Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Staying Home from Church

I remember one time the Lord told me to stay home from church.  I didn't obey Him.  I'm sure the voice of the Spirit was over-ridden by my sense of religious duty and obligation to attend church.  The service that morning, for me, was lifeless and empty.  Someone else, perhaps everyone else, was tremendously blessed.  But I wasn't supposed to be there.

I believe it was my final semester of college and God knew I had much work to do and wanted me to stay home and work on it.  Unfortunately, I missed out on this opportunity.  Thankfully, God gave me another chance.

Some time later I woke up and immediately knew the Lord wanted me to stay home from church.  His voice was clear a clear impression on my spirit.  This time I obeyed.  I stayed home and had a wonderful time with the Lord.  I put on a CD of worship music.  One of the songs is called "My Beloved."  It is a song where God is singing over His bride.  That morning, in my apartment room, God sang a love song over me.  It was a precious time with Jesus.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fill Me, Move Me

where there is despair
Lord, fill me with joy
where there is hate
fill me with forgiveness
where there is fear
fill me with love
where there is worry
fill me with peace
Lord, make me an ambassador of hope
where there is suffering
Lord, move me with compassion
where there is loss
fill me with comfort
where there discouragement
fill me with a song
Lord, make me an ambassador of your love

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Oh How My Hearts Burns in Me!

“I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!  But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!" 
Luke 12:49-50

Has God put something in your heart that burns with such holy passion that you cannot hold it in?  Is there a fire in your bones, a yearning in your heart, that motivates you?  Even in the mundane of life you find yourself longing for something more, something of greater significance.  You know God has spoken to you.  He has given you wonderful promises.  You have seen a picture of your destiny.  You have been called by the Lord and you yearn to see His will accomplished in your life.

For me, I know God has placed me on this earth for more than what I am right now experiencing.  My heart longs for the fullness of His purpose to be realized in my life.  I want to see all that God has promised me accomplished.  I don't want to leave one thing left undone for which God has placed me on this earth to do.  

God save us from passionless living!  We all need a burning heart desire which motivates and fills us with joy.

The greatest pursuit in life is knowing and loving Jesus.  But it is from that intimate relationship where good deeds flow.  Good works, set on fire with the passion of God, have power to change the world.  Jesus had a deep relationship with Abba Father.  Consequently, he went forth into the world and kindled fires in people's hearts for God.  He did what he saw the Father doing. (John 5:19)  And he did it with passion. 

It is fitting that we consider the time leading up to Jesus crucifixion as his PASSION.  Indeed, Jesus was full of passion for what God had placed him on this earth to accomplish.  Likewise should we be.  I pray that the Lord will fill you today with passion for His kingdom being established on the earth.  No task is too small, no calling insignificant.  In whatever you do, as you do it unto the Lord, may it be with passion! 

Prayer Equals Peace

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow...