Wednesday, July 9, 2008

ACTIVELY LISTENING


IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL.......

Love is that condition in which The happiness of another person Is essential to your own.

Greetings to you my sisters and brothers. In the name of Jesus wrapped in The Love Of God do I come.

I pray in the name of Jesus, that the Lord God opens your ears and eyes so that you shall grow in spiritual maturity and that His Love shall cover you in all areas of your life. I thank The Lord for strengthening you in every area of your being so that you are fully surrendered to His Will for your life. That you will walk in His love - that you will live within His love and that you will allow His love to come forth from you at every opportunity avaliable. That you will always be a witness to what His Love has done.

In the name of Jesus, Amen.

My sisters and brothers in Christ-- I daily dwell with The One who speaks softly what His people need to hear and to know. I daily Praise God for helping your way through in the name of Jesus. I allow His Will to change me, to correct me, to show me how He has ordered my steps. I sit and actively listen to all that He whispers into my spirit, filling me up till I overflow in His grace and goodness. I ask of nothing from Him, merely sitting and listening....learning All that I am able to. After I have been filled with His thoughts and purposes, I lean over and pour out what your spirits crave. His Love, and everything that IS His love. Why do I do this, because as a sister of mine in Christ once said, which I agree with = "because when Jesus said He came to Proclaim Release to the captives and to let the Oppressed go free....I believed Him!" amen. ~closeted pastor

16"For if I [merely] preach the Gospel, that gives me no reason to boast, for I feel compelled of necessity to do it. Woe is me if I do not preach the glad tidings (the Gospel) !

18What then is the [actual] reward that I get? Just this: that in my preaching the good news (the Gospel), I may offer it [absolutely] free of expense [to anybody], not taking advantage of my rights and privileges [as a preacher] of the Gospel.
19For although I am free in every way from anyone's control, I have made myself a bond servant to everyone, so that I might gain the more [for Christ]."

I Cor 9:16, 18, 19 (Amp)

In The New Testament we will read over and over how the apostle Paul, often refers to himself as a slave for Christ and that he was called to teach and preach the Gospel. Now, I know that all Christians are not called to full-time ministry, but our very lives should reflect the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those around us.

Indeed, "woe to us" if we do not!

The Love of God and our Love For God in the name of Jesus.

3"And this is how we may discern [daily, by experience] that we are coming to know Him [to perceive, recognize, understand, and become better acquainted with Him]: if we keep (bear in mind, observe, pratice) His teachings (precepts, commandments).
4Whoever says, I know Him [I perceive, recognize, understand and am acquainted with Him] but fails to keep and obey His commandments (teachings) is a liar and the Truth of the Gospel is not in him.
5But he who keeps (treasures) His Word [who observes His message in it's entirety], truely in him has the love of and for God been perfected (completed, reached maturity). By this we may perceive and recognize and be sure that we are in Him." 1 John 2:3-6



Are you actively listening to God when His Spirit speaks to you?
We pray to God and ask for directions/guidance and answers all the time. But are you really going to do what He tells you to do?

Mother Mary told the servants at the wedding- To Do everything He tells you to do! That is for all of us to know and follow.

I know of many that do not obey His detailed guidance that is poured out of His Love and perfected by His grace.
Because it is not what they have told themselves they want to do.
Many people create excuses and start changing the subject, starting projects, anything to keep their minds and hearts away from what God is calling them to do. Or they try and do what God said needs to be done, but try and do it the way they want it done--not God's way. Some even go so far as to try and say, why it must not be God. None of those ways of reasoning will change the truth about what God wants you to do.


You can not create your own plan and give it to God and expect Him to carry that out.
You are to let go of your will completely and to step into His Will for your life. Your steps will be so easy to walk in when you know that God is taking care of everything. And that no matter what happens, or does not happen, It Is Well With Your soul.


Jesus said, if you love me you will obey my teachings, And you will feed my sheep.

