Sometimes I don’t like being an ISFJ!

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Sometimes, I don’t like being an ISFJ. Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging. In practical words, “Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Feeling”, also known as, “The Nurturer”.

I feel every thing! When I’m happy, I’m the bubbliest person you can find. But when someone is hurting, I feel it. If i’m experiencing life altering emotions, my sensing feelings are escalated. I feel it in my core! Being an ISFJ can also get me into trouble but Jesus helps to guide me and which prevents my sensing emotions to lead me. Sometimes, I listen, other times I don’t. However, “I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you {me} will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

He works with us in our weaknesses. Not leaving us to be lead by our defenses and resolves. Leaning on His wisdom saves us from heart break, and other inconveniences life offers. I pray that you and I can lean into His voice every time He speaks. He longs to guide us in truth and prevent ourselves and others from being the “victim” of our actions. 

The greatness in being an ISFJ is, that in the Lord’s hands, He has shaped my heart of compassion. A heart He alone has given me towards the suffering and hurting.  Through this personality type, I understand my calling. But I also understand and believe that It’s Christian to love the hurting and Christian to help the suffering. Knowing my personality type has helped me comprehend why I am the way I am, why I do the things I do, why I feel the way I feel. But as I walk along side Jesus, those things are stronger and He can do so much more through me, than “my personality” can. He adds the super, to my natural!

I can’t tell you how grateful I am, that I am an ISFJ because it enables me to relate to people I am privileged to encounter.  To love them and give every part of me that I can give. To understand them, bring out the best in them, in some cases. And to simply love, Uniquely. 

What’s your personality type?  What’s your significant others personality type? 

I guarantee, that knowing yours and the person or people you love and do life with, will significantly help you to understand them, and love them in action even more! It influences your thoughts and response towards others!

“Seek first to understand, than to be understood.”- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (S.Covey)

To learn more about me, the ISFJ: http://www.personalitypage.com/html/ISFJ.html

To find yours by taking the test: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

Hope this has helped someone today!

Blessings & Love to You!

Renee Jael

Anchored in Zion 

 

Anchored in Christ.

I love this life. I am in love with new. Because old just won’t cut it. 

“I am a new creation, old things have passed away….”

Why would I live any.other.way. 

I was incredibly lost.

And now. I am eternally found. 

This is just gratitude. expressing. From moments burst because of times with Him. 

Him who mends my brokenness, Him who heals my dreams, that were lost at sea, when the boat turned upside down.

The waters rushed, violently towards me, but i’ve been anchored, by Christ. 

He is my hope, everlasting.

He. Is my Anchor. 

 

Renee Jael

Anchored in Zion. 

“When she came there was no light. When she left there was no darkness”

I was called to change the world. Warrior style. That phrase puts a smile on my face. My personality is everything but Warrior like. ImageIt may explain why I absolutely love action movies and Xena The Warrior Princess.

So grateful to know that everyday I have the opportunity to love, serve, give, use my God given abilities, and break down walls with prayer and praise exactly where I am. This year I have the opportunity to be propelled, I am going to be trained further for the mission field as a Missionary Intern for Victory World Church at their Training base in Cuernavaca, Mexico from ,September 20th to November 2nd, 2013, with Mike and Deborah Turner of Lifelink International! My heart’s big for the nations and the great commission. India, Africa, South America and recently Asia having a special place. 

I want to give you the awesome opportunity to support this compassion. My “heart tugs” towards the hurting, lost and broken won’t help them. But Compassion moved to action will.  I’ve been specifically commissioned to love and serve Orphans, and to care for those lost to sex trafficking. After sitting through a young adult service on Purpose by my young adult Pastor, David Stephens, I knew I was called to serve the abandoned, but I thought it would be when I was 40!! After seeking God, I knew the time was now. Another heart wrenching compassion was Christine Caine’s book, Undaunted, which pulled my heart towards those that are victims of the sex trafficking trade. Within a week, I knew to whom I was called to love and when I was called to love. {and there’s more that will show itself as time passes}

I don’t have all the answers to even my questions. But I am taking the first step so that I can be extremely effective on the mission field. Training costs $2400 plus airfare and miscellaneous items (giving while there, transport, toiletries and the like). I will be raising a  grand total of $3000 by Septermber 1st,2013. I’m giddy with excitement!

I’ve included a donation button on my blog so that you can express your generous hearts for people you may never meet.

I want it to be said of me, that what was said of a “one-way missionary” A.W.Milne  “When (s)he came there was no light.  When (s)he left there was no darkness.”

With love and immense gratitude.

Anchored in Zion

Renee Jael

Replace it with Love

During worship tonight at Fusion . Jesus spoke to me about replacing my cares with His love.

Replace worry with His love.
Replace fear with His love.
Replace doubt with His love.
Replace rejection with His love.
Replace emptiness with His love.
Replace loneliness with His love.
Replace bitterness with His love.
Replace hurt with His love.
Replace failures with His love.

This list could literally go on forever…

He is a redeemer, who continues to redeem us with Love. It won’t ever stop.

My challenge to you, replace whatever you are dealing with, with Christ’s unfailing Love.

Psalms 138:8 [NASB]

The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O Lord , is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

Anchored in Zion
R Jael

without understanding

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By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place he would later receive as an inheritance, and he went out without understanding where he was going. Hebrews 11:8 {NET}

My heart is so heavy. But it trusts in the God who sees around the corner; Who knows the details and wins every battle. My quiet time this morning helped me to understand that I don’t have to understand. I have been telling God, What you want me to do does not make any sense. How would these things work together?? All along He continues to confirm it, without providing full understanding. Except for one thing, His glory.

Truth is I don’t have to understand I just have to Obey. Can’t say that I am excited about not knowing. But I will obey by faith. And That obedience will make Jesus famous. And that is what I am excited about. Bringing His name fame. Moving forward knowing that obedience does not mean smooth sailings but victory.

Anchored in Zion

R Jael

The Encounter

A while back my friend Jewel, told me about a movie called “The Encounter” where four strangers encounter Jesus in a Diner on a deserted road.  Needless to say, their lives were radically changed. A couple whose marriage was falling apart, a young girl who had an unstable home, a woman who accepted Christ at 17 was now in a relationship with a man who did not know her worth and did not value her, a business who let his pride, success and self sufficiency stand in the way between him and Jesus.  Everyone except one was changed by the gift of faith they had in Christ.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The business man’s grandmother prayed for him as a little boy to come to know Christ.  And this was his final hope. This was his last chance to open his heart to Jesus. And he walked away. He walked directly into harms way and eternal separation from love, peace and joy. He walked away from a love that chased him and gave everything He had for him.  He scorned and abused persistent love. Over and over again. He turned his back on Jesus even after seeing the power He had over the devil, who posed as a police officer in the movie. He turned his back on relentless passion that offered him salvation and eternal life. He had everything he needed or so he thought. He was successful in sports, successful in business and in his eyes, he didn’t need saving. Solely dependent on himself and his resources, he saw no need for Christ, and thought him to be manipulative and ultimately, his pride, riches and self-sufficiency prevented Him from entering into eternal peace.

My Challenge to you today, my challenge to myself, is to pray for those whose hearts are hardened to having faith in Christ. For those who believe yet live as though Christ isn’t real. Because believing in Him and living a life of surrender to Him, changes everything.

 

Anchored in Zion: Where God dwells, where gladness rests, where salvation comes from.

R Jael

 

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