Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
When it comes to winning in life, are you hot, cold, or somewhere in between? A famous preacher was known for saying, "I've come to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." What's so wrong with being comfortable? Revelation, chapter three says, "I wish you were either cold or hot, but you are neither, you are lukewarm."
When you're cold, you at least are aware that you need heat. But when you're only lukewarm, you're in danger of becoming satisfied with the status quo. Check your temperature today. If you're lukewarm and comfortable, start heating up your passion for winning God's way.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
This is the reason I made the point to pick up her book and go thru it. Here is a wonderful woman who was used by God to introduce a generation to the Holy Ghost. And when he shows up…so do his works. So my thought was “if you want to hit like Joe DiMaggio then study up on how he hit”. I really do want to see the move of the Holy Ghost in these last days and I will leave it at that.
The first chapter I read hits me with the above mentioned quote and I get to thinking. There is a rule in scripture and it is the law of first mention. What it basically gets at is that when we see God interact with someone or do something for the first time it sets a precedent for what is to come. What happens the first time Jesus performs a miracle? Who gets healed? What great thing does he do?
John 2:1-11 He makes water into wine…he serves at a wedding? No one is healed, set free, delivered, and made whole. No one receives their sight, no missing limbs come back, no one told to pick up his bed and walk! His first miracle was to serve people. We want to be used by God and then we he comes and asks us to move chairs or love the unlovely we walk away and complain that someone “used” us. He did what others where asking of Him, seems like good prep because He always said that He did His Fathers work and not His own.
I want to see the power of God in operation however tonight I was gently reminded that it is not about me and seeing revival. It is about them…us who need the help, the help that only the Holy Ghost can offer! So my purpose is to keep on serving and giving because I am born-again and I was born for a greater purpose…to be poured out of!
Remember giving leads to compassion and compassion is what Jesus was moved by. Mat 14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. Giving leads to and opens the door of love which is what the Holy Ghost flows thru…a vessel of love!