Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Jesus Wants to Meet All Your Needs
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19) When you think riches, think rich in things, rich in being, rich in faith, rich in wisdom, rich in humbleness, rich in meekness, etc., etc. Jesus is rich in everything. And, "Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart." (Psalms 37:4) (KJV) "Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom." (Luke 12:32) (KJV)
It's easy for someone somewhere to say that without telling you how. The why is easy: Jesus loves you that much He died for you. (John 3:16)
I used this list of emotional needs: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/9-emotional-needs-according-to-maslow-s-hierarchy
Caring for you is sooo God. I really doubt how much we know cares for us and looks out for us. But, since God calls Himself your husband, and died for you, how much more will He do? Think about it: maybe you had a car wreck and thought, "well, God didn't protect me from the car wreck." What if the real truth was, the car wreck wasn't the worst thing that almost happened? What if it would've happened a few seconds sooner and you'd be dead, or left a quadriplegic or something? What if the wreck stopped you from an even bigger thing down the road? Hmmm...
My mom said she saw the Spirit of God move our car when I was kid so we didn't have a wreck on ice, or worse. I remember driving down highway 390 during a rainy day and a minivan pulled out in front of me and I swerved onto the shoulder, which was a slope into a ditch, and I made it safely to past the minivan and back onto the road. My mother said God told her to pray for me at that exact time, and I escaped a head-on collision. I could've been killed.
A cool one was on Saturday going to work, I knew my car was almost out of gas and I thought, I'll fill up after work. Went to work and totally forgot about getting gas. The next three days, I didn't even look at the gas gauge and drove to work and all over town one of those days—on empty. The tank was bone dry, and it still ran like normal. I had asked God to do something for me a few days or a week before, and He did. I saw it that Wednesday morning way below the empty mark and thought immediately, "God has to be making it run." There was no other explanation. I was a block from the gas station and feared stalling out before I got there. But, I didn't. I did laugh and say, "God, how about you keep this thing running and I never have to buy gas again." Laughing! See, God probably protects us from all kinds of evil and calamitous things we are never even aware of that could've happened to us.
God does protect you from Satan. I believe he assigns you two angels to watch over you. Then, of course, the Holy Spirit is the ultimate protector. Angels are awesome, but when the Holy Spirit resides in you, I doubt God is going to let much happen to you. Even if death is imminent, God might tell you, "it's time to go home" and give you total peace to handle your death. He did that for a man who was being stoned in the Bible. I forget the story but God gave him the power to withstand the stoning physically, emotionally and spiritually. God will be with you through life, death, good times, bad times, so-so times, okay times, ho-hum times, whatever life brings.
As for me, God is fine with me being female inside and even has made me my female self in dreams he has given me. Who else would do that but God? Nobody else on earth will accept you as Transgender as God can and will. And, since God accepts you as Transgender, who cares if other humans do? He's the lover of your soul and with Him, all things are possible. (Matt 19:26)
Since Jesus is the perfect husband, He totally gets you. The Bible says God never tires of listening to you. In fact, God wants a relationship with you more than anything, and values that above any work you could ever do for Him. What good would that relationship be if He didn't get you and understand you as Transgender? Tell him your needs, your desires, your wants, your problems, your successes, your failures, everything.
Unlike another human, God always, always actively listens and pays attention to you. He will actively listen when you ramble on and He will always understand your pain and your joys. He already knows you are Transgender. He even knows the reason. Yes, He knows everything. If He didn't, He wouldn't be much of a God would He? Humans won't always listen to you, but God never tires of you talking to Him. He desires that kind of relationship more than anything. Jesus is the perfect husband no earthly human could ever be.
We are emotional beings, and, guess what, Jesus is an emotional being. In the Bible, it says he's been happy, joyful, angry (like the Hulk, you really don't want God angry), etc. God has emotions just like us–but He is in absolute control of his emotions. God wants love and emotional connection just like we do. Why else would God have made us in His image? The dude was lonely. And, God made a mistake doing it. The first people were like animals and God found it so sinful and perverse, he destroyed them and started over–and made Adam in His own image. He saw Adam was lonely and needed a helpmate so he fashioned Eve from his rib. Unlike the first go round with people, Adam was fully created in God's image: Adam had a house (body), a soul (mind, will and emotions) and a spirit.
