I am striving to live a sinless life,
sinning less with each new day.
With an open heart through my tests and trials,
“Lord, help me learn the lessons quickly,” is what I pray.
During a recurring respiratory illness
that had flared up every few years,
God shed fresh light on some behavioral patterns
that was critical for me to perceive and hear.
God said, “Daughter, if your body is my temple
presented as a holy and acceptable living sacrifice,
I admonish you to make changes in your living
because your current tendencies will not suffice.
You must listen to your body’s signals,
and not overtax it creating unnecessary stress.
No more waiting until your body shuts down
and then seeking ME to bless your mess.
You have too much going on at once
and mental confusion from a disordered environment.
There are small hurts lodged within your consciousness
that are not fully acknowledged or allowed a vent.
Come to ME to share your heart’s longings;
Trust ME to transform how you behave.
Desire ME to be your helpmeet;
I AM the comfort that you crave.”
I realized that I wasn’t fit for my divine assignment,
mentally, spiritually, emotionally, or physically.
I was unable to effectively keep up with my life or schedule;
To be successful, I knew some changes must be made in me!
I entered a 3-month consecration period
at the leading of my Lord, Jesus Christ.
My amazing transformation was abundantly fruitful,
living a new peace-filled, ordered, fit for the kingdom life.
(Isaiah 43:18-19) “Remember not the former things, neither the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth and you shall know it. I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
Jo Anne Meekins is the founder of Inspired 4 U Ministries and Inspired 4 U Publications; and an author, publisher, coach and speaker.