Sunday, August 21, 2011


Then Jesus gave the following illustration: “Can one blind person lead, guide and direct another? Won’t they both fall into a ditch or a hole in the ground? The pupil is not superior to the teacher, but everyone when they are completely trained (readjusted, restored, set to rights, and perfected) will be like the teacher."
Luke 6:39-40

When God gives us a vision, He gives us a brief look into what Is To come. It is very wise on our part to allow Him to prepare us in every way needed to accomplish every step of this vision according to His Will, not ours. It is wise for us to Sit with Him for as long And as often as He desires so that we are Prepared to accomplish the Vision in complete detail, His details, not ours. With each step taken, with each part of the vison accomplished, we will Need to be prepared for the next steps, for the next part.  Many do Not return to invest their time and energy, their Spirit in preparation for  the 'next ' steps.
Many hear only part of the directions concerning the Vision and get up to do, when God has not said to get up and do anything.
Our self-control and self-discipline Must be used at this point or we will destroy the Vision. Ask to have Him strengthen your self-control, your self-discipline so that you are prepared for the bumps and small troubles that will come along the way of accomplishing this Vision. He is desiring to Establish His Peace deep in us to be our Power over the power of darkness.  He is wanting us to learn to focus on Him and not on what is going on around us--to invest in Him and not in the movements of the worlds ways.

 Too many people get in the way by not using their self control and self discipline to Hold them steady. They allow themselves to be guided by their emotions, their past, their fears, their ego, pride and many times the words, and fears of others create stumbling blocks for them. Our ideas that we think are good for God's visions must be the ideas that God has given to us, anything less than His best will Not work with the vision He has given to us.  That would be us trying to mix Spiritual and natural together and that
will not work--never will, never has.
What we invest into is the return we receive from.
We will need courage and dedication to His Will, His Love to accomplish, and His Peace to power us through every step. We will need disciplined ears, eyes, and faith. To live day by day in His Spiritual reality and His truth.

 Impatience is a bad way to be concerning the timing and order of God. Impatience is fed by ego and pride, fear and doubt.
Here is when we should Invest into Patience, making Her and Her Sister Wisdom our close sisters and friends. Many hear and see a piece of what God wants them to do and they allow emotions to excite them in the Wrong ways. Yes, getting excited because God has poured a vision or word into their heart and spirit Is a Good thing.  Acting prematurely is a bad thing.
Many times they tell the wrong people, (the story of Joseph comes to mind-Gen 37). 

They move to try and Make things happen based on what they Think should happen and when it should happen. They keep trying to hold Jesus' hand and with their other hand hold onto the world and it's ways at the same time. That will Never work.
We should not try to fix 'things' that God does not want to fix, and if He does, it is probably not in the way we think 'it' should be fixed.
Also, what needs to be fixed will Not be in the timing of when we think 'it' should be fixed.
Here we need to Invest into accepting what God allows.

A disciplined and mature Faith trusts, and obedience is what is needed in us. To allow His Spirit to grow us in these spiritual areas so that we are prepared to receive the blessings, to accomplish the visions that He has placed in our heart to do For Him is our purpose. We are all growing to be this person who lives by their Spirit and not their flesh day by day, one day at a time.  So that we are completely prepared to accomplish the other purposes, building up His Kingdom here on earth as it Is in Heaven.

In Luke 18:24-30, Jesus is teaching the people and the disciples, and one of the disciples said to Him, we have left our homes, families, jobs, given away everything you told us to give away to follow You Lord!
I can almost hear the doubt, fear, and uncertainty as I read those words.  It's as if Peter is moving toward everything being done in vain.
In Luke18:29,30,  Jesus replied to him,
.    And He said to them, "I say to you Truly, there Is No one who Has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God Who Will Not Receive In Return Many Times More in this world and, in the coming age, eternal life. "

So we learn here that When we invest in Following Him, God Will Reward us, He will give us Return on the investments of our lives given to Him.

