Draw Near!

As I was speaking before a room of Lay Servants and Pastors a  week ago, I found myself declaring, “God is calling us back to the prayer closet!”

It was a moment of feeling the heart of God and His desire to connect with us on a more intimate level…His desire to have one-on-one time with us without interruptions.

It is important not to forget the times of drawing near to God away from the crowd. Our public prayers are an overflow of our private prayers…..our public ministry is an overflow of our ministry unto the Lord. 

All effective ministry flows out of our relationship with God.  It’s time to be more proactive and committed to strengthening our relationship with Almighty God!!

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you…”.        James 4:8 ESV

STEP OVER!

[vision]    I saw many approaching a door that the Lord had placed in front of them…doors of opportunity; doors of increase; doors of advancement; doors of leadership…

In the vision as they approached the door, the threshold was so big it was as a wall within the door.

As I looked, I saw the threshold begin to decrease in size quickly…to the point that it was easy to step over and go through the door!

Threshold= a strip of wood, metal, or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room.

A threshold is what you step across when you enter a room. A threshold takes you from one place into another, and when you’re about to start something new, you’re also on a threshold. 

synonyms:  doorway, entrance, entry, door, gate, gateway, portal…

[interpretation]     As our faith rises to the point of taking that step forward and leaving behind those things that are holding us back – we will see that wall that is obstructing our ability to cross the threshold into our New Season begin to decrease.

As we draw closer and closer to the Lord and closer and closer to our destiny in the Kingdom – we will come to the place of being able to step over the threshold and crossover into a place of New Beginning.  I see the threshold becoming smaller as we continue forward and not look back.  Our commitment to KEEP GOING in spite of opposition is what will bring us to the door.  The armor of God in place and His praise upon our lips is the key to entering in.

Beloved of God – put on the HELMET OF SALVATION, the BELT OF TRUTH, the BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and SHOES READY WITH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE!

Take up the SHIELD OF FAITH, and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT!

PRAY AT ALL TIMES IN THE SPIRIT!

KEEP ALERT and GET READY to STEP OVER THE THRESHOLD!!

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It’s Time To Move FORWARD!!

I am sitting here this morning listening to the thunder and rain and drinking my coffee. As I was looking at my photos, I came across this one and immediately felt the heart of God for those that are getting over a painful experience (or trying to).

Ahhhhh Beloved, the Lord hears your cries! He feels your pain! But, He is ready to walk with you out of this place of suffering. It is indeed time for you to “let go.” He will use this time to help you grow.

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬

He doesn’t want you to stay in that place of suffering. He has so much awaiting you! It’s time to take that step forward!

Go Into All The World!

We don’t have to travel thousands of miles to obey The Lord to “Go into all the world…”

The world is wherever we find ourselves at any given moment: in our homes; in our workplaces; in our churches; or simply going about our daily errands.

Yes, some are called to far off regions…but some are called to their own communities.

Both are needed and both are important!!

May we walk in boldness, power, authority and love wherever The Lord has placed us!!