Friday, August 7, 2015

When your Faith is Low..

Sometimes we can get tested out of NOWHERE and those tests can sometimes bring a fear to our heart. But it's in those moments that you have to APPLY your quiet time with the Lord, what you've learned at conferences, church and the books you read on faith. It's not enough to simply be fat off of the word of God - at some point, we have to take what we've learned and APPLY it to our life. We walk by FAITH and not by SIGHT. Which means, although the circumstances look BAD as you live for Jesus - it doesn't BOTHER  you. It doesn't bother you because you don't LIVE by circumstances, you LIVE by FAITH. So, you're eyes are on the UNSEEN. You know that God has your back & that He is for you! He will restore every hurt, every confusion, every situation, every circumstances! Thank God for the Cross!! He has tore the veil so that we may be ONE with Him so that when we experience hard things, we can have the RIGHT perspective!
Now, Things are going to work out as they ALWAYS do. We must get to the place in our walk where whether things "work out" or don't "work out" - it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter because you know that whatever God has for you cannot be taken away from you. So, if it doesn't work out  - it wasn't supposed to work out in the first place.

2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Romans 10:17 
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

I adore these scriptures because they reiterate what I said above. We walk by faith, we don't lose heart and faith comes by spending time with God & getting the word in your heart.

So, if you don't have the RIGHT perspective, most likely - you've given your attention to something or someone else. If you feel like you're not walking by faith.. you're losing heart THEN you're most likely not spending time with God, or surrounding yourself with His word. It's NOT enough to go to church one time a week and hear an hour sermon and expect to be sustained. YOU must do your part! What are you listening to all day? Have you put your technology down for one minute to spend time with God? Technology is a huge blessing and also a curse. It's a curse if it's replacing the time you've spent with God and created discontentment in your heart as you compare yourself to others online. Staring at peoples Facebook status or periscopes won't sustain your faith walk! All of hell is fighting against you and you don't have your armor on!! It's important to recognize when your "tank" is empty! I always say this - if you need gas, you go to the gas station. If you are hungry, you go to the kitchen. If your spirit man is STARVED, you pick up your phone, call a friend or vent on Facebook about how you hate everything.

You constantly reach out to everyone for prayer but you refuse to pull away and pray to the Father. Now, don't get me wrong - I'm a fan of prayer and a fan of two or three getting together in prayer. I ENCOURAGE you to pray with your sisters in Christ but I encourage you to not DEPEND on your sisters to sustain your prayer life. At some point, you gotta grow in your walk and stop running to everybody for advice, prayer and whatever else and go sit at the feet of Jesus. YOU need a relationship with Him and it's going to cost you your entire life.
..Matthew 10:39 "If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it."
Yes, it's hard. Yes, you won't understand. Yes, you will have moments where you feel like nothing is working out. BUT, who are you clinging too? It's time to start clinging to God & not man! Not your bank account, not your business, not your degrees, not your whatever else!

So, I pray that this short blog reminds you to trust in the Lord and not in what you see. We must finally start maturing in this walk and stop seeking the "quick way out." Let's get to applying and stop coveting everybody else's walk in the Lord. YOU are as close to God as you want to be.

God loves you like crazy,
Heather Lindsey

Me & my princess, Taylor!











55 comments:

  1. I so needed this at this moment! Thank you, Heather!

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  2. I honestly feel like this was meant for me. Thank you!! ❤️

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  3. I pray that God will continue to bless you with wisdom. This is awesome and right on time!

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  4. Thank you, this was right on time. I'm logging out and going to sit at the Master's feet.

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  5. I needed this at this VERY moment. I was praying for encouragement while waiting on an answer to a job interview but this reminds me not to worry because NO MATTER the answer God is STILL God and he deserves glory and love despite my circumstances. Thank you So much!

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  6. Thank you so much, I needed this ♡♡

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  7. Thank you so much, I needed this ♡♡

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  8. This blog was an answered prayer. Faith is what I was lacking and didn't even realize it. God bless you.

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  9. Amen!! He's right on time-as always

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  10. Thank you from a teenager who is sstruggling with sexual sin

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  11. Hey Heather how did you start your blog? Ive been trying but all the information gets overwhelming sometimes

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  12. Yes!! Confirmation for me during this season! So true! I keep hearing the Spirit day 'By faith' and 'Trust'! Thanks for this blog! Love you sis! God bless!

