Good and perfect Gifts

Desire good and perfect gifts today!
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As I have thought about this blog, and all the writing I do for it, I thought: “Why am I doing this?”
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“What do I want to see happen, as a result of it?”

Suddenly, it was really clear and simple: I would like to encourage, motivate, and inspire people to seek Jesus first, every day, in every decision, and to govern their entire life by the Bible, the Word of God.
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Simple: Pray, and read through your Bible every year.

Include God in your life, every day, and do things His way. Not complicated – a way of life, a lifestyle of power, passion and purpose, as we live eternal principals out in this temporal world.

I am inviting you to join me and millions of others, on this journey of faith: follow me, as I follow Christ.
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God is good, and He loves us!

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

God, your Father, loves to give good and perfect gifts to you, His child, and to the earth, His creation, for His very nature is love, generosity, holiness, mercy…

His nature is to give!

For God so loved the world that He gave…

Rom 8: 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

He loves you. He loves us.

What are those good and perfect gifts?
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1 Cor 12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts:
He talks about them in 1 Cor 12, the ministry offices, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

.1Co 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
1Co 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy

I heard a minister speaking one day on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and stating, that 1 Cor 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

Sure these gifts of the Holy Spirit are surely in the earth, ONLY AS HE WILLS, sovereign acts of God from heaven, but have you considered that perhaps ‘He is a lot more willing than people give Him credit for!”
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Jas 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

Could it be, that Holy Spirit longs to get out of the box, yearning to touch, heal, deliver, destroy devils, and Move Mountains, if we would only ask Him?

Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Where are those, who with passion, fervency, singleness of purpose will press in, crying “Father, demonstrate your power in my life! Pour out your Spirit!

For the record, here are a couple of them you can tune in with and pray with live: http://www.ihopkc.org/prayerroom/

Demonstrate what your Word promises! Father, in this generation, USE ME! If there be anything good coming out of heaven today, may it come upon my life, to my house. Father, I ask you today, for your good and perfect gifts, in Jesus name!”

Cry this out to Him, in passion, fire, and sincerity, and inbox me with the result!

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Let’s declare together: “I believe I receive mighty miracles today, from heaven, in Jesus name!”

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Lift up your eyes…

Isaiah 49:18
Lift up your eyes and look around; all your children gather and come to you. As surely as I live,” declares the Lord, “you will wear them all as ornaments; you will put them on, like a bride.
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This simple photo reminds me how the entrance of God’s Word brings light, and when light comes, we see the harvest He has prepared for us to walk in.

Let’s pray:
‘Father, open our eyes to your harvest today, in Your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen”

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Mercy! Lord Have Mercy..

Mercy…

Ps 136:23 ¶ Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:
24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.
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This psalm seems almost repetitive: His mercy endures forever! Mercy is a force of heaven that produces miracles:

Let’s look at a few verses on the mercy of Jesus:

Matt 9:13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Mt 9:27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.

Mt 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

Mt 17:15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.

Mt 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

Luke 1:57 ¶ Now Elisabeth’s full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.
Luke 18:58 And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.

37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

In our day to day world we forget in our busy ness that we still need mercy…
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Luke 18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Jesus came to reveal and demonstrate the mercy of God…

To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;

Mercy is the power of God in the earth. When God has mercy, miracles happen…

Matt 12:But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

Let us never get too proud or knowledgeable to forget God’s mercy:

Let’s pray:
‘Father, have mercy upon me today. For those upon my prayer list, have mercy! Protect me from my own pride, self-will, blindness! In your name I pray, Lord Jesus! Amen.”

God has no ugly children!

God made you good looking!
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It is not what people say about you that is important, but what God says about you. God says you are a priceless, unique, creation; beautiful in His sight.

People may have used, abused, and mistreated you, but God never will.

1Co 6:19  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

1Co 3:16  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

Well, when you invited Jesus into your heart, God Himself came in, and now, your body is literally a place where God lives!

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Read with me:

Ps 84:1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!

