What if you knew what God was thinking? I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15 I pray this article becomes a meditative exercise for you, so you’ll grasp the depth of what Jesus is saying. First, you’re not a servant of God, you’re a friend. Of
Jesus said we would have the foundation to understand all his teachings if we understood the parable of the sower. Here’s the bottom line. God spreads the seed of his word (Jesus) and the receptiveness of our heart determines the degree to which his seed (Christ) will take root and grow in our lives. Then he says the degree of intention and meditation we give to that word, or allow that word to abide in us,
You only allow yourself to think thoughts that match your self-image. The thoughts you choose to dwell on are shaping your life. You can change your entire life by dealing with your thoughts. The way to change your abiding thoughts is to repaint the self-image on your heart to look like Jesus. Imagine a tornado of thoughts swirling around you, you choose which one to reach out and grab. But first you look at your self portrait
“I am experiencing transformation like never before. I feel God’s love now. How do I get my spouse or child to feel what I’m feeling?” Have you said something like this? I have heard this question dozens of times from people who begin a heart journey of connecting with God within but want the people in their lives to do the same. There is such freedom when we realize that the changes we’ve desired for
Religion encourages a change in behavior as proof of holiness. Grace empowers a change in the desires of the heart, which drives behavior. If you leave out the heart, you leave out grace. The heart craves what it thinks it needs to survive, the flesh (physical strength) seeks to survive without God. The flesh isn’t concerned with truth, only satisfaction, which can masquerade as peace. The heart or the real you knows there is a truth.
Does revival tarry because we’re not praying or fasting enough? Is God waiting on us to be humble enough? Is God waiting on us to be more holy before he’ll heal our land? That’s a big fat no! Revival is not something God does in response to man, revival happens when we respond to him. God is not waiting on us to get more humble and holy, he’s already given us everything in Christ. In