Rut??

“When we come to the place where everything can be predicted and nobody expects anything unusual from GOD, we are in a rut.”

-A.W. Tozer

2 Cor. 10:5 – We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of GOD and take every thought captive to obey CHRIST.

Cracked ….?

Notes in case you didn’t get them all in yesterday’s message!:)

CenterPoint Church- Concord, NH

Notes From the 1.1.17 Message
Resolutions for a Life (1.1.17)
1. I resolve to trust God in ALL things
2. I resolve to share God’s grace and comfort with others
3. I resolve to not let Satan play the discouragement card in my life
4. I resolve not to miss heaven by 18 inches by focusing on building a heart of grace with the help of the Holy Spirit
5. I resolve to learn what Jesus did and then DO IT
6. I resolve to recognize that I am flawed (cracked) but also to know God’s light shines in those cracks
7. I resolve to follow Jesus and do what he did regardless of the consequences to self
8. I resolve to say “I’ll pray for you” less and replace it with “I’ll pray for you now” (including in emails and texts)
9. I resolve to be honest and to tell the truth with straightforward, honest, plain speech (Not telling the truth is not an option, but the timing of telling the truth is)
10. I resolve to love the Lord and choose life every day

Church-ianity?

If we are truly living at the edge of time, the fringe of history, then routine “Church-ianity” is almost guaranteed to be insufficient to halt the plagues of evil sweeping across the earth.  – Lou Engle

The American Dream….

If we are honest , rather than blinded by the “American Dream”  (the hope of material prosperity), we must admit that the days of normalcy far behind us.  – Lou Engle

Prayer…

“I never pray longer than 30 minutes, but I never go longer than 30 minutes without praying!”  -Smith Wigglesworth

I can hear the English accent  :  )>

Pray For Greater Release …..

I have been away for a few days, but I was reading this today.

2 Timothy 1:2 – My beloved son, I pray for a greater release of GOD’s grace, love, and total well being to flow into your life from GOD our FATHER and from our LORD JESUS CHRIST!

Do you pray for yourself or others for greater release?  Paul adored Timothy like a son and prayed for greater release of God’s grace, love, and total well being.  AMEN!

I Hear His Whisper ….. A guest post from Brian Simmons

 

 

I HEAR HIS WHISPER…  

“Will you desire me at any cost?” 

I am training you and preparing you for the coming days. Your calling is unique and so your preparation will be unique. Others may walk in crooked ways, but your love for Me will not allow you to wander far from My paths. When you see your life as I see your life, you will know that My plans for your life are coming to pass. Nothing can hinder what I am preparing you for. The days of coming glory will not pass you by, you will experience all that I have planned – the fullness of My power is coming to you!

Soon, very soon, you will be astounded in the changes I have brought in your life. You will move from one place to another, from being in shadows to living in the brilliance of My glory. You will move from being confused to be comforted and filled with My life. Why would you doubt My plan for your life? Have I not called you to a unique and one-of-a-kind lifestyle? Joseph would have never come to the place of ruling and reigning if he lived in doubt even in the dark days of his prison. Yet can you see how My preparation of Joseph, My servant, was one-of-a-kind. So will your preparation be unusual.

I am calling you to a wonderful place of influence as you touch the lives of many. Do not judge My plans for your life by the momentary mess that is around you, or the unusual situation you find yourself in this day. I trained Moses to be My leader, My champion, on the backside of the desert. I trained David to be a warrior on the lonely hillside as he sang his psalms of praise to Me. I trained John the Baptist in the barren wilderness and My servant Paul in Arabia. Those I use the most, I bewilder the most! When you are bewildered and have no clue what I am up to, it is proof of My high calling on your life. Your day of destiny is near!

Will you desire Me at any cost? Will you sacrifice to Me all your opinions of what I should do to move you forward. I will move in mystery to bring you into greater light. Never doubt me in your darkness, but trust until the light of a New Day dawns. My mighty grace is given to you in your difficulties and in your delights. The grace-gift I give to you cannot be diminished by what seems to be a delay. Trust, and the light will shine. Believe, and understanding will soon follow. I am all you need, in every step you take, let your heart say, ‘You are all I need!’

Proverbs 4:4-9 The Passion Translation

“Never forget my words.

If you do everything that I teach you You’ll reign in life!”

So make wisdom your quest—

Search for the revelation of life’s meaning.

Don’t let what I say go in one ear and out the other!

Stick with wisdom and she will stick to you,

protecting you throughout your days.

She’ll rescue all those who passionately listen to her voice.

Wisdom is the most valuable commodity—so buy it!

Revelation-knowledge is what you need—so invest in it!

Wisdom will exalt you when you exalt her truth!

She will lead you to honor and favor

when you live your life by her insights.

You’ll be adorned with beauty and grace,

and wisdom’s glory will wrap itself around you.”

5 Fold Ministry ….

Ephesians 4:11-(TPT) –  And he has appointed some with grace to be apostles, and some with grace to be prophets, and some with grace to be evangelists, and some with grace to be pastors, and some with grace to be teachers.

Question: What gift have you been appointed with? Or do you go to church as a spectator?

Ephesians 4:16 – (TPT) – For his “body” has been formed in his image  and closely joined together and constantly connected as one. And every member has been given divine gifts to contribute to the growth of all; and these gifts work effectively through out the whole body, we are built up and made perfect in love.

Study Ephesians 4:11-16 and pray to the Holy Spirit our comforter what gift or gifts you have. And how you may use them!!

"So lift me up and lead me out, and we will run away together – to Your cloud filled chamber!" Song of Songs 1:4