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1) one beloved, beloved

2) lovely
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Psalm 84:1

Amplified Bible (AMP)

1HOW LOVELY are Your tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!

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The Message (MSG)

Psalm 84 

1-2 What a beautiful home, God-of-the-Angel-Armies! I’ve always longed to live in a place like this, Always dreamed of a room in your house, where I could sing for joy to God-alive!

You are now God’s beautiful home!

Psalm 84:1 Wycliffe Bible

1 To victory, on the pressers. The psalm of the sons of Korah. Lord of virtues, thy tabernacles be greatly loved; (To victory, for those at the winepresses. The song for the sons of Korah. Lord of hosts, how greatly loved be thy tabernacles/how beautiful is thy dwelling place;)

Well, when you sum up these verses, and all the translations, this is what is critical to you. is this: God, by His Spirit came to live inside of you.

Because God lives in you, you are lovely, beloved, a beautiful home, greatly loved, a beautiful dwelling place of the Most High God.

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You are Beautiful!

Let’s Pray:

‘Father, this life, people, my sin, and the mistreatment I have experienced have twisted my image of myself, even the way I view myself. Show me Your love, Jesus reveal Your truth of how You see me, that I can begin the journey again, from here into Your plan and destiny for my life. Amen.’

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Seeking God in these last days!

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2 Peter 3;3 ¶ Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2 Peter 3:3-12 speaks about the second coming of the Lord.

Though no one knows the day and the hour, seems Christians forget that Jesus is coming back, and these are the last day that we are living in.

Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

Ministers are diligently preparing you for this event, that looms upon the curtain of time, imminently. No man knows the day and the hour, but surely the prophetic signs are in the earth, showing us clearly that the time is now!

Mt 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
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So many give no thought to eternal life and the things of God!

Scoffers, mockers, fools thinking that the second coming of Jesus is like some sort of fairy tale or legend, made up by creative imaginations! Not the tooth fairy, Santa Claus, or Disney story: Jesus is real, and His kingdom is among us, in great power!

Lu 12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Lu 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
It is time to again, seek the Lord, and not become weary in well doing.

De 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

Ps 14:2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
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Isa 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

How well I have learned that pain can be a wonderful instructor – truth rejected has consequences…
Isa 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

Jer 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Zep 2:3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.

Heb 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

There is a king, and a kingdom violently moving in the earth. It is a time for passion and zeal for the Lord of Hosts, to find His specific plans, purposes, for your life, for time in the earth is short.

Today, as I read: This is what I feel strongly: Seek Him, Jesus, your king. It is not time for business as usual, complacency, or the natural order of life. Seek Him, and whatever He says: Do it!
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Let’s pray: ‘Father, I have given you my life. Help me to carve out the time I need, to read your Word, pray in other tongues. Send ministry into my life, to feed my spirit, and may I be diligent to seek you again, with passion and zeal, that You might be found. Speak to me, touch me, order my steps, and show me the things that are of critical timing for your specific plans for me and my family. Let me not become complacent or comfortable with life as usual. Meet with me Father, as only you can, in your name I pray, Lord Jesus! Amen!’

A Just Judge…Grace!

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A story is told about Fiorello LaGuardia, who, when he was mayor of New York City during the worst days of the Great Depression and all of WWII, was called by adoring New Yorkers ‘the Little Flower’ because he was only five foot four and always wore a carnation in his lapel. He was a colorful character who used to ride the New York City fire trucks, raid speakeasies with the police department, take entire orphanages to baseball games, and whenever the New York newspapers were on strike, he would go on the radio and read the Sunday funnies to the kids.

One bitterly cold night in January of 1935, the mayor turned up at a night court that served the poorest ward of the city. LaGuardia dismissed the judge for the evening and took over the bench himself. Within a few minutes, a tattered old woman was brought before him, charged with stealing a loaf of bread. She told LaGuardia that her daughter’s husband had deserted her, her daughter was sick, and her two grandchildren were starving. But the shopkeeper, from whom the bread was stolen, refused to drop the charges. “It’s a real bad neighborhood, your Honor.” the man told the mayor. “She’s got to be punished to teach other people around here a lesson.” LaGuardia sighed. He turned to the woman and said “I’ve got to punish you. The law makes no exceptions–ten dollars or ten days in jail.”

