Expressing the Blessing by Guest Blogger: Heather Yanta


Heather Yanta is my guest Blogger today, a friend from school that I’ve been able to reconnect with and create a new and improved friendship through Facebook and the mutual love we share for GOD. Heather is also an admin on my Facebook page, Stir Me Up Lord, and has helped me personally through a trial I have been battling recently. She is a passionate believer in God's word, Wife and homeschool Mom from south Texas. I know you’ll enjoy her blog today and I promise you’ll be blessed!


  
In May of 2008, God brought me back to a place of actively seeking Him and the Kingdom through a book by Watchman Nee.  It was called Breaking the Outer Man and The Release of the Spirit.  As I read this book, I became increasingly aware that there was something IN ME that needed to come out.  It really opened my eyes....for all these years; I thought God needed me to submit my intellectual, mental and physical talents to Him for His use here on earth.  But as I read this book, God opened my eyes that He didn't need any of this and neither did others around me....He needed something on the inside of me, something deposited there by Him.

Well, this really piqued my interest.  I decided I wanted to find out what it was on the inside.  I realized that for so many years, I had been trying to give God my mind or other talents but had little knowledge of what precious deposit He had placed in my inner man, the real me, my spirit. Stirred by this new pursuit, I began seeking earnestly the Word of God.  Then I forgot about this book and what had sent me on this pursuit of knowing who I really was. 

Over the years, though, I have begun to learn a lot about who I am in Christ, about this Kingdom we have been translated into and the blessings & tools God has given us to complete His call. (at the end of this blog, will be a listing of the books & teachings that have marked me profoundly).

After almost 4 years of an intensive searching & researching of God's word, and seeing so many answers to prayers, miracles and changes in my life & in the lives of others, I can say this has been an awesome journey - and I know it's only the beginning. 

Recently, I cracked open that same Watchman Nee book....mainly out of nostalgia for this book that had shaken me so much and changed what I thought about me and my relationship with God.  As I re-read the book, I was overwhelmed in remembering the questions it had put in my mind about what exactly is it that God is trying to get out of me and what others need from me that will truly bless them.  However, this time, I knew that I had many (I'm sure not all) of the answers!

God has placed within me - Himself.  He has invested everything He is in me!  He has blessed me with dominion, authority and the ability to plant seeds and determine the future in the harvests my seed brings.  He has given me the ability to speak.  Words are how we express our dominion - our authority.  Words are a major source of the seeds that we plant in our hearts and in the hearts of others.  He has given me an imagination that can dream big and words that can speak those dreams into existence! 

Oh, how many of us use these very gifts He has given us against ourselves and others!  How many of us use these amazing imaginations to imagine every sort of bad thing that might happen while we worry, fret and ponder the circumstances of our lives.  Jesus said as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.  Yet we pay little attention to the thoughts we allow to float around in our mind. 

How many of us use words to tear down rather than build up, to plant seeds that bring negative harvests rather than life giving harvests!  Our words have the power of life and death, yet we just let words fly out of our mouths as if they don't really matter.  Worse yet....when a situation would benefit by a child of God opening their mouths with authority and dominion to bring life - we remain silent.

Or how many of us just don't think about or appreciate these gifts at all.  How many days we do go through our lives as if we are 'mere' humans facing life and situations with no hope, no authority, no ability to imagine and speak and change things.

We are filled with power.  Yet so many of us choose to not express that power or ignore it altogether.  Our words are filled with the creative power of God, yet we don't use them as we should. 

Out of our hearts flow the issues - the boundaries, the forces - of life.  How many of our hearts are stopped up with worry, unable to forgive, bitterness, strife, the cares of this world?  Oh, to remove all those things and let LIFE FORCES rush out of us and change situations!  To lay hands on the sick and they recover in the name of Jesus - whose we are and who we serve!   To see our prayers answered, our loved ones saved and God's kingdom expanded all around us.

I challenge you to not think so lightly of yourself any longer.  I beg you to begin to meditate on the word of God concerning all the blessings, power, life, and LOVE He has placed in you.  (Romans 5:5, Ephesians 1 and 3)  Don't get me wrong, I'm sure He wants us to yield our natural gifts & talents to Him as well....but those pale in comparison to the spiritual blessings He has invested in us.

