Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word – it gives truth and life and success. And I am so thankful for the Holy Spirit of God who God promised would lead us into all truth. Without the Holy Spirit, you only get your human ideas and interpretation of God’s Word. You become like the Pharisees who added and subtracted from the Word – and missed everything that God was doing in their generation – who actually became opposed to God. Or you’ll be like the Ethiopian Eunuch who read it, but just couldn’t understand what it was saying. Praise God by His Spirit we understand His Word, and by His Holy Spirit – we have the power overcome the old nature that used to enslave us. The best way to grow in the Spirit – is to pray in the Spirit. If you want to walk in the Spirit, pray in the Spirit. Give your mind a rest that always wants control, and help your spirit grow which is the part of you that hears and understands what the Spirit of God is saying. Another really good way to grow in the Spirit is PiVAT before dinner or PiVAT Weekly before the week begins. It’s Holy Spirit-listening practice, it’s prophetic practice, it’s learning how to “hear and obey” - practice. God has plans today and this week for your good. They are way better – at a completely different level, than what you could come up with. And PiVAT before dinner is that habit that positions you to stop thinking up your plans, and instead - ask Him for His. The greatest trade of all time, your plans for His! When you walk in the Spirit – you hear His voice, comprehend His plans, and have the power to become witnesses, martyrs, laying down your life – for the life of abundance that He has just waiting for you if you will hear and obey. In music – songs are divided into measures. Most songs are three or four beat measure songs. Some songs begin on the first beat of the measure, the down beat - like the song – “Take Me Out To The Ball Game.” Other songs begin just before the measure – a word or syllable starts before the down beat, almost like “getting ready to start or getting a head start - like the song Amazing grace. The A of amazing is the grace note or the precursor to the down beat of the measure – that then gets you rolling downhill. PiVAT before dinner is the grace note of life - the Grace Note of your day, or your week or month… The beginning of it before it begins. Get God’s plan first – then you begin much better! Like an Equestrian over a jump. They are still in the air – and already turning to prepare for the next jump that awaits them. PiVAT is God’s grace note for you. PiVAT prepares you for what’s coming next – a day full of God’s power and promise. It’s how the Holy Spirit – leads you in the path chosen for you by God, the path best for you. If you ever get off track, or something takes longer than expected, just go back to PiVAT – and ask God what to do next. Some things this week might be unexpected, He never said He would tell you every single thing that’s going to happen, that’s where walking in the Spirit in your reactions and response comes in. That’s why PRISM is so important – so your heart and your mind thinks like He does, so your response – is what His would be also. When your day or week needs midcourse correction or adjustment, just ask Him what to do – even in this hour. It’s not too much for Him, He loves the conversation – He’ll tell you – the best way for you! The hardest thing you will ever do in life is PiVAT before dinner – the devil will do whatever he can to get you to forget, or say, “I’ll just do it later (which never comes), or before bed, but you’re too exhausted. This habit of PiVAT before dinner - hearing the Holy Spirit for tomorrow or Sunday for this coming week… writing your testimony so far, and finishing strong in the things He told you to do, that He wants you to finish today… is what will help you walk in everything God has for you. It will establish your habit of seeking His will, surrendering yours, and it will teach you to hear that still small voice of the Holy Spirit. It’s in contrast to the loud voice of need, fear or greed. The tyranny of the urgent is always a loud voice. The voice of the LORD will thunder – but is often as soft as a whisper. PiVAT is what helps you discern His voice, by doing what He says, so He can confirm that you heard Him. Praying that your PiVAT before dinner will be that grace note of each day – so God’s A-mazing Grace by the Holy Spirit’s direction beforehand – will help you start and finish each day exactly as He has designed for your good! So you get everything He planned for you. Obedience is always worth it. It starts with the little – that grace note before dinner. It’s the joy of hearing and doing and seeing what God does when we simply hear and obey.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!