embrace the change!
🔻EMBRACE the CHANGE🔻
DAILY WORD from Glory Barn Branson .August.01.2018 - Pastor Sheliah
”Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? In His kindness He takes you firmly by the hand and leads you into a radical life-change.” (Romans.2:4)
”One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up – rather than what they have to gain.” ~ Anonymous
“The Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like Him as we are CHANGED into His glorious image.” (2Cor.3:18)
”Since God in His mercy has given us this New Way – we never give up.” (2Cor.4:1)
We have often said that the 11th Commandment could be “Blessed are the Flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” This is a season of “CHANGE” and our challenge is to go with the flow of the Spirit of God. We cannot stop here! We have come too far to go back!
🔻NO HIDDEN AGENDA 🔻
Romans.12:9-11 -”Love without any hidden agenda…. Take tender care of one another with fondness and affection; esteem one another’s unique value. Do not allow any hesitation to interrupt the rhythm of your zeal; capture the moment; maintain the boiling-point intensity of Spirit devotion to the Lord.”
In the 12th Chapter of Romans, Paul addresses the matter of putting others before yourself. Verse 5 says, “In Christ, the many individuals are all part of the same Body and members of one another.”
In other words, the Church – the Body – is not a place for you to display your “individual gift” (on a platform), but for the good of the Body. In verse 4 we read, “every individual member co-compliments the other.” So then, the question would be “Is what you are doing as you ‘function’ in the Body, for your own personal gratification – or are you considering the greater good of the WHOLE Body?”
”He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.” (Ephesians.4:16)
🔻A PERSONAL COMMITMENT & A CHALLENGE TO YOU! 🔻
Therefore, without regret or hesitation – I release all that I have found to be comfortable for me, and embrace the CHANGE – that I might be “flexible” and “useful” for whatever He has planned for my life. I do not intend to “miss” what I’ve been expecting – over something that really is not a matter of conviction (just a preference).
I truly believe that nothing we have seen in the past compares to all that God has for us NOW! My expectation is for much GREATER Glory than anything I have yet experienced!
I will put aside my personal agenda and preferences to reach this city, region, nation & the world for the Revolution / Outpouring / Awakening that God is releasing Now!
I invite you to join me in this Great Adventure – To Embrace the Change and Experience the Best God has saved for Last! ~ Shelia Hart Artt