Love you all, praying for you.
Was talking with a friend this morning. And he said some interesting things. “I just love PRISM! It was so good yesterday. I had some extra time so I read two chapters in Hebrews which made it harder to pick my SOAP verse…” It struck me. The extra time we have… what do we use it for? It might not be hours, or a whole afternoon - life’s responsibilities pretty much prevent that unless it’s a vacation week. But those few minutes of extra time maybe just 15-30 minutes... What do I choose to do with it? It's simply a choice. Praise God – My friend's desire for more PRISM time – challenged me as well. I wonder what God has – just waiting to be revealed, unfolded, discovered that could change us, strengthen us, deepen us, sharpen us – that could make our life so much more powerful. Maybe something that God wants to use to prepare us for what He knows is coming - so we're far more ready, so success becomes easier - an increased probability. Praying that God will put in your heart, and mine, that desire to give extra time to PRISM – so the light of His Word can bring light to our life, our path, and our steps.
God showed me in my PRISM time - one of my favorite verses. Psalms 76:1 – In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel. Vs2 - His tent is in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion. As God began to reveal to me what these words really mean, again God demonstrated the Spiritual truth that is so often reflected through the natural. In Judah God is known. Do you want to know God? If you know him, you know his power, his love, his promise, his hope, his peace, his goodness, his purpose, his protection, his joy, his blessing… God says in Judah – you can know me. Judah – means Praise. In Praise, God is known. He becomes known. He makes himself known to you when you praise Him - everything He is - and everything He has for you. He inhabits the praises of His people, so just like you get to know people you live with… you get to know God in Praise. It’s always a choice. It doesn’t come naturally – because it’s not natural. There is no physical draw to praise, it’s not like tasting chocolate… It’s spiritual – and then... the spiritual will impact the natural - no high like the Most High. But it’s a choice. God calls it the sacrifice of praise. It’s hard to praise when there are so many things that have yet to be done, or when things are a struggle right now, or when other things appear to give more instant gratification. But when Praise becomes a priority – a choice, and another choice, and a choice again - God makes Himself known and everything He is – you receive! Just start. Do it right now – even 5-10 seconds. Just choose Praise. One thing that always helps - get in His Word - it’s the match of praise, the ignitor – it starts the fire. See PRISM Topic – Praise just to be encouraged in your Praise Priority.
His Name is great in Israel. Do you want to see God make His Name great in you. Then be Israel: “Where He Rules As God.” No better name for God’s people – than “Israel” Yis-raw-ale. When you surrender fully – giving him your time, your thoughts, your money, your words, your priority, your attention, your praise, He moves heaven and earth around you. You impact others! Your focus shifts! He does things you wouldn’t expect, that no one would even believe! His tent is in Salem – peace. You will keep him in complete peace whose mind is stayed on you. God lives in Peace. And fixing your mind on His Word fixes your mind on him. Fixed. Settled. Solid. Unshakeable. Immovable. Doesn’t matter what’s happening around you – what others are complaining or panicking about. You live in a different place – the place where God lives – Peace. His dwelling place in Zion – the mountain of the LORD – the place of worship – that time in His presence. Your secret place with him. The time is coming and now is when true worshipers will worship in Spirit and in Truth, not just in Jerusalem, or a church building, but in Spirit and in Truth. The Holy Spirit, and the Word - with a life built on that unshakeable foundation.
Praying for you! That you will choose the place that God will makes himself known to you. That Praise would be your first priority. That Praise the Word – would ignite His habitation in you, and that you would always choose to put the first fruits of any extra time you have – into the investment of PRISM and Praise - where you know Him. Those who know God – live completely different lives than those who do not. Praying that you will be filled with Him today – the complete joy and peace that He is!
Love you all,
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