, and for family! Yet, God used this reminder to show me His heart for His children. When we were young we so easily believed and were confident in the things our father told us we could do. We were told stories of Jesus, and heard the words “And you will do greater things than this, because I have gone to the Father (John 14:12).” And we believed Him, because no one else told us who we are. But the more we listen to the world the more we think using our spiritual gifts is embarrassing and weird. The only picture I see is Jesus kneeling down with his hands on a child’s shoulders, tears filling His eyes saying “Who told you, you aren’t good enough?” in sheer agony by the pain His child has suffered by losing sight of who they are to Him. I may not remember all the times Jesus has reminded me of who I am to Him. But one thing is for sure, He has given me the desires that I now find in my heart. I am left asking “God, how did you know I wanted this?” yet, my heart aches for those things more than life itself. Because that is what it requires to fulfill these desires, I must give up my life and let Jesus have every part of it in order to truly live it. Satan has tried to tell me I’m not good enough, He’s scared me out of sharing my gifts for 15 years. But that life is over, and I am learning to walk in the confidence that can only be found through being a child once again. I am on a journey to go back to only allowing my heavenly Father to tell me what I am capable of! As I head to bed in a few moments, I am so thankful that my Father has reminded me to find myself in Him alone! God is good! Goodnight!
Anonymous asked: how is she(kelsey smith) related to The City Church lead pastors judah and chelsea smith?
She isn’t! Just family in Christ, we just go there :)
Tonight I am comforted in knowing that there can be no shadow in the absence of light. So “even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for you are with me” Though we may walk in shadows that are cast by the objects that come between us and our light source, I cling to the truth that the light is present in and beyond the shadow.
Nothing is more painful than having someone you love question you when you tell them you love them. No wonder Jesus is pained when we don’t grasp the extent of his love for us!
Blind faith can only take you as far as your hands can reach
What is yesterday but hopes for tomorrow’s future that are now shadow cast by the current Glory of the present reality?