This was posted on my myspace on Thursday, July 24, 2008
1 Peter 2:2
2Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
Pregnant with Purpose!!!
I have been wrestling with this whole pregnancy thing in my spirit for quite a long time now;but what I did not know is that I was pregnant with purpose.I noticed that not only did things but petty things began to irritate me, the things people said started bothering me, places that I were use to going rather it was a friend's house or a mere restaraunt.I began to pray becaused I noticed that I was not feeling the same and the more I prayed and fasted the more God started to breakdown to me what I was experiencing.
As I referenced just what these words meant the position I was in became more visible to me.
PREGNANT-Bearing a fetus in the uterus;filled
With-having or showing,by means of,or concerning
Yes....I am filled by means of determination!!! I get excited about the fact of just knowing that I've experienced being pregnant spiritually.As I sit here now and ponder on preganancy and how you feel when it's your first time carrieng a and the doctor says...Mrs.Chosen you are 6 weeks pregnant.At that point you are unsure on the fact of if you are having a baby boy or a girl;you are not even quite sure if you will go the entire time,you are just so excited that you call all of your friends and loved ones and tell them that you are pregnant and what your due date is.Of course we all know that you look at the calendar and plan your shower anywhere between one to two months before the baby arrives so that it will have all it need by the time you give birth.
When you are pregnant you must in most cases take prenatal vitamins on a daily basis so that the infant can retain all of it's necessary vitamins while in the womb.We must feed our spiritual babies as well with the necessary vitamins to survive.What are those vitamins? I'm so glad you asked...they are simply the WORD,PRAYER,and CONSECRATION.Which as a result the FRUIT of the SPIRIT will be identified.
Life by the Spirit
16So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. 17For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. 18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.19The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. 25Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
It does get so uncomfortable to the point to where pregnancy is almost unbearable for some women.One thing I know is that no matter how tiresome those months were when you finally give birth and you love that child with everything that it in you.The question is how bad you want it? Our heavenly father will never be a deadbeat to what he has impregnated us with he shall be the father that he has been.I'm reminded of a mother who once told the doctor that she did not want her baby but after she gave birth to a bouncing baby boy she looked in his eyes and began to say what all she was going to do for him and he was the only child she ever had but today her words are "he is the best thing that ever to me".Why did she not want him when he was in her womb because she didnt realize how special he was until she experienced spending time with him.
Alot of as children of God are pregnant with purpose but we are still stuck on someone else's breast (anointing).It's time to push out your own baby and grow-up.
12In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
Although we have gone through trials and tribulations focus on giving birth to a healthy baby.
Healthy-Soundness of body and mind;physical condition
Let's not let people kill what we are carrieng.It's to many of us children of God allowing people to frustrate our purpose.Everytime someone get to you in any type of way count it as a prenatl vitamin.Say Lord I thank you that my purpose will come alive in this situation .When God starts to seperate you from friends and family know that it is because you are preganant and everybody cannot take what is in you.
You have come to far to have an abortion now!!! Spiritually we run.No more.
Give birth...don't kill it.Don't have a premature...allow God to do what he is doing in you so that your season and time can connect.
The last thing that you want to do is have a still born...carry purpose in you full term and then it's comes out dead. Put your FAITH to work...Why? Because faith without works is dead.
Let's not allow our real purpose to be played with so much that it's shows up with down syndrome.
Let's live upright so that we give not give birth to our purpose BREECH meaning your infant comes out feet first.
And last but not least,do not have a MISCARRIAGE...which is defined as go wrong;lose a fetus before it's full term.The only we can have a spiritual miscarriage is if we are not where we should be.Let's stay full of his word and his Spirit so that we can carry our purposes full term.
I thank God that I can say on tonight that I have successfully BIRTH to MY PURPOSE!!!! Of course I felt tugs and I was uncomfortable in the midst of it all but I stood the test of times and PURPOSE has arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!! Celebrate with me!!!! I've given birth now it's your TIME>
One more helpful scripture:
Faith or Observance of the Law
1You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. 2I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? 3Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort? 4Have you suffered so much for nothing—if it really was for nothing? 5Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?
OBEY....Let's grow up.