Godly counsel is timeless!
You ever take notice that when the word of God is given in regard to wisdom counsel that its probably been shared for many many years in all different senarios and times of the world.
His word is firm, true, and timeless. Just as people heard Jesus impart we hear that same inpartation of wisdom to counsel us through things.
How say perhaps your great great great relative may have been given Jeremiah 29:11 just as we are given it today for example. Gods wisdom had been passed from generation to generation.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation.
Psalms 33:11 NASB
Gods word reveals the plans of His heart for us. As my Pastor brought out in a few sessions now a man may plan his steps but the Lord guides Proverbs 16:9.
God has a plan for us to give us hope and a future. He has a will for our life to fulfill a kingdom purpose in the earth. He uses trials to bring about patience and other fruits. For it all works together for the good.
The thing of it is as Pastor Juanita Gibbs brought out Wednesday night is that our will has to submit and surrender to Gods will to see Hid kingdom manifest in our life.
We hold the keys but dont know how to use them. We have to align with His word and His will to see His kingdom come on earth as it is already done in heaven.
Many hold the keys to the kingdom, but surrendered vessels that align with Gods word and Will know how to use the keys propert to lock and unlock kingdom principles.
This way the councel we take in now to being us into that alignment can set us on course to flow freely from heaven to earth and it will help with all generations to come to know the heart and plans of God for His people.
Faith relationship continued…
Faith submits to the leadership of the Lord. Especially those anointed as leaders in the Kingdom of the 5 fold ministry.
To be honest I have had a submission problem. Even when it has come down to submitting to leadership and the Lord at times in my life.
The Lord would speak to me or use my Pastor at the time and I would balk, fight, complain, wear myself down in my emotions and logic to the point of just wanting it all to end. Honestly I had worked myself to the lowest of low fighting.
Fighting the Lord is a loosing battle and you would think I would have learned that after just once. But, no I didn’t learn it. It has taken another serious battle to say chick you better sit down and humble yourself.
They will walk after the Lord , He will roar like a lion; Indeed He will roar And His sons will come trembling from the west.
Hosea 11:10 NASB
Pastors and any other leader has been anointed by God to do a job. They were called to that job to serve a kingdom purpose. I heard it said once that to be a leader you must learn to follow well. Jesus walked after the Father. Paul walked after Jesus. We too are to follow those predecessors as they have followed the Lord.
It is by them that we learn and grow into the image and likeness of Christ. It is by that example we can find our kingdom purpose and set out to fulfill it.
Elisha followed Elijah and asked for a double anointing of what Elijah had following God. He wanted to reach more and do more in His time for kingdom purpose.
There is one faith and that is in the Lord Jesus that He was the only begotten son of God and that He died for our sins and rose again so that we may know eternity with Him.
This is our example of faith and living. Our leaders sacrificially follow Him on the regular as we are growing to also as we journey on this road of faith. May we and especially me learn to continue to humble myself and follow them as they follow Christ.
Faith relationships continued…
To know Him on a deep intimate level takes time Pastor Juanita Gibbs expressed to me recently. Its a time of building, knowing and trusting in Him at His character and love.
All relationships take time to build and our relationship with God takes just as much time and effort to build as it does in the natural with a person.
I want to know and experiance God on deeper levels. But, I know I must work to keep His word supreme. This is how a depth can come by allowing the Word of God to superceed my thoughts and emotions.
When I have not been diligent in my relationship its evident as I easily slip into a fleshly/carnal/soulish nature. This is when my thoughts, emotions say its is right and true even above what God says.
These are the things that have to be captured and cast down(2 Corinthians 10:4-5) as they exalt themeselves above the word of God and His word is suppose to be high and lifted up!
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13 NASB
To seek him on that deeper level I must know His word intently amd have it in my heart so much so that it is the first thing that comes out of me in pressure.
From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. I have to have some heart transformation to change what comes up and out of me. This has thus created my life. For by our words our world is created.
Your words create your reality.
By faith in phases stages and degrees as Pastor has taught it can and will change, as long as, I am diligent in it and pursuing to change and my fruit reflects it.
Just a quick note!
First and foremostly I would like to thank my dear Pastor Juanita Gibbs (website, facebook, and book link) for suggesting that I begin to blog! You my dear Pastor have labored for me to begin to exercise my gifts, talents and abilities by your encouragement, love, care and support of me and what you saw in me as potential to walk out for that I am greatful.
She blogs also you guys check out and follow her blog: Pastor Blog Link
My blog finally reached 50+ followers from around the world.
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin… Zechariah 4:10
I have only been blogging since August and the progress I pray continues to build.
Never would I have imagined I would be a blogger and writing like I do without my wonderful Pastor seeing this ability within me to bring forth through labors in prayer on my behalf that I will forever be greatful for all she has and is and will do in my life as a great influence on my life.
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