Burdened?

Burdened?

When we commit things to the Lord, we roll them off our shoulders and into His hands. This rolling of our works unto God is wonderfully visualized as we picture a camel burdened with a heavy load. To remove the load, the camel kneels down, tilts far to one side and the burden rolls off. Isn’t that what we do in prayer?

In our hearts, we kneel and lean towards Him–loving and trusting His care. As we do, all is surrendered into His hands. When all has been rolled over unto Him, by faith and in prayer, we rest and our thoughts are settled. We experience His peace. We no longer lean on our own understanding. We patiently wait for His instructions, knowing that He will help us with what we have entrusted to Him. We are more apt to make this commitment with things that are worrisome or troubling, but even what feels right has to be given into His care. We deliver our all into our Lord’s safekeeping.

God is willing, able and faithful. He cares for us and desires to lead us into His best. This rolling over is one way we take thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ. When we do, confusion dissipates instantly. Whatever is burdensome becomes light, from glory to glory!

Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts will be established.”

 

Our Worship and His Word

Our Worship and His Word

Our worship brings us His word loud and clear. Worship helps us shake the dust off our feet so our paths can be enlightened. Our worship takes us to a place of intimacy with the Lord, a place where we can hear His heart and not hear the voices of the world, the enemy or our own. It prepares the way for His word to be spoken to us, and for surety to be placed upon our steps as we proceed to obey.

Elisha asked for a musician when he sought the Lord for directions for King Jehoshaphat. He knew that worship would help the word come forth with clarity. When we worship, we acknowledge God is with us. We express our love, surrender, and dependency upon Him. We are filled with joy and every worry dissipates as we enjoy His presence. He communicates and reveals His will to us with care and love.

When we seek God’s will, we enter into worship. When our bodies are under attack and we are unable to function, we call for the worshippers: those God has placed around us to pray for us as worshippers. Their prayers are spirit led because they are from a place of worship where no darkness can hinder them. Oh, the joy to worship Him,  from glory to glory 

2 Kings 3:15 “ ‘But now bring me a musician.’ Then it happened, when the musician played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.” 

 

Put On, Put Off, Put Up, Put Out

Put On, Put Off, Put Up, Put Out

It is difficult to go through any situation when we see the enemy trying to bring division. We do not war against flesh and blood, and those involved don’t always perceive what is happening spiritually. Regardless of others, we handle situations discerning the real war and walking in love.

Battles are won by receiving love, forgiveness and acceptance from the Lord—and praying the same for others. Rejection feeds insecurities, increases fears, and hinders confidence. The release of others into the hand of the Lord is attained by trusting the Lord with the outcome. We forgive others even if they don’t forgive us. Our love is unconditional. We pray for the Lord to reveal to us what healing we need in our own hearts, and what thoughts need to be taken captive. We ask Him for His ability to forbear (put up with) one another. By faith, we put on Christ, put off the old man; put up with one another and in doing so put out all the fires hindering the fire of the Holy Spirit.

As the elect of God, we elect to put on love, the bond of perfection. It bonds and knits together all the interaction that takes place between one another. Our pursuit of peace and unity is unceasing, from glory to glory!

Colossians 3:12-14 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if one has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

 

Meeting the Risen Lord

Meeting the Risen Lord

In the days ahead we are going to have encounters with the risen Lord. We are to pray and prepare for these encounters. There will be face-to-face encounters with Him all over the world. Salvation, healing and freedom will come forth. Dreams and visions will increase. God is going to reveal Himself to us intimately, and speak to us clearly.

If we are going the wrong way, we will be interrupted and turned around suddenly. If we have been seeking His way, directions will be given to us with precision and confirmation. What we have been called to do for Him will be accelerated. The passion and vision for the things of the Kingdom are going to be freshly ignited and fanned with the fire of God. Provisions are going to be transferred into clean hands. The church is going to be known as the Body of Christ as we begin to move in power and glory with Christ, the Anointed One, at the head.

We have had previous encounters with the risen Lord, but what is coming upon us will quicken us with His resurrection power for such a time as this. People are being moved from place to place in order to do what was prepared for them in this season. The risen Lord is placing us in position for possession of the Kingdom so all may come to know Him as their Lord and Savior. Let’s look for these encounters as we move from glory to glory 

Luke 24:30-32  Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight. And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”

 

Our Worship and His Word

Our worship brings us His word loud and clear. Worship helps us shake the dust off our feet so our paths can be enlightened. Our worship takes us to a place of intimacy with the Lord where we can hear His heart, and not hear the voices of the world, the enemy or our own. It prepares the way for His word to be spoken to us, and for surety to be placed upon our steps as we proceed to obey.

Elisha asked for a musician when he sought the Lord for directions for King Jehoshaphat. He knew that worship would help the word come forth with clarity. When we worship we acknowledge God is with us. We express our love, surrender, and dependency upon Him. We are filled with joy and every worry dissipates as we enjoy His presence. He communicates and reveals His will to us with care and love.

When we seek God’s will, we enter into worship. When our bodies are under attack and we are unable to function, we call for the worshippers. Those God has placed around us to pray for us as worshippers. Their prayers are spirit led because they are from a place of worship where no darkness can hinder them. Oh, the joy to worship Him, from glory to glory! 

2 Kings 3:15 “ ‘But now bring me a musician.’ Then it happened, when the musician played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.” 

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