Then watch how life changes as you YIELD all God has placed within you to Him - using your words, your imagination, your sowing & reaping, your love, your life forces - for His glory.  As we focus on doing this, we are truly seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.  All those other things that we worry about God will take care of Himself!  (Matthew 6:33)

God has deposited Himself and all He is inside you.  Will you Yield these gifts to Him and watch how He can touch others through you, change you, and bring you into your destiny?

I will.  I refuse to live as a mere human any longer, but live to fully express the blessings within me.

Expressing the Blessing ~ that's my new focus in life!



Books Recommend by Guest Blogger, Heather Yanta

Contact with God: The Amazing Power of Prayer by Jeanne Wilkerson
Unseen Forces Beyond This World by Phillip and Fern Halverson
The Master is Calling by Lynne Hammond
The Blood and The Glory by Billye Brim
Any & everything by Charles Capps!
Love: The Way to Victory by Kenneth E. Hagin
The Believer's Authority by Kenneth E. Hagin
The Blessing of the Lord Maketh Rich by Kenneth Copeland
Mercy by Kenneth Copeland
The Law of Confession by Bill Winston
The Kingdom of God in You by Bill Winston
Transforming Your Thinking, Transforming Your Life by Bill Winston
Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick
To Know Him by Gloria Copeland
Blessed Beyond Measure by Gloria Copeland
Tell Them I Love Them by Joyce Meyer
The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word
You've Already Got It by Andrew Wommack

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Stir Me Up Lord!: Expressing the Blessing by Guest Blogger: Heather Yanta

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Expressing the Blessing by Guest Blogger: Heather Yanta


Heather Yanta is my guest Blogger today, a friend from school that I’ve been able to reconnect with and create a new and improved friendship through Facebook and the mutual love we share for GOD. Heather is also an admin on my Facebook page, Stir Me Up Lord, and has helped me personally through a trial I have been battling recently. She is a passionate believer in God's word, Wife and homeschool Mom from south Texas. I know you’ll enjoy her blog today and I promise you’ll be blessed!


  
In May of 2008, God brought me back to a place of actively seeking Him and the Kingdom through a book by Watchman Nee.  It was called Breaking the Outer Man and The Release of the Spirit.  As I read this book, I became increasingly aware that there was something IN ME that needed to come out.  It really opened my eyes....for all these years; I thought God needed me to submit my intellectual, mental and physical talents to Him for His use here on earth.  But as I read this book, God opened my eyes that He didn't need any of this and neither did others around me....He needed something on the inside of me, something deposited there by Him.

Well, this really piqued my interest.  I decided I wanted to find out what it was on the inside.  I realized that for so many years, I had been trying to give God my mind or other talents but had little knowledge of what precious deposit He had placed in my inner man, the real me, my spirit. Stirred by this new pursuit, I began seeking earnestly the Word of God.  Then I forgot about this book and what had sent me on this pursuit of knowing who I really was. 

Over the years, though, I have begun to learn a lot about who I am in Christ, about this Kingdom we have been translated into and the blessings & tools God has given us to complete His call. (at the end of this blog, will be a listing of the books & teachings that have marked me profoundly).

After almost 4 years of an intensive searching & researching of God's word, and seeing so many answers to prayers, miracles and changes in my life & in the lives of others, I can say this has been an awesome journey - and I know it's only the beginning. 

Recently, I cracked open that same Watchman Nee book....mainly out of nostalgia for this book that had shaken me so much and changed what I thought about me and my relationship with God.  As I re-read the book, I was overwhelmed in remembering the questions it had put in my mind about what exactly is it that God is trying to get out of me and what others need from me that will truly bless them.  However, this time, I knew that I had many (I'm sure not all) of the answers!

God has placed within me - Himself.  He has invested everything He is in me!  He has blessed me with dominion, authority and the ability to plant seeds and determine the future in the harvests my seed brings.  He has given me the ability to speak.  Words are how we express our dominion - our authority.  Words are a major source of the seeds that we plant in our hearts and in the hearts of others.  He has given me an imagination that can dream big and words that can speak those dreams into existence! 