But even as he pronounced sentence, the mayor was already reaching into his pocket. He extracted a bill and tossed it into his famous sombrero saying: “Here is the ten dollar fine which I now remit; and furthermore I am going to fine everyone in this courtroom fifty cents for living in a town where a person has to steal bread so that her grandchildren can eat. Mr. Baliff, collect the fines and give them to the defendant.” So the following day the New York City newspapers reported that $47.50 was turned over to a bewildered old lady who had stolen a loaf of bread to feed her starving grandchildren, fifty cents of that amount being contributed by the red-faced grocery store owner, while some seventy petty criminals, people with traffic violations, and New York City policemen, each of whom had just paid fifty cents for the privilege of doing so, gave the mayor a standing ovation.

Brennan Manning, The Ragmuffin Gospel, Multnomah, 1990, pp. 91-2

Does this not remind us of Jesus? We are sinners, and satan and the law demand justice!

Yet God is love, and so He steps into the picture of our lives, in our worst moments, and confronts us in our foolishness and downright evil, and because of His holiness, judges us and declares us guilty of our crime. Yet then, because Jesus fully paid the price for our crime, He accepts His precious blood as payment, then provides for us when we fully do not deserve it.

This is good news! This is love! This is the Gospel!

If you do not know Jesus, please read :this: https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/the-gospel-the-power-of-god/

Holiness! Society needs it!

Grace Leads to Holiness!

As we seek first Jesus again this morning, and commit to our yearly Bible reading plans, this thought is impressed upon my mind: Holiness!
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Grace is simply God’s power towards us to do what we cannot do.

He wants us to be holy, like Jesus in this world!

Holiness, purity, integrity – almost forgotten word in today’s society, but the very nature and character of God.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind.
12 It has trained us to reject and renounce all ungodliness (irreligion) and worldly (passionate) desires, to live discreet (temperate, self-controlled), upright, devout (spiritually whole) lives in this present world,

I like the way the King Jimmy translation says these verses:

Titus 2:11-12 (KJV)

11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
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So, grace from heaven, comes in the form of the HOLY Spirit, and teaches us….

What does He teach us?

To deny ungodliness and worldly lusts – to live soberly, righteously, and godly – where? In heaven?

Surely we will live holy there, but this verse is plain. Grace teaches us to live holy here, in this war-torn, broken world…no small task!

2 Timothy 1:9
[For it is He] Who delivered and saved us and called us with a calling in itself holy and leading to holiness [to a life of consecration, a vocation of holiness]; [He did it] not because of anything of merit that we have done, but because of and to further His own purpose and grace (unmerited favor) which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began [eternal ages ago].

Well, there you have it – true grace leads to true holiness (and, I might add, is the only path to actually get there).
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I long to live a pure, holy life, full of love, laughter, peace, where we honestly treat others right from a pure heart – holiness is what this world needs.

He is determined to make us into the image of Jesus: Rom 8:29 CEV

and he has always known who his chosen ones would be. He had decided to let them become like his own Son, so that his Son would be the first of many children…

He has decided to allow us to rise from the muck and the mire of the human experience, and become the people of honor both heaven and earth long for!

May this be our desire and pursuit today!

Let’s Pray:

Father, work in us to will and to do of Your good pleasure. Cause us to love purity and holiness, and hate sin. Grant us grace to deny ungodliness, rejecting and and renouncing all that is not like You, Your love, Your presence, Your holiness, Your purity. All that will not enter heaven. Do this today, and every day I pray. I ask, knowing I am heard, for I ask in Your name Lord Jesus! Amen!

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Garment!
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What are you wearing today?

Matt 14: 36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

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Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
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Isa 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
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Ga 4:1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

What are you wearing today?

Whether we are like the woman with the issue of blood, pressing in to Jesus, to touch the hem of His garment today, clothed in blood and shame, or if we have perfected holiness and obedience in our gift and calling, and are walking as Peter walked in the earth:

Ac 5:15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. 16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.

