Who Do We Seek?

The day I began to learn about leaning on the Lord rather than man will be an unforgettable event. My husband was given the difficult task of speaking truth to me. We were upstairs in our room when this private moment between us began.

He said, “Sweetheart, you look to me to provide you with all the love you need, and if I died giving you everything I had, it still would not be enough.”

I was crushed. I was embarrassed and for the smallest moment, I felt very alone.

I wiped the tears rolling down my cheeks. I couldn’t speak; I couldn’t feel anything but pain and then Papa spoke to me saying, “I love you! Come to me for everything you need; love, strength, faith, healing, friendship, everything! Only I provide for you perfectly. People in your life will come and go, but not Me. I will never leave you. I Am your steady companion. I offer healing and through Me you can find freedom, joy and the peace to move and flow in a beautiful relationship with others.”

I didn’t understand this at first, but as time passed, I grew in my relationship with Him. Papa helped me learn what it means to lean on Him.

Jeremiah 17:5
“Cursed is the strong one who depends on mere humans, Who thinks he can make it on muscle alone and sets God aside as dead weight. He’s like a tumbleweed on the prairie, out of touch with the good earth. He lives rootless and aimless in a land where nothing grows.

Did your spirit hear what this verse is saying? When you lean on and listen to man, leaving God out of the equation, you are cursed, like a dying tree. Loss of identity, confusion, being blown from one belief to another, depression, wrong advice with trouble and loss, loneliness, heartache, anger to name a few and you can take it from here…

In my situation, I was raised to look to my family for my every need, every decision, including my direction from God. This is not how it’s supposed to be though, right? There is no third party in our relationship with Him. It’s Him and me! So… Papa began to woo me towards Him. It was a new concept, to walk by faith, to hear His voice (to learn to hear His voice, I should say)I had no idea what to do and found it extremely difficult to grasp the concept.

When I look back on days like that one, were moments are crushing, I can see Papa’s fingerprints planting and watering the seeds of life within me. As relationships came and left, as they always do, my relationship in the Lord has kept me unwavering and secure. For those who have abandoned me, left my life or just drifted off, I’ve been able to bear the loss in a healthy way.

The Lord cautions us to not to turn our mind, nor our heart from Him. When we do, we have a propensity to mislay our individuality, our identity in a relationship with another person. Consequently, when we loose that relationship, we feel they take a piece of us with them and we fight to get it back. This can impede us from moving forward. We dwell on them, we wish that they still loved us, we can even become obsessive. This brings devastation and emptiness.

And if that is not enough, this also gives the other person a power to control us, to make us miserable with their mind games.

After the Lord told me in verses 5 and 6 how naked and destitute I will be if I lean on man for my needs only the Lord can meet; He then tells me in verses 7 and 8 that I will be like a tree planted by water with my roots having grown deep, green and healthy; able to withstand a season of famine, if my identity is found in Him. You see, the Lord protects our identity and our individuality. Everything about us, even the number of hairs on our head is important to Him.

Jeremiah 17:7-9

7-8“But blessed is the man who trusts me, God, the woman who sticks with God. They’re like trees replanted in Eden, putting down roots near the rivers— Never a worry through the hottest of summers, never dropping a leaf, Serene and calm through droughts, bearing fresh fruit every season.

9-10“The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.”

Man is frail and God says so! He also say’s that a mans heart is deceitful. This doesn’t necessarily mean wicked deceitful, but many times our actions are driven by our damaged past. How can we help and guide others in this condition without the help of the Holy Spirit?

It just isn’t possible for man to meet our deepest needs. Not even in marriage. This does not mean that having a relationship isn’t fulfilling or that it doesn’t bring joy. It certainly can! What it does mean is that if our identity is in Christ, if we seek Him first before all else, then what the relationship gives us is an added bonus. It allows us to live freely in that relationship, without unhealthy expectations.

My past has been full of abuse. I understand loss. I understand how it feels to be betrayed. I understand the pain, but I also understand the Lord’s provision and love given freely. The hope and healing He has given me and offers to you. With Him we can survive a time of loss, a time of hardship. We can endure with the Lords grace a time of transition, from one season to another.


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About Ostara Schultz

Stephen & Ostara Schultz are a Mother/Son duo who are modern medicine healers known as the ‘Spiritual Chefs’. use kitchen analogies to teach how to become their own spiritual Five Star Chef, learning new transformational dishes to release Stale, Icy, old recipes of blocks, resistance and emotional triggers. They teach how to remodel the space they create from and cook up special and delightful life-banquets they’d like to experience and enjoy. They’ve ridden through their own Dark Night of the Soul when they experienced family disowning them, foreclosures, car accidents, near death experiences, drugs and the Complete Dissolution of Life as they knew it… as with any Initiation, this experience just prepared them to now support You… To walk through fire alongside you, to work through any issue or challenge by shamanically unwinding the brambles of spiritual and physical trauma and unlocking the Practical Solutions that have been hidden from You. They now live in the San Joaquin Valley with Eric, Stephen’s dad who is also Ostara’s husband on Life Purpose and puppies. Together they are helping people to create a signature sovereign lifestyle budding with abundance in love, spiritual gifts, money and all the self’s i.e. self-confidence, self-assurance, self-love to name a few. They inspire other heart centered entrepreneurs to align their businesses to a new paradigm of 5D consciousness. Ostara and Eric has a healthy sovereign daughter Lauren, who is happily married to Kyle, whom is absolutely adored by the Schultz’s, two grandchildren with one on the way, they are truly blessed. Reach out to them, they’d love to meet you. www.spiritualchefs.com hello@spiritualchefs.com Stockton Ca, USA Email: hello@spiritualchefs.com Facebook Ostara Facebook Stephen Facebook: The Spiritual Chefs
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4 Responses to Who Do We Seek?

  1. Hello Veronica,
    i so much enjoy writing a comment to glorify the Lord.
    I cant wait till we meet in glory…all praise and glory is the Worthy Lamb of God.

  2. Cursed is the strong one who depends on mere humans, Who thinks he can make it on muscle alone and sets God aside as dead weight. He’s like a tumbleweed on the prairie, out of touch with the good earth. He lives rootless and aimless in a land where nothing grows.
    Some times we overlook this verse and we look for what we want to hear from God right now it is so fresh it good to be reminded. Thanks

  3. Jeannette Webber says:

    I so much enjoyed your article on God being our most important provision for us because He has planned our lives from the foundation of the earth and came to save us from eternal damnation….accomplishing all this,does He Not deserve all we have to give.Not than we could ever measure up to His glory and why He loves us so much is unfathomable in this human fallen condition.Perhaps when we go to Him then we shall understand what it all means.But for now,He has blessed us,saved us,sealed us and all but delivered us to Himself.
    For that we await that marvelous day….Maranatha,Jeannette

    • veronicaschultz says:

      Hi Jeannette, Thanks for visiting and taking the time to share. I was blessed with your comment and have to say, I think we will be surprised when our eyes are truly opened to Papa’s goodness and all He has done. In the mean time, I am enjoying this exciting journey with Him and my Christian siblings, like you. Come back anytime and visit me, I love the company! xoxo

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