When life gives you lemons… Command them, in faith, to be peaches.
That is the profound revelation I got today while changing Sophia’s diaper. I forget that it’s not “normal” to change a five-year-old’s diaper. I forget a lot of what is not normal in our lives, usually until we are in public.
I’ve been doing a lot of reading and YouTubing on divine healing lately and well… if you thought I was off my rocker before, you might really be concerned for me now. hehe And can I just say, my heart is bursting with goodness! Finding evidence of the truth that you already feel in your heart is so healing and so freeing. I couldn’t possible share EVERYTHING I’ve learned but here’s a few truths that have rocked my world in the best way:
- God is the giver of life. Satan is the one who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. (I know this is like a no-brainer, but it just truly sunk in lately)
- Circumstances do not change who God is. God is who He says He is. Question your circumstances, not Him.
- We literally are living with resurrection power inside. (Again, no-brainer, but when that really sinks in… whew! powerful.)
- Pursue Jesus. All the rest is done. He’s really the prize. (You can find miserable, “healthy” millionaires.)
- If the Bible doesn’t say it, don’t fill in the gaps with reasoning.
Okay, as I’m writing these, I just want to keep going… there’s just SO much my eyes are opening to and I really, really want to share it for those who might still be seeing short of what things really are.
So back to the whole commanding lemons to be peaches. The saying goes, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” right? I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I am totally for positivity. 🙂 I know the power of perspective shifts and counting blessings.
There’s another side to that though… Yes, you make the best of your circumstances, but that is not the same for settling for circumstances that are not what God has called you to. I am very forward about what I believe, regarding Sophia. Yes, I absolutely KNOW she is 100% healed. Not like “better”, or “she can at least do more than what was expected.” 100% healed, doing ALL things normal. I get that many people think that I’m in denial or just hoping, but I’ve been in this battle before, just on a different battlefield. So, in the kindest way I can put it, others’ opinions hold no effect on my belief of Sophia’s healing. Anybody who saw Sophia on the breathing vent for all those months, and were around for the impossible-outlook doctor reports, may get it somewhat. I don’t necessarily expect them to fully though, because they didn’t feel what I felt so it took them seeing it to finally truly believe. That’s understandable though. They weren’t getting the crazy “knowing” that Sophia would breathe. I didn’t know exactly what I was feeling then either, but now I do.
The Holy Spirit was flooding my “knower” with truth beyond what my eyes could see.
The more I tuned into that, the better I could “hear” it. Now sometimes things still throw me off, but I KNOW what I feel. That’s that, whether people believe or not. I say all of this to say, that sometimes we have challenging circumstances that we will need to make the best of… God is there with us, smack-dab in the middle to remind us that our peace and joy are not based on those circumstances. Other times, we will have challenging circumstances that yes, will still require perspective-shifting muscles, but also require courageously knowing that those circumstances HAVE to go.
There is immense power in the name of Jesus and what His life, death, and resurrection gave us, simply through grace. I’m finding it more and more cray cray that we are POWERHOUSES walking around like helpless blessing-beggars. If you get to know who God is, not just know about Him, but truly start spending some QT with Him, you will start to get to know who you really are… and that is dangerous in the best kind of way. Know who you are! You are a force to be reckoned with, so let’s live everyday with that boldness burning in our hearts!
Next time the enemy rolls up on you with a bag of lemons, smile and command those lemons to be peaches, in the name of Jesus! Then watch as he trembles, seeing that you finally realized who you are and whose you are. ❤