So many people are trying to love God with human love. They are trying to love themselves and others with human love.
They have not learned or accepted God's love.
God's love is unconditional. It is so much more higher than human love, it is deeper than human love. It has no faults as human love does. It has no conditions as human love does.

Many people can quote 1 Cor 13, and tell all day long that Love is this and that based on that teaching. But they do not have it in their hearts, they do not live His Love all day everyday. amen.
They have merely memorized the Word of God just as satan has done.
They will not bring anyone to Jesus for salvation by preaching memorized words that do not live in their hearts. And they may fool some people that are either very new in Jesus, or some people that are immature Christians stuck at being saved, but are not active listeners and doers to His Teachings. They have not grown in the Love of God. They are saved, and filled but they are not strong in their faith and trust in God. They are not dwelling with Him. Those that teach the Word without IT living in them will not provide a solid foundation for the newly saved in Jesus and the seed will not take root. And therefore, will produce no fruit from that branch. God will prune what does not bloom.

Sometimes, The only way to find out--Is to step out!

We are to live by grace through faith. By the grace of God we are able to do what He tells us to do. Thank You Father.
To abide in Jesus-this is what He has taught us to do.
To abide in Him. To dwell with Him.



Where are you dwelling? In Whose tent do you visit and dwell in?
Abiding means to be in a constant state of remaining, continuing.

Learning how to abide in Jesus (John 15:5,7,11), is what teaches us how to Actively Listen to Him. This is the foundation of His love for us and in us. If you love him you will obey Him.
Yopu Will Do what He tells you to do! And everytime He tells you to do something--do it every time! Not some times, partially done.
But Every time- Completely Do what He tells You to do!

And I hear many people saying right now, but I do love Jesus and God the Father. And yet these very people are struggling daily wih their flesh and their need to feed the flesh and not the spirit. Daily prayer, praise, and fellowship with God should not be a struggle. It should be first on your 'to-do' list everyday. People will go to church and of course people seek God when a crisis comes along-but to live without Joy daily means you are not spending enough time dwelling with--abiding in Jesus.

By grace we are able to do what He tells us to do.
With His love we are the most powerful people living.
By Grace through Faith with His love!

Trying to do 'works' of the flesh that God did not ordain for you to do is like trying to teach a pig to fly. The energy you expell and waste trying to do what God did not tell you to do is a burden you take on that will crush you and keep you off balance. We can not go out and do things we want to do and expect God to bless it.

Remember=By Grace-Through Faith!

But in order to know what it is you are to do-you must be an active Listener. And in order to be an Active Listener, You must spend time dwelling with God and abiding in Jesus.
Now, this is the important part, you must also WAIT for Him to tell you when, how, what time, with whom, and you must wait for Him Patiently!
Do not fret over what you do not know right now.
You don't need to know it right now--that is active faith. Those that have a mature faith will not be concerned with the whens and hows and what fors. They know God said He is going to do it, and that is all they need to know. amen.

You may not know How, You may not know when-But God Will do it again!
amen.

If you are not obeying God then you will struggle daily with everything in your life. People struggle for years because they have not rec'd God's love for them and they have no joy, no peace, no faith. They tell others that they have God's love--but they do not live like it.

We are to Rest In God--all day, everyday. In all things we are to rest in God-not to struggle with things, but to do them with ease, effortlessly...because God's grace has gone ahead and created a way for the work that He told us to do in the name of Jesus.

When you pray to God speak this over your life=Ephphatha!

Actively Listening

Isaiah 50:4

We can prepare ourselves to be ready for many things. And God does lead us to get prepared. But let me tell you this, unless The Holy Spirit of God is allowed by you to Prepare you--you will struggle with the smallest of work.

When God's Spirit is sent to prepare you, you are to be an Active Listener, and because It is God's Will guiding you, then His Grace will go ahead of you in order to oil the way for you to walk. Then will you be able to do the work that God sent you to do.

