If you are reading this with a heavy heart this morning, drawn by the title, and experiencing
I want to encourage you with the LIVING WORD.
“And this Living Expression is the Light that bursts through gloom— the Light that darkness could not diminish!”
John 1:5 TPT
Of life and light- that’s not just what we need, today,
it’s what we have.
This Living Expression is Jesus, and if you be Christ’s then you are a Living expression of the Father’s heart to the world.
I have been praying-
Amidst the decisions and turmoil the world is facing,
But as I’ve challenged you, I’ve changed my prayer life.
Yesterday I just simply heard the word Nations before I ever crawled out of bed.
I first began to pray in the Spirit, and then I was reminded by the Spirit of God about the seed Jesus spoke about.
I also see it as the thread in the body of Christ.
¶ Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
but when it is grown…
I know I’ve written about this before.
Even the title to this blog I’ve heard and used, but I want to add another truth here, even about that.
We need repetition.
Yesterday, I should have blogged again with the freshness of a Word I’ve shared before.
Pick up your jacket.
I’m still going somewhere with this to accent what Jesus said about when it grows…
If you’ve ever seen the Karate Kid, you’ll remember the importance of picking up your jacket.
What the child saw as an inconvenience and absolutely unnecessary tool to teach him karate, ended up being the foundation of the fight.
Somebody’s gonna get a hold of this today-
The mundane is where the miracle starts!
God is laying the groundwork in us through submission.
So, the Spirit of God had me apply this concept to Issac.
He tends to argue about what clothes he should put on for the day,
And I said that until he learns to respect and obey the smallest of commands that his momma gives him, he has no business on a dirt bike he recently got and started riding.
How does clothing effect riding a dirt bike?
If he callouses his heart to hear me in the smaller matters, what happens when a threatening issue unfolds and he hasn’t practiced the simple act of quick obedience.
There are times in our lives when we don’t have time to reason.
We need to hear and obey God quickly.
We need to grow through simple obedience.
Growth challenges our flesh.
It wants what it wants and how it wants it.
We see that all over society today.
Everyone wants their way.
But- the Living Expression-
came in the way of the Father and leads the way to the Father!
That Living Seed,
To carry out the will of God-
Is in us.
So what happens as it grows?
It becomes Greater.
I didn’t pray for a miracle yesterday.
I prayed that the eyes of believers everywhere, in every nation, would see who’s they are-
And rise up in their true identity.
GREATER IS HE (the Living Expression) IN US, than ANYTHING that is going on in this world.
As we rise, we cause an outburst of light in the darkness.