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  13. Yes!!! Confirmation for me in this season! I keep hearing the Spirit day: 'by faith' and 'trust'! This journey and process is all about our faith in Christ and I am learning this everyday! Thanks for the encouragement sis! Love you!

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  14. I didn't even know how much I needed to read this.

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  15. What an on time word. God is just. God is faithful. And He knows what we need when we need it. He knew I needed this Word. I really did.

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  16. I've been guilty of putting off my prayer time for technology. Thank you for sharing this!

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  17. Thanks Heather!

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  18. I needed this thank you Heather.

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  19. Thank you. Do glad God Gabe us people like you to help us through this journey. Amen. Be blessed. You and Taylor look like two beautiful angels in that picture.

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  20. Amen and Amen sis! Such an awesome and on time word. Time to get off the milk and on the meat! Glory!

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  21. Yes! That was confirmation for me right there. I appreciate God and His love everyday. If He said it, that settles it and just wait for the manifestation.

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  22. Thank you for that encouraging word from you. Thank you Heather.

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  23. Thanks Heather. Once again right on time. Just what I needed right about now. God Bless ☺

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  24. I'm always running to others to vent or for advice. I know that prayer is powerful and I know I need to start to pray and spend time with God more often. Thank you. I really feel like this is what I needed.

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  25. On time and needed reminder to trust the Lord at his word and be faithful. Time to increase my faith and strengthen my relationship with the Lord!

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  26. Thank you for this! It has really helped me, I felt a gloomy spirit trying to surround me but this blog just lifted my Spirits! God is awesome! Thank you sister Heather!

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  27. Thank you! I really needed to hear this!

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  28. Thank you so much because I was definitely feeling down today and letting my emotions take control!

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  29. This is a much needed word for so many of us as we continue in our walk in Him! God bless you Heather for God's Insight and wisdom through you! Huggles!

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  30. Thanks Heather... God bless you!

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  31. Heather, thank you for Your obedience to write this!! I love God because He always uses people to speak to me. He met me just where I was with this. I'm in another season of walking by faith and it's been tough, but I refuse to give up. I choose to press on. God bless you, sis!!

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  32. I absolutely needed this word, reminder, and encouragement. Thanks for being obedient to God and writing/sharing this post. It definitely resonated with me.

    www.stylenpoise.com

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  33. Thank you Hearher!! I've been good with trusting God up until this test came with my mom fighting through stage 4 cervical cancer & doctors are preparing her for end of life care.. Man it's SO hard to be one of the strongest siblings of her 13 children! My faith has been put to the test like NEVER before in this season! But this sweet reminder to trust Jesus despite what it looks like in the natural eye is great encouragement to God be all the glory for your obedience sis! Xoxoxoxo

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  34. Wow..!I needed this..since I've been super focused on God I realized the min I took my eyes off of him, darts were coming...But I realize don't even lose heart for one moment in time bc the enemy will take advantage of that. I'm so thankful bc this blog came at the perfect time!

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  35. I believe & trust God is teaching me during this season to depend 100% on Him. I like to always have plans, for everything. I wanted to move out by September 1st, have babies next year. Until today, still haven't found an apt we can afford, my husband is barely working (he is not getting that many hours), had an appointment on Saturday to see an apt and was canceled on Friday night. On Saturday my bank card was cancelled because someone stole my info and made a $1200 purchase online. All of the sudden I found myself without money (my bank is from another country than where I am), no apartment still, and found out that need to wait maybe up to 2 years before I can have kids. I have heard God telling me "Surrender, surrender, surrender!". I'm not the same and know that won't be the same once this season is over.

    Thanks for this Blog post! Need to work on my relationship with God even more.

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  36. Needed this on time word. God bless!

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  38. Going through chuck hurt as we speak and my little family of 4 is on to seek the Lord for where He wants us to be. I felt lead to come to your website and this blog post was exactly what I needed to hear and actually confirmation. God bless you.

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  39. Wow confirmation for God's perfect timing for me :)

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  40. "So, if it doesn't work out - it wasn't supposed to work out in the first place."- Truth!

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  41. Wow! I adore these blogs! Excellent reminders and inspiration on all kinds of issues I have ran into on this journey. They really bless my soul. This is why I love you so. God bless you BFF (in my head) lol.

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  42. I really believe God ordered my "fingers" to find you on Facebook this year.. God bless you so much Heather and your family is totally adorable :)

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  43. Wake up call! Thank you

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  44. I really needed this...thank you

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