Baby Steps lead to BIG LEAPS
Author: Ellie Sharpe | Category: Inspirational
The day this was originally written, marks 6 months since our beautiful butterfly entered eternity. What a beautiful gift to dance into the arms of JESUS, and stay. Yet, what an earthquake it feels like left behind, to those who mourn. When the blog post name was given, I thought about it. I wondered, “What direction is God going to take this?” I never know which way He is going to go. But, I do know that whatever way it is, it will be GLORIOUS.
When we come into this world, it appears that we come in as innocent. Yet, that is not always the case. If we come into the world, and generational curses are not broken off, we can bring in both Heaven and Hell. So we think about what the word says. It states, “first you must learn to crawl, then to walk, and finally to run.” So, from the get go, we come in taking baby steps. Here is the question, “What are we walking to?”
Are we walking toward the HOLY light, or the false holy light. How many times do we make excuses for our loved ones, or ourselves? How many times do we rationalize or justify, influenced by stuff other than GOD? If we are not aware that we are doing so, it could be practically every day. Please take some time to reflect on this with GOD. Ask HIM if you have any areas that need healing, improvement or surrender. Likely, there will be some which require all 3.
As a baby, one of the first things that most children do is feed. They either breast feed, or bottle feed. I personally, don’t think it matters, as long as that child is surrendered to GOD by the parents. Because, He can use and bless anything, as long as surrender is present. If it isn’t, at least not to HIM, then what should be blessed can remain cursed.
Another thing a baby learns to do is to speak. Our butterfly spoke at 7 months. We were in shock, hearing words come out. The first word was hi. The second word was dad. Probably third was mom. She was doing what we call a crab crawl. Before she crawled forward, she crawled backwards. Now how many of us do this? How many times do we go to GOD, and say this; “Can I try it my way….please.” I mean, my goodness. Is it necessary to try almost every wrong way before seeing the right one?
This is not said to condemn anyone. It is more about reflection. He encourages us to study to show thyself approved. This is both about the word of GOD, and also seeking what is hidden inside, both the GLORIOUS and HEAVENLY, and also what is a hindrance and ultimately seeds for hell. We cannot have both. The fact is, no matter how good a person is, if the person has not taken the BIG LEAP to choose JESUS as LORD and savior, then they will perish eternally.
God has been very merciful to many. However, HIS level of mercy to those in blatant disobedience, rebellion and defiance is definitely changing. His level of Grace is as well. Because some think we are in an age of religion. Yet, GOD says we are in an age of REVELATION. We are now out of the age of grace. Which is a very good thing, because many were permitted to take advantage. That permission has now been revoked.
Soon, ALL shall see the GLORY and SPLENDOR of GOD. Soon ALL will know that HE is the ONLY true GOD. Our awesome GOD meets people where they are, however HE does not change who HE is to do so. SO, why should we? Yet, how many of us do? How many of us, influenced by fear, fall into the trap of attempting to play God?
Will we continue to live in punishment? Because we were freed from it on the cross over 2,000 years ago. He has shown us that this spirit is one of the keys to death and hades. So, here is the question, where are we walking? Are we walking the line, by towing the line? Are we accepting only what we think we deserve, from a negative stand point? Because just yesterday, it was revealed that I could not take ownership, for fear that I would fall into pride, or mess something up.
Is that fear mine? NO. Yet, I was taking ownership of that. Forgive me LORD. Baby steps are simply that. They start with a mustard seed of FAITH. But, it can’t stay that small seed, it must GROW by HIS LOVE. How they turn into giant leaps is simple as well. When the trials come, you learn to REST in HIS peace. To give HIM new songs, poems, praise, and so much more is what GOD desires from us. Because HE knows that in that place of cleansing, purification and sanctification, HE will not only show up…HE will sow out. That should have been show out, but both are true. 😉
Daily we divorce the enemy. God reminds us that WE are not the enemy to each other. IT is the spirits and principalities that we fight. Is it comfortable? Well, no it definitely isn’t. At least not ALL the time. But, we definitely are comforted in the process. It is an honor to be loved by and to serve GOD. It is a privilege to be covered by the blood of JESUS. It is an honor to come to HIS throne and sit at HIS feet. It is a JOY to be overflowing with who HE is.
