Knowing is not enough.The Devil knows who God is and still stands opposed to him though he knows his time is short. Crazy eh? James 2:19
|Mountains are ascended by faith in Christ|
Disciples are called to:
Take Hold of the Truth.
Simply hearing the Word does us no good.
We have to take hold of it and put it into practice.
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. 22But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. James 1:22
So how do we root ourselves in Superabundance?
1) Get rooted and established in LOVE.God is love. You and I need to experience that love. Know it by experience and encounter
not by books and learning or theory.
The love of Jesus is experience-able!
Your love and devotion to Jesus is directly connected to your knowledge of his love!
"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."How have you received him?
That is the depths of your knowledge of him and his love.
Are you hungry for more of him?
The ultimate motivation of a Disciple is love. I John 3:16/ John 3:16 /I Cor 14:1
Because that is the Father's ultimate motivation.
Demonstrated in Jesus and empowered in us through the Spirit.
Paul's prayer for us is that we would experience the love of Jesus and be rooted and established in it.
That our knowledge of God would be established in Christ Jesus and in the knowledge, tangible experience and encounter, of his overcoming, victorious love. Ephesians 3:17-19 Take hold of a life of LOVE. Find it in the habitation of his presence in the face of Jesus. Heb 1:1
2) Learn the intentional, active way of REST and WAITING.Do a quick survey of these things.
Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly - Col 3:16 / Eph 2:22
Habitation - Dwell / Richly.
We all know what these simple words mean. So how much intention fills your day to bring the Word of Christ into the dwelling place of your life?
People wear Fitbots to see what is happening in their physical lives.
What is your Word Dwelling richly Fitbot?
Get intentional with the Word of Christ and how it dwells in you today.
This is the way into Resting and Waiting.
Be filled with the Holy Spirit - Ephesians 5:18
Go fitbot again. Slow down and have a look. How much overflowing and filling of the Spirit are you carrying today?
We are called to a life of continuous filling.
Streams and rivers flow. They don't stop in a lake.
Be filled and give it away.
This is the pathway to resting and waiting.
Rest and wait on the Holy Spirit.
What is he saying today?
What is He directing you into today in the Word?
How is he calling you to love in this season of your life?
You are a temple. Make sure there is an offering on the alter. Rom 12:1-2
INTENTION - the second thing to do is be intentional with the leading and your walking with the Spirit.
3) Steward the grace, life, Word, and Voice.God speaks. Yea, he's not all cramped up inside a little book.
He is alive and living. Disciple, tap into that!
Isaiah 9:6-7 Look he is bringing a kingdom and government with no end.
Understand he handed out grace from the foundations of the world in his work on the Cross, Resurrection and Ascension that is now imparted to you.
Jesus died and rose from the grave just to let us know he is alive. He ascended to the heavenly temple and is guiding and directing his Kingdom people Co-laboring with us in bringing his rule and reign; until he returns to rule in the earth. Eph 1:9-10
Following Jesus is a NOW proposition. Yes. Right Now.
Put Following first into your life day to day. Matthew 6:33
So, if he speaks... (John 10) he directs and leads.
What is he leading you in?
What is he calling you uniquely to express about his glory, love and grace?
So, if he speaks he imparts grace to each of us to steward and bring in fullness to the world. Ephesians 4:7
And he has given the Fivefold to be a people full of grace as a gift. Ephesians 4:11-13
Here are the four disciple descriptors I love to walk in for superabundant ongoing, rivers of living water life.
Look these up in the New Testament.
Carry them into your prayer and devotional life. They will keep you focused as you walk boldly into the world each day with the power of the Spirit and the Grace imparted to you. Grace given to express his Kingdom.
Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; 21nor will they say, 'Look, here it is!' or, 'There it is!' For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst."
Talk about adventure.
Talk about Mystery
Talk about His power
Talk about eternal life.
But his delight
is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law
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