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Have you ever had anybody throw a pillow at you? Often it comes suddenly. How quickly do you react? What’s your reaction time? Do you catch it before it hits you in the face? Or at least duck? Reaction and Response are slightly different. Reaction – in physics, counteraction; the resistance made by a body to the action or impulse of another body which endeavors to change it’s state, either of motion or rest. A reverse movement or tendency. That’s reaction – but response is a little different. Response is an answer or reply, or to satisfy by payment - to make a return by some action as if in answer. What if it’s not a pillow fight? What if its more of an invitation – an opportunity or a command? What if God tells you to do something? What’s your response time? How quickly do you obey? God revealed something to me yesterday. And Praise God, I did it immediately. (If you haven’t yet – view or listen to yesterday’s Daily Huddle – Three-Peat Wisdom). It’s important! Praise God by His Grace I did it, first thing, multiple times. When it comes to obedience – how quickly you respond is important. In fact the quicker you respond – the more likely you are to take action. Transversely – the longer you wait, the greater chance you won’t do it at all. Now when it comes to obedience to God – don’t just jump into something that’s not really Him speaking. Just cause you get a thought – doesn’t mean it’s God. But if it is clearly Him speaking to you, don’t delay obedience. Improve your chances! Obey immediately! Someone once said, “Delayed obedience is disobedience.” How true. But one other truth is worth considering. Delayed obedience steals distance from your journey. My two daughters were returning from Atlanta to Cincinnati recently – and I jokingly had my wife send them a text as they were leaving… “Just remember, North good, South bad.” A short time later, I asked my wife, why she was laughing? She said they went south by mistake even after you warned them.” Fortunately they caught it quickly and it only cost them one exit on the expressway. But If you go south instead of north – you won’t get as far, or it will take you longer. But when it comes to life, you won’t get as far – cause you don’t get longer. It’s a set time – your days are numbered. How far you get in God’s Good for you – His purpose for your life – depends on your obedience. PiVAT before dinner - will help you obey – so you get the full journey He has for you. PRISM transforms your mind, it confirms the direction God gave you, it helps you understand it, and enables you to do it more successfully. And your Daily Call - ensures you overcome the enemy by the word of your testimony, and continue in that journey!
Delayed obedience steals distance from your journey. So be sure to obey today, don’t waste time with anything else. And whatever you do, don’t think about the past! That’s heading south. “If only I had obeyed more when I was younger, if only I didn’t commit those sins, or if only I did what God told me to do back then, my life would be so much different today. Probably true, but unproductive of thought – that’s heading south on a trip north. A quick realization may be helpful so you don’t do it again… but past that - it’s unfruitful. God forgave your sins, when you received Christ as your Savior, and has forgiven any sin since then that you have confessed and forsaken. Either He lied, or He didn’t. And since He is not man that He should lie – it’s now on you. You either believe His Word or not. If you spend time regretting what He already forgave, going south instead of north, you won’t get as far! That will delay you as much as sinning again today. Don’t look back - Just obey today! PiVAT, PRISM, and your Daily Call will keep you moving forward!
So just quick from yesterday, Praise God by His Grace – when He revealed Three-Peat Wisdom yesterday, I did multiple verses in a row in Proverbs. Praise It, Pray It, Declare it! I obeyed immediately – and God gave me additional revelation. You can Three-Peat Psalms too! Not just Three-Peat Wisdom in Proverbs - You can Three-Peat any Scripture! Praise it, (whatever truth or wisdom it contains – it comes from God, the perfect example of it – is Jesus- and you can praise God for it). Pray It – Ask God to help you do this - what His Word says! For His commands, His truth and His righteousness – to become your DNA! Then Declare It. Speak Out Loud – the specific thing you will do – to implement this truth in your life - like David did! Here's what will happen: when you start with Praise It, when you Praise the Word (Just like you do in PRISM every day) He, the Holy Spirit takes over – so it started out as you praising, but it becomes The Holy Spirit praising the Word. This is true because God promises He inhabits the praises of His people. In Praise the Word – once the Holy Spirit takes over your praise – it instantly goes to another level altogether! But then, when you move from PRAISE IT, to PRAY IT, the Holy Spirit continues from Praise the Word – right into the Prayer for you – to apply that Word – and you pray what the Holy Spirit leads you to pray – to apply that in your life. And then, the Holy Spirit keeps going - right into the DECLARE IT. The Holy Spirit reveals the specific step for you to take - to do it – the first action to take, the habit to start or continue so you can do this thing that God’s Word is saying, that He, the Holy Spirit just praised through you, and just asked the Father for you – through your mouth. It increases your revelation – it’s instant Holy-Spirit led S.O.A.P. It’s instant observation and application!
Praying for you that anything God ever reveals to you, you would obey immediately and do it multiple times as soon as you possibly can. That trains your heart to obey – it's a heart like Jesus, and a heart like David – after God’s own heart. Praying that you will never waste a moment of time going south – when He is leading you north – not by thoughts or by actions. And praying that you will try this Three-Peat of God’s Word. Praise It, Pray It, Declare It – and see what the Holy Spirit will speak into your life and into your actions. So from this day forward, every good thing God has planned for you and stored up for you – you will be with Him on that journey for the full distance!
Love you all,
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