Reading this I'm time warped back 20 years, to hitting rock bottom, and accepting that there was a lot about me that needed correction. Unable to stand my own reflection, I submitted to the Lord, asking Him to be merciful and change everything about me.
On Thursday of last week I lost my job. I can't say that it didn't hurt my feelings because it did. However it didn't blindside me, because the Lord had been telling me it was going to happen for weeks.
excerpt from "The Spirit Filled Believer's" Daily Devotional ~Isaiah 43:18-19 "Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert." Former things... Continue Reading →
When we go out into the world as ambassadors, after we have surrendered to this renovation, we light up as vibrantly as autumn trees on a hillside. Although people may not understand right away what it is about us that is different, upon investigation they come to realize that we are works of art, and it's not us that they are being drawn to, but the Artist, as His glory shines through.
In His perfect foreknowledge He chose you, before the world began...now He's making you into a warrior for His purposes...a work of art. It may be painful, but He's fashioning you into a champion. It's not suppose to be easy, or comfortable...just ask any Olympic Athlete who's won the gold.
At the same time all this is taking place, a work of righteousness is being developed and orchestrated in God's people. The loving, compassionate nature of Christ is being implanted and formed in our hearts. Hate in the world is making sinners more like satan. Love in the Christians is making us more like Jesus.
Over the years I have learned how to receive guidance from the Lord, and it's been a priceless gift that has literally saved my life. Sometimes I hear a still small voice, a voice of spirit. Sometimes I get images that flash across my mind. Sometimes I have dreams or visions, and sometimes it's just a "knowing" that I can't quite explain. Dick Mills calls it being "cognizant of coming events."
But the truth is, the greatest reward is promised to those who can keep a ZEAL alive, a flame of devotion, and a spiritual intensity in a world filled with apathy and spiritual indifference.
Can Christian's be under attack from satan? Yes, I have seen many Christian's come under serious attack. In fact, when you come under demonic attack take comfort, because it means that you must be doing something right. And that something is an obvious threat to satan's kingdom, if it weren't....he wouldn't bother with you. In Luke... Continue Reading →