Investing our obedience in the directions and teachings that Jesus gave to us prepares us to show Him every where we go in everything we do. I hear people ask "what is my purpose Lord, what am I to be doing?"  Many are seeking some fleshy grandiose Work that will put them in the public eye, to be seen by others doing what God said for them to do.
That may or may not happen, but to base our obedience on that result is fruitless for God. If there is going to be no glory unto God in the name of Jesus, then there is no need to invest our lives into it.
We are to invest our lives in What our Lord has already told us. What is dear to His heart. Matthew 5
This Is how we Invest in the Promises of God, in His Love, in His faithfulness, investing our faith and trust into His Ways as the Best for us.  Even when we have no idea what each step will bring, we Know, Trust and Believe that He will only lead us to His Best And His Glory!
We all who belong to Him, we who have been called And chosen Are to be doing the same things. Jesus already told us All what we are to be doing. The Red Letters will reveal to all what God wants us to do. We have the same purposes, though we each may be led in different ways to accomplish these purposes, the end result is the same Harvest unto God. It is All for Glory through Jesus unto God.
We are All learning His way in this new life one day at a time.
We are To allow His Spirit to prepare us, we are To invest our time, energy, and life in learning His Word, Learning Him, Listening to His Spirit, as He put everything we will need in the Holy Spirit. (John 14, 15, 16). Staying connected to Him, cooperating with His Holy Spirit, to His Love, His Word, His Ways is our investment. Giving more of our time to learning God's Word, which moves us from belief to revelation, then to impartation, then to a greater understanding, And because we have greater understanding, we will begin to interpret things that are ahead. filled with His Wisdom and Truth.
There is nothing we cannot accomplish as long as we Walk by His Spirit.
We cannot mix feeding our flesh with fulfilling the directions given by His spirit.

Prophetically we Glean more from His Holy Spirit because our Spiritual ears and eyes are wide open, and our hearts become more open to His presence, and we are able to Glean more from His Word. We draw from our investment His Returns for now and the days ahead. Our personal and professional lives benefit greatly from our investments in our Lord and we Will accomplish what He assigns to us to be accomplished in the Ways, the Order and the Timing He has set forth.

In the beginning, the middle and the end, We have to make a decision to invest in the life of others as Jesus did for us all. We are His disciples in the making, we pass on what we have learned to others He sends to us. To make disciples is to mentor, and to mentor is to teach, to train and prepare and from that preparation we are to expect God's greatness to come forth from being fully trained.
The foundation we build by investing our daily personal time with our Lord depends what we value. Is this valuable to you?  Being consistent in in our devotional time spent with Him is how we build this foundation--we invest in this foundation. Built with His grace, love, peace and His Will, not mans law.
Read His Word, Seek His Holy Spirit to impart into you--to Stir the vision He placed in your heart to accomplish for His Glory. Invest what He says you need to invest into and  Receive His Spirit's direction concerning All things, so that you are not tricked and fooled by your flesh, feelings and emotions. In the name of Jesus, ask Him to shut the doors that our enemy uses to block you, to hinder you, to fool you, to stop you from faithfully, obeying God's directions.  Invest your All in our Lord, He Will Not let you down!

As a friend of mine said="
The Calling is a Privilege not a platform, it’s a Responsibility not a right, it’s a Journey not a joke, it’s a Commission not a crown - take the Calling of God seriously because this gift is beyond you, and all about Him."  -Pastor Scott Manning

In the name of Jesus, Amen!


"Fear Not: for I Have Redeemed you, I Have Called you By your name; you Are Mine. When you Pass Through the waters, I Will Be With you; And Through the rivers, they Shall Not Overflow you: when you Walk Through the Fire, you Shall Not Be Burned; Neither Shall the flame kindle upon you. For I Am Yahweh your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior!"
Isaiah 43:1-3

Then said the LORD unto me, "Thou hast well seen: for I Will Hasten My Word To Perform It!"                                                                                                     Jeremiah 1:12

    "For With God Nothing Is Ever Impossible And No Word From God Shall Be Without Power Or Impossible Of Fulfillment!" Luke 1:37

But He said, "What is impossible with people Is Possible With God."
Luke 18:27

A person's heart plans their way, But the LORD Directs their steps.Proverbs 16:9

On feet of Faith & Peace
Isaiah 50:4/Isaiah 52/Jer 20:9-10,11-13/Joshua 1:9
Resting In His Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Radical Faith.
©2010,2011 WisdomTeachesme

No comments: