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A Stunning Level Of Attention

22 Jan

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If I could find a way to make sure that you watch this Shawn Bolz video I would do so.

My hope is that the quote from “How to Receive a Prophetic Word”, which is the title of this post, will make you curious enough to take the plunge.

Many of us are busy AND we can’t let that get in the way of being intimate with God and learning about Him and from Him.

You’ll be glad and blessed that you watched Shawn Bolz. I suggest starting 35 minutes in for a quick introduction from Patricia King if you are mostly interested in hearing from Shawn.

That’s my pitch.

God bless you!

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Habakkuk For Me & You 2

14 Jan

Habakkuk Mania! 😉

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For a few days I’m simply sharing Habakkuk starting yesterday with Eugene Peterson’s commentary section. Here’s Chapter 1:

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Habakkuk 1 The Message (MSG)

Justice Is a Joke

1 1-4 The problem as God gave Habakkuk to see it:

God, how long do I have to cry out for help
before you listen?
How many times do I have to yell, “Help! Murder! Police!”
before you come to the rescue?
Why do you force me to look at evil,
stare trouble in the face day after day?
Anarchy and violence break out,
quarrels and fights all over the place.
Law and order fall to pieces.
Justice is a joke.
The wicked have the righteous hamstrung
and stand justice on its head.
God Says, “Look!”
5-11 “Look around at the godless nations.
Look long and hard. Brace yourself for a shock.
Something’s about to take place
and you’re going to find…

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Habakkuk For Me & You

13 Jan

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Last night I was at The Fire & Glory Outpouring for the 65th time (tonight will be my 20th time watching from home).

Have I mentioned that I’ve been practicing hearing from Holy Spirit? Last night we had some time devoted to listening for God’s voice.

It’s important to give yourself grace in this process. It takes practice like anything else. I’m not sure about everything, but I’m pretty sure God wanted me to take a look at Habakkuk. So that’s what I did this morning and I feel that God knew exactly what I needed last night/this morning.

Hopefully this will be helpful for you as well. I’ll share a little every day.

Today is the introduction from The Message.

God bless you!

Introduction HABAKKUK

Living by faith is a bewildering venture. We rarely know what’s coming next, and not many things turn out the way we anticipate. It…

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Bethel Music Instrumentals!

9 Jan

John! What do YOU think? 🙂

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In an earlier post I mentioned what a blessing it is to have an Amazon Echo. The other day “Alexa”, which is the persona of the Amazon Echo, recommended that we listen to Bethel Music. I assume that’s because we’ve been listening to mostly christian music (especially worship music) since we bought the device.

When I kept hearing instrumentals I had to go to Youtube to check it out and sure enough, Bethel Music has a whole album called Without Music: Synesthesia that came out in the summer of 2015. I love it and I hope you feel that same!

God bless you!

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You Are The Salt Of The Earth

5 Jan

5 Posts 5 Days!

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Today my wife was having leftovers for lunch and I couldn’t tell exactly what was on her plate.

“What is it?” I asked.

“Steak!” she said.

“I can’t tell because it looks like it has a coating on it. What’s the coating?”

“Salt!”

We both laughed. My wife has always enjoyed salt much more than me. I told her that I need to look up verses about salt and she said, “You are the salt of the earth.”

So here we are.

What does it mean? Good question.

You can check out BibleHub.com for an explanation from commentaries.

You can search Google to find out.

I’ve even included Matthew 5:13-16 from The Message and the New International Version (NIV).

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Salt and Light
“Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how…

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Citizens Of Heaven

2 Jan

2 Posts In 2 Days In 2017!

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What a wonderful New Year’s Day (and New Year’s Eve) we had! I’ll share about that another time, except to say that my wife and I attended The Fire & Glory Outpouring both nights and two regular worship services Sunday morning. If we include Saturday morning and afternoon I went to five worship services and my honey went to six in two days!

Last January I would have thought you were crazy (Though I PROBABLY wouldn’t have said it out LOUD!) if you told me I would participate in real congregational worship this often. Yet here I am. I encourage you to worship God more often in Spirit and in Truth. I believe I’m experiencing real effects in my life and in my intimacy with Jesus. This has everything to do with God and I deserve no credit except possibly for CHOOSING to seek intimacy with Holy Spirit.

Quite a…

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Unusual And Amazing 2016

31 Dec

Whew! Happy New Year!

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For many Americans, the biggest thing about 2016 was our election and many people were surprised and disappointed.

As my wife and I have been involved with charismatic and prophetic worship since April I have met many who were expecting Donald Trump to win. I don’t mean to suggest that everyone in this “movement” or slice of Christianity voted for Trump. I didn’t. Until recently I mostly had political discussions with other Democrats as too many Republicans had seemed angry and unreasonable to me.

About six weeks out from the election I shared my belief that it would take God’s intervention for Donald Trump to win. Of course, that’s what many people believe happened. I even prayed for what are called “faithless electors” to abandon Trump and make John Kasich president through the electoral college.

My intention is not to start any sort of debate. I’m just being real. I…

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