THE CURE FOR THE COUCH
If you are not connected and functioning within the body of Christ using the personal gifts and talents you were given, you are not reaching your highest potential. Rebelling against God’s best for you because someone else’s territory looks easier or has more notoriety will cost you dearly.
This mindset has caused many to miss out on the best things God has for them, simply because they were not present when Jesus showed up. That miracle on the mission field? Someone else saw that. The changed life at the food bank? You weren’t a part of it, though it would have happened sooner if you had been there.
Some of the best things about God are not taught, they are caught. They are imparted and come from the anointing that flows from one life to another. It’s one of those things where you “just had to be there” to get changed.
Even though thousands should have been packed in the upper room as Jesus commanded, there were only 120 there when the Holy Spirit showed up to baptize them.
And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spoke the Word of God with boldness. – Acts 4:31
If you missed that meeting, well, you missed it! There was a great move of God that He told you to attend, but you didn’t. Sure other opportunities eventually come along, but that one just left you at the station with a ticket still in your hand.
In Matthew 25, Jesus gave the parable of the 10 virgins. Do you know what He called the five who were not at the house when Jesus showed up? FOOLISH!
It’s just plain foolish to be a Christian and not be joined up to the body of Christ. No matter what your excuse, it just doesn’t fly. Today is a good day to get plugged in. God can break any addiction, even if it’s to your couch.
From my book: Soul Invasion
TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I have a place for you in My Kingdom. I have a job for you to accomplish. Seek My place for you and I will show you a plan for good and not for harm.