“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
God needs big people to carry His big purposes.
We have to discover that Christianity is not a religious obligation that some have participation in. God is real.
We each are a part of His promise. We each have a purpose to discover the seed. To plant it and for it to fruit and pass seed on for generations to come.
Only God can grow and source that fruit but we as the farmer have the part to play in creating the optimal conditions and tending the orchard.
We carry and steward His presence.
First we have to step into our identity and discover our purpose and assignment. We ask God what He has us on earth to do.
We are not necessarily here to do what others around us are. We have our own obsessions and characters.
We often pray and want God to partner with what we are doing and may by grace not be too far off but truly we are better aligned to ask what He is doing and how we partner with Him.
He keeps faithfully running after us and He patiently waits but now we sense the imminence of action. The time to flourish and be filled with the life giving juice. The rivers of living water that have flowed into us to outpour and flow over.
Christianity is watered down, diluted if we consider it something as an add on to the rest of our lives. Multiplication and harvest comes from the total commitment to the resurrection power in Christ.
When we make the decision to say yes we are accountable to a higher standard and a whole life.
God is not in the shy and shame. He is in the unashamedly real Jesus who has to be experienced and then demonstrated. It is His time to have many saved and healed. To move from mayhem to a movement.
Now more than ever is the time for commitment. To seeking His presence in the secret place. To reading and gaining knowledge and revelation. To obedience to His direction.
Time to be focused on what the Lord is doing and not sidetracked by culture.
He regularly tests our hearts revealing in us who we have in charge. Whether we are in rebellion or submission.
There are occasions when we don’t see the fruition of our prayers because there is preparation to be done in us to ensure we are ready.
We cannot sort it all out first. Only by taking the next step as we hear His direction in obedience will we gradually know. Our wisdom and revelation increases as we move along.
The Lord sees everything. God is tender and loving. When we fail to feel love we become more desperate and needy of it.
The family and body of the church is our home on earth where we need to feel able to return and be upheld in love.
His building of His church is unstoppable but it will be of His making and design.
Anything, any place where we cannot find the love of God and the love of others is counterfeit.
Where we have allowed error He will prune back. God protects us in spiritual warfare. God is good.
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”
The illustration shows big, in the spirit, faith filled people who will carry His purpose into the world. Emanating light that pushes back the darkness.
Two Scriptures that come to mind:
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:1-2 ESV
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14 ESV
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