If we truly want a present day revelation, we must have a level of solid Christian maturity to not only discern it, but to apply it.
There are more and more “muddy” approaches regarding “how to be wise, in the flow, statistical or savvy in living your life,” being sold in bookstores and every media venue out there!
If you want to drink or eat re-cycled food – well, it’s going to be at best, half strength in nutrients and flavor.
BUT…..! If you truly desire depth and a secure anchor for surviving and flourishing in any circumstance (and which you will most certainly have attempts aimed at you to sidetrack and undermine your Godly Destiny), you and I will have to go to THE SOURCE of Wisdom and stay there until we “Get it.”
”We do, however,
speak a message of wisdom
among the mature, ⬅️
But not the wisdom of this age ⬅️
or of the rulers of this age, ⬅️
Who are coming to nothing.” ⬅️
(1 Corinthians 2:6).
If we are truly going have a move of God’s Heart, not just His Hand, in the form of a “Harvest”, we need to start living the lifestyle that sets a precedence for such a move!
Prying our fingers away from what we will not share with others until “we” are first satisfied and justified in our own self- preservation. BOOM. Yes. THIS.
This does not just apply to material goods.
It means sharing from the heart humbly, partaking openly with others flowing form different streams, allowing them in and allowing tears to flow in vulnerability.
These make us equals in painful times and equals when we rejoice.
If folks can’t share during their good times and seasons of abundance, I can absolutely tell you that they will not fully obey The LORD in caring for their brothers and sisters when times are difficult.
The LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind every single thought.
“If you seek him,
You will find him;
But if you forsake him,
He will reject you forever.”
1 Chronicles 28:9.
➡️ Tough lessons are coming to those who think they are fooling themselves when they say that they “need to be careful when they give”, so people don’t depend on them or expect more from them!
Can you even Imagine Jesus saying that?
He would never withhold from us in order to “protect His financial investments” or hard earned, “worked to the bone” assets! He gave ALL with no guarantee that we would ever appreciate or value it.
I close with this convicting and humbling quote from Oswald Chambers. May it shake us up enough to let The LORD do the much needed refreshing work of cleansing the hearts of His people in this age of entitlement, snarky comebacks, conditional embracing of others less savvy, and gross passivity.
“Whenever we are obstinate and self-willed and set upon our own ambitions,
… We are hurting Jesus.
Every time we stand on our rights and insist that this is what we intend to do,
… We are persecuting Jesus.
Whenever we stand on OUR dignity we systematically vex and grieve His Spirit; and when the knowledge comes home that it is Jesus Whom we have been persecuting all the time,…
… It is the most crushing revelation there could ever be.”
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the U.S.A and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.