always humbled by this..
No man is qualified to speak who has not first listened.
My heart was hot within me; while I was musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue….—Psalm 39:3
passion / hell week: the best of times, the worst of times.
3 tests. projects. homework. sermon prep. ministry. morning prayers. [ISA]. Sungyahk GWLC Immanuel Bethany(?) praise night. work. run river north concert.. etc. FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!
going to be running purely on Holy Spirit and God’s provisions: energy drinks and coffee <- ok, not sure if that is what God wants me to use..
anyway. can’t wait for You to bring revival to my life and our church! Lord, help me love You each and everyday~
You need to be filled before you can pour out.
i was so beaten down, but i found myself exactly where i needed to be.
Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.—Matthew 26:41
But whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with Him, he would take the veil off until he came out; and he would come out and speak to the children of Israel whatever he had been commanded.—Exodus 34:34
Almost anything associated with the ministry may be learned with an average amount of intelligent application. There the lonely man of God must wrestle it out alone, sometimes in fasting and tears and weariness untold. True prayer cannot be imitated nor can it be learned from someone else.
But prayer—that is another matter.
One swallow does not make a spring nor one hot day a summer; nor will a few minutes of frantic praying before service bring out the tender buds or make the flowers to appear on the earth. The field must be soaked in sunshine over a long period before it will give forth its treasures. The Christian’s heart must be soaked in prayer before the true spiritual fruits begin to grow.
It’s time to give it up and feast on the word.
2 weeks of emptying and filling.
just for a little while.
i won’t quit; and as long as You love this church, I am in love too.
This season of life is pushing on insanity. The busyness is blocking important people from me, constant reschedules and difficulty in finding matching time. Practically it’s borderline sinful and God I pray that You will help me to prune out the non essentials.
To those individuals who have been shut out due to my “busyness” please forgive me. I pray and know it will only be a little while longer…
"You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier."—2 Timothy 2:3-4
"Help me to remember that I am a prophet—not a promoter, not a religious manager, but a prophet. Let me never become a slave to crowds. Deliver me from overeating and late sleeping. Teach me self-discipline that I may be a good soldier of Jesus Christ."