Thursday, January 22, 2015

Yielded Vessels

Over the years I've watched and prayed and sought to learn from the Lord and from his anointed ones and even his servants. I have not yet accomplished all that perfectly but I have begun to learn some good things about who he is and who he has created me to be. My focus is set on Jesus and on learning to do my part wherever he wants me. I've watched and learned from some leaders both what it's good to do and also what it's not good to do. Both from scripture and from modern day leaders. Like we can learn a lot from King David's life, King Solomon's life and Abraham's life. And we can look around us and see modern day ministers we can learn a lot from also. We can choose according to our intimacy with the Lord who is trustworthy to follow and who is not. We can seek wisdom and ask understanding to resist being influenced by any who could lead us in any wrong direction. I'm reminded often that Jesus said that many will fall by our side but that it shall not come near us. I hold fast to that promise. I've seen some fall and I've seen some get back up. I never want to fall, so I draw close to the strong and righteous anointed ones as much as I know how. I try hard to walk in love and peace and avoid arguments and debate about who's good and who's bad, and I know well that sin in leadership is not pleasing to God. And he will deal with it. But I do hold fast to all that God has revealed to me personally as to how to deal with my part that he has given me. I ask that he would make me a friend to all he is friend to. I daily ask a new and fresh love for friends I love dearly who see things differently than I do. We're all our way somewhere with the Lord and it will be a much sweeter and more prosperous journey if we get firmly locked in with the Holy Spirit and learn how to do things His way. He invites us to be yoked to Him and to learn from Him. He will take us to places we do not desire to go and then He will make us to delight in them. And we will be exceedingly glad and we will rejoice in the journey.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I Have A Dream

I don't know about you, but I do a lot of dreaming and trying to figure life out. I think some might say this is a waste of time, "They" might say there are better things to do than to read the bible , pray and daydream. But I'm learning that "They" do not always know what "They" are talking about. Even though some may have good intentions, they do not understand well those who belong to Jesus. Many must be covered in mercies. I do that and then I dream on.

Have you done any dreaming lately, my friend? I have and My heart loves it. But I've shared my dream with some and found all do not see what I see. I've been thinking on one great dreamer and being astounded at what this one man accomplished by doing what many of "Them" laughed at and even hated. Some hated him to the point of death. How sad!

But what a hero he is to many today. We've heard so much about the wonderful speech given by Dr King, "I Have A Dream".

It has of late occurred to me that "God Has A Dream" also. He dreams of "a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells". I think we can all see now that the dream Mr King had was a small seed planted in many hearts by God which is still producing many fruit bearing trees of righteousness in the earth.

It gives me courage to say "Why not our dreams?".. We who are children of the New Covenant of grace and mercy are destined to be equipped to labor with Jesus Christ to fulfill the dreams he died for. Through His Holy Spirit we're invited to rise up in such a way that we might see His dream become reality in our earth. We are yoked to Christ and our priorities and order come through the Holy Spirit. First in our heart and house, then in the church house, then in the school house, then in the corporate house and then in the White House. A Christ centered life in process, purpose and progression. New heavens, the righteousness of redeemed saints. Seed sowers, planting, wateringg and bringing heaven into the earth realm. Living out the covenant, celebrating the cross and it's blood wonders and the love and righteousness of God. Through perseverance our labor with the Holy Spirit will, over time, produce and demonstrate our Father's great dream becoming reality in our land.

My heart and life are set to do my part to advance the truth and kingdom love of the Lord Jesus Christ....We are to occupy the land we are assigned to until He comes. And not to turn to the right or to the left away from what he has assigned us to do. We're not vagabonds, we are orderly and bonded to other yokefellows who seek new life and blood wonders. Joy to the world, the Lord has come. Let earth receive her King. Peace on earth, goodwill to all men..

Daniel 2:44
And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hidden In Hearts

1 Peter 3:4
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

A meek and quiet spirit is said to be of great price to our Father..But as I've thought on the truths of the word over the years I've become pretty sure that it costs the bride everything. I'm aware that in the context of the word it speaks of a woman, but I'm thinking the truth applies to the spirit of Christ. "Wise as a serpent yet as gentle as a dove" is the term that identifies the mature. The strategies and wisdom of the Lord live in us ad we walk as we are led by the Spirit.

In this position we're in a place of rest. We cease our hard strivings, our own ways of doing things. And we yield to the lord. The practice of patience is our responsibilty. It means we often have to wait patiently when we really would like to do something that looks to us like it would make things work. We learn how to sit on ourselves in order to obey the Father. And we thankfully learn new measures of endurance. We live in a consistent lifestyle of waiting for the power from on high. The wonder we discover is that our Comforter and Counselor, the Holy Spirit, is able to make us love submission to the word of God and it's eternal purposes. There will be intense stretching times that build us up and change our hearts. Times when spiritual fruit is being matured. The word speaks of this position of peace as being "The hidden man of the heart"...God alone knows what the heart contains. In Christ we are able, because as we are pliable to the works of God. And goodness and mercy keep chasing us down. We listen intently for the voice behind us saying "This is the way, walk ye in it"...

Psalm 27:4

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.