September 28, 2007
How did we get here? Faith….. that’s it…. Faith to take life one day at a time and believe that whatever we face, God in His infinite wisdom knew we would be here and He has provision for us for every day that we live in the earth. I believe He is preparing a bride…. a Church without spot or wrinkle…… a glorious church that knows how to judge themselves so they are judged by no man. And they know what it means to submit to the process of deliverance in their lives.
We all have things in our lives that we battle. I believe the key to those strongholds is never accepting that as my identity. I am a spirit… that is my true identity. I live in a body and I possess a soul. If I don’t know that, or if I forget that then I am as one with no hope. My bondage is not my identity. …..My identity is in Christ and who He is not in what I’m not. If I am fighting the good fight of faith then I have to believe that my life is a process of deliverance; and everyday my faith will bring me closer to another stronghold falling off of me.
Father, without faith it is impossible to please you. Hebrews 11:6 tells us… “But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Above everything and everyone else in our lives, we desire to please you. Help us to face our fears with faith…knowing that your wisdom, your goodness and your power are greater than our personalities. Therefore, we can trust you to lead us, guide us and direct us through every situation and circumstance that life hands us. We can be confident that if we will not give up or give in, we WILL SEE OUR VICTORY!
September 27, 2007
The marriage of two be it people or ministries has got to be the greatest challenge one will ever face in life, but also the most rewarding.
We are coming to the close of our first month with Rock Solid Foundations and Revolution Ministries being united as one. It has been a great four weeks met with many challenges and opportunities to walk in love and choosing to walk in the Spirit so as not to fulfill the lust of the flesh.
My challenge has been for the past two years how to do as Paul instructed Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:2)… “Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.” (The New Living Bible)
Faith works by love. Our motivation no matter what when it comes to ministry is and must always be “LOVE”. We must desire to see the people that we are called to lead reach their God-ordained destinies and go beyond where we are.
Paul admonished Timothy to “PATIENTLY” correct, rebuke and encourage his people with good teaching. As leaders, it must be the desire of our heart to patiently, lovingly and gently by the Holy Spirit of God, to lead them, steer them and point them in the direction of success before God and man.
Father, today we thank you for the Apostle Paul and his example and instruction of leadership. We ask you to perfect that part of our calling to the place that we would never injure or cripple these little ones. We ask that you would enable us to bring healing and wholeness even in our correction. We trust that you are leading us and anointing us to impart to them and to minister “good teaching” to them that they may impart and minister to others. In Jesus’ Name….. Amen