Oh, how many of us use these very gifts He has given us against ourselves and others!  How many of us use these amazing imaginations to imagine every sort of bad thing that might happen while we worry, fret and ponder the circumstances of our lives.  Jesus said as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.  Yet we pay little attention to the thoughts we allow to float around in our mind. 

How many of us use words to tear down rather than build up, to plant seeds that bring negative harvests rather than life giving harvests!  Our words have the power of life and death, yet we just let words fly out of our mouths as if they don't really matter.  Worse yet....when a situation would benefit by a child of God opening their mouths with authority and dominion to bring life - we remain silent.

Or how many of us just don't think about or appreciate these gifts at all.  How many days we do go through our lives as if we are 'mere' humans facing life and situations with no hope, no authority, no ability to imagine and speak and change things.

We are filled with power.  Yet so many of us choose to not express that power or ignore it altogether.  Our words are filled with the creative power of God, yet we don't use them as we should. 

Out of our hearts flow the issues - the boundaries, the forces - of life.  How many of our hearts are stopped up with worry, unable to forgive, bitterness, strife, the cares of this world?  Oh, to remove all those things and let LIFE FORCES rush out of us and change situations!  To lay hands on the sick and they recover in the name of Jesus - whose we are and who we serve!   To see our prayers answered, our loved ones saved and God's kingdom expanded all around us.

I challenge you to not think so lightly of yourself any longer.  I beg you to begin to meditate on the word of God concerning all the blessings, power, life, and LOVE He has placed in you.  (Romans 5:5, Ephesians 1 and 3)  Don't get me wrong, I'm sure He wants us to yield our natural gifts & talents to Him as well....but those pale in comparison to the spiritual blessings He has invested in us.

Then watch how life changes as you YIELD all God has placed within you to Him - using your words, your imagination, your sowing & reaping, your love, your life forces - for His glory.  As we focus on doing this, we are truly seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.  All those other things that we worry about God will take care of Himself!  (Matthew 6:33)

God has deposited Himself and all He is inside you.  Will you Yield these gifts to Him and watch how He can touch others through you, change you, and bring you into your destiny?

I will.  I refuse to live as a mere human any longer, but live to fully express the blessings within me.

Expressing the Blessing ~ that's my new focus in life!



Books Recommend by Guest Blogger, Heather Yanta

Contact with God: The Amazing Power of Prayer by Jeanne Wilkerson
Unseen Forces Beyond This World by Phillip and Fern Halverson
The Master is Calling by Lynne Hammond
The Blood and The Glory by Billye Brim
Any & everything by Charles Capps!
Love: The Way to Victory by Kenneth E. Hagin
The Believer's Authority by Kenneth E. Hagin
The Blessing of the Lord Maketh Rich by Kenneth Copeland
Mercy by Kenneth Copeland
The Law of Confession by Bill Winston
The Kingdom of God in You by Bill Winston
Transforming Your Thinking, Transforming Your Life by Bill Winston
Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick
To Know Him by Gloria Copeland
Blessed Beyond Measure by Gloria Copeland
Tell Them I Love Them by Joyce Meyer
The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word
You've Already Got It by Andrew Wommack

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3 Comments:

At February 9, 2012 at 11:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good word, Heather—write on! Donna S.

 
At February 9, 2012 at 11:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great insight and a good reminder that we have a Hope in God and are not just living this life by accident. D Woods

 
At February 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM , Anonymous Anita said...

Love your post Heather, it's so wonderful to seek God's face as we encourage one another and build each other up.

I particularly liked where you said '
'Jesus said as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. Yet we pay little attention to the thoughts we allow to float around in our mind.'

Asking God each day for His words to be spoken through us, to guard our thoughts and worship Him in every aspect of our lives will glorify and honour our precious Lord.

It makes me so sad when some prefer to use words to tear down and destroy; the power of words for good is amazing to see and should be our priority, for what God has done for us, we should honour Him in how we love one another.

I will check out your suggested books - thank you

 

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