Some people may steer clear of living a life sold out for Christ because maybe it seems so boring, stuffy, no fun, not cool, etc. Well, this is yet another one of those lies the enemy throws our way to keep us repelled from pressing into God, and keep us doing things that may not be quite so respectable and call it ‘more fun.’ Although the after-effect is often additional weight of shame, guilt, regret, anxiety, difficult consequences, isolation, yada, yada.
The truth is, my friend, when we are truly, wholeheartedly, with every ounce of our being sold out to God, completely and utterly in love with the Lord Jesus Christ, empowered by His Word, His Worship, and His Anointing,…. the powerful Holy Spirit will fill us up to way overflowing and lead us down roads we never would of, or could of gone down on our own. Yes, that powerful fresh wind & fire of the Holy Spirit will absolutely blow our limiting human nature away if we put ourselves in the position to receive it. For now, go ahead and have some fun, get your groove on, burn some calories, sing and dance your heart out in worship with this song by Israel Houghton and New Breed from Lakewood Church….
Psalm 91:9-16 NIV…
“If you make the Most High your dwelling-
even the Lord, who is my refuge-
“then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
“For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
“they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
“You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
“He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
“With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
May the Peace of this truth rest in your hearts and minds today and always. May you know that no matter what comes your way, with Jesus in your heart, invited into your life, you are God’s precious child – forever. Nothing can take that away from you. He will always go before you, protect you, and He’s always got your back.
Jesus tells us in Jn. 16:33 (after much teaching on some pretty deep stuff)…
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!”
The battle is already won, including every challenge you face on any given day. It has already been won in Christ. Stick with Him, He’ll get you through it. And with long life, (eternal life) He will satisfy you and reward you for your faithfulness to trust Him, even when the going got tough.
love and blessings,
[p.s. coming soon: dedicated site for http://stablewords.com! See you over there soon!]
[p.s.s.: if you want more worship like this, go to http://shanashack.com, pick up a great new ipod, then head on over to itunes.com to download this great Israel Houghton & New Breed CD, A Deeper Level!]