Serpents and Doves
Our church was hosting a small leadership meeting on behalf of another organization. One incoming minister, however, had just publicly endorsed homosexuality as an acceptable Christian lifestyle only a few days before. I knew by the Holy Spirit that this individual would inadvertently compromise those in attendance at the event, including myself. It came to me like a short movie playing inside my spirit. I “watched” several photos being taken at the event and then being posted to social media giving the appearance of a false alliance.
Passion Is This You or God
3 Ways To Align Your Desire With God's Will
Do you ever ask yourself, “Where did this passion come from? Is it ok to desire its fulfillment? Is it from God?”
I’ve got to be honest with you, when it comes to dreams and desires, if there’s one thing you will struggle with, it’s this question: “Is this from you, Lord?”
Love is the Main Thing
This week we begin to address the Lord’s message to the seven churches:
“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands, says this:
‘I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false;
Finding The Storehouse
We often talk about the storehouse of God, or God’s treasure room, where the most precious things to Abba are stored. We are constantly seeking HIM for provision or for favour. The truth is it is all available as our inheritance because we are heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ.
The question I want to ask is this, "What are the most precious treasures of the Father"? What is it he guards as treasure?
The Power of Appreciation
Some of us cannot communicate with our loved ones. Why? Part of the reason is that we are unappreciative of them. You see, just as God requires us to "enter His gates with thanksgiving" (Psalm 100:4), so we gain access and the "right to speak" into the hearts of our loved ones through genuinely appreciating the good things we see within them. We must learn to be thankful for the people God has given us.
Feeling Stretched? UPGRADE!!
As I sat with the Lord today He began speaking to me about a stretching that many of His people are facing. This stretching has happened on many different levels. Many are feeling an intense shaking happening at the moment. The Lord is using it all to stretch His people. The stretching and the shaking is requiring deeper levels of trust in Him and surrender to His perfect glorious ways and timing.
Soaking Music can be so useful in your devotional times with God. Each of us need to find a way to silence the noise and get refreshed, rested and made alive to God’s Presence. Soaking music is just a tool that can be used just for this. There is such power in melodies. When God anoints music it has a powerful impact on us helping us to enter into His Presence. One of the most important things about soaking music is the spirit of worship.
What is Empowering Your Choices?
Wm. Paul Young
One thing I’m most looking forward to in this next season of our growing community is inviting friends to share some of their brilliant perspectives with us. Today, I’ve asked Paul Young, author of the Shack, to do just that.
Paul is one of the most Jesus-loving, integral & kind people I’ve ever met. His creative imagination is an essential part of the Kingdom. His thinking is so rich that his brain should file a tax return.
I love him and I know you will enjoy some of his thoughts about transitioning into 2016.