Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor, he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
Father, guide and direct me on the following and prompting of your Holy Spirit. That I would know you more; Father guide and protect those that I love that are outside of my reach at the moment. Show them your love in abundance and full measure, surround them with the fullness of who you are. Anoint my thoughts and words that my actions would point to my Father who is in Heaven. Praise your Holy name. – Amen
The life in which you are living today is a direct result of the choices that were made yesterday. When I speak of the choices of yesterday, it potentially could be a group of “yesterday’s” that add up to equal the life that you are living today. You reap what you sow; meaning you eventually have to face up to the consequences of your actions. On the other side of that proverb you will be greatly rewarded for righteous and holy choices that you make. Lately, In my quiet time, I have been noticing that the Holy Spirit has been teaching me to not grow weary and not allow stagnation to settle in my spirit. To stay hungry for God’s glory. I am growing with an embolden fire and intensity that is starting to consume me. I am noticing that normal desires for random activities have withered away. That I feel most in my element when I am praying, meditating and worshipping God. Writing this blog about the things in which God is doing in my life has been a natural byproduct of the fire that has began to consume me. Then of course I love teaching classes and having prayer meetings with my guys. Today in my morning prayer time, God truly laid upon me Isaiah 61 “The Year Of the Lord’s Favor”. V7: Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.
Question: What is the attitude necessary to develop spiritual power? In a book that I am reading it is talking about this idea of having a “violent” approach to your prayer life and spiritual life.
Violent – brutal, vicious, savage, rough, aggressive, abusive, physically abusive, threatening, fierce, physical, wild, ferocious. The idea of Christian men being pansies has far too long been accepted in the church. That we are somehow weak little beings that Satan has some sort of control over. Satan uses tactics that all the descriptive words of being violent encompasses. How as Christians do we overcome the attack of the enemy? Obviously not through soft and gentle non aggressive approaches. Luke 22:44 “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of drops of blood falling down to the ground”. I do not know about you, but the most intense I have prayed is through occasional hunger pains, maybe I get crazy and not turn the air conditioning on because I feel bad cooling the whole building down just for me, but to sweat drops of blood from praying so hard? I have got to be missing something in my approach with my relationship with God. One thing I can promise you, is that I am that guy that will not give up until I discover the key to the path of righteousness. To be Holy and blameless like my Father. For today I practice the application of discipline in my every thought, word and deed. That I could sow seeds that my Children shall be greatly be blessed.
Thank you Father for what you are doing in my life and for allowing your anointing to come through these words and bless others. All praise to you Lord. – Amen
Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
– Branson James