Choices Affect Others (Kathy)
Whether we choose to live Spirit-led or self-absorbed, there is undeniable evidence or fruit of either choice. The fruit of the Spirit, the results of His presence and priority in our lives, is not just a good idea; it is essential for life and relationship. Fruit like goodness and kindness are not optional any day. It is not okay to go where you don’t have to be kind. It is dangerous to get used to living without affection, cheerfulness, calm delight and forbearing patience. We dare not go where self-control has no voice in our decisions and choices. It is not okay to live unrestrained, forcing your way in life and refusing to be sensitive to the Spirit of God because if you do, the long range results are bitter to the bite.
Leaving God out of our choices, we create a void within self. Actually we create a monster that can draw demons and destruction, and we can become a host to darkness that will affect our health, our lifestyle and every relationship we have. Covenant bonds like family and friends suffer our choices and our darkness. Wrong choices undermine us and get us out of position for purpose. Our place of authority on the wall of our sphere of influence is left wide open, leaving not only self, but everyone in our world vulnerable to destructive forces. People who live their own way without regard for wisdom or others don’t seem to realize that self-destruction is never limited to self. It is impossible to go away and privately self destruct. When has any suicide ever been a private matter that left no pain or problems for others and left no residue on other lives? Living self-absorbed is being out of position for purpose. Ultimately, living self-focused is bowing to limitation, living like a captive and self-destructing. The problem with wallowing in self-destruction is that its suffocating mud gets on everyone close.
Hearing In Dreams
Dreams are a vivid example of how we communicate in sounds and pictures and senses. Just like reading words on a page, seeing the look on someone’s face or having a conversation, dreams can speak to us. Most people dream, just like most people have ears and the ability to hear sounds. But sometimes we do not pay attention to our dreams, just like we do not really hear the meaning of words that pass through our ears. For example, it is possible to have several people in the same room with a television on. Even though they have ears to hear, there is no guarantee that everyone will hear what is said. If they pay attention and understand the meaning of the words and the images on the screen, then they are hearing. So it is with dreams. I believe that in dreams we have an ear to hear; and if we will hear, God can and will speak to us. If we expect to hear from God in dreams, our faith ushers Him in.
(This excerpt is from Kathy’s article “Dreams–He That Hath An Ear, Let Him Hear” taken from SEEC Magazine.)
Isa.40:28-31 “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding.
29 He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound].
30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted;
31 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.”
If there is no wind, if there is no momentum, why would the eagle spread his wings Jehovah’s momentum never slows and certainly never ceases.
DECLARE: “The wind of God is blowing, the momentum of God is advancing His cause and I will lift my wings and mount up close to God and run and not be weary in His purposes.”
Dreams, Visions and Prophecy Conference * January 25-26, 2013
You are invited to the Dreams, Visions And Prophecy Conference. * NO FEE *
Please prayerfully consider this equipping event for your family, nation and future.
Friday: 7pm–Worship & Teaching
Saturday: 9:30am — 1pm
We want to have plenty of time after each speaker for ministry and activation.
**There will be a nursery available ONLY for the Friday night meeting.**
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Recommended Hotel: Comfort Inn * 1115 League Line Rd * Conroe, TX 77303 * 936-890-2811
Corruption is not unique to _______, and corruption does not PREVENT profits from being made or successes occurring for the people of God walking in His Kingdom purposes. (You fill in the blank in the area you have noticed and that has you concerned, e.g., person, entity, nation)
Prov.29:16 “When the wicked are in authority, transgression increases, but the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall see the fall of the wicked.”
Declare: “Corruption will not prevent the people of God from moving forward in success for His Kingdom purposes. Corruption will not prevent God-ordained, key people from being raised up in government or in the justice system. Corruption will not prevent proper, beneficial entities from being raised up and supported in this nation. We will see corruption fall in 2013.”
What of the New Year? — Keep On Knocking
We will keep asking and seeking and knocking in 2013 that we may see those victories that we did not see in 2012. Just as the woman with the issue of blood pushed her way past the crowd around Jesus that she might touch Him and be whole, just so we will push past the obstacles and nay sayers that are between us and victory. We will ask, we will seek and we will knock all the way to the door of 2014… and beyond!
7 “Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.
8 For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened.” (Matt.7:7-8,Amp)
What of the New Year? — The Path of Life
May the Lord prosper you in the path of life that He has ordained for you in 2013. May He show you the life He has placed in that path for you and may you impart life in that ordained path. And when you have gone down that path this year, there will be many who will never be the same because you are a bearer of His life which is redemptive. Joy to you all year.
“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” (Ps.16:11, Amp)
What of the New Year?–The Unexpected Positive
It would seem that typically when “unexpected” is mentioned our minds tend to go toward the negative. BUT Jahweh is the God of the unexpected positive: grace when we don’t expect it, mercy when we don’t expect it, a Hand up and out when we don’t expect it. (Acts 12:5-16; “they were astonished”)
May the Lord give you unexpected surprises that delight your heart in 2013.
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1Cor.2:9)
What of the New Year? — Paths & Old History
16-This is what God says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean, who carves a path through pounding waves…
18-“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history.
19-Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?
There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands. (Isa.43:16, 18-19, Msg)