I AM READY

I am ready

Over the past few weeks I have been contemplating being baptised, but have wanted to do it for the right reasons, I have done much research on the topic and spoken to friends about it as well. It never really dawned on me whether or not I was in fact ready to be baptised.

A friend told me a few days ago that he knows I am ready to be baptised, and yet even then did it not sink in whether or not I was ready, I had been sitting on Christmas evening in front of my laptop reading others blogs etc, and suddenly I realised that I AM READY, I have been ready for quite some time, but I am not just ready to be baptised I am ready to do whatever it is that God wants me to do, or to go wherever he wants me to go. Only he could have put this knowledge in my heart for me to know that I am ready.

Psalms 40:8 – I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart.”

Not only am I ready but I am excited about it, as the scripture above says “I delight to do your will”, now not many Christians have an easy walk with the Lord, in fact I don’t think there is ANY Christian that can truly say being a Christian is EASY, what we can all say though is that it is worth it and rewarding to walk with God.

Some people die for Jesus, some people give up high paying and lucrative Jobs to follow Jesus, I know of 2 people that have done that. Some people lose all their friends and family friends to follow Jesus, some even have to pack up and go into dangerous territories for Him, now I do not know which category I fall into but I am ready for whatever it is. I AM READY.

I have no idea what the next step is, or even the one after that or the next ten after that, but God will reveal all this to me in His time.

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

This is one of my favourite quotes it explains faith so simply, you don’t have to see the whole staircase just take the first step. I am ready and willing to take the first step.

Matthew 10:38-42 – “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. “He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. “He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.”And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.”

Are you ready to take up the Cross of Jesus? Are you ready to deny yourself and do HIS will? I know I am.

1 Corinthians 15:57-58 – But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

 

Ephesians 2:10 – For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

It’s clear that God prepared our work beforehand, he just have to be ready to start.

Psalm 108:1-6 (The Message) – I’m ready, God, so ready, ready from head to toe. Ready to sing, ready to raise a God-song: “Wake, soul! Wake, lute! Wake up, you sleepyhead sun!”  I’m thanking you, God, out in the streets, singing your praises in town and country. The deeper your love, the higher it goes; every cloud’s a flag to your faithfulness. Soar high in the skies, O God! Cover the whole earth with your glory! And for the sake of the one you love so much, reach down and help me – answer me!

 

I am READY for God to use me for HIS Glory in a Mighty way.

 

So I am putting on the armour of God

  • The belt of Truth
  • The breastplate of Righteousness
  • The shoes of the Gospel of Peace
  • The shield of Faith
  • The Helmet of Salvation
  • The sword of the Spirit

Along with this feeling of readiness, I have this stron desire to Fast, mmm also do not have much information on this topic time for more research.

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Posted on December 27, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. YAY!!!! I am so exited for you!!! God speed and may His perfect plans for your life continue to be established for Hid Glory! Your post just made my heat leap with joy. How awesome is that day when we stand to take a stand for Christ!!! Dear faith friend, Life is worth living because He lives~> so Live- Laugh-Love and Love some more~ continue to be a life giver! 🙂

  2. oops >>heart< so Live- Laugh-Love and Love some more~ continue to be a life giver!

  3. I recently read this post and it is truly amazing and the song…. well it describes exactly how i feel right now, go and read it it is really good. http://mylordisjesus.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/where-you-go-ill-go/

  4. Hi Bernadette,

    I wrote “Where You Go I’ll Go” this morning because I felt moved to. That’s very unusual for me. Usually I will plan a post out, but today, I just knew I had to write, so I sat down and wrote it from start to finish. I didn’t even know you would be writing “I’m Ready” at the time.

    Shortly after I posted mine I saw that you had also posted today and read it. I’m so glad that “Where You Go I’ll Go” was a blessing to you. But let me promise you, your post of “I’m Ready” was every bit as much a blessing to me!

    All I can say is, we serve an AWESOME God!

    You’re right though, the Christian walk is seldom easy, but always, always, always! worth it! It is such a blessing for me to kneel at my Lord’s feet and offer to Him, all that I am, all that I have, and all that I do, to be used in His service.

    The grace of our Lord is beyond description!

    • Thank you John,

      When I read your post it was like a double confirmation that I am in fact Ready, God is AMAZING, he revealed himself to me through your post of that I am certain, I want to share with you, that up until I read your post I had no clue who Chris Tomlin was, so I listened to the song on youtube and downloaded the MP3 I have now since downloading it listened to it about 20 times I already know the song off by heart lol, thank you for introducing me to him 🙂

      I feel like this song and your post spoke directly to my heart. It is so amazing.

      Thank you again

  5. I am ready also. Ready to go farther and do more. I pray for God’s strength for both of us as we strive harder to please Him. Great Post.

  6. Hey… I just passed on the Versatile Blogger Award to you…. You totally deserve it… I hope you are as happy as I was when I got it.

    http://ashscrapyard.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/i-just-got-versatile-blogger-award-yay-meeeeee/

  7. That’s really great, congratulations! Baptism is an awesome thing. I’m very happy for you and look forward to hearing about your experience! 🙂

  8. Wonderful, Bernadette! I too have been feeling the need to get out there and serve. Monday’s post is about that and the struggles I have been having where that is concerned. I believe that time is short and that God is telling all of us that we need to get out there and get His work done. Praying for His leading and direction in your life, and His blessing on your ministry. God bless.

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