TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Today is a day of choices, choose life! Choosing life means choosing those things that will help you to move forward. If you aren’t moving forward, then you’re moving backward.
CHOOSE YOUR PARTNER
When the Lord tells us not to be unequally yoked, it’s not a polite suggestion. It’s a warning that what we’re partnering with is going to bring us dire consequences.
A yoke is something that drives you. It’s a passion. I am a very self-driven person and cannot tolerate people who have to be goaded into action. Why? I’m not going to force anyone to do anything and I refuse to micromanage them. I can’t stand people who are not self-motivated and hate anything in my life that shuts down my motivation.
I really have to guard my heart against those things. For example, as a grown man, I have to keep myself out of sexually charged environments. These situations often have very dire consequences and I don’t want to lose my testimony. When things heat up, I just yell. ‘Leanna!” and I run. I literally run away!
If you’re not going to keep yourself out of sexually charged environments, who is? If you’re not going to stand for righteousness, who will? If you’re not going to buy girls out of sexual slavery, or feed hungry and homeless or give homes to orphans, who is?
We’re to partner with things that move us forward, make us whole and turn our eyes and hearts toward Jesus. Anything less is an enemy waiting to devour us.
Remember, we’re supposed to be moving forward, constantly transforming and progressing into new and bigger Promised Lands. Being unequally yoked, sleeping with a Philistine – the enemy – or partnering with the wrong spirit will send us backward. We will be of alignment for our assignment and that means people we’re supposed to bring with us to heaven could get left behind.
“I will establish your borders … I will give into your hands the people who live in the land, and you will drive them out before you. Do not make a covenant with them or with their gods. Do not let them live in your land or they will cause you to sin against me because the worship of their gods will certainly be a snare to you.” – Exodus 23:31-32
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO CHOOSE CAREFULLY THE ATTITUDES AND PEOPLE YOU PARTNER WITH. IF THEY’RE NOT PROPELLING YOU FORWARD, YOU NEED TO PROPEL THEM AWAY FROM YOU.
From my sermon series: EXODUS