Monday, August 27, 2012

Deep Thoughts on 'Giftings'

We know we are told to desire greater ones (giftings). Is not a 'greater one' ANYTHING more than we currently have in our basket?  HA!

I don't know what some people are thinking... that hearing the audible voice of God or seeing Him is the aim?  That's the 'best' so forget about the rest?  LOL.  I don't know about you but I want it allll!!!!  There's nothing too small to put under my belt.  So many people just avoid the gift of tongues based on the scripture about prophesy being greater... and yet they don't understand that when we build upon the gift of tongues and move into interpretation...THAT IS PROPHESY!

Some people do have the gift of interpreting tongues... and you watch me interpreting mine as prophesy, but (confession) I don't flow in that actual interpretation gifting with others.  (Whatttt? F1, I thought you were some super-duper holy person!) I've had people ask me if I could interpret their tongues & I've had to refer them to a person I know flows in it, because try as I might, I listen to them & get nothing.  Is that gifting available to me?  Yes it is, IF I earnestly pursue it... and I haven't!  It's not honestly a burden for me. I am happy to flow in interpreting myself (prophesy)& to stop there.  But, other giftings like healing or miracles... I DO want those badly!  So I display that desire by stepping out to pray for people & situations that seem to be hopeless.  I am pursuing what I really want  : D

Fishes, not rocks... it's available & He places those desires within us.  We are all part...there are many giftings.  I liken it to different jobs... could we be a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, a.....a..... a..... yes we could, but it takes a lot of study.  Do we have time for everything?  Well, we might pull it off, but perhaps not a brain surgeon, perhaps a little town lawyer, but not one vs. the supreme court...teaching nutrition perhaps, but not at Harvard....  that's why we see people gifted in certain areas... like deliverance or healing...and the people that sit under them begin to flow in those anointings as well. I don't say this to hinder giftings likened to the heights of a big time lawyer, doctor or teacher....LOL.... because we know even that IS possible IF we are faithful with the talents that we are given!
Mat 25:20-21 "The one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, 'Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have gained five more talents.' His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'"
So we start off with those burdens He places within us & then we don't stop...we just keep on going...being led of His spirit seeing every situation as an opportunity to shine as His beacon  : D

Praise God... teaching is one of my giftings  wooo hooo!  I pray this has blessed you... now get real with what He's placed upon your heart and fill that basket up!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Turn to You

Song by Melanie C.
What do you think about all the concerning dark things going on with the weather, the skies... with wars and rumors of wars? Does fear set in, or can you cling to ultimate hope?
There IS security and promise amidst it all... for those whom hope in Jesus... for all those turn from this world and it's ways and Turn to Him. 

Scriptures used:
Mark 13:13 "You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved."

Psalm 91:2 "I will say to the LORD, 'My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!'"

Psalm 91:14 "Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name."

1Kings 8:60-61 " that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God; there is no one else. Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day."

2Chronicles 7:14 "...and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

Psalm 23:4 "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me."

Jeremiah 30:10 "'Fear not, O Jacob My servant,' declares the LORD, 'And do not be dismayed, O Israel; For behold, I will save you from afar And your offspring from the land of their captivity. And Jacob will return and will be quiet and at ease, And no one will make him afraid.'"

Ezekiel 36:9 "For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you will be cultivated and sown."

Isaiah 47:4 "Our Redeemer, the LORD of hosts is His name, The Holy One of Israel."

Matthew 4:17 "From that time Jesus began to preach and say, 'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'"

Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest."

John 17:1 "Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You.."

Luke 12:7 "Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows."

Isaiah 54:10 "For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken," Says the LORD who has compassion on you."

Colossians 1:13-14 "For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."

Romans 10:9 "..that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.."

Romans 10:11 "For the Scripture says, 'WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.'"

Isaiah 40:8 "The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever."
"But who do you say that I am?"

Revelation 19:9 "Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb."

Matthew 10:28 "Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."

Isaiah 30:18 "Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him."

"Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed." Romans 13:11

John 4:14 "..but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life."

Psalm 91:9-10 "For you have made the LORD, my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent."

Deuteronomy 7:9 "Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments.."

Revelation 21:6 "Then He said to me, 'It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.'"

Habakkuk 3:19 "The Lord GOD is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds' feet, And makes me walk on my high places."

Isaiah 1:18b "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool."

Monday, August 6, 2012

So You Say... Deep Ruts are Hard to Get Out of?

 So you've fallen and you can't get up?
Deep ruts of sin, lies believed... you name it... if it's been going on a long time... the wagon tracks can get deep!

I liken it to the justice/criminal system in how some things can require you to STAND, a while longer for than others just like some crimes you do more time for.  Sure, all sin is judged as sin, but some things just cater that enemy access more than others and so it requires one to be tested, tried and proven by a lifestyle that has gone beyond 'hearer only' into a 'DOER'.

'Doer' status comes by effectually conforming to Christ by heaping in the truth from the Word and living it out.  As those attacks come, you fall less and less... conforming to God's society so you can function as an upstanding citizen!
AND... you not only overcome, but you give God Glory in the process!

An excerpt from a live prayer session.