Are You Astonished by God?

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The chief role of a New Testament prophet is not to prophesy. Primarily it is to teach people how to hear the voice of God for themselves. It is to teach people how to find and live in the will of God for themselves. It is to teach people how to move in the prophetic, but even those things are not the prime gifting of a prophet. The real ministry of a prophet, I believe, is to make God radiant, is to tell people how wonderful, how amazing, how astonishing He is and to introduce superlatives back into our prayer language, back into our witness of who God is. Continue reading

The Heart Precedes the Mind

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Sometimes, God asks us to do something unreasonable, and our minds try to talk us out of it. The mind deals with information, and the spirit with revelation. It can be difficult for those two elements to coexist. But we must submit our mind to our spirit, as counseled in 1 Corinthians 2:14 — “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” We can only discern a prophetic word in our spirit.

We must return to the roots of our inherent spirituality and begin to believe as the early Christians did, who practiced their walk with the Lord.

When we become Christians we did not invite Jesus into our head: Faith is primarily an affair of the heart not the mind. Our mind will undoubtedly play its part but not from a place of logic but spiritual intuition because we must all daily “be renewed in the spirit of our mind” (Ephesians 4:23). Continue reading

A Meditative Journey

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God does not live in a box; He has no predetermined flight plan, no processes set in stone, as to how He upgrades His relationships with His children. His love for us is completely unique and individual. However, we have learned from the Bible that there are things that God is attracted to; things He loves to be a part of. With that in mind, these 5 steps can serve as a guide to help you upgrade your perspective of God for the next season of your life.

1. Thanksgiving

We enter His gates with thanksgiving…what are you thankful for? What has God given you? What gifts has He lavished upon you? Take some time and offer Him a heartfelt psalm of thanksgiving, focusing on the blessings He has given you.

If your current circumstances are difficult or hard, what can you be thankful for in terms of God’s heart toward you? That He said He “would never leave nor forsake you” is worthy of thanks alone. Continue reading