TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
There will be a day when you and I will see each other face to face. Until then, be encouraged and empowered that you are made in My image. You look like Me in the way you love others and selflessly serve. I see you and am proud of the resemblance.
PITCH A TENT, NOT A FIT
You and I need to be camped around His Presence. We need to be so aware of His Presence in our lives that folks know exactly where to find us – camped around Jesus.
As drop-dead, sold-out Jesus freaks, we should be the kind of people who know how to seek God and find Him – not just in having visitations from the Lord, which is cool, but to actually live with the Lord.
There’s a big upgrade from visitation to habitation. This has to do with your answer to this question: “Can you put God first?”
God Almighty is happy to move you out of the wilderness into the Promised Land if you will put Him first and be so aware of His Presence within your life. The first thing He said when the children of Israel crossed the Jordan and went over into the Promised Land in Joshua chapter 1 was, “Have courage.” Why? Because “I’m with you.”
When you have the One True God on your side, you don’t live in fear. You live a life of courageous deeds. You live a life of power where you take on hell with a water pistol. You cast down strongholds and slay giants. You know you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
That’s what being camped out in His presence will do for you. It’s like some supernatural Red Bull – His presence gives you wings. Presence doesn’t happen without pursuit and you know what I always say: God blesses pursuit!
“You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13
That’s why you need to seek Him out. When you find Him, pitch a tent, not a fit.
FROM MY SERMON SERIES FIRST THINGS