It is so good to be able to pass on to you what the Lord pours into me. It says in the word that we are to pour out "living water." With that said, i will share what the Holy Spirit pointed out to me. In Deuteronomy 6 Moses was telling the people the requirements of the blessings of God. In verse 6 it says: "And these words which I am commanding you this day shall be (first) in your (own) minds and hearts; (then) Verse 7 You shall 'whet' (remember this word) and sharpen so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon your minds and hearts".
I want to share with you what God revealed to me last week. We have all heard teachings of the story of Martha and Mary when Jesus came to visit and Martha was busy doing everything and Mary sitting at the feet of Jesus. The Holy Spirit showed me another teaching of that story. First let's read the story and then I will expound on what I learned. Luke 10: 40-41. "But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, 'Lord don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!' 'Martha, Martha', the Lord answered,
It is astonishing how quick things can happen. One minute everything is fine and the next it is a disaster. A word of the Lord a few years ago went out from our leadereship that said "My people will learn to trust me because they have to." I think we can all say that is very true if we look back on the last few years. Sunday, our pastor said that God told him that "He needed His people to take their place, and America needed His people to take their place". Notice that the word was to God's people not just anyone or to the world. As I was praying a few nights ago, I asked God what was on His heart.
If you read the gospels like a newspaper, i.e.looking for new information you might notice something: Jesus was big on the kingdom of heaven.That might seem a bit obvious but its interesting to me that we are not. Jesus spoke incessantly about the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of God and we talk about eternity in heaven.Jesus spoke about the gospel or good news of the kingdom but we talk about the gospel of Jesus dying for our sins so that we don't have to go to hell. Don't get me wrong,
How many times have we prayed for God to allow us to have more faith?
I know I have prayed that many times, and honestly, I think it's going to just "poof" happen and then rejoice in what God has done. For us to grow in faith means that we will be stretched ( to extend in length, to pull, strain)so that faith can go to a higher level. As we read the definition of stretch we see that it's not a joy ride. It is painful and tiring and it takes you to a place you've never been before. I have recently gone through the stretching of my faith.