I want to take a moment to encourage you about something that is near and dear to my heart; sowing. Before you groan and roll your eyes at me, take stock of that very reaction if that is the one you are experiencing. If this is the case with you, I want to apologize on behalf of leaders or voices in your life that have improperly communicated the true value of sowing. I hope that what comes will give you a different perspective on just how important it is in our lives.
It’s the ever-present topic or statement heard around every post-service meal table all over the world. How do I make sure I am in right timing with God?
“I just want to make sure that I’m not moving ahead of God” or “I just don’t want to let my impatience get the best of me, after all, we are the microwave generation, we want everything now now now, Bless God.” These are noble intentions and taken at face value, are important considerations when walking in your divine purpose. The best place to be in divine timing is right smack dab in the middle of it, not too far ahead and certainly not behind. This is a world that many Christians find themselves in. Every single decision is weighed with the utmost fear and uncertainty, looking at it in the traditional sense can give someone a complex even if they don’t have one. It becomes the most un-fun tightrope walking performance ever.
The prophet’s heart has been nurtured by a desire to know God. They’ve come to know that they are being pursued by the Almighty. The taste of what is to come drives them forward and upward towards Heaven. The glamour of the current narrative doesn’t have any resemblance of truth to the prophet. They seem to constantly probe the soul to find the places in their hearts that still having feelings for something beyond their numbness. For the prophet ethics are not up for debate they are absolutes in order for civilization to exist.
Isn’t it interesting that when you receive a word from the Lord it seems that everything around you conspires to pull your attention from what was said? Adversity, difficulties, crisis or even just the trudge of the grind of everyday life seem to work in concert to make us lose track of what God has spoken for this season. What this distraction produces is a lack of intentionality for pursuing the Word of the Lord spoken over our lives. This must not happen. There is too much that God wants to do through your life to allow this to rob you of the potential that God has spoken.
That is why the key of intentionality is so important.
A position of purpose and strength
Causes a re-ordering of your life to fall in line with what is truly important
Is a declaration that this is of the utmost value to you
Opens your eyes to the doors that are opening to you to walk into fulfillment of what God has spoken
Increases your sensitivity to the Holy Spirit
Eradicates the emotional and strength robbers that are hidden in distraction
Releases joy in the midst of your work
Tears are given to the church to relieve the pain. But has the body of Christ forgotten to weep? Is there a house that welcomes tears? Tears are a deep yearning for the voice of God to break in. We cry because we long for God to see, hear and act. We want the Lord to set our bones on fire. We no longer want the Lord to be a distant observer but a Father who is intimately connected with our suffering.
The administration of righteousness and justice is the foundation for all leadership. This is why battles are not necessarily won by just strength or mite, but they are won through the wise counsel of Godly leaders. Lovers of righteousness and justice feel a deep burden for those who have been exploited by others manipulation. That “smell of exploitation” mobilizes the righteous to both intercession and action. These leaders passionately remind those who have been assigned to them of their responsibility towards one another.