Today is the first Sunday of Advent.
Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas (or sometimes from the 1st December to Christmas Day!). Advent means ‘Coming’ in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas.
We must step away of letting others determine our level of commitment to The Lord.
We need to be true to Him and what level HE is calling us to!
We are in a time of decision…will we only go as far as is comfortable and only as far as is appropriate in the eyes of others?
Or will we raise our faces and our hands to the heavens and say, “I’m not holding back, Lord! You have all of me!!”
GLORY! GLORY! GLORY!!
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’”
Mark 12:30 NIV
Sometimes I will be talking to someone and the Lord will give me a Word for them. It will be a Word of encouragement…a Word of calling forth what He has purposed for them.
Sometimes it will be a Word directly from the Bible and sometimes it will be a Word from His heart to theirs.
This can happen one-on-one or it can happen in a group situation when I am teaching, preaching, or giving a message.
It can happen when I am walking into a store and the Lord will show me someone He wants me to go to and speak His love for them. I can choose to walk away and not be obedient to His call…but His Word stirring within me is indeed like a fire burning in my bones!
It also happens when I am on social media. I can be looking at a photo and the Lord will speak a Word to me as I’m looking at it. This happened recently with an “eagle photo” a friend of mine posted. I will be writing a post with this Word soon.
Also, many times as I’m writing a comment or a private message to someone…the Lord will begin to speak a specific Word to them that I find myself typing. It’s not planned…it just flows forth.
Ahhhhh Lord! Continue to speak Your Word through me!! Continue to breathe on the fire that is within me and make it burn brighter! I am forever Yours, Almighty God!!
What do you need?
God has it in abundance!
He loves you!
He will never fail you!
He is for you – not against you!
His arms are waiting.
Let Him hold you.
Let Him strengthen you.
Hear His whisper of encouragement…
Come to Me!
We are one!
I love you!
“For we live by faith, not by sight.”
2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV
May those that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey not see the devastation with eyes of hopelessness…but may they look with EYES OF FAITH at restoration of what was lost.
May those that are seeing the destructive winds of Hurricane Irma bearing down upon them…look instead with EYES OF FAITH at God’s peace and protection in the midst of the storm.
May those that are battling health issues not look at the disease and infirmity… but look with EYES OF FAITH at God’s healing.
Brothers & Sisters, may we approach everything that comes our way with eyes that don’t look upon the problem…but with eyes that look upon the solution – JESUS!!
May we not let what we SEE affect what we KNOW —the LORD is a God of restoration, peace, protection, and healing!!
Let us declare to the earth and to the heavens:
WE LIVE BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT!!