{Guest Blog} Honour your mandate…

{We have our very first guest blog today}

This woman is both inspiring and courageous, please welcome Susie Zuniga-Nettlefold (daughter to majesty, mother to kings, wife to the love of her life, freedom fighter, justice advocate & a girls-girl).

We are daughters of royalty (1 Peter 2:9) we are co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17) our spirit is sealed and seated in heavenly places with Jesus (Ephesians 2:6) we are not of this world (John 17:16) therefore when did we have the audacity to forget out lineage, heritage and identity? Why do we play in the mud when we were created for the palace? Are we not called, created and purposed for such a time as this (Esther 4:14) .. yes YOU.. the one reading this, also her, but unmistakably for YOU!!!

Every time the Father speaks to me, it’s always done with a beautiful slap, that’s the relationship I have with him, He brings revelational truths that knock me straight off my high-horse but picks me straight up and embraces me simultaneously. He is a good Father, and He loves us unmeasurably, we are His girls, we were created to be without comparison, your strengths don’t make mine any less valued and mine certainly don’t dull the light that is created for you to bring honour and glory to our king (Revelations 4:11) So why are competing when we should be championing, are we not our sister’s keepers? Selah (rest, pause and think) what God gave you is His gift and mandate for your life, what you do with it, is your gift back to him (be it your voice, your heart, your children, your marriage, your writing, your zealousness, your call to action, your gift of encouragement, your hospitality, your perusal for justice, your admin skills, your ability to see the silver lining in every situation) side note: your gift is not your calling. Our calling is to live from the finished work of the cross (victorious) and love others as He first loved us (John 13:34)

The Lord has been speaking to me about ‘obedience’, I know that is not the sexiest of blogs or the most captivating title that propels you to continue reading, but if you allow me to unwrap this though with you over two short paragraphs, I wholeheartedly believe the Spirit of God will finish what He has already started in you (Philippians 1:6), enjoy the journey from glory to glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18) not aiming for perfection, not striving in the spirit but simply resting by abiding (John 15:4)

Grace didn’t save Noah, obedience did, now, I am the greatest believer of Grace, there is nothing more scandalous or outright absorb (in the most amazing of ways) than the Grace of God. I smile just typing the word, nothing compares to it, however, today; I want to share with you what the Lord has shared with me, His love of obedience. Grace is a free gift from God because of Jesus; it’s a one-way gift straight from the Father. Obedience however, is a sign of trust, reliance and dependency from us to the Father and in return, protection, blessing, beauty and rest are found in our yielding, trusting and disciplined posture.

Obedience to me looks like a gift, God created us in His image and gave us free will and full dominion (Genesis 1:26) but our obedience (trust, reliance and assurance in Him) is out gift back to Him, because we have the choice to not obey, so when we do, we yield our way for His and in return we are still rewarded. Obedience to me epitomises ‘abiding’. The best part of obedience is that it looks different to everyone, I mean; what God asks you to do may be very different to what I am asked to do. Some may be called to rest, some may be called to fight, some may be called into a new season, some may be called to be faithful in their season. Obedience requires you to truly shake off the opinion of others and learn the art of pleasing the one who created us.

Take a moment, and evaluate your life, what is your fruit? What’s in your heart? What are you manifesting? How are you feeling? …  Let’s live from rest, the place that obedience is found and abiding begins. I encourage you to be found in His word, in His presence and in the place that refreshes and rejuvenates the weariest of spirits. Obedience is what propels your calling, it’s fine tuning your spiritual eyes and ears and aligning your heart back to the Father. Obedience is honouring the mandate of your life, its allowing the author and finisher of our faith to direct us, each step of the way.

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  1. Debbie Strehlau says:

    Gods amazing gift to us in return to our our obedience is how far and where He will take us and use us 👌🙏😘
    Beautifully said . So proud of how far you’ve come .love prayers and blessings Deb s

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