I think of the Godhead in this way at times: Jesus is the body, God the father is the soul and the Holy Spirit is Jesus's spirit. It's not perfect, but, honestly, until we get to heaven, we will never fully understand how the Godhead works. We may simply be unable to imagine, or comprehend how the Godhead works. I wrote once, "God is the father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit originating from one entity." But, make no mistake, unlike Satan and his ilk, God is everywhere, literally everywhere. He's all-knowing, all powerful, and omnipresent.
Anyway, when you accept Jesus as your savior, you join with God. He makes you a new creature in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit even seals you so when God looks at you, he doesn't see a sinful creature, but a new creature in his Son Jesus. He sees you as blameless because of Christ. Salvation is a constant–it's not this moment and few moments later–but constant. Say you are sinning when the Rapture happens–do you go if you are a Christian? Yep. God sees you as blameless because of the blood spilled from Jesus Christ as the cross.
So, when you get saved, you now have a connection to Jesus that no one can ever break. No one. Your bond with God is unbreakable, un-shatterable, forever, constant. If you further accept the Gift of the Holy Spirit (just thank God for the gift of the Holy Ghost), you are in full communion with God.
And, how does God see you?
A son, a daughter, a new creation.
But, there is more...
"And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." (Revelations 1:6) (KJV)
Jesus is the King of Kings and you are now a king. But, it gets better. You are a "priest unto God." Yeah, you are a minister unto God. Think about that. Angels aren't ministers unto God. Angels are awesome and have no sin, but, we, the sinner crowd, are ministers unto God in Christ Jesus. The world may see us as worthless in their eyes, but God sees you as a king and a minister unto Himself. You are invaluable to God. You want self-esteem and self-worth? There it is. You're a king, baby! Only Jesus Christ is more valuable to God and the Holy Ghost. I may be worthless in the eyes of all humanity, and have been told that many times, but I am invaluable to God. Salvation is so precious even the Angels are curious about it, and they can never have that experience since they are perfect and sinless.
Yeah, let that sink in.
Connection to Community
Jesus Christ is the Husband and the church is his Bride. I know a lot of the church will probably never accept you since you are Transgender, but you are just as much a part of the church as they are–Jesus is still your spiritual husband. When you think you are alone, God is with you, Jesus is with you and the Holy Spirit is with you. But, also there's an angel or two with you. Imagine you are sleeping and it seems like no one is around. Now, imagine God is there, Jesus is there, the Holy Spirit is there and an angel or two is there. That's how it always is with you. God is always with you, He will never leave you and He will never forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5) You are connected to a community of believers, past and present, angels and God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. You will always be in a majority. (1 Kings 18:19-22)
When Elijah went to the people, he thought he was alone. But, Elisha prayed and finally Elijah saw God as the Lord of Hosts. He saw him and God as a majority! (2 Kings 6:15-17) God was in full control of the situation and even though the ungodly surrounded Elijah, God and all his servants surrounded the ungodly. Just like Elijah, you are never alone. In your darkest moment, God is there as the Lord of Hosts. You will always be connected to His community.
I was watching Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at the end. Rey was alone, it seemed, and Palpatine and all the Sith were surrounding her. It seemed like the dark lord was in full control and Rey was all alone. Then, as the Sith crowd roared, she closed her eyes, quieted her mind and heard all the Jedi of the past tell her they were with her. This little girl, just like little David before he slew Goliath, rose up, grabbed her light saber and stood defiant before the Sith God just like David stood before Goliath. Palpatine unleashed the full power of the Sith against Rey with lightning toward her light saber and said she was nothing compared to him and said, "I am all the Sith." She was just a scavenger, a nothing, and had no power to stand against him as the Sith God. And, another light saber flew into her hand, and she said, "And, I am all the Jedi." And, she slew the Sith Lord.
