IN HIS PRESENCE

DESTINY SHORT-CHANGERS…
Destiny is a word that is used very often.. We all have divine purpose (destiny) on our lives. I will be using divine purpose and destiny interchangeably. God is extremely passionate about us fulfilling our destiny while satan has always been about trying to destroy it. These days, the enemy seems so desperate. Rather than spend too much time trying to destroy our destiny, since that is taking time, and he does not have time on his side, he is happy to work hard at trying to throw obstacles into our path that will drastically delay us entering our destiny. Putting it simply, Satan tries to short-change our destiny and it's important that we understand a little bit more this tactic.
EQUIPPING THE SAINTS ……. HIGH PRIORITY…….
There seems to be a real urgency for the Body of Christ to place a higher priority on equipping the saints. Paul (Ephesians 4:11-13) tells us that the saints have to be equipped so they do the work of ministering towards building up Christ’s Body. This may sound strange as the word ‘saint’ conjures up a picture of having achieved the mark, rather than a status that we have been given. In other words, we may think that as saints, we know it all. Paul uses the term saints to refer to all those in Christ and recipients of His righteousness and holiness. The word ‘equipping’ may imply preparing or building up. It’s derived from the Greek word ‘katartismoi’, from which you get the English word artisan, an artist or craftsman.
SAVED, HEALED, DELIVERED
John 3:16-18 “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through Him. He that believes in Him is not judged: he that does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
LOST AT HOME . . .
There is a story about two brothers and an amazingly, loving Father told in Luke 15:11-32, titled, 'The Prodigal Son'. We often read this story with little sympathy for the younger brother, feeling he was spoilt and greedy to ask for his inheritance, dishonour his father, travel afar, get lost and squander everything. However, at his lowest point he realised he was lost, remembered his identity and returned, broken and apologetic. The extravagantly loving father, so happy to have his lost son return home, celebrated him and reinstated him as his son.
LOOK TO THE HILLS . . .
I was thinking with Father God about the order in which we do things. I mean which order would you place the horse and the cart? For the cart to get to its destination, you would have to put the horse before the cart. I wonder if we have thought about who our "Source" is. It's important that we learn to live from our source so it's our responsibility to understand 'who' our source is.
LEAN IN…AND KEEP LEANING IN
Lean in... is an idiom, which from a dictionary point of view means to incline, or press into something. I know the word is known to mean other things but many years ago, Papa decided that it was imperative that I understand exactly what......' Lean in ' meant, so He sent me to an Aglow Ladies conference. Some may be wondering how I knew that God sent me. I reckon that when you are in relationship, you begin to understand different ways you communicate with each other.
POWER PLAY BETWEEN LIGHT AND DARKNESS . . .
Have you noticed that we generally spend a lot of time talking about darkness? Sometimes it's that the electricity operators have withdrawn power, plunging large areas in darkness. Other times, we are staring atrocities and feeling their horror and darkness.
HERE I AM, SEND ME
I feel children have so much to teach us about the way to respond in many situations. Children can be ever so perceptive and able to understand quickly without pre-conceived ideas. This enables them to respond quickly and wholeheartedly. When they have not been tainted by the views of this world, they naturally walk in truth and are open to all God has for them. The Bible advises us to have child-like trust, in other words, we are to receive the Kingdom of God like children.