Let God Plant You

September 21, 2019

“To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory.” Isaiah 61:3, NLT

A seed doesn’t just need water in order to grow; it needs the right amount of water, soil, sunlight, and love. A seed doesn’t get to choose its own soil, the gardener does. When it comes to church membership, you are the seed and the Lord is the Gardener. You must be planted somewhere in order to grow and blossom. You don’t get to choose where you are planted, God does. He chooses the right environment that is perfect for you and your family.

You don’t just need good preaching or a great kids program. You need an environment that’s perfect for your optimum growth and spiritual development. God is the Gardener and where He plants you, you will prosper. Where He plants you, you will be challenged. Where He plants you, you will grow and spread your wings to soar. That place will bring out the best in you and you will in turn give your best back to it.

Are you growing? Are you blossoming? Are you soaring? Are you being challenged? Is your life producing visible results? If not, ask yourself if whether you have been planted by God or if you have chosen your own soil. When you plant yourself, you develop weeds and your life doesn’t produce much. Pray for God to plant you and you will begin to grow and blossom for the glory of God.

Prayer: Father, I pray you direct me to the church that is the right environment for me and my family. I want to give my all in serving your people and learn more about you. Lead me and guide me to where you want me to be planted. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Challenge and Responsibility

September 20, 2019

“The Lord God is my strength [my source of courage, my invincible army]; He has made my feet [steady and sure] like hinds’ feet and makes me walk [forward with spiritual confidence] on my high places [of challenge and responsibility].” Habakkuk 3:19, Amplified

No matter how you feel, you are a world changer. You are living in the greatest time in human history, and just when it appears like the devil is winning, God’s grace is abounding. He is moving with great force like a mighty undercurrent. He is sweeping across the world uniting His people, bringing revival and causing His sons and daughters to be revealed. Keep advancing God’s Kingdom. Keep walking in love and humility. Keep persevering by faith. Stay hungry for more of Him. Keep resting in His love. This is a great time to be alive and we have no time to waste. Go into your place of prayer and let God fill you with Himself. Make your relationship with God your top priority. It is the most important relationship in your life.

Prayer: (deep breath) My Father, my God. I receive your words, I receive your fresh wind and I receive your love. You are moving by your Spirit. Help me move with you. I don’t want to be left behind. Set me on fire for you and renew my thirst and hunger for you. Grace me Lord for these days and help to lead a lost and dying world to your Love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.