Can you hear, sense, “discern” the current calling out from the heart of the Heavenly Father for reform?
A call to walk away from the things that entrap lives and cause them to remain stagnate, competitive, bound and locked into what others say “liberty” in Christ is?
Change …. Is…. Coming…..
Many (NOT ALL) current leaders of church and church “annexed” organizations will sadly be reduced to public exposure for controlling and abusing the freedoms of believers through self-promoted and twisted messages of “submission” and being under only their “oversight.”
Please, hear my heart before your fingers itch to type back with a spicy retort or quick rebuttal.
Grand productions, self-promoting embellished titles and flashy advertising to attract new followers and inflow of funding will become a greater downfall to many, and bigger than they ever imagined.
If you NEED promotion, you are a dangerous person, and will trample under anyone who questions your demanding authority.
People need direction! Patient direction, leading them to a place of trust and a place of security so that they can graze, feed, chew and digest the the truths of Christ’s very wonderful news.
The changes in the Body of Christ have been in motion in a swift yet steady “under ground” current, yet many still refuse to walk a simpler and more narrow path which has less glitter or gain.
Nonetheless, the change and the reformation that is taking place will prepare the Fathers and Mothers and many humble and hidden mentors, who will once again teach “bedrock truths” in humility and sincerity, and will see the results in the multiplication of disciples, not just simply followers.
Here is how Jesus did it.
How HE trained Disciples.
He shared the rough and tumble of everyday life with them, (Luke 8:1-3).
He asked them questions to show them what they needed to learn, (Matthew 16:13-20).
He answered their questions. (He listened) (Matthew 17:19-20).
He demonstrated the practical skills they needed to know. (He lived his message out loud) (Luke 11:1-3).
He used teachable moments! Here’s an example!
The occasion in Matthew 20 when James and John talked their mother into approaching Jesus about letting them sit next to him in his Kingdom.
Jesus used the opportunity to compare the world’s style of leadership with his Kingdom way of leading.
(You know how leadership is done in the world! Rulers lord over those under them. But with you it is to be different. If you want to lead then become a servant and sacrifice.)
He gave them assignments and had them report back, using their reports to bring fresh insight and teaching. And wow oh WOW did He encourage them! (Luke 10).
Jesus didn’t give his disciples just a reference point to knowledge, but instead, he gave them the experience of living with him.
It’s a wise person who sees change coming and then adjusts accordingly with wisdom and a humble heart.
Stop. Ask the Lord to walk through your ways and doings and thoughts.
Ask Him to prune the dead weight of “doing it the same way I’ve always done, or have seen others do”.
The very Heart of Heaven is calling…
… Let’s respond in bowing low, listening to its steady pulse and cadence, and get our hearts synchronized to its timing and inflow of refreshing through the wind of the very Holy Spirit Of God.
God uses the Four Winds to breathe life into skeletons to create a great army.
“These are the four winds of the sky, which go out from standing before the Lord of all the earth,” (Zechariah 6:5).
The Four Winds also carry God’s chosen people to their destiny, both in the Old Testament and the New:
“He will send out his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other,” Matthew 24:31.
The Four Winds are a Supernatural point where the divine touches the natural world.
This can help us understand that the Four Winds are another term for the Holy Spirit.
Come Winds of God!
Blow on the embers of our hearts and ignite a the flame of hunger for the days of wonder and change that you have prepared for those who seek you and your plans, in profound unfettered simplicity.
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.