Stir Up One Another

I know that in life and in our churches there can be a lot of “stirring up” that happens.

Sometimes this stirring is needed to bring things that have settled to the bottom back up to the top. And anything that needs to be scooped off the top as it surfaces can be dealt with.

Sometimes the stirring can be positive and sometimes the stirring can be negative. And sometimes it may seem to be negative at the beginning…but have positive results.

Hebrews tells us that our stirring should result in love and good works. We need to encourage one another – stir each other up – to love more abundantly and to serve others in greater works of goodness.

Lord, begin with me! Stir me up to love and good works!!

Watchmen

All of a sudden I noticed a small bird (wren?) on the potted plant (Rose of Sharon) outside my bedroom window a few minutes ago. It was hopping from branch to branch and even hopping on the window sill. This was atypical behavior and I grabbed my iPhone and was drawn closer to take a photo.

As I drew closer to the window, I saw what was drawing the attention of the wren — a snake slithering up the side of the brick by the window!! I then noticed my cardinals flying closer…perching on a nearby plant trellis.

It was interesting to me that the snake drew their attention and they came closer. Why? Was it because my back patio is where they get their food and they were ready to defend it if the snake encroached on their place of sustenance?

One thing is for sure, my feathered friends noticed something was where it shouldn’t have been. Something that they weren’t letting out of their sight!

I pray that we are as vigilant in our being Watchmen over our families, churches, and communities. May we see any encroaching danger and give the alarm and take a stand against it!!

God be with you today as you allow the Lord to use you to defend His territory!!

TAKE MY HANDS…

Be who God is calling you to be!!

Don’t let past experiences keep you from going forward into your destiny.

Don’t let limitations that others have put on you…or limitations you have put on yourself…keep you from achieving and being all God has planned for you.

You are precious and loved! Don’t think less of yourself than God thinks of you.

Shake off all those things that are weighing you down and holding you back. You are FREE!!

FREE TO BE YOU!!

[vision] I see God looking at you with love in His eyes. I see Him reaching out both hands to you and inviting you to come nearer. But, He is waiting for you to take that step towards Him.

Are you ready, beloved? Can you trust Him with your today and with your tomorrow? Can you trust Him with His future for you? Can you lay down your good for His BEST?

I hear Him gently saying,

Take My hands and walk with Me…

WAKE UP! RISE UP!!

 I hear the LORD this morning speaking to all of His Churches:

WAKE UP! RISE UP!! I HAVE WORK FOR YOU TO DO!

WAKE UP! RISE UP!! I AM LOOKING FOR DOERS OF MY WORD!

WAKE UP! RISE UP!! DON’T LIVE IN THE PAST! STEP FORWARD INTO YOUR DESTINY!!

WAKE UP! RISE UP!! JOIN ME MY PRECIOUS BRIDE! THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR A DEMONSTRATION OF MY POWER AND GLORY AND LOVE!!

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭4:20‬

“Blessed …are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:28

“After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.” Acts 4:31

“For the word of God is alive and active!!” Hebrews 4:12

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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