This is More timely than Ever!
The true and fairly measured out boundaries of the Kingdom of our all wise God, have room for everyone (who has yielded themselves to His Shadow), to freely express (with respect for others), the passion that’ll they have for the “design” the LORD has given to them, for building up the Kingdom.
But remember… It’s HIS Kingdom!
The Kingdom of God Has Grace as Its Boundary Setting, and Humility as Its Foundation.
He is restructuring everything…
God is absolutely resisting the proud of heart and their pride in their gifting, pedigrees, work and talents.
But, He will soon give much grace and favor, to those who are hidden in Him and who are humble in heart.
True and God-formed humility doesn’t wallow in self-sorrows nor does is scrape and grovel.
God formed and matured Humility doesn’t look for acknowledgement at all.
The authentic humble believer is secure in their peace and intimate relationship with the Trinity.
“Yes!” says the LORD! “I AM restructuring everything in your lives that I have allowed to be taken and shaken from you!
How can you be My fresh expression in the earth with the old, now worn out practices and childlike behaviors of the past?
Those who continue to cling to the accolades of the past and bygone ministry meetings and claims to service for others whether secular or sacred (even if they were just last week) will be brought to light, exposing self gratification and the elite and secret self adoration that you have had for being used by me with MY gifts.
That wall of accolades and the Pride of Life is going to be brought to complete rubble!”
Friend! Beware! This world offers only a craving and love for physical escape and pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions.
These are not from the Father, but are from this world, and this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave.
“But anyone who does what pleases and only honors God will live forever,” 1 John 2:16-17 (NLT).
The Era of Rebuilding
The LORD is speaking to us in this era of “rebuilding” His house of worship – that means….as we put first, becoming those temples and hearts of men and women surrendered to him as yielded vessels.
Then (and only then), will there be rooms re-designed by the “Master’s craftsmen” that will be filled with strategically planned prayer initiatives, music rooms equipped with “clear spiritual headsets” to hear the songs of the kingdom and actually record and share them freely, and a series of “family rooms” where all ethnic groups become “one family” as they fix their eyes on upon the “fireplace” of the presence of the Holy Spirit and His Upper Room type of power and might!
And it will be said:
“Build it up, build it up, prepare the road! Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people,” Isaiah 57:14.
“I also told them about the gracious hand of my God upon me, and what the King had said to me.
They replied, “Let us start rebuilding.”
So they began this good work,” Nehemiah 2:18.
Today…. IF you hear the Words of the LORD and humble yourself, bowing low in brokenness and authentic repentance, in the right time (His time) He will help you to stand up again.
Greatness to the Eye of God, is an accountable, surrendered, internal and outwardly honest life, fully open to His scrutiny. These are the highly favored of the King of Heaven.
If you want favor with God and godly honor with man, and a reputation for good judgment and common sense, then trust the LORD completely.
Don’t ever trust yourself.
“And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding,” Proverbs 3:4-5.
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 USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.