GIFTS & BLESSINGS OF GOD, 2/18/20, “WORTH CONSIDERING” by Ken Smith
Today’s Scripture (Across my Desk this morning from Joel.)
“…Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…” (Ephesians 3:20, NIV)
Blessed in the Dark Places
Have you adapted to a limited environment? You have big dreams in your heart. You know there’s a new business in you, a management position, a book, a better house, but you’ve gone as far as your family members and friends have gone in the past. No, don’t settle there.
There is potential in you right now just waiting to come out. You have gifts that will cause new doors to open, talent that will bring new opportunities. Quit making excuses to settle where you are. You may be in a limited environment that includes dysfunction, addictions, and depression. The good news is, you don’t have to stay there. God is saying, “This is a new day. You’re a barrier breaker. I’m going to take you further faster than you’ve imagined. You’re going to defy the odds.” Now do your part. Let this seed take root in your spirit. Don’t talk yourself out of it. Get in agreement with God.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that I can get in agreement with You and believe that this is a new day with new doors to open and new opportunities before me. I believe that You are going to do immeasurably more than all I can ask or think. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
In other words, REMOVE ALL LIMITATIONS, both real, projected or imaginary. And to be transparent, many of our so called limitations were given to us by others and projected upon us.
18 be fully capable of comprehending with all the saints (God’s people) the width and length and height and depth of His love [fully experiencing that amazing, endless love]; 19 and [that you may come] to know [practically, through personal experience] the love of Christ which far surpasses [mere] knowledge [without experience], that you may be filled up [throughout your being] to all the fullness of God [so that you may have the richest experience of God’s presence in your lives, completely filled and flooded with God Himself]. 20 Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do super abundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen. Eph.3:18-21 amp
how to move into that dimension of blessing.
It is a much much deeper a relationship with our Creator than only a few hours per week. It is learning to have a 24/7 walk in the fullness of God every hour of every day that brings God blessings. There is no place where we get to take a detour into the darkness for just a little while and leave God and that HE is cool with our little side adventure into darkness. He wants to train us in the Holy Spirit to be joyfully walking with HIM 24/7 everyday. That in each day we learn to yearn for the Holy Spirit to open up God’s blessings for us through our humility and obedience to our Creator in every moment of every day. That we allow HIM to help us learn to totally avoid the darkness of this world. The darkness that continues to attack us all the time and yet HE give us HIS victory. Rom. 8 Jesus was/is also body, soul and spirit and was tempted in all points even as we are. And because in HIS obedience HE learned how to have absolute victory. Now HE is also willing to teach us how to do the same thing. But it means to in humility learn to hear HIS voice and in humility to also learn to become totally obedient. God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. Before honor is humility. These six things the Lord hates; Indeed, seven are repulsive to Him: 17 A proud look [the attitude that makes one overestimate oneself and discount others], a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that creates wicked plans, Feet that run swiftly to evil, 19 A false witness who breathes out lies [even half-truths], And one who spreads discord (rumors) among brothers. Prov.5:16-20….
Yesterday was an interesting day. The person who was to assist me in removing 1500# of sand from my truck on Monday, procrastinated each day and it was now Thursday. So I am driving around with 1500# of sand in back of me. A quick stop and a big problem. So I am asking the LORD what to do. Well the little voice deep in my spirit said load up the trash for the dump? So now I have a big load on the Truck and was told to take the trash to the dump, not very far away. Not usually open on Thursday, but it was. And on the way home to stop at the little Fujihara Store for help with the sand. So I did and asked the clerk if she knew of anyone? She did not. No one else was there? So got an ice cream bar, my favorite and enjoyed it in my truck. Turned the key to leave with my sand and a young man comes walking by. I asked him if he had time to unload the sand for $20. and he said he did and it very nicely done, also cleaning out the truck bed, and hanging a stalk of bananas for me. He took some bananas & trees home, may be coming to the gathering tonight…. Divine Appointments in the Spirit are really lots of fun for me. This kind of thing is beginning to happen more and more as I get closer to walking 100% of my time in the Holy Spirit. Funny thing about walking in the Holy Spirit, if I say NO!, all goes on hold until I change my mind (repent) and then the training or sanctification process continues. HIS goal, to make us like Jesus…. If we want HIM to?
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