I’ve never been a fan of Christian bumper stickers on cars. Now don’t get me wrong. I believe in publicly declaring and demonstrating faith. I regularly pray for the sick and share Jesus in public places. I just like to see that a person’s faith is more than “bumper sticker” deep.
That is when I had an “aha” moment! God spoke something interesting to me. He told me that many of His people are doing the minimum and keeping the gifts that He gave them in the “bank” only.
Thinking like God. There was a time when that would have sounded pretty arrogant to me. Can we even do that?
One of the saddest things I have seen is lost potential. I have seen so many with such great potential fall along the wayside just to live a mediocre life. My challenge to you is DON'T BE ONE OF THEM!
Fear of man can be sneaky, subtle. You may have fallen for it and not even realized it. It is a snare that keeps you “stuck.” It is time to escape!
“Tell My people that I want them to come up higher,” I heard the Lord say. As He spoke to me, He showed me a key that would result in greater miracles.
Quite unexpectedly today, while I was busy doing some tasks, I heard the Lord say, "Tell them that it is time to WAKE UP!" There was an insistence in His tone that spoke of deep concern. His thoughts unfolded in my mind quickly.
"That's not fair, God! You are asking me to do things that I can't do!" I remember clearly telling God that as I took a walk. I was right....and at the same time, so very wrong.
Most of us have been labeled in our lives. You know- the shy one, the loud one, the bossy one, etc. Sometimes those labels become our identity.
I was having a perfectly delightful day enjoying my time with the Lord and reading His Word when God interrupted me in a poignant way. Without warning, I began to feel this intense grief fill me. I asked the Lord, "What is this?"
Do you remember when your heart burned for God? Nothing was too much for Him to ask of you. You were so in love. You longed to see the world know Him. You wanted to lay hands on everything that moved so that they could be healed. Then something happened.
Many years ago, I began to ask the Lord to show me my potential. At first, I didn't hear anything, but then, a picture dropped into my spirit.....
As I was learning to minister healing, I experienced many times of frustration. During one of those times, I spoke to a mentor about it..... again.
There was a time in my life in which I felt very guilty about wanting power. Of course, we should want intimacy with God, and of course, we should want good character, but POWER?
This is the time of year when many prophetic words come out. How exciting they are! BUT, what if we are missing the most important element?
It was only a few weeks before Christmas, when a young woman from our church called me. She frantically said, "Would you please pray for my husband? When he was five years old, he was burned over 95% of his body. He is in so much pain."
As I was watching a revival service online a few night ago, my spirit became more and more stirred. The evangelist was ministering impartation, and the hunger inside of me to do the same was raging. Finally, I decided to do something about it.....
It has been said that when God asks a question, He is not looking for information. As I was reading the Word one day, a question formed in my mind.
The woman asked me, "Would you please pray that I can find a ride to the doctor?" I answered with confusion, "Well, don't you want me to pray for your healing?" She answered, "Oh, I don't want to ask God for that. So many people are suffering greater than I am."
My mother said, "You can't do that!" I stared at her in shock. Then, I dug down deep into my relationship with God and said, "Yes, I can."