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Charging the Year 2013 for Jesus
That Means For You & I to “GO DO” it!!
by Kristeen Mann
Thank you coming to my blog today. There are so many things we might want to discuss. I like to infuse the basics of our Christian life.
First of all, today, how can we enter in to the fullness of WHAT GOD has for us in ANY area? Through FAITH!! We are to know God’s will for our lives, and it always begins with building our faith… that does not mean reading a few scriptures. But in Roman 10:17 it says Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Hearing here means a continual non-stopping hearing.
So we need to make the Word of God (scripture) that we are wanting faith about, a confession that we speak daily many times. That begins to build our faith in that area.
That is just the beginning, some good scripture reference to write out is: Psalms 35:27, Galatians 3:14, Proverbs 3:6, 2 Corinthians 5:17-18, Ephesians 2:10, 1 Corinthians 2:16, Philippians 4:7-8. (If you want some scripture confessions leave a comment and I will get some to you.)
Today I want to let you know that God is doing a profitable restructuring program, that is, to empower all the members of the Body of Christ to be released to step into THE different levels of His plan for THEIR lives.
When I was saved Jesus CAME into my LIFE and ACTIVATED ME, EMPOWERED ME, and VALIDATED me!!
When I was saved Jesus CAME into my LIFE and ACTIVATED ME, EMPOWERED ME, and VALIDATED me!! I began a PERSONAL relationship with HIM, the King of Kings, the Lord of LORD. I began to tell everyone about my New intimate relationship with our LIVING God through Jesus, my Lord. THEN I found out about PRAYER and began to PRAY for any & everyone.
Jesus began to ADD to my New LIFE in Him through the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38) with the manifestation of SPEAKING in TONGUES, I diligently began to SEEK KNOWLEDGE about HIM! My life changed to a whole new dimension of understanding and stability.
But then, for whatever reason or perceptions or others questions, my ‘relationship’ with Jesus seemed to decline to include whatever was the Christian ‘traditions’ of the time…. I have been continually on a quest to work to keep pure my ‘first love’ with Jesus. Embracing and growing from others wisdom in the Word, but not embracing their individual opinions.
So God gives us all we need, 2 Peter 1:3, “…unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as his divine power bath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness…” With all that God wants us to RAISE up the generations… that means ALL of US!
GOD WANTS TO RAISE up the GENERATIONS= THAT MEANS Y-O-U to be raised up and to raise up others!!
GOD WANTS TO RAISE up the GENERATIONS= THAT MEANS Y-O-U!! AND HE is going to do it PERSONALLY- through YOU and anyone who will be willing to follow His FLOW!!
GOD CAN and DOES use others to COACH you…. coach you in the WORD of God, in the your personal Christian JOURNEY, in their growing in WISDOM in the callings and graces that are in your life personally.
In the corporate world “teaching” is sharing what you know with no real personal commitment. Mentoring is defined as creating a ‘mini-me’. That is no ‘bad’ but coaching is standing at the side lines sharing information, challenging, encouraging. With the goal of coaching to help OTHERS be further nurtured INTO THEM, to assist them to BE who THEY are to be- in life, livelihood, ministry!
Coaches are wonderful and so needed in our lives but they don’t own our lives. It is not the plan for us to stop our life that the coach has reached to help us be and create. We cannot ask our children to stop their lives and careers that we parents have helped them to create- and come and pay the rest of their life giving homage to we their parents…. Some in Christianity appear to feel that way.
We can avoid that kind of stuggle by KNOWING the FOUNDATION of WHERE Jesus LEADS you is PERSONAL!!! I would love to help you TUNE IN. That is what leadership gets to do… BE COACHES.
I want to COACH you in some things that HAVE HELPED me in MY JOURNEY!!
START seeking WHAT IS IN YOUR HEART! God gives us the “DESIRE of our HEART” (Psalms 37:4); God plants it in our heart, AND brings it to pass.
John 10:27-28, 27 The sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice; and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never lose it or perish throughout the ages. [To all eternity they shall never by any means be destroyed.] And no one is able to snatch them out of My hand. AMP
When we identify those “God-desires” then WE can ACTIVATE it BY our FAITH!!
