I love the Word of God. I love everything about it. To me it is life giving, life fulfilling and life producing! I have a burning desire to reach others with the words God gives me, whether written or spoken, so they will be filled of God's transforming love. I love studying the Word, comparing translations, and even sometimes researching commentaries and then preparing a message to be shared with others. I love taking what I have studied and mix it with my personal experience. I just Love the Lord and Love getting closer to Him.
Today my heart speaks to me about not studying as much as being a living testament of our Father's. I do not think He is only telling me this; I believe He is preparing believers to guide others so they are equipped to live in this world.
One goal we all should have is to equip and train people to present them to God. Whether they are our beloved children, spouse, friends or colleagues, He is calling us all!
Colossians 1:28 So everywhere we go, we tell everyone about Christ. We warn them and teach them with all the wisdom God has given us, for we want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ.
Our destiny as Christians is to "grow up" in Him who is the head, even Christ"
Ephesians 4:15 Instead, we will hold to the truth in love, becoming more and more in every way like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church
If you had ever taken part in any of our healing workshops, you would have experienced not only that Jesus heals, but who He wants to heal and how He wants to heal them. You begin to discover who you are in Him, with Him and who you are as He works through you! We must pursue His wisdom, view life with His discernment, and learn to be led by His Spirit. In other words, we must not only seek to possess accurate theological knowledge; but to seek to become Christ like, in our everyday lives and circumstances.
Paul told the Christians in
Paul continues in verse 12 by saying "but I also want to be encouraged by yours. In this way, each of us will be a blessing to the other"
I know the idea of impartation is scary. The truth is we all impart to others. We impart to our children and to their children just by association. I am concentrating on imparting life—God given life of love to others. This love is fundamental to mankind's relationships.
I had a very enjoyable conversation with our two year old granddaughter the other day! She noticed a bird's nest up in the rafters on our porch. We talked about baby birds and mommy birds. How mommy birds feed and wash their babes because they can not do it for themselves. She responded, Why Gammie? Why? It was an easy response. I just asked her "Can you wash and cook for yourself?". "No, Gammie!" Then I asked her, "Who feeds and washes you?" Before she responded I said "Mom ma!" and Then she perked up, "Mom ma and Daddy too, Gammie! How wonderful, even a two year old understands impartation! Impartation of the love her parents have for her and an impartation on how to care for her self.
1 Thessalonians 2:8 We loved you so much that we gave you not only God's Good News but our own lives, too.
This impartation goes on and on. From parents to children; teachers to students, supervisors at work to their subordinates all giving and sharing of their experience in a loving way so that the recipient can grow and enjoy life to their fullest. You see, principles of impartation are woven into the very fabric of our lives.
The Word tells us we can not give what we do not have. Therefore, I seek and knock; ask and the Lord delivers so I can impart to others. Jesus imparted to His disciples leaving them with a mission and a mission field.
2 Corinthians 1:4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us
While Dick and I might be called to focus on God's power and authority that resides in the believer; we also know that without God's unmerited love we are powerless. "Be kissed by Jesus!" Receive His love and acceptance in your heart and in your life! Then get ready for He is preparing you to kiss others with His tangible love and healing power!
Of course, we should never isolate ourselves from one another. We should be followers of no man, except those the Spirit leads us to walk with. If we perceive others are followers of Christ, walking as He leads; if we also are walking in that direction it is easy to align yourself with them and walk. No man should be in bondage to another; but a bond servant to the Lord Himself.
1 Timothy 6:18Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and should give generously to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever God has given them.
So come freely to the throne of life, drink freely from the fountain Christ has given us. Truth is that we should not seek to dominate, but to liberate others into their destiny!.