Love you all, praying for you!
I’m not sure there is anything more amazing than God’s Word. Jesus is the Word made into human form, the exact representation of the Father in Heaven. There are two kinds of readers I guess, novel readers, they like the story, and How2 Book readers – just give me the action steps. It’s interesting however, beautiful prose can become descriptions, cause and effect and actionable steps, just like descriptions, cause and effect and actionable steps can be captured in beautiful prose. The gospels demonstrated this all the time. One of Jesus’ favorite communication strategies – was telling stories – called parables. They captured the imagination – engaged the mind – and pierced the heart. Or like the time Nathan came to David telling the story of the man in His kingdom – though rich in abundance – cruelly stole the precious possession of a poor man. Enraged! David demanded justice! Only to be told – that man is you. Later when He was alone with His disciples – Jesus took the prose, and broke it down in outline form. God does this for me also. He’ll do it for you – if you ask Him. PRISM is where the Holy Spirit can lead you in the timely word of your Heavenly Father for you – and fully explain not just the truth it contains, but what it means to you. Praying that you will come back to PRISM all day long – that you’d always come back for seconds, that everything God has for you – nothing would be left on the table – and whatever He reveals – that includes action – you would do it instantly. The quicker your turnaround – the deeper the DNA change.
God showed me something recently - Psalm 97:10-12 Let those who love the LORD – hate evil, for He guards the lives of His faithful ones, and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. Rejoice in the LORD you who are righteous and praise His Holy Name! Wow. What a passage. I asked the Holy Spirit to show me what I hadn’t seen before, since He stirred my heart to these three verses. Who’s talking? The LORD, which means the Supreme Authority and His Name is Holy. What does He do? He guards, He delivers, He sheds light, and He sheds joy. Who is He talking to? Those who love the LORD (His faithful ones, the righteous, the upright in heart). Let those who love the LORD, what is loving the LORD? – a feeling and a doing (just like human love for your spouse – is a feeling (being in love), and a doing (demonstrating love) – showing them, loving them in their love language and in all five love languages – feeling and doing. Love for God – the feeling-love is having Him as your first affection, your first choice over temporal things. Love for God – the doing-love – is obeying. obeying his commands, not just his commands to everyone – but His commands and specific plans for you today – the path He leads you in. So what do they do? (those who love the LORD, His faithful ones, the righteous, the upright in heart) - #1 They hate evil – they turn from it – as an instant reaction (they don’t walk down the street near the corner of her house, they turn and keep walking on the path God told them to – leaving her corner far behind!) – they hate evil. #2 They rejoice – they take joy again – rejoice is to take joy again. It’s a choice. To take something again means – use it twice, or there’s more available – take some more. (Remember, He guards your life, delivers you from the hand of the enemy, He sheds light – so you see what you are doing, and where He wants you to go – (what He told you to do) He lights your path- tells you what to do next – that brings His good and your success! And He sheds joy – so it’s available! Take it again! Re-joice! And #3 Praise His Holy Name – Praise Him for everything He is, and was, and will be. Praise Him for everything He said, is saying, and will say. And praise Him for everything He did, is doing, and will do. The sum total of everything He is, He does, and He says – past present and future – that’s His Name – It’s Holy – Praise Him! Those who love Him (affection and obedience) will Turn, Rejoice, and Praise. And in doing so they will become His faithful ones, the righteous, and the upright in heart. And He - the Supreme Authority whose Name is Holy – will guard, deliver, shed light and shed Joy. Praying for you - that you will always walk towards obedience, not weakness. That you will always Turn, Rejoice, and Praise. That you would be the righteous, His faithful ones, the upright in heart – that He guards, delivers, shed light, and sheds joy on.
Love you all,
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