At my lowest point, I had a dream and in it I saw a vision of the Lord. His eyes were filled with love when He looked at me, and when He took me into His comforting embrace, I could feel His tangible love around me. I said to Him, “Jesus, I would die for you.” He said to me, “I know, but will you live for me?”
His question has always stayed with me. I realised trauma and hurt in my past had left me terrified to embrace life in its fullness again. Yet this is what Jesus was asking me to do.
When we go through heartache or trauma, or have been broken through abuse or trials, we can convince ourselves we are living but really fear keeps us from ‘living out loud’. A decision to live for the Lord is a decision to face our personal Goliaths trusting in faith that these Goliaths will fall, because of Him.
Living out loud might mean getting real about what is holding us back and then trusting that as we stand up on ‘paralysed legs’, He will strengthen our feeble knees and we will be given strength to walk. This blog is part of my decision to live out loud and in so doing, to encourage other women – and men – to get real and to be bold in taking hold of what Jesus died to give them – abundant life.
You will die for him… but will you live for Him?
What would happen in your life, in your family, in the nation if you committed to live out loud for a whole year?
“Awake, awake, Clothe yourself in your strength, O Zion; Clothe yourself in your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; For the uncircumcised and the unclean Will no longer come into you. Shake yourself from the dust, rise up, O captive Jerusalem; Loose yourself from the chains around your neck, O captive daughter of Zion…” (Isa 52 vs 1-2).
©Copyright Heather Djunga 2018