TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
God is altering your perspective on “change.” Change makes life exciting, and God is in the process of making changes in your life. Be open to how God works all things for your good, even when it means, “change!”
CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT
I hope the old saying isn’t true: the more things change, the more they stay the same.
You see, I don’t want to stay the same and neither should you. Anyone who gets close to God should catch a holy fever for moving forward, increase…upgrade. I’ve got it. I’ve got it bad!
I have been in constant transition since the day I got saved in May of 1986. The church I’ve pastored since 1995 has never looked the same from one year to the next. I have learned something extraordinary over time — the messiness of transition and the joy of discovery are normal for people who choose not to live a powerless life.
Is this you? I sure do hope so! If it is, be warned: going after an upgrade for more of the Holy Spirit doesn’t sit well with all of us. It really doesn’t sit well with religious or “churchy” folks. You will recognize them right off the bat: they have a need for security and fear for survival. They stay on their couch or their pew, the frozen chosen never warming up to the idea of upgrade. They criticize you and try to talk you out of your next big step up.
“Aren’t you afraid to go on a mission trip? Isn’t it dangerous?” “What about your kids, won’t they resent you if you adopt an orphan?” “Those homeless people under the bridge are there for a reason. They don’t know how to behave in society and you want to feed them?” “Foster kids? I know a woman who took in a foster child and he tried to burn the house down!”
They like to tell you to stay put so they won’t feel alone. You see, misery truly does love company.
“Why sit we here until we die?”
-2 Kings 7:3
Trouble is, you are called to not only live, but love what the Lord loves and hate what He hates. He loves unreached people, orphans, the homeless and forgotten, and He hates the thought of you not reaching your God-given potential. You should too.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO THROW OFF THE ANCHOR OF FEAR. MOVE FORWARD. FIGHT FOR GREATNESS. CATCH THE FEVER OF UPGRADE AND BE CONTAGIOUS FOR JESUS.
From my book: LIVING LIFE / FORWARD