The Doll

I love baby dolls. So I had the most awesome time hunting for the perfect baby doll for our youngest granddaughter, complete with all the sounds and effects of a real baby.

Not long after Christmas she was visiting at our house and I asked where her baby was. “Oh she’s turned off” was the reply. You can turn the sounds of that baby off with just a flip of a switch. Being able to silence the baby doll meant that nobody has to hear all those noises at her house and granddaughter can leave it all behind when she wants to.

Oh beloved, God is speaking to our hearts this morning. He has given His loved ones great gifts. They are amazing and supernatural. We were meant to live thoroughly enjoying every gift God gives us. Jesus secures our spiritual blessings. In fact, we can’t really live and enjoy the faith life without them. We have to learn to walk in faith out loud. Oh it’s not about saying this is wrong and that is wrong. We don’t want a whining baby doll! That’s not what God called us to be. But He did call us to live our faith out loud, with all the resources available. To speak the Truth. To be instant in season and out of season. To stand fast in Christ’s liberty. To go against the flow of modern culture. And more. We have all the resources of heaven to use as gifts – love, joy, peace, kindness and more… We have strength in our weakness, purpose in our pain, comfort in our afflictions and genuine Agape love.

God wants you to know that you need every gift given to you to live the real life of faith. Holy Spirit is welcome in your life, because apart from Him you’re like a doll that has had her batteries removed! You nor I can make it in this world without being fully awake and totally functional in the Spirit. We aren’t meant to live double lives. In this season of our world we need everything. You need all the gifts to live purposefully and to walk faithfully. Not only that, you need it to be courageous and resolute in a time when everybody and everyone clamors to do whatever they want to do. You aren’t meant to exist, you are meant to thrive fully alive!

God loves you and He’s for you. Isn’t that wonderful? Go ahead and live for Jesus and ask Him for help to walk out loud with all your gifts. You are beautiful, bountiful and blessed to live in such a time as this Perfected gifted and outfitted to be of use and to speak to your problems and to stand against the enemy. Live, beautiful believer, in the Light of His gifts every day!

Romans 8: 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.

Galatians 5: 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us walk in step with the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 13: 14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

John 6: 63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

Ephesians 3: 16-19 I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

                                 Rebekah Beene, Oh Beloved!