Massage anyone???

…Its been a long time, I shouldn’t of left you without a dope blog to read…

But really, it has been a while. Pray all has been well… It has been for me, well, for the most part!

So yeah, I went to get a massage on  yesterday. Well needed and amazing might I add and I prayed before I went in for the Holy Spirit to commune with me and He did; hence I’m here!!! As I was getting my massage, the masseuse had complete control over my body. She was moving my arm, pushing my shoulders down, shaking and bending my wrist, flexing my feet, etc. and as she was doing that, on some parts, I was still being resistant and not fully letting her do her job which tensed my body up more and had her working even harder and the kinks a little bit more painful and the Holy Spirit spoke and said “This is what you do to me Danika. You let me do my job, but you still resist me at some points and when things  get uncomfortable” and I have to be honest, He’s right (as usual). I’m sure I’m not alone in this, but we got to get out of this. We sing the song, “I surrender all” and sure; we may really mean it in our hearts, but in our actual physical life, we really and truly do not surrender it all. Then the Holy Spirit has to come in and push our shoulders down, shake our wrists, flex our feet, and move our arms until He works some of the kinks out.

God has created us to be dependent on Him in ALL areas of our lives, not just some, but all. I’m reminded of so many scriptures where God mentions “all”. For instance, Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not to your own understanding“, Romans 8:28, “And we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose“, Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, ALL you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest“, 1 Peter 5:7, “Give ALL your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you” {Emphasis added}; I can keep going on, but I hope you get my drift. God does not say “one or two”, “a couple, some, or a few”, but He says “ALL”! All meaning the ones that makes us comfortable and uncomfortable, the ones we are not sure about and the ones we are sure about, the ones that we don’t really wanna do along with those that we really want to do, the ones where we have to step up and be the bigger person as well as the ones we must back down, humble ourselves and admit our wrong doings and repent; all! There’s no picking and choosing here my dear…All or nothing!

My First Lady always talk about “keeping it in the light”. What is “it” you ask? Well, “it” can be anything!! For me, right now, my “it” is my control issues. In order to receive help, you must first admit there is a problem…bringing “it” to “the light”, get it!? Who/Where is the light?? Read John 8:12 for the answer. You see, in order for God to help with something, you must first present Him with the problem. He may already know it, but He is not an intruder; He’s polite and a Gentleman! 🙂 Prior to my massage, I have been realizing that my control issues are becoming a bit of a problem. Nothing too major, but it has the potential to get there if I don’t get it under control or at least learn when and how to turn it on and off. So I started to pray towards that area and ask God to reveal and help me in this area ergo the conversation we had while I was on the massage table. And that’s another thing (off topic), but we sometimes try to look for this big sign and big shebang when God uses all sorts of avenues to speak to us and then we miss it and point the finger and blame God saying “He’s not answering/speaking”…uh, no boo, you’re not listening!! Ugh.. Example.. For me, it was this massage, but it could have been a song, a scripture, a friend, my Pastor, a billboard, a movie, a light fixture, a child, a nonbeliever, rain, a tree, park, etc. We gotta get out of this whole mentality that God only uses certain avenues to speak to and with us. God created EVERYTHING, therefore He can use ANYTHING!! Geeze.. Okay, rant over!

Now as I conclude this blog, I’ll bring it back to the massage. In order to truly enjoy and reap the FULL benefits of a massage, you have to be completely relaxed. You have to lie there in all stillness with a clear head, taking deep breaths, not allowing your body tense up, and allow the masseuse to do their thing and afterwards, you get up feeling all refreshed, loosened, and rejuvenated. That is the same thing with God. God is our Masseuse. As a matter of fact, we are clay and God is the Potter (don’t believe me? Read Isaiah 64:8 and Jeremiah chapter 18). God wants to do a work in and with us and He wants us to give Him full control to do so! If you are a control freak like me, you are already in your head thinking “how can I do that?” and the answer is simple: Get a massage! Lie there in all stillness (Psalm 46:10), clear your head (Isaiah 55:8-9), take deep breaths (Isaiah 42:5-7), and not allow your body to tense up (Psalm 37:3-7) and let the Spirit do His job!!!

This is a challenge for myself, but I already know that I have the victory and conquered this! I am here to not only say this for me, but for you too!! Whatever “it” is, you got this!! But you must first be in the Will of God. He calls for “all”, but not “all” comes. Therefore, not everyone will come out on top; but if you are a believer, and you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus died and rose again for your sake, you are saved and can now (not later, but NOW) reap the benefits of the Kingdom and tackle every stronghold, trial, temptation, tasks, tribulation, that may come your way with the help of Jesus who strengthens you!! Easy right!??! (No worries, that’s all Bible there!)

I’m praying for you and do not be/get discouraged my friend. You are not alone…God is with you, He loves you, and wants you to succeed and prosper!!!

Bless and Be Blessed!
–DanikaKayelle XOXO

PS… After the massage is over, the masseuse tells you to stay hydrated, so I must do the same! Make sure you are drinking from the Living Well and stay hydrated in Christ!!!

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