We can assess where we are in our resting in Him by looking at our internal trust levels, identifying which step we are on at any given moment and then quickly use these steps to trust our way to victory. Every attack and every crisis will push us into a lesser state of trusting and we need to have quick ways to bring ourselves back into full effectiveness.
I saw a huge wave moving along. At the bottom of the wave the water colour was green brackish colour. There were people swimming in it oblivious to what was around them. The top of the wave was a beautiful blue and white colouration. This wave represents the new move of God that is upon us.
When the major earthquake hit Christchurch, I felt compelled to watch the horror on TV as I tried to recognise landmarks that we had seen only two years before, where we had stayed only a 40 minute stroll from the city centre. I wept as I watched,
Firstly I do not feel that it is time to be judgmental in what has and is happening. Anybody can be a self proclaimed prophet in hindsight. We don’t need to be judgmental people at this time, but instrumental. This I will explain more about in a moment.
There are many opinions about what God is doing in the earthquakes that are continuing to rock Christchurch. The combination of natural and spiritual events may be too much to get our heads around completely, but we seem driven to try to make some sense of these things. Many opinions are just human points of view and do not come from the heart of God or represent who He is.
Many Christians have become reluctant to use this term “servantship” because they have heard it used to justify a lot of manipulation, coercive talk and preaching, when it is really about living out a personal, loving relationship with one’s Father in Heaven that allows His Glory to be expressed on the earth in words and in miracles.
I have often wondered--where are the real men in Christianity? Somehow you can find them in the world, but where are they in the church? Someone once responded to the question of where are the men by saying, "We have asked them to become women."
Often I feel overwhelmed by the need for God here in Wales, and also often feel that there are few who really hear His voice and show great signs of being prepared to get working with the strength and power of the Holy Spirit. And yet our Father is doing something tremendous and is encouraging many to keep receiving His Grace.
Why am I writing about this? Because historically, Christianity and its 40,000 denominations – plus the myriads of Christian folks that believe they are independent even of the independents – has been split and re-split into “spiritual tribes,” celebrating the legacy of a human founder, the chief of a spiritual chiefdom, his strengths blunted and weaknesses magnified through the ages.
I am not sure if you believe that God has favourites or not? I believe that there are certain things that we can do to attract God’s ‘favour’ into our lives, and things that we can do to appropriate such.
"...and to another workings of powers, to another prophecy; and to another discerning of spirits; and to another kinds of tongues; and to another the interpretation of tongues. But the one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing...