Joined: 01 Nov 2006
|Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:17 pm Post subject: THERE IS A SHAKEN GOING ON!
|[b]THERE IS A SHAKEN GOING ON! [/b]
Do you feel like your life is being turned upside down like a chess board and right when you thought you were about to win the game the game pieces go flying and no one knows what the next move is? Well, GOOD...You are right where God wants you to be.
Hebrews 12: 28-29 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our "God is a consuming fire."
God wants to shake everything in your life that can be shaken so that what was created by HIM alone to stand the duration will be left standing on the podium of your life like a shinning star, bring glory to Him! God is truly a consuming fire. His kingdom requires all of you for it's advancement. When we pray Thy Kingdom Come...Thy Will Be Done, we must lay down our own will in order for His to be accomplished. His Kingdom cannot be shaken. Anything that is not under his Kingdom domion, can and will be shaken. Worshiping God acceptably with reverence and awe means that we are to worship Him in spirit and in truth, keeping with His very nature, not our own. We must let go of our control. We must quit white knuckling our way through life. No matter how hard you hold the steering wheel, or how close you push your seat up to it, no matter how fast you drive or how much you concentrate, if you are headed to the wrong destination, what's the point? You have wasted alot of time and effort going nowhere.
So many times we think we know where we should go, but we never consulted a good travel agent on how to get there. We ended up spending alot more money, having alot more headaches and spending nights in some roach infested hotels, instead of dining on the best food, sleeping on heavenly mattresses and flying first class. You see, we as children of God are destined for 1st class. The only thing that gets in the way of us stepping into God's destiny for our life is our own attempts to build our own kingdoms under our own rule instead of His. He will allow those kingdoms to topple in order to reconstruct His kingdom in their place.
Now is a wonderful opportunity to see what God has planted within you that will go the distance. Times of testing are difficult, but they expose the fluff and tranform the rest to be a vessel that will carry the weight of God's presence to a lost and dying world. Our good ideas, good intentions, large retirement plans, land investments, fast cars, pools, clothes, jewelry, and the ability to enjoy fine dining will not win a dying world to Christ and certainly will not help you cross the finish line...The very presence of Christ himself manifested in you and me will win a lost and dying world to him. That alone is the key that unlocks the heart of man. We must line up with the kingdom of God and allow every facet of Jesus to shine through like a brilliant diamond.
The kingdom of God must first transform you before it can transform others. You might say I have too much to loose. If you don't allow the work of God to take place in you, you have EVERYTHING to loose.
Let the shaking rattle your teeth to the point of shaking loose all the baby ones hanging on and allow the adult teeth to come up to the surface. It is time to go to the next spiritual level, but it requires dropping your provisions and picking up His for the higher climb.
Blessings to you all,
Life Giving Church