Christianity

Investment

I was listening to IHOPKC yesterday and they sang “You’ve invested in me the authority, to determine the nation’s destiny.”

In Luke 10, Jesus sends out 72 messengers in twos to every location that he is about to visit.

“17 Then the seventy[e] returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”

18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

We should pray, and ask God for a return on his investment. Seeking direction on how he wants to use us to get his harvest and ignite change (in general, not just concerning racial injustices). The Harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.  He’s invested his authority in us, and trusts that he will reap that harvest before he returns.  GO!

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Tidal Wave

I was at praise Team rehearsal last night, and God came out of nowhere and just WRECKED the place.  Tonight i was reflecting on that time in his presence where it seemed like every issue, worry, doubt, and hurt was washed away.  I realized in my reflection how big God is.  We often hear people use the cliche’ “God is so much bigger than your small problems.” Yes the phrase is true…but honestly, who wants to hear that when everything is hitting you full force, and you feel consumed?  Today I realized that his presence felt like a tidal wave, and if you can understand that…you can rest in the fact that God IS bigger than your small problems.

A tidal wave is: a destructive ocean wave, produced bystrong wind.  The Holy Spirit came as a mighty rushing wind in Acts 2. So i imagine a force becoming so great that the ground begins to shake at the bottom of an ocean.  A large wave comes to shore, and as this is happening a mighty rushing wind meets the wave and the tidal wave destroys everything that it comes in contact with. it swallows (to withdraw from sight; assimilate or absorb:) everything in the atmosphere. God’s presence swallows every issue. His presence washes away the issues of life with peace, love, joy, and liberty.  In God’s presence there is complete freedom.  There is the fullness of joy in his presence.

How do you access this? Just ask!! I was writing a poem for this conference that I was apart of last weekend, and i asked for a fresh filling and received it! God will not keep anything good away from you! He wants you to want more of him, and he wants to spend time with you.  So just ask, rest, and allow the tidal wave of his presence to hit your life!.

Dress Rehearsal,

I posted this quote on my facebook page yesterday: “You perfect what you rehearse, be careful of what you are habitually practicing.”

I was in church while I posted it.  I had finished singing during praise and worship, I sat down and i scrolled down instagram for an update lol.  I seen a picture of my dad on my cousin’s page.  (I had taken note that his birthday was coming up a few days prior, but yesterday as I woke up, got dressed, went to church, and worshipped the date didn’t even cross my mind.)  So I looked at the caption and thought “Oh! That’s right, today IS the 17th.”

I started to make a Happy Birthday post, because that is what i’ve been doing every year since he passed away and before.  Along with the day he passed away, and Fathers Day, but then that is when I thought “You perfect what you rehearse, be careful of what you are habitually practicing.”  So I came to the conclusion that it is perfectly ok to miss my father, and to specifically miss him on holidays.  HOWEVER, to consciously and purposely make a point to remember and feel sad on that day would be to rehearse grief, and I am not interested in performing that in my everyday life.  I would rather be so consumed in good things that I stumble across it, than to purpose in my heart and mind to be sad.  I am NOT saying that making note of a missed loved one is unacceptable, this is just my personal example.

If you practice grief, you will perform grief.  If you rehearse fear, you will perform fear.  if you practice joy, you will perform joy.  If you rehearse love, you will perform love.

So, what are you practicing that will show up in your daily performance?