Is this the way you want to live the rest of your life, or do you believe that there is more for you?
Pastor covered the condition of our hearts on Sunday, explaining that where your heart is plays a role in the fresh wind and fresh fire the Holy Spirit overtaking you.
In addition to the question posed at the beginning, I'd like to add a question for you to ponder. If this is not the way you want to live the rest of your life, what are you doing to change the outcome? If you believe God has more in store for you, what are you doing to tap into Him so that He can reveal the mysteries of heaven to you? Are you disciplined in your prayer life and Word Study, or do you count on Pastors and Teachers to pray and study the word of God for you?
Matthew 12:34 tells us that what we speak is what's in our heart. Pastor emphasized that you will know the condition of your heart by what you speak, and what you focus on. When you awake first thing in the morning, what are your thoughts focused on?
God desires to move in big ways, and history proves that. But He will not move if our hearts are not toward Him.
I think that Christianity has become a fad as of late. I don't mean that it's incorrect and wrong, but that it's a label that people like having because it gives them a good image. Labels cause us to become complacent and okay with staying stagnant, it's an excuse to not change. If anything has overtaken the platform of the American Church, it's compromise leading to complacency.
We live in an offended nation, so we compromise for the sake of feelings. As I listened to the sermon, the Holy Spirit began to speak to me concerning my own areas of compromise. How many times have I compromised around people I didn't know because I didn't want to be considered different or crazy? How many times have I toned down my stance on the Word of God because I thought I knew what would reach people the best?
We tone down our Christianity because we don't want to be labeled as "different" or "crazy." We don't stand as we should because the thought is that we know what's best and that we know how to truly reach people. He created our innermost being. He knows our hearts and our desires. Who am I, who are we, to put ourselves in the place of God and say people want to see Christianity toned down, when in reality their very inner being may be screaming for someone to RISE UP and be DIFFERENT for the cause of Christ and follow Him like wildfire; because our following Him passionately would break the chains of captivity from them and MOVE them to be different as well. People are desperate for a move of God, but they don't know it until we are allowing God to move us.
It is time for the Wind and Fire of the Holy Spirit to wash us afresh. It is time for the Acts 2 Church to rise up. It is time that we have an expectation of wind and fire everyday. That expectation starts with discipline of your heart condition and focus.
Where is your hearts treasure?
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