1. Sit with the HS and seek the GOD who ABIDES in us bodily (Colossians 2:9). Seek Him for WHERE YOU & HE are going in LIFE!!
2..Write it down… make it as clear and plain as you can.
Hab 2:2-3 Full of Self, but Soul-Empty 2 And then God answered: "Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. 3 This vision-message is a witness pointing to what's coming. It aches for the coming — it can hardly wait! And it doesn't lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It's on its way. It will come right on time. (from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)
3. Begin to practice WHAT this looks like, to the best of your knowledge. Being careful to continually work to increase your knowledge of what God says in His Word, the Bible…..Proverbs 23:7, As a man thinketh in heart, so is he.
4. Seek God for the OUTCOME= develop an image. You can use your God-given imagination to SEE the very image of what God has for you… be careful to not get too ‘set’ on your own imaging because God does have the liberty to alter our imaging.
5. Realize that if it doesn’t happen? Or does not happen as you imagined it…That is NOT being a failure… you are growing and building every step of your Journey in the Lord.
NAME the OUTCOME then we can OWN it.
6. ALSO, be careful Identify WHAT are the OBSTACLES…we can set our heart to not listen to those that would speak against what the Lord has spoken to our hearts. We can set our heart to not give up when things are not as easy as we would like. Failure is a ‘term’ and it means for us to ‘fall forward’ so we are getting ahead, even then.
Matt 23:13-15 Frauds! 13 "I've had it with you! You're hopeless, you religion scholars, you Pharisees! Frauds! Your lives are roadblocks to God's kingdom. You refuse to enter, and won't let anyone else in either. (from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)
7. CHOOSE in YOUR HEART to obey= so that your FLESH is not following another god, AND YOUR SPIRIT is CHARGED to pursue HIM
****The DEVIL cannot own REAL ESTATE in your HEAD unless you GIVE it to him… AND THE words of others LIKEWISE…. Don’t be rude but STAY in RELATIONSHIP with GOD!!
8. DECIDE a PLAN to OVERCOME the OBSTACLES!!
* BEGIN by BUILDING your FAITH to WALK into WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU!!
THEN Set aside TIME to GAIN knowledge to grow in wisdom (scripture).
9. Be SURE to Walk IN LOVE, in forgiveness and PEACE. Love is the VERY nature of our Father God (1 John 4:7-8) so don’t yield to the temptation of being hateful and angry.
10. Life is ALWAYS a PROCESS so… KEEP WALKING.
11. BE PASSIONATE about What your are CALLED to do.
12. TAKE A STEP EVERY DAY toward YOUR CALL/
Take time to create and pursue ASSIGNMENT for yourself. That gives you a way to keep encouraged.
And last of all, MAKE a COMMITMENT= to follow through, to not give up, keep in pursuit of Your gifting. It is from your GREAT God!.
I will leave you with this section of the Bible.
Col 1:9-10, 9 For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [gspecial] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the hfull (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [iin comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things — 10 That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and jdesiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, kacquaintance, and recognition]. AMP
Until next entry, May God richly bless you and your life. :)
All Women (as all Christians) Are In Ministry
By Kristeen Mann
God has historically ‘targeted’ the generations with each move of the Spirit of the Lord. This is been seen and foretold. Spoken by the Lord through recent prophets, God is also targeting and restoring to proper place in His Kingdom- His Women.
Some use a few scriptures to limit women from fulfilling their God-given gifts and callings in life. Limits hurt God’s women and hurt His Kingdom. All are given by God.
To stop any, adversely affects the body of Christ. God has broken down barriers, releasing Women to have no limits but His direct communications to them as all. In the Bible God has given women place; in the world, the church, His Kingdom! There is to be no competition or limitation on men or women. As Paul said in 1Corinthians 14:38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.
Paul said limits on men or women away from what God has designed, graced, gifted and anointed them to do- is ignorant. Women of God, are fulfilling God’s plan, inside or outside the ’limits’ to fulfill God’s command. We obey God beyond barriers.