Sunday, October 08, 2006

the truth.

When God says something, it is an invitation to act. You must act in faith. You are deciding to crucify your flesh and accept the invitation and move.

Miracles happen when you're on the move. They don't happen in the prayer room. Revelation comes in the prayer room. Once you get out of the prayer room and on the move, acting on the revelation you've received, that's when opposition comes. That's also when miracles happen.

(Incidentally, one of the words that Bob Jones gave us a couple of months ago was "Keep moving.")

Destiny is a matter of choice. It is not a matter of chance or an accident.

I wish I could take credit for the challenging and motivating nuggets written above, but I can't. My pastor said it all in his sermon this morning. I was writing feverishly, trying to make sure I got it all down.

He said we all choose to step into our destiny. We do it by obeying what the Lord says at every turn. We do it by moving, not by being inactive, expecting our destiny to just fall into our lap. If a person feels that he is being called by God to go to all nations, the first step he must take is to get a passport. If a person feels that she is being called by God to play the guitar, she needs to buy one if she doesn't have one.

These things seem like obvious no-brainers, but sometimes we as Christians get this "by the by the pie in the sky" mentality and just think that by virtue of us breathing in and out that our purpose will be fulfilled. We must be active. Faith requires action. Faith without works is dead. Love is an act. We cannot just say we love but not demonstrate it. God wants us to be active believers. How many passive believers heal the sick, cast out demons, raise the dead, or preach the Gospel?

Okay, that last paragraph was me.

I'm through with being a passive believer. I will step into my destiny.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Wow, you said it girl! Those feet were made for walking. Just stopped by, loved your blog! -Heather