TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Looking at you is like looking in a mirror. I Am so pleased when you give to the poor, when you love the unlovely and when you testify to My goodness. Your demonstration of My love speaks more to the lost than you know. I see Myself in you.
You get Jesus into any situation by serving Him in that situation – even if that situation is a big old mess. Here’s what I mean:
If you want Jesus in your thought-life, serve Him in your thought-life. Make a list of distractions or ungodly thoughts that ensnare you and refuse to go there. When one of those unwanted thoughts – say anger, lust or self-pity – pop up, don’t panic. Simply have another thought!
If you want Jesus in your want-life, serve Him in your want-life. Some people call this “delayed gratification” but the Bible calls it “self-control.” You have to know what’s good for you and what’s not. You have to understand timing.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7
By the way guys, you do want Jesus in your want-life. You also want a holy want-life. Otherwise, you’ll always want things that will kill you.
If you want Jesus in your finances, serve Him in your finances. That’s all about tithing from your income, sowing extra money into Kingdom projects and being what I call a crazy-cool giver. It’s about stewarding your money and not blowing it on your want-life.
If you want Him in your marriage, serve Him in your marriage. Get up every morning determined to love your spouse more that you love yourself. Be faithful, respectful, kind and selfless to that person. Speak words of identity and destiny to and about them, and never, never tear them down.
I can go on and on, but that leads me to the ultimate conclusion and it’s this: Serving is power because serving is demonstrating Jesus. Do you want to the power to overcome the mess in your mind, your money and your marriage? Demonstrate Jesus! It’s really that simple.
FROM MY SERMON SERIES SERVOLUTION