Do you think that we always had the exact same amount of faith as now? Because, trust me, we did not. There were many times that we claimed the scripture about the mustard seed. In fact, we still do. Every time we read that a loud, more holy seeds are planted. More baby steps are taken. More giant leaps are prepared through HIS transformation of our hearts, souls, spirit, minds, wills, and emotions.
I told someone last night, “We used to waver, in particular I did.” But, it was spoken over me, and David that we would not wobble in faith any longer. Thank you JESUS! We are seeing rapid change from what was, to what is and ultimately what will become HIS desires as ours line up with HIM. This really is the point of walking the line between GOD and satan. The point is that in GOD the line becomes very clear, and at times, GOD can erase the line, because surrender is so deep, that the enemy has NO Access any longer. NOW that is a QUANTUM LEAP indeed.
It is time that as WE grow up in the FAITH, through our awesome GOD, that the children we have been gifted do so as well. IT is TIME to teach the children about the armor of GOD, the power of GOD when being obedient to HIM only for HIS purpose and plan, is unexplainable. Truly, words don’t cut it when attempting to share how incredible and unimaginable the power of GOD IS! Things like communion, anointing oil, prayer, praise, and worship are holy weapons. Even repenting becomes a holy weapon when done from a sincere heart.
Can you see the difference in the kids and adults???
Jesus says in scripture, “When I was a child, I thought like a child. But, then I became a man and put away childish ways.” Are we doing this??? Because if we are not, is it surprising what God has permitted? The answer is repentance….TURN to GOD. He will teach you to crawl, walk and RUN the race. You are HIS baby, and HE loves you.
The scriptures being included are about newborn babies. Because We MUST get back to the basics, especially PRAYING scripture for HIS purpose and plan over HIS precious children, HE so graciously shares with us.
James 1:17 ESV / 127 helpful votes
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Psalm 127:3 ESV / 74 helpful votes
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 68 helpful votes
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 34 helpful votes
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—
1 Samuel 1:27-28 ESV / 25 helpful votes
For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. Therefore I have lent him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 24 helpful votes
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
1 John 3:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes
Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
Numbers 6:24 ESV / 17 helpful votes
The Lord bless you and keep you;
John 3:16 ESV / 16 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 15 helpful votes
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
James 4:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Genesis 2:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
Hebrews 5:11-14 ESV / 6 helpful votes
About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Luke 2:1-52 ESV / 4 helpful votes
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
Isaiah 49:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name.
Genesis 30:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Then Rachel said, “God has judged me, and has also heard my voice and given me a son.” Therefore she called his name Dan.
Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 3 helpful votes
The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,
Matthew 19:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
Think about this….I know it is NOT easy to consider, but it must be addressed. How would you react if GOD called one of your children that you steward HOME? Because, if we avoid taking this topic to GOD, and it were to happen, we would not know how to handle it. WE can do ALL things through CHRIST who strengthens us….ALL not just some. I normally wouldn’t want anyone to think about something like this. But, know this, we are in a very different time then we have been. GOD is doing things a lot lately, that to us, without the mind of Christ, it would seem just unreal. Those who do have the mind of Christ, can take it in, digest it and see HIS purpose. These events are meant to strengthen not destroy. Strange as that sounds, it is TRUTH.
Thanks be to GOD the FATHER, HIS SON JESUS, and the HOLY SPIRIT. Yes, we repent for places we falter. Yes, we thank you for LOVING us anyway. We praise you for taking us up to where you are mighty GOD. It isn’t because we strove to get there, it was because we drove there in YOU. You are clear about it being finished. WE must REST in that, even in the combination of baby steps and giant leaps that will arrive and arise. Thank you for not sparing the ROD. You never spare the Reversal of Destiny. Show us your GLORY LORD. May only you be GLORIFIED.
In Jesus Holy Name and BLOOD, AMEN
By HIS Grace and in HIS GLORY,
E and FAM
29 Jun 2014