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When We Don’t Choose Him (Devotional)

The other day I had a super long day. I went out in the woods to just be with the Lord. I pulled up to the place where I felt his leading to stop and got out of the car. I heard his gentle prompting to look up.

Before me stood this tree.

He spoke to me that this is us as believers as we try to live life without Him.
It’s our life when we do what we think is best rather remaining in Him.
This is the life of a believer who only hears the word and does not do the word.
This tree is a representation when we choose self over choosing Him.

–Dead Men Walking
–Only Taking The Appearance of What God Has Meant For Us To Be

I pray we as the Body of Christ become a people who follow Him, no matter the cost.
I’m so thankful for mercy and grace for the times we miss it. But I’m so very thankful His love does not leave us in the same place.

🌿So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.
James 1:21‭-‬25 NLT

🌿Remain in me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me. If anyone does not remain in me, he is thrown aside like a branch and he withers. They gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be my disciples.
John 15:4‭-‬8 CSB

🌿Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of me will find it. For what will it benefit someone if he gains the whole world yet loses his life? Or what will anyone give in exchange for his life? For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will reward each according to what he has done. Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
Matthew 16:24‭-‬28 CSB

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Discernment, Jane Hamon (Book Review)

Book Information:

Title: Discernment, The Essential Guide To Hearing The Voice of God

Author: Jane Hamon

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 9780800799557

Book Review:

I have not written a book review in a while. Not for my lack of reading, but more so that I have not found many books worth sharing here with you. Until, Discernment by Jane Hamon fell into my lap. Let me start off my staying that if you have a strong desire to grow in discernment, this is the book for you! Have your highlighter ready! This book will bring you into maturity as you digest the Word of God through every page and the testimonies shared within the pages.

When I started reading this book, I had somewhat of an understanding and distinguishing between spirits. This gift is not something that is talked about very much in the Body of Christ. However, when I was reading through each chapter, I gained more confidence through the Holy Spirit and what he had been speaking to me. I no longer felt like I was going crazy, but was brought clarity and confirmation of the things I was discerning.

Discernment by Jane Hamon is a book to equip the saints for such a time as this. As the Body of Christ it is of great importance that we are not only discerning spirits but the times that we are in! Hamon covers a lot of ground throughout this book. She talks about discerning times, angels, demons, and why it is important to grow in discernment for every Child of God.

If you are looking to grow in discernment and have a deeper understanding of the spiritual realm, Discernment by Jane Hamon is for you. Through the scriptures provided and the testimonies she has shared, it will open your eyes and bring confidence through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Overall, I give this book a 5/5 and it will be headed to my ‘favorites’ book shelf. I will be rereading this time and time again as a refresher. This book is a gift of ‘karios’ for the Body of Christ.