God is moving!

August 17, 2019

“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you” John 14:16-17, NKJV.

Have you ever been standing outside and felt a soft gentle breeze pass by you? When that occurs naturally, it is the wind. When it happens spiritually, it is the Holy Spirit!

While talking with a dear sister of mine and DOTK team member over dinner, she began to share with me that she would love for DOTK to travel from city to city and have small gatherings. When she said this, a huge smile came on my face because the Lord had been talking with me about the same thing for a while —a DOTK Tour. I told her it was on my heart to go from place to place, from city to city, province to province and meet in coffee shops or homes with DOTK readers and simply enjoy God’s presence and enjoy time with each other. Nothing grand or elaborate. Just coffee, muffins and us girls. As soon as we shared along these lines, I felt the wind of the Holy Ghost gently pass by me.

In the New Testament, we find the word “Spirit” (or pneúma) means spirit, wind, or breath. In the Old Testament, “Spirit” (or rûach) has a similar meaning.

My sister, God is moving by His Spirit, and you will begin to pay close attention to His move. You will pay attention when He gently nudges you, when He prompts you, warns you, corrects you, passes by you like a gentle breeze, or speaks to you in a still small voice. God is going to help you become more sensitive to His leading. You will trust that whatever He is placing on your heart to do, it’s going to work, and God will be greatly glorified in your life!

And yes, DOTK Tour is beginning and we 

will soon be coming to a city and province near you! Let us know the city you’re in! 

(Read John 14:26; 1 Kings 19:12; Romans 8:14)

Don’t do anything right away.

August 16, 2019

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19, New Living Translation.

When you are surrounded by needs and everyone you love and care for is in financial crisis, your heart goes out to them. You want to do whatever you can to help them, because that’s how you are wired. But it would be wise, my sister, to pause and not do anything right away. I know that doesn’t sound very Christ-like, but doing nothing allows you the opportunity to receive God’s wisdom and direction. It allows you the opportunity to see if God wants to provide for your loved one in a different way. It also allows them the opportunity to pray and watch God come through for them, which strengthens their relationship with the Lord. If you allow every emergency to become your emergency, you risk making poor decisions that would put you and your family in a bad spot financially–and now you’re in need.

When writing to the church at Philippi, the Apostle Paul said, “My God shall supply all of your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” He didn’t say, I’m going to supply all of your needs; he put the expectation on God. He had learned how to trust in Him and he learned the importance of being content in whatever state he found himself in.

When people you love are in need, don’t do anything right away. Don’t make any promises you can’t afford to keep. Consult with God and with your spouse. You’re better off saying, “You’re not alone in this situation. We’re going to trust God together to supply all of your need.”

This takes growth and maturity, and I believe you are well on your way!

Prayer: Father God, thank you for your wisdom. It hurts my heart to see my loved one struggling financially. You wired me to help people and minister to needs. But help me, Lord, to pause and not rush ahead of you. Give me wisdom and direction in every situation that comes my way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.