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

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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

Mission Impossible?

God has not called us to do what seems possible, reasonable or normally attainable; He has called us to do the impossible. He wants us to stretch beyond our ability, our faith, and our capacity to reason. He wants us to do more than we could ever imagine or dream. If you are reading this and think that your call is attainable, it’s time for an upgrade. Christians are not supposed to be doing what is possible. We’re supposed to be doing what is impossible and outrageous. To accomplish our calling, we must put our hand in the hand of God, learning to be completely dependent on the Holy Spirit for everything. Continue reading