Many of you are probably noting that I'm posting a day earlier than usual. In explanation, I am attending "The Great Banquet" this weekend and this is the only time I'll get a chance to share with you family. "The Great Banquet" is a great gathering, happens twice a year and if your interested feel free to contact me. I'll do my level best to get you all the information you need.
We're going to do things a little different today, the Spirit says it's time to "shake things up" a bit. For this message your feedback is imperative. Rather than providing scripture, I'm interested to see what scripture you find. (Oh yeah, I told y'all we're going to shake things up!) As you read the message reflect on how it relates directly to you. What scriptures you feel are relevant in your life to this message? What stories in the Word lead you to a similar outlook? What scriptures make you disagree with this outlook? It's edifying time family. Next weeks post will be your insights, as you submit let me know if you would like to remain anonymous. I suggest you share your testimony with the world, refer to Luke 12:8-9.
This message is entitled as such because I see this walk with the Father very simply. It' a two step process. 1. Humility. 2. Obedience. It's that simple. You don't have to agree, as for me I have to keep things simple. I have a tendency to try and intellectualize everything, and all that does is complicate. I myself need the simplest method of staying in His will. I didn't devise this two step process on my own. I am not that intelligent. This is what I've gleaned from Jesus. He was humble, and He was obedient. That simple. He stressed these two points extensively during His earthly ministry, and one thing we know about Him: He didn't have time to waste. AMEN??
Step One: Humility. Why is this step one some of you may ask? Answer: One must admit that there is One greater than self. It's easy to say it, accepting it is different. Many of you right now, if you're honest with yourself, will admit that you place His plan on the backburner whenever it's convenient. You can say God is omniscience, it's a whole other thing to live it. Pride, self-sufficiency, these things prevent us from really being humble. "I know God says, but...." You ever said that? I have, on more occasions then I'd care to acknowledge. Statements like that reveal the shallow depth of our humility. If God does know best, If He is in control, If He is Alpha and Omega....statements like this should never be made. We are to humble ourselves before the Father. In all things, at all times. Not just when we're broken. It's most important to do as such when we "think we got it". AMEN?
Step Two: Obedience. If you're truly humble, then you will obey. If there is a need for me to expound on this point, that means you haven't picked up "Job 32:18". There is a whole section dedicated to this, scroll to the top of the page and click the link. Get your copy today. This isn't about money, this is about maturity. Which is what leads to my next point.
I've been through some things that have forced me to be honest. Through that I realize that this two step process is life long, never ending. There is no step three. Once we finally humble ourselves, and begin walking obediently....ok, put your seat belts on. For some reason, pride seeps back in. AMEN? People start to notice that you're walking the walk, a sense of pride grows with in us. Nothing wrong with being proud, there is a problem with pride. (One of my "other father's" Joseph Parker loves to speak on this subject. I'll put you in touch with him.)
We find ourselves needing to work on that humility again, so we can be obedient. It's an interesting cycle. Once applied correctly, there's nothing more than obedience. For through our obedience we show Him our love and appreciation. Through our obedience we are able to fulfill His purpose for our lives. Yet, it's through our humility we realize that it is Him working through us to do all of this. AMEN? Are you gonna do your two step? Huh? I pray that you are. Told you, "your boy got a mean two step". I have to be honest though, I got it from my Daddy (Abba). Can't wait to hear your feedback. Love you, love you, love you. Praying for you.
BE BLESSED BE FAITHFUL