God’s Conviction and Consolation

Open my Eyes, Lord


“For whom the Lord loves, He chastens and scourges every son whom He receives.”
Hebrews 12:6

I had just come through the most painful, shameful trial of my life. And as I stood gathered with other Christians to pray, a man whose gift of prophesy began to say:

“God has delivered you from the pit of destruction, He has forgiven them all, and He will answer your prayers. The mountain has been removed!”

The interesting thing about receiving that word was that I was avoiding anyone saying a word to me, because I had fallen from a pinnacle of pride, and if the Lord had not held me, I would not be alive. So the last thing I wanted to hear, and this may sound strange, was any positive thing concerning myself, lest I fall in pride’s hole, again. 

But, I still hear that word, today, “ The Lord will answer your prayers.”  What followed after that was said, was the Holy Spirit’s interpretation:

“Not that you are worthy, that He would answer your prayers,  but the one in whom you trust is worthy to bring it about, that you will learn to pray according to His Word and that is His Will.”

 That word, spoken to me occurred 43 years ago. And it came about that for at least the last 2 years I have received a scourging upon my heart and conscience, that has left me shaken, in awe of God’s Holiness as He is at work removing those things not of Him.

 Before His heavy hand was laid upon my mind and heart to examine the patterns of failures, sins, denials, I heard in my mind’s heart, as I rose from my bed, that day;

“I am removing everything not of me.”

 I automatically thought of someone which I was fervently praying, but, no, it was me, And not at once but over a period of time, I saw my deceptive habits of hypocrisy, half-truths, and fear moving me time and time again against the Holy Spirit’s promptings, because of my prideful nature, raising its ugly head.

There is a cleansing the believer needs to go through of wrong motives and thoughts. I was long overdue. I would cry out to God to use me in circumstance after circumstance, but to no avail, while time after time I would fail.

So, He answered my prayer, by showing me myself, and how to let Him take-over in every instance to wait upon Him.

So, it is true, if anything is to be done for the Kingdom, it must come through prayer.
A heart surrendered and cleansed of those things that block Him, cleared.
“The Mountain has been Removed!”

Now my prayers abide in His Word”, as I pray from spiritual insight, wiping away the cobwebs that get in the way; seeing His Heart’s perspective, in every circumstance, for the future and for the day.

And with eyes wide open and my plans laid still.
This is His consolation, as I become aware of His Love –
His perfect Will:

 And, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.  And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” 1 John 5:14-15

“Thank You Lord, you remain faithful even when we are unfaithful, steadfast in your commitment to complete the work you begin in us and present us to the Father, as your redeemed Bride without spot or blemish.”

CR-  Hebrews 12:6, Matthew 17:20, Ephesians 5: 25-27



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About Doula Faith

I am first and foremost a child of God, "born again" into the Kingdom of God through faith in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has called me to be an "Encourager" of faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. I have learned through some painful trials of His unconditional love. The apple of my eye, is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Living Word.
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2 Responses to God’s Conviction and Consolation

  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh Mary such a powerful word from the Lord and how I wish every believer would have the opportunity to read this. In so many cases – how this could help them in their time of need!

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