Saturday, December 4, 2010
Luke 6: 22 “Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.”
Have you ever found yourself hurting because you’re being talked by those around you even though your only goal is to serve God and walk in kingdom mindedness?
Don’t be consumed by the your emotions because it’s only a trick of the enemy. He’s trying to keep you upset so that you’ll remain unforgiving, which allows him to maintain a stronghold in your life.
When the anointing of God is on your life, those who are outside of that anointing will be uncomfortable around you. It’s not you they have a problem with, it’s the conviction they feel in the spirit because of the anointing. It makes them uncomfortable and they just can’t seem to put their finger on it.
In your mind you may be asking; “So why do they hang around?”
Because the Spirit of God which dwells within you and drives your anointing is calling to that which is lacking in them. The enemy is using gossip and your unforgiving nature to keep the two of you at bay from one another, for if you come together the anointing will take hold and elevate both of you.
How do we survive through this time of gossip and false statements?
Change our view about what it means to be talked about, come in line with the blessing of it.
Matt 5:10-11 “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.”
I’m blessed when you’re uncomfortable with my anointing, and I love you in spite of what you think you feel about me. I know if I remain open to God’s blessing on me, the anointing will spill over to you and you’ll become blessed. Once you become blessed I will be blessed again for sharing my blessing! A double portion! God is great isn’t He!
Remain open, keep love in your heart, bless others as you have been blessed so that you might be blessed!
"Feed Some Sheep Today!"
Friday, December 3, 2010
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalms 19:14
If we want our words to be pleasing in God’s sight then we have to be careful of the words we choose, for it is the meditation of our hearts that get offered up to the focus of the Lord. Just because we are not in the act of prayer or worship does not mean that we are not in the act of meditation.
The word “Meditate” means to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect.
We must be careful because when we’re angry, hurt, emotional, envious, sad, rebellious, or gossiping; we are in different levels of contemplation. When subject to these moods our offerings are not pleasing to God. In fact it renders our true acts of faith to a useless stage.
“Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.” James 1:26
Being careful of what and how we focus on life is important, for what comes from our mouths is life and death.
Lord please help me to keep my mind stayed on you so that the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart will be pleasing in your sight. Amen
“Go out and feed some sheep!”
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Shares all the different seasons that life tends to take us through, what we refer to many times as the highs and lows. We’re trying traverse the uncharted waters at the helm as captain of our ship when the truth is we need to let go of the wheel.
When we let go of the controls and give them over to the Master, life becomes a journey of achievement for we can be certain that our course will lead us through the rough seas to calm shores. Our relationship with God allows us to maintain joy even in sadness for it is His will that we find beauty in all things in their time.
Ecclesiastes 3: 9-13
"What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God."
What time is it? Time to trust God and move forward in Him and the seasons that He’s set forth that we may find satisfaction in our toil—for it is His gift.
Be Blessed! And be a blessing—go out and Feed Some Sheep!