It is still all about Jesus. It is His power displayed in the earth, the living, breathing, person of the Holy Spirit acting eternally upon the temporal condition of man.

We know, we grow, and faith to faith, strength to strength, we learn to obey Him, Emmanuel, God with us, and the more we learn of Him, and His presence with us, the more of His glory moves through us.

Whether the smallest spiritual child, or the mightiest, most seasoned Christian warrior and deliverer, its still all about Jesus. He is Lord, and we walk with Him, talk with and learn to be like Him, we glorify His name.

There is a place of commanded blessing, where brethren in unity dwell, there where the oil of anointing is flowing, where we live as one!

From the childlike faith to press in and touch the hem of His garment, to the place of spiritual maturity where we walk in our authority, wearing our robes of righteousness, and garments of praise, so that people are pressing in to receive their miracles wrought at our hands, by faith in the One Who can never lie, nor fail!

Miracles, God glorifying miracles, are my intent and purpose today.

In many areas of my world, I feel like the woman with the issue of blood, dirty, humbled, and pressing in for my own needs to be met.

In others, as I see myself seated in heavenly places in Him,

Deut 28:1 ¶ And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

Ephesians 2:6 (AMP)

And He raised us up together with Him [when we believed], and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, [because we are] in Christ Jesus,

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I sit with Jesus, high above the earth, exercising His authority over governments of men, and smashing demonic principalities over nations, shepherding them into His plans and blessings for them today, in governmental prayer.

Yet, I simply, and will always, love Jesus. Again longing to spend time with Him, to walk with Him, to hear His voice, to sit at His feet, and learn wisdom for this next and upcoming season of leadership I see on the horizon of time, there, but not yet arrived…

Where are you at with Him today?

What are You wearing?
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It’s all good news, He loves us, and will never leave nor forsake us, and Holy Spirit longs to be known, yeilded to , and to display His power through you!

Jas 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

James 4:5 (AMP)
5 Or do you suppose that the Scripture is speaking to no purpose that says, The Spirit Whom He has caused to dwell in us yearns over us and He yearns for the Spirit [to be welcome] with a jealous love?

I’m hungry to receive that jealous love today, for my life, and for the people He has called me to see and understand, and minister miracles to, today.

Let’s Pray:
‘Father, I press in to You today, knowing my great needs, my hungers, and my utter helplessness, apart from You. Touch me! Fill me! Meet with Me! Do Miracles in my life and family! Meet all of our needs with savage acts of Your power and love! Now Father, I turn my eyes towards the world You created, the earth some call mother, for from its dirt, you created Adam, and breathed upon him, Your breath of life. The earth, that is groaning in travail today, in these last days, under the weight of sin, and in anticipation of me, and my friends reading this, to take our place, in Your authority, and to bring that which Jesus shed blood has wrought! Forgiveness, deliverance from the curse, healing, deliverance out of the domain of devils and darkness, into the kingdom of the Son of Your, and our love.

Jesus You are Lord! We would glorify Your name today Lord, as King of love in the earth, as again, we press towards the mark of Your high calling, displaying Your wonders for the glory and fame of Your name. Have mercy upon the earth today Lord Jesus, and anoint us freshly in Your power, glory, and anointing, that we can make this day, a better day, for the people you have called us to love, and to Shepherd into Your purposes, Amen!

From Faith to faith, Strength to Strength

From Faith to Faith!

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No man is fit to command another who cannot command himself.
Wm. Penn

If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong:

Rom 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

Ro 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

I am in an interesting season of my life, pressing towards the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, and God is teaching much through physical fitness.I have set two goals for this year: 1. To break 25 mins in a 5km run 2: To bench press 360lbs.

https://chrisaomministries.com/2016/05/09/set-yearly-goals-and-work-them/

In each sport, running and weight lifting, I need to organize and discipline my life around my work outs, correcting my diet, my training, and my rest, to be able to consistently improve in each sport.
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Initially, it was easy, because I had no concrete goals that I was working towards, so I could go to the gym whenever it fit into the schedule, and do whatever I felt like in terms of a workout, and for awhile, I was still making some improvement in overall fitness, but after a couple of years, I had reached a plateau, where I was not running any faster, nor getting any stronger in the weight room.

