We can only find fullness of faith when we are willing to yield our pride and our own will to the Lord. Like Jesus said in the Garden, “If it be Thy Will, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless not My will, but THINE be done!” (Mat.26:39). He has to have our cooperation.
Submission is the first step. If we are unwilling to take this step, we won’t be able to go to other steps! We have to make the decision. He’ll do everything else for us–give us strength, wisdom, life, love. All that He asks is for us to commit ourselves. He likes for us to freely choose and yield to Him because we love Him.
Total love gives all! But if we give our all to Him, He gives His all to us! You can have peace and power that you’ve never known before–with Jesus–if you’ll just let Him control your life. Have faith in God’s love and yield yourself to Him in submission and humility and let Him empower you!
“Deep abiding joy fills all my life today!
There is a special reason why I love to pray!
There is an inner Wellspring deep within my soul:
Jesus, precious Jesus, has at last complete control!”
Every kingdom and nation has got to have peons, they’re the foundation, they’re the rock bottom, they’re the grass roots! Without these little people, where would the kingdom be? Don’t belittle the peon!–Peons and peasants ought to be a complimentary title for people in our Kingdom!
The little humble sweet unseen ones seldom get the credit and seldom receive the reward here in this life except the satisfaction of knowing that they are making it possible for others to minister. But without those little nobodies, the big somebodies would be nobodies!
And when the day of rewards comes around we’re going to see some of the little people that we never heard of and never saw get some of the greatest crowns, because they were little folks who were behind the scenes, almost unseen and unknown, who did the humblest jobs, to make the ministry of the others possible. Then the world will finally see that the littlest ones, the meekest and mildest and humblest and most self-effacing little nobodies are really somebodies to God! It’s the little people who keep this Kingdom going!
The hidden gifts are absolutely the most essential for leadership!
The outstanding supernatural visible miraculous gifts of the Spirit are not always the most necessary gifts for leadership in the Lord’s work. The gifts of HEALING, miracles, tongues, or even interpretation and prophecy don’t necessarily give you the wisdom, the discernment, the faith or the knowledge which you need to lead. If you want to be a leader for the Lord, you need to pray for those gifts that are not quite so obvious, not quite so manifest.
You can’t see faith, but others can see it on your face and can tell by the way you act how much faith you’ve got! You can’t feel knowledge, the ability to know things that other people don’t know or to know things beforehand! You can’t see wisdom, which is how to use the knowledge of God! You can’t hear discernment, yet without it you are going to be unaware of the Devil’s devices and totally unprepared and unarmed for his dirty work!
Those four unseen gifts are the most important gifts for a leader to have! In fact, you can’t even be a leader without those gifts, or at least some of them!–So pray for those gifts!–Amen?
A little full-of-faith prayer from a little child can turn the tide! “And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receives me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hang about his neck and cast into the sea!” – Jesus said it and he meant it. God bless these humble policemen.
The fog catcher who brings water to the poor
In the slums of Lima, he’s found a way to turn fog into water.
Paradise Intro: Jesus told us that you can tell true prophets by their fruits. What fruit? Other children of God, souls won, people loved, minds won for the Kingdom. Can you gather grapes from thorns? No! They hurt. And then there are many who are windbags with lots of books and CDs and fancy TV studios, often making loads of money. And the vague ones the author below describes that make you feel you are missing something because you follow the simplicity in Christ. True prophets never wanted to be prophets. They were called like, “Hey stop plowing and planting sycamore trees, but rather go tell my words to my disobedient people!” Ah Lord! Why ME!” Like Jonas! he preferred to swim over being God’s warning voice to Nineveh! Or there are prophets who don’t think they are prophets, but ploop! It comes out of their mouths without knowing why, as they are inspired to tell off the Americans from a heart of love for their poor massacred victims. And there are prophets who do the household chores and tell the kids and old men to take of their shoes please. I love the last ones. But the windbags? Nah, they don;t often even know their Bibles, and haven’t been through the wringer of an active sacrificial missionary life or service life to eleven kids or drug addicts in Hong Kong. THOSE are gold tried in the fire, like Jacky Pullinger, as just one example, as I don’t want to name names now like L.A.Marshallulli for example. Ha! God bless this writer who had got inspired like this. A humble prophet! GBH!
When Jesus said, “I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see” (Revelation 3:18). What could He have possibly meant by this? In some ways the answer to what He meant is in the verse before this which says, “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” Continue reading
Sure, even God’s kids can mess up too much. But not with God! I mean that in a way of, we can mess up our bed, mess up our kitchen, mess up our lives, even commit suicide! But it is not God that is doing it. God always has hopes for us, even when we mess up, thinking we messed up too much. I messed up losts of times, and Big Time!
Sure we reap results from our sins and sinning, but it is not God sending it. It is like Karma coming back to you. God always has a positive spin for us, even if we wind up killing someone and land in jail, or get sentenced to death. A sin unto death! God will still be there for you, and take you on from there.
Oh, you don’t think so? Well, how about King David! He stole someone else’s wife and then killed her husband! Was that the end of David? No! Because he had some sweet special deal with God? No way! He paid for it. He lost their first son and some other discipline came his way. But God didn’t give up on him? God’s way up is down! Continue reading “Can God’s Children Mess Up TOO Much?”