Monday, May 20, 2013

Time and Timing

Alignment with the Spirit brings us to the secret place. Time and timing are essential in life. It is more than just memorizing and repeating His Word. When the word is ingested and digested it becomes one with our mind and emotions It becomes a part of our DNA. The Word becomes a reality in the way we live out our lives.

As we open ourselves to the Lord we begin to have God experiences that cause us to hunger and thirst for more input and growth. And we move from faith to faith; from glory to glory. These experiences encourage us to continue our walk with Holy Spirit. But remember that all this takes time.

So what we do with our time is important. Begin a time journal and begin to prioritize. Be a good Stewart of your time. Remember your life is not your own it has been bought with a price.

Exodus 20:8-11 NIV
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

Be reminded to keep the Sabbath rest. It is not going to church. It is that private time between you and Holt Spirit. It is a time of no work--no stimulation from the world. It is about the quiet peace and that deep inner security God gives you as you continue to delve into His presence.

When we allow ourselves to get so busy we tend to get by without communication. Communication or communion is of utmost importance in relationship. Just as husbands and wives need the art of intimacy through communion, our Father God is calling, wooing us to have that personal face-to-face with Him.

Can you hear His voice? If you haven't felt that inner nudge to go running into His Arms, enter into His rest the next time He calls. Allow the noise of activity of life to fade away as you meditate on His love and goodness.

Consecrate unto yourself your life each day, the seen an unseen. Communion is the meal that heals and fortifies body soul spirit.

He is calling. Will you answer?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Teach Our Children

Proverbs 22:6
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (NIV)

Cry tears of sorrow and then let Holy Spirit fill you with the joy of new life this year of resurrection power. Harkin to the bell of freedom. It is ringing in the year of jubilee. Families, set up your home altar. Teach your children how to pray a prayer of thanksgiving and praise. Teach them by pointing out God's work in their lives. Encourage them to share their life with others. It is by example they will learn best. Once you have begun this process of a family altar, it will become a natural occurrence and become part of the fabric of their lives. This will help them in hard times to come.

Celebrate your trials as victories to come. This teaches how to project God's blessings in their lives. There is a scripture written for every challenge. Find it and stand on it until it comes to pass. Our Father God's hand is in everything. He will see you through torment and catastrophe. He is waiting for the family to call out so He can use it all. Leave jealously in the Lord's hands and celebrate being liberated by His blood and compassion.

Our assignment is to love our children not to fix them. Our redeemed relationship with Christ leaves us empowered to live a life of faith. This life of ours is an awesome witness for those to emulate. Because in Christ we are justified, we can overcome the world's deceptions. So we live focused on the fruit of the Spirit, not the natural fruit in life, our children will become aware of the most valued relationships, in Jesus and one another. The new toy or new clothing is not as valued or as pleasing and praising Jesus.

There are many things we can teach our children but teaching them about eternal things outweighs those things in the world. The Bible is our written faith. But the faith we carry within our hearts is living and growing. It expresses itself through the circumstances of life and bears witness to our children.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Into Me You See!

Intimacy is a mandate from the throne room of our Lord. In order to have intimacy with Him we are to examine ourselves. Take a good look in the mirror and see yourself for who you are. The Lord already knows and He is patiently waiting for us to discipline ourselves according to His word and confess those idols we have made out of our belief systems mixed with half truths. Mixed traditions, morays of the world mixed with the Word hold us back from having an authentic relationship that He has for us.

We are called to a discipline of being in the word and confessing sin-our short comings and false teachings. These are crucial times. Remember reading the Word once is not good enough. Listening and sitting under good teachings is only a step in the right direction-and not good enough. Worship without change of heart doesn't cut it either.

Line all you know up with the Word. Cross every "T" and dot each "I". Most importantly don't force what you think to line up. I confide in a godly friend to search out the truth with me. This gives us balance and accountability.

His mercy is new each morning and His grace is sufficient to see us through. And know He is calling you to quiet time with Him. If you have not done this before begin with a few seconds then minutes. It will increase. Whatever it takes to apply His bit into your mouth so the slightest movement of the Holy Spirit will be detected and you will draw near to Him. Take a line of scripture and begin your journey of living your life in the Spirit.

We get consumed with the worlds toys-and its' drawings. We need a way to train our self to retrieve information and direction from the Spirit of God in our daily lives. We want to establish a history of the leading of the Holy Spirit. This is how we prepare for battle.

Then the implementation comes by an ever so soft voice. To hear a drop of a dime is to recognize His voice and His plan and then the appropriate delivery and implementation.

Do not take man's words as Gospel truth. Listen then line it with the Word for yourself. Judge and apply for yourself the living truth. It is impossible to have this type of intimacy with another human-even a spouse. Oh we get glimpses and specks but it is Holy Spirit who knows us better than we know ourselves.

Does this ring true to you? Check it with the Word and you shall experience what the Father has for you. Speak the word from your own lips and enter in to a safe haven with Holy Spirit. You shall realize He has called you out of the world of chaos into His rest. The infilling of peace instantaneously no matter what we are doing, where we are going or how we are affected by the world. His power will allow us to walk by Faith and not by sight.

I tell you this because as believers our mandate is to be carriers of the light, the truth and the way. Just as John cried out in the wilderness we shall chant with Him "make straight your ways" repent and be baptized. Not by water but by FIRE. And the same power will be with us that sent out the apostles to establish true believers sacrificing their lives in the baptism of blood.

Our first mandate is get in the Word receive truth and repent of untruths.

Do not waver. Be firmly placed and rooted in the Word. Stand ready to freely receive and freely give of yourself to others. You and you alone are vital to the Bride of Christ.

He is calling! Are you listening?

Father, I pray this time that you quench my spirit's hunger and thirst after you. Allow me to become transparent with you. I need to know what you see so that repentance comes clearly so that I may be a ready soldier reporting for battle knowing that I fight against powers and principalities of darkness; not flesh and blood.