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!!

Relationship!

It is good to serve and minister for the Lord. But, we need to make sure we are not doing it just out of a sense of obligation.

The WHY of our obedience and ministry and serving is important. As we journey in RELATIONSHIP with our precious Lord and with others…the why is answered by LOVE.

We serve the Lord out of our love for Him. We minister and serve others because we love them with the love of Christ.

And this Love pours forth from our time of drawing near to God and from our time of talking with Him (and listening). We need to move from a place of serving and ministering FOR God into a place of serving and ministering WITH God!

Beloved! God is calling us into closer relationship with Him! Are you ready?

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…

Renewed Purpose!

I am sitting here the day after my birthday feeling a renewed sense of purpose. I desire to be all that God wants me to be! I don’t want to hold myself back with my own limited expectations. I want to live out GOD’S expectations of me.

LORD, I place myself in Your hands! Empower and Anoint me for the days ahead to be Your vessel of “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…”.

May You be honored in everything I say and do. Forgive me, Father, where I have fallen short! Manifest Your purposes in and through me, O LORD!!

I’m willing…I’m ready! I stand with an open heart, an open spirit, an open mind, and arms opened wide! Fill all of me with YOU, LORD!

I worship and adore You!!