The definition of insanity is to keep doing what you always do, and expecting a different result.
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I needed instruction and discipline, and as I began to ask questions at the gym and while jogging, I began to get answers, not all of which I particularly liked.

If I wanted to improve, I needed to change some things, and it has been hard. Had to watch my diet, deliberatly get more sleep, add vitamins and supplements, and then I sought out training partners who were my age, and who were currently achieving what I wanted to be able to do. They did not only instruct me in what I needed to do, but actually worked out with me, at a level that I did have the ability to perform at yet.

Result: I became stronger, healthier, faster, and more flexible than I have been in 20 years!

Yet, getting off the discipline cost me six months on my goals. I came into the gym late one day, and skipped warm up and stretch, and jumped into a heavy set on bench. I hit my max weight of 315 easily, then decided to add little tiny 2.5lb weights on either side, so I could break it. The weight came down, and SNAP, something broke deep inside my left shoulder. Been 8 months of stretching, prayer, and light weights trying to get my strength back. I benched 275 last week, but with some pain. Now, fear and caution are my friends. I have to listen intimately to Holy Spirit in each work-out, to know when I can push, and when it is time to back off to avoid injury.
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In order to get stronger, fitter, faster, to excel I had to:

Had to learn to stay rested in life and ministry:
Heb 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

In order to achieve a result I had never achieved, I had to hear and instruction I had never heard before.
Ro 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

I had to do what I learned to do, even though it was difficult.
Jas 2:14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
Jas 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Jas 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
Jas 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

As I began to do what I needed to do, I was not alone in doing it, I had coaches that help me, who had already gone before me. While I learned much from these mentors, they did not get me where I want to be. Why? I had to learn what worked for them, and then process it in prayer, and then apply what I learned, that was working for me.

Coach Jesus

http://chrisaomministries.com/2015/08/13/run-the-race/

Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Yep, I had to lose 45 pounds just to start!

Heb 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

Heb 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

I had to change my diet and learn to eat new foods

Mt 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

When people are right with God, they are apt to be hard on themselves and easy on other people. But when they are not right with God, they are easy on themselves and hard on others.
John Newton

I again seem to fight for rest and prayer time, but am back on track with my fitness goals again. It is good to work-out, it is good to be strong. It is better, to be right with Jesus, passionately pursuing Him!

Let’s Pray:
‘Father God, please show me how to excel in every area of life. Bring to me words that will build my faith, and bring me to the next level of victory in my life. Show me how to stay rested in you, and bring coaches, mentors, trainers, that are stronger than me, that can both show me, and train me to walk in a new level of anointing, power, and obedience to you, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’

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There is a RAM!

There is a Ram!

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Lev 5:17 And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.
18 And he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his ignorance wherein he erred and wist it not, and it shall be forgiven him.

There is a Ram, without spot or blemish, the sinless, holy, spotless, Lamb of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, who already did all the dying, any one of us might need. Yes, God is still Holy, and people still sin, knowingly and unknowingly, yet, each day, we can come before the very throne of God, and find that the precious, holy blood of Jesus, still speaks mercy before the throne of grace on our behalf.

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Grab it and go!

Receive His mercy, and then get up, and receive power, grace, to serve, obey and walk with Him, today in His love, as He unfolds for you, tremendous wonders, great and mighty things that you could not comprehend!

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Let’s pray:
“Father, thank you for your love and mercy! If I have sinned against you in any way, I ask you forgive me, and I receive the precious provision of the blood of Jesus upon my life, today. Empower me, to learn from this, to live in your love, power, grace, and holiness, today, and forever. Thank you Jesus, for your great sacrifice for me. Thank you for forgiving me, and showing me how to live! Make a way, for you are my waymaker, almighty King! AMEN!”

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