It is time to unleash Jesus in your life. The UNHEALED video of last month was in response to a sobering experience in September when Renovator Ministries provided several sessions of contemplative time in the scriptures to several pastors and leaders.The response was their bringing immense pain and brokenness to the feet of Jesus. That in itself is a wonderful thing, the alarming thing was the numbers who were experiencing such pain.
Which then brought me to this realization watching TV with my wife this week…….
HAVE YOU NOTICED HOW ALL THOSE HALLMARK CHRISTMAS SHOWS HIGHLIGHT A PERSON WITH A HEART AS HARD AS A HOCKEY PUCK, OR A SHRIVELED UP HEART, INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE CONSTANTLY NAVAL GAZING NOT ABLE TO SEE FARTHER THAN THE END OF THEIR NOSE AND HOW HALLMARK FOR THE NEXT TWO HOURS PUTS THEM THROUGH EXPERIENCES TO HELP THEM SEE THEIR BROKENNESS AND LACK OF JOY DURING THIS MOST JOYFUL CHRISTMAS SEASON. NOW IF A SECULAR ORGANIZATION SUCH AS HALLMARK SEES THE NEED TO HELP OTHERS EXPERIENCE JOY THIS SEASON HOW MUCH MORE DOES JESUS WANT US TO ENTER INTO HIS KINGDOM JOY THIS SEASON AND BEYOND. ALL OF US ARE BROKEN TO SOME DEGREE AND THIS BROKENNESS IS SPIRITUAL AND ONLY JESUS HAS THE REMEDY BUT FIRST WE MUST STILL OURSELVES TO HEAR HIM , WE MUST LET THE HOLY SPIRIT TAKE US TO JESUS.
THE PRESENT MOMENT IS THE ONLY TIME AVAILABLE TO US FOR LIVING IN THE SPIRIT, FOR FOLLOWING JESUS, FOR OBEYING HIS COMMANDS,FOR RECEIVING THE FATHERS LOVE AND ABUNDANCE. WE DO NOT LIVE THE GOSPEL IN NOSTALGIA, SAVORING PAST BLESSINGS;AND WE DO NOT LIVE IN FANTASY, ANTICIPATING A MORE CONVENIENT TIME. THE TIME IS ALWAYS NOW TO SINK INTO HIS PRESENCE.
It is time to let the Holy Spirit UNLEASH Jesus in your lives.
I never get tired of this…..
By living in His PRESENCE in an abiding, intimate relationship with the FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT. The means are PRAYER, SCRIPTURE MEDITATION, SILENCE, SOLITUDE, SUBMISSION, SERVICE, WORSHIP, GRATITUDE, SIMPLICITY on a daily constant basis. A life totally given over to God and given back to you in an abundance of FRUIT. FRUIT: LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE GOODNESS, GENTLENESS, FAITHFULNESS, and SELF-CONTROL.
YES- this takes some intentional effort but it is so worth it. The majority of people in our pews are living in incredible desperation, brokenness and pain. They hear Jesus is the way out but our never told HOW! Christian cliches are thrown about but few tell you the HOW because it requires discipline and effort on our part and that might run you out of your pew on Sunday. So is it better to stay miserable but show up next week? Why not be full of FRUIT and show up and be full of contagious love, joy and peace to the miserable? It will spread when Jesus IN YOU is UNLEASHED!
MERRY CHRISTMAS a.k.a as BEARING MUCH FRUIT! John 15-5-8