Grace comes from God's love. Grace is the Power of God coming to us to help us do the Will of God. Which we do for the glory be unto God. (Col. 2:6)

Having entered the Rest of God we can begin to live in His love and spread His love and to enjoy everyday that He has given to us. (Eph 3:19-21)

LOVE is not a line that you draw in the sand and dare someone to step over it. LOVE IS A CHOICE--It does not appear today and then is gone tomorrow. Once you choose Love God never leaves you! (Eph.3:20)

God gives us plenty of Gifts, the first of these is His Love Unconditionally

He promised and I believe Him. God said to me, "I am The LORD, The God of all mankind. Is There Anything too hard for me?" (Jer.32:27)

I answered Him, No Lord, there is nothing too hard for you. I shall rest in Your Love, and I will receive Your miraculous deliverance and YOUR help in every issue and situation that comes through my life. Thank You in the name of Jesus thank YOU.

Now, I ask you.....Are you an Active Listener and a Doer of the Word Jesus taught us?

Have you chosen Love?

In the name of Jesus I thank Him for Your life, I thank The LORD for opening up your ears and eyes so that you will see and rec' the Promise of His UnconditonaLove and this will give you expectance of a new life to to be free in. Fully Free is a gift from the Life of Jesus Christ. In the name above ALL names, amen.

IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL......



IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL-Richard Smallwood

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7 comments:

Val Ann said...

Whew!! The Holy Spirit spoke to you on this post. And I am in just the right place to be still and listen to Jesus; to receive His Love; to be an active listener.

In the Name of Jesus the Christ I accept God's Love and stand in obedience.

Hallelujah Amen.......

doc

Felicity said...

Reading and listening to this words, gives me peace.

Neon Deb said...

Dear Sistah,
I just read this blog today, this morning I had prayed for God to put it in my heart to be a more productive Christian, to open up my heart to receive Him better. Nice timing. Thank you for the heaven-sent wisdom! Peace and love.

Neon Rainbow in Decatur, GA

wisdomteachesme said...

greetings my sisters. good to 'see' you at the table!

@valann = Yes-Hallelujah!!
:D



@felicity = i find great peace and comfort reading His Word also. keeps me humble and strengthened. even if i am only repeating a verse that is deep in my spirit. like certain songs that i hear and they keep repeating over and over in my spirit.
i know to keep doing what ever the scripture verse or song is saying.

you are very close to seeing a new light. you have not missed Him felicity.


@neondeb = you are welcome-glory to God for His love of us.
lol, see, now you know God set all this up for you ! lol
He is so good like that--ALL THE TIME!! amen.

good to hear from you.
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we are all just getting started...stay focused sisters, and keep praising others through their situations, and God will always step into your gaps.

Don said...

Every time I arrive @ your blog I am marveled @ the extremely intelligent level which you have intepret His word. It's a beautiful event to witness. I sit in complete amazement @ how well informed you truly are.

Not saying or knowing that I will ever arrive @ a similar level, but it's good for me to see the insightful trust in a person who appears wholeheartled commanded.

I enjoyed the read, as always. And I especially agree with: And I hear many people saying right now, but I do love Jesus and God the Father. And yet these very people are struggling daily wih their flesh and their need to feed the flesh and not the spirit. Count me as one of the very people. I agree, it doesn't take place overnigh and it shouldn't be a struggle...but it is. I feel like I have undergone one form of healing, so now I have no choice to believe that I am now undergoing the final healing.


Thanks for sharing.

Don said...

@ felicity: i agree.

wisdomteachesme said...

hey don, i thought i replied to your comment but i see i had not...i am sorry. i try to reply to every comment.

i agree with you that struggling is hard, and it will appear in all things. keep spedning time with God and His peace mercy grace and love will calm you and you will not struggle. it really happens like that. i have found that when i find myself struggling, i am in the way of what God is wanting to do and i also find that i am not using my faith.
active faith is necessary in growth with our Father and our Brother.
as long as you do not give up--you will learn to give it all up to Him and that stops all struggling.

thank you for sharing your thoughts. you never know when your comments will lift another's heart up.