Breathtaking brilliance

Psalms 96:6 (TPT)
Breathtaking brilliance and awe-inspiring majesty radiate from his shining presence. His stunning beauty overwhelms all who come before him.

As we come before Him today we will be overwhelmed by His stunning beauty.

Let Him captivate you with His breathtaking brilliance! It’s for ALL who come before Him.

So come before Him in prayer, come before Him in worship and come before Him gratitude for all He has done! What a magnificent God!!!

Remaining at boiling point

Romans 12:11 (TPT)
Be enthusiastic to serve the Lord, keeping your passion toward him boiling hot! Radiate with the glow of the Holy Spirit and let him fill you with excitement as you serve him.

How do we keep our passion for Him boiling hot?

It is only through being with Him (in his presence) and filling ourselves up that we can serve with this enthusiasm and excitement.

If we try to ‘muster up’ the desire to serve Him we will only come up dry and lacking energy and joy.

But when we are constantly simmering with God we are ready for whatever the Holy Spirit may guide us to do or say at any moment.

This is the most adventurous and exciting life of all!

By living from a position of soaking, seeking and meditating on Him, we can’t help but be overflowing with exuberant joy as we passionately serve the King!

The best form of wealth…

1 Timothy 6:6-7 (NLT)
Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it.

How beautiful it it is to see children content just playing with leaves and flowers and finding joy in simple things.

Being content and living a godly life is what brings us true wealth the scripture says.

Living a generous, thankful life that is focused on loving God and others is really what will bring us true JOY!

As we take our minds off ourselves, our struggles, our needs and wants and fix our eyes on Him, we will experience the fullness of joy.

The life of the godly is full of light and joy.
Proverbs 13:9a (NLT)

Walls are coming down

God is bringing down walls in this season!

Zechariah 2:4b-5 (NIV)
‘Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of people and animals in it. And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the Lord , ‘and I will be its glory within.’

Anything manmade that has been put up as a means of security and safety is coming crashing down.

What things have you put your hope in that have disappointed?
By His grace He is pulling down walls that are blocking you from complete freedom.

But the glorious thing about this, is that He promises to replace these manmade structures and blockages with His very own wall of fire!!! 🔥🔥🔥

Now HE can be your refuge, your safety and your protection. Your reliance switches to being completely dependant on your Father.

It’s time to get rid of the walls we have errected in our lives that are holding us back.

God also promises in v5 that when we do this “I WILL BE IT’S GLORY WITHIN”!
WOW! Did you catch that?

DO you want this to experience the fullness of His glory within you? I certainly do. Fill us with Your glory today Lord!

Praying bold prayers

James 1:5-8 (MSG)
If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.

God desires that we be direct and up front when we ask Him for things. He wants us to come straight to Him when things start to get crazy.

Too often we try other options before going to to Him (I know I do). We speak with our own ideas and solutions and carry on like He is not even there. Or if we do pray, we worryingly cry out not expecting Him to come through for us.

But He is just waiting to calm your storm, to bring peace and speak into the problem you are facing right now.

Try it! Come boldly and with faith, expecting an answer.

Expect it!

Are you someone that people come to because they see God in you?

Do you carry the presence of God causing people to desire what you have?

Zech. 8:23 NIVUK
This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In those days ten people from all languages and nations will take firm hold of one Jew by the hem of his robe and say, “Let us go with you, because we have heard that God is with you.” ’

Expect that as you pursue a life lived in the Spirit you also will be someone people want to question, someone others can trust, someone that brings encouragement and joy to those suffering.

Be ready! Position yourself. Pray for the harvest and be a fisher of men. Let it be said of you also “we have heard that God is with you”!

Zechariah 16b (NIV)
They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.

Jesus and money: Can you have both?

Mark 10:23-25 (MSG)
Looking at his disciples, Jesus said, “Do you have any idea how difficult it is for people who ‘have it all’ to enter God’s kingdom?” The disciples couldn’t believe what they were hearing, but Jesus kept on: “You can’t imagine how difficult. I’d say it’s easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye than for the rich to get into God’s kingdom”.

Why is it so difficult for a rich man to get to heaven?
Because he can easily become dependant on money.

Jesus tells us it IS possible but only with God (v27).
That is because with God’s help we can get our heart right. By placing money, investments and possessions far below Him, we can prevent them becoming idols that we worship.

Is your security and safety found in your bank account or your God?

Do you trust God or rely on your wallet?

God wants us to have money and provision but not let our money have us. He is far more precious than any amount of silver or gold anyway. The things of this earth will pass away but God will remain with us!

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’
Hebrews 13:5 NIVUK

Put it into practice

Luke 8:19‭-‬21 (NIV)
Now Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd. Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.” He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into into practice.” (Emphasis added)

Jesus is emphasizing who His family really are. He associates himself with those who put into practice what God has shown them. After all what good is knowledge and revelation if you don’t do anything with it.

So this means when we hear from Him or He shows us something, we must take action through obedience.

What a compliment to be referred to as Jesus’ family and to be known for practicing what we know to be truth. Do you want this?

James 1:22‭-‬24 MSG
Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like.