devotion April 28, 2018

 

cardinal word

For the past month I have been experiencing feelings come over me of being unwanted and not valued by others. The feelings wash over me. I will be happy and involved one minute and then “whoosh” feel unwanted and unaccepted the next. The feelings are powerful and bring tears to my eyes and an ache in my belly.  I began to seek the Lord about these feelings and believe He has given me a word of knowledge for rejection. I was praying and saw myself standing outside a basketball court in the city. My friends and family were playing ball. They were laughing and tossing the ball back and forth. I was standing with my face pressed against the fence, longing to be included. I turned and Jesus, the Man of sorrows, the One acquainted with bitterest grief, was sitting on a bench behind me. I sat with Him. He placed His hand on my shoulder and encouraged me to release my feelings. I began to blow them out through my mouth. They appeared in front of me as a big soap bubble. The bubble looked blue and sad. I handed it to Jesus. He took the blue bubble up to His mouth and blew into it. It changed into gold. He handed it back to me and I felt happy and warm. In my hands the ball became a golden basketball. I then saw myself playing ball with my friends with the golden ball. Jesus joined us and I set Him up for an alley oop! He swiftly dunked the golden ball and we all ran to give Him high 5’s.

Last night I was at my children’s track meet with my husband. I began to feel the feelings of rejection. I took a moment to close my eyes and imagine blowing the feelings out into the blue bubble and handing them to Jesus. I then received His acceptance as He blew His golden breath back to me. I then was able to interact with others without putting the pressure to accept me on them.  “You see, long ago, even before God made the world, He chose us to be His very own through what Christ would do for us; He decided to make us holy in His eyes, without a single fault. We stand before Him covered in His love. He planned to adopt us into His family by sending Jesus to die for us. We have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.  In this adoption we, become a part of the body of Christ and though we are many parts of His body, we are vitally joined to one another.”  We are accepted and we belong.

If you have experienced rejection from family or friends, from your church, I want to release to you healing and acceptance in Jesus’ Name.

Romans 8:10 “Now Christ lives his life in you! And even though your body may be dead because of the effects of sin, his life-giving Spirit imparts life to you because you are fully accepted by God.”

Romans 8:15 “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”

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