Likewise, David picked up a stone, put it in his sling and threw the stone at Goliath. David's aim was true and the stone hit Goliath in the head and killed him. In that story, David was Jesus, the stone was the Sword of the Spirit and Goliath was Satan. Just like Palpatine was no match for the Jedi in Rey, Goliath was no match for the power of God in David. Satan has power, but he is a weakling, a nothing, compared to Jesus Christ. When Jesus died on the Cross and rose from the dead, Satan and sin and everything bad was defeated by God. That's why the war is always Jesus's the fight and not yours because Jesus already won. You are every bit a part of God's Kingdom, which has no end, as any other Christian.
God wants time with you, but He won't invade your personal space. He respects your as a person, loves you as His own. Jesus is freedom from all oppression, not bondage again to fear. (Romans 8:15) God wants you to be a conqueror in Him. He wants you to be individual person not a clone, or a minion, or something else not you. He wants you to be you.
A Sense of Self
For decades, I didn't have a sense of self. God called me Rachel, even though my body is a man, in a dream and my life totally changed. If you are Transgender, God has no issue or qualms with that and will see you as who you are inside. God sees the inside, God sees your soul, God sees who you truly are. If you don't have a sense of self, he wants you to have one. As for me, I'm transgender, I'm Rachel, I have Jewish blood (on my mom's side), I am a Christian and I am a king and priest unto God. What He did for me, He'll do for you.
A Sense of Achievement
I was watching a preacher and he said, "God wants you to follow your dreams." If you let Jesus, I guarantee you He will give you ways, open doors, to fulfill your dreams. You will achieve much through Him. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13) (NKJV)
The inevitable question: why? Why do we exist? What is the meaning of life? The answer is in Christianity. God created you because he was lonely and wanted a relationship with you. God wants you to serve Him and serve others. The Christian Life is really simple. Jesus offers you salvation, eternity with Him in paradise and lots of benefits while here on earth. Realistically, you can stay a baby in Christ, get some benefits and get heaven, or you can serve Jesus, have a deep relationship you'll never be able to have with another human like you can with Jesus and the Holy Spirit will show you things that boggle the mind.
Honestly, how much God has accepted me as Rachel has boggled my mind. Weights lifted off my shoulders and I was free to be Rachel inside without any problem with God. I really don't care what mankind thinks, only what Jesus thinks. If He's cool with me, I really shouldn't worry about much at all.
See The Christian Life post for more on how easy it is to live the life. Jesus doesn't want to add burdens, He wants to take them away.
The great thing?
God can use anyone, but the ones He uses most are the humble. God doesn't care if you are poor, uneducated, a social misfit, Transgender, or a banker on Wall Street. If you are willing to let the Holy Spirit guide your life, God will take you places you'd never get to see without Him. I promise you.
I'm Transgender and wanted to reach out to other Transgenders and God made a way. I asked Him about being a minister and He really didn't answer it yes or no. I saw the website I wanted (this one), bought it and asked God for wisdom to do it right. I just let the Holy Spirit guide me, I hope faithfully, and write sermons that can help people. I'm like, hey, God, use me. I know it will not be easy, if and when he opens a door to a ministry offline, it will be difficult, but I honestly think God really wants to reach out to other Transgenders like me, and educate other Christians that being Transgender is okay in God's book. I'm sure he already does so, but, I think God likes it when we think BIG. He thinks BIG. God did give me a dream and told me, "Thank you" after I asked Him what he thought of TransgenderChurch.com.
If you are not a Christian, doesn't this all sound good?
Do you know Jesus?
Well, it is easy to know him and experience his undying, unfathomable love and affection.
He came and died for you.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16) (KJV)
There is no greater love than Jesus.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13) (KJV)
Accept Him today if you don't know him.
"Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior."
Now, go and tell someone and welcome to His Kingdom.
Amen and Hallelujah.
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