TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I love you too much to let you stay the way you are. Each new height you reach in your awareness and understanding of Me is cause for celebration in the heavenly realms. Know that I Am singing over you as you continue to grow.
AVOIDING THE TRAP DOOR
Progressing is a big deal. You should have a growing relationship with God that re-teaches you Jesus over and over again. Here are a few ways to know if this applies to you or not.
- Do you have ongoing, new revelation about Jesus on a regular basis?
- Has your theology about God and how He works changed over the past few years?
- Have you seen signs, miracles, and wonders in your life in the last year?
- Do you hear God speaking to you?
- Do you ever feel the presence or prompting of the Holy Spirit?
- Do you know your purpose and destiny?
Let me tell you, if you answered no to any of these, I’m worried about you.
You should not have the same exact theology that you did 20,10 or even five years ago. If you walked a powerful walk with the Lord in 2017, there are things you should believe now that you didn’t at the beginning of January 2017. There should be things you’ve experienced in God that you didn’t know He did before that. That’s growth.
If you’re ever going to walk in a sense of wonder, you have to be open to the unexplainable parts of God. If you’re happy with just knowing God in really safe ways – attending church and knowing God through your Bible – you may have a relationship with the book and not the Savior. Just something to think about.
As you grow in the Lord, as your theology expands with your experience, it positions Him more and more as King. When Jesus is your King, you become more and more dependent on Him. Total dependency on Jesus theology is the theology you and I need to have.
If you have not learned that, it’s okay. A trap door will fall out from under you and you’ll go right back to the wilderness. In the wilderness, Jesus will love you and care for you, but His goal isn’t for you to stay a babe in the wilderness. His goal is for you to be a warrior in the Promised Land.
Want to avoid the trap door? Grow. Go after more. Be intentional about being in the presence of the Lord. It can’t help but change you.
FROM MY SERMON SERIES FIRST THINGS