Love you all, praying for you.
God showing me things this morning. When God shows you something its for a reason, it’s probably not what you expected, it increases your knowledge and understanding, and it’s in His perfect timing. Every time God shows you something – the next thing that comes – is the moment of truth. #1) Do you believe what He just said (First, you gotta that it was Him that said it, and not your own thoughts that came up with it – that’s what the liar, the other guy, the devil, will always try to tell you every time God speaks to you - and brings something to your heart or mind) and #2) Will you do it immediately – or think about it for a while (perverse – a reluctance to obey, delayed obedience, entertaining in your mind- reasons not to – or other alternatives) How quickly do you obey? What’s your reaction time - to things He tells you? Your turnaround time? That’s why PRISM is so very, very important. PRISM – 5 things you can do in God’s Word every day – is what keeps you coming back to the WORD, His truth. The more exposed you are to His Word, the more truth you will recognize, and be able to walk in – to appropriate for yourself. And the more you are in PRISM – the more the Holy Spirit can bring to your attention – to remind you of – to bring back to your memory and your consciousness at the exact time you need it.
This morning I woke up with a blasting headache. Poor timing – I have so much to do today. It’s funny there is such a difference between natural and spiritual – what first comes to mind, is not always what’s on God’s mind. And in that moment as I’m waking up – I recognize this pounding headache – what first comes to mind is “Take something.” Isn’t it interesting – what first comes to mind. When we have a headache – take something – when we have a cold – take something – when we have insomnia – take something. And in these split seconds as I’m gaining consciousness from a night’s sleep, God puts in my spirit – Proverbs 17:22 – A cheerful heart is good medicine… but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. And God started giving me some observations about dry bones... The thing about dry bones – they are easily broken. What wouldn’t normally break a bone – half the stress or pressure can snap it – if it’s dry. Dry bones break, they lack strength. A crushed spirit dries bones. A spirit that is crushed versus a spirit that is vibrant is simply what consumes it. What occupies and pre-occupies the mind. A crushed spirit isn’t a crushed body, it’s a heavy, burdened, weighed-down mind. It makes bones dry – easily broken. How are your bones? Is your mind weighed-down? by what? What did God say about that thing - that's trying to weigh you down? God says - a cheerful heart is good medicine. That word cheerful – sameach - <saw-may’-akh> means merry, glad, joyful, gleeful from samach <saw-makh’> to brighten up, to be or make gleesome, cheer up, be or make (oneself or others) glad, to make joyful, re-joice – take joy again, to make merry. Cheerful is a choice, Cheerful is something you can do – it’s medicine you can take. You can choose cheerfulness. Cheer – to dispel gloom, sorrow, silence, or apathy. To gladden, to make cheerful, to be of good cheer – Cheer – a state of gladness or joy, above gloom and depression of spirits. Cheerful – full of cheer – lively, animated, full of life, expressive of joy. Animated - takes some energy, it requires something from you. A cheerful heart – is what’s in your heart. A heart is formed by words, and words reveal what is formed in the heart. As God is revealing this medicine to me – that I should take – I just started thinking about and just started thanking Him for the blessings of the last few days – what God is doing, in me and in others. He's on a roll! Testimonies I’ve heard of people obeying in the little things, in the crazy things, and God just showing up and showing out. Answered prayers, opportunities, God making himself obvious – and rewarding obedience. And suddenly – I noticed … “My headache is gone.” Completely! It was amazing! And then I remembered last night before dinner. I didn’t eat until late last night - I didn’t get done working until 8:15 pm – needed to take a shower and grab dinner – but God reminded me – PiVAT before dinner. “Oh, I’ll just do it before bed… I’m really hungry and I need to take a shower.” And God said "No, PiVAT before dinner." So I sat down and did it. It never takes very long – God reveals exactly what I need to know for tomorrow – as much as He chooses to reveal. And as I drew the lines and the columns, and asked that first PiVAT question - What do you need most from God today?… I just asked him and waited. And what He put in my spirit – was something that I had never written down in my PiVAT before – in years of doing PiVAT before dinner. He said “Amazement.” What I need most from God for tomorrow is - Amazement. I thought that was odd at the time, but when I said to myself this morning - "That's amazing" when my headache disappeared after "taking the medicine" He told me to take. The moment those words came out of my mouth - God reminded me - that was exactly what He told me I needed - during PiVAT before dinner. If I hadn't obeyed this morning, I wouldn't have seen it. And if I hadn't obeyed last night - I wouldn't have heard what He wanted to tell me. I’ve found God is always more amazing when we do what He tells us. And while I can’t promise that taking your medicine - of choosing cheerful - will instantly remove every sniffle, cough or papercut. I can tell you that every time I have obeyed what God revealed to me – as soon as I heard it – there is always a reward: joy, peace, healing, hope, contentment – something... Praying that you will hear from God today – that PiVAT before dinner will let Him direct your steps and reveal what He is about to do. That PRISM will give Him things to work with – that you will take your medicine, and always choose a cheerful heart, and that you would overcome by your testimony – and that every testimony you say, and every testimony you hear – will add to your cheer.
Love you all,
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