Have you ever been around people who nurse, curse and rehearse their problems? How does it make you feel? Do you think that they are captives of Jesus Christ or captive to their circumstances?
We often have people ask us, “Why does not God reveal Himself to me?” It is not that He will not do that…it is that He cannot, simply because we are in His way, nursing, cursing and rehearsing the problems that have come our way.
As soon as we come to the point of knowing that it is not our responsibility to protect ourselves, God will see His own nature in us and come to the rescue. As we give up all reasoning and hanging on to our own rights, He comes to free us–not always from the situation, but from the bondage to the situation. When we try to make Him respond to our reasoning, we end up in darkness, depression and despair.
Jesus is the only One Who can work deliverance in us–not according to our own understanding, but by working humility in us. He so wants us to trust Him to the point that the only thing we want is not His blessing, not freedom from problems, but trust that He does all things right. Once we see and experience God at work in us in this way, we will not get into a panic about things that happen. We are actually walking in trust with Him, Whom the world knows nothing about.
So, instead of nursing, cursing or rehearsing an issue or difficult circumstance, let’s rise up and trust God to handle our situation and surrender our issues to Him.
Here we have a picture of a defeated person who cannot seem to get on top of things. He is down in the dumps of life and is blinded to all the opportunities in front of him. The field around him is ready to be harvested; the grain is ripe but he does not notice, for he is too occupied with his own issues.
I hear Jesus say, “The world around you is ready to be brought to Me, for I have prepared them. Will you go and reach them and give them hope, salvation and freedom through Me? Will you take off your blinders and see the needs around you? Will you become like Me and see their need instead of your own? Let Me take you by the hand and lead you in the direction of the lost and broken. Give Me your hand and stand up for what is right by not looking at your own circumstances, but at the needs of others, for that is what I have always done.”
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Brushed by God .
This book gives a refreshing look at inspirational art ( prophetic art) exposed in church, to individuals, on the streets and in parks. The book shares many experiences on how almost any body can do prophetic art for people you love or want to reach for Christ. This book is for every one and a delight to read. See side panel for details. If you live outside the USA you need to add $5.00 extra for shipping by air.
Drawn by God
This devotional book has 52 short chapters and 176 pages. Each chapter starts with a question, has a biblical background scripture that is appropriate for the title of the chapter and then discusses the answer to that query through the eyes of the author’s vision of God. The chapter ends with a prophetic word from Jesus’ heart saying “I hear Jesus say…” Every chapter ends with a drawing by the author or an inspired artist who knows Jesus intimately.
The book will make you hungry to know more of Who God is and answers questions like, “Does He really care about the small stuff in my life? How can I give Him first place when I feel like I am losing it and I feel He does not love me anymore? Do we need conflict in our life? What about generational blessings? How far will He go with me? What about impossible situations? How do I ever attain to living a life that is bathed in God’s rest?”
The book also shares personal examples of how the author faced tremendous difficulties in her own life. How in her youth during the war in Holland they were hiding Jews right under the nose of the Nazis who occupied a castle next door. The pain she experienced in her broken youth when she felt like no-one even realized she was around. How God became her Father and her Mother when she herself was just a young mother, longing to be free from much bondage.
The book is based on spontaneous prophetic art and how God wants to speak to each one of us not only through His precious word, but through anything that comes our way
Spontaneous Prophetic art is practiced in some churches where the artist steps forward as the worship starts and asks God for a spontaneous picture for the congregation. After the worship, the artist explains the meaning of the picture and shares what she or he senses God wants to say to the people at that point in time.
Most of us have heard the maxim, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” We may try a hundred word-related ways to comprehend a truth, but somehow, pictures engrave the heart. When the picture matches the words well, the reader is more deeply impacted.
Each devotional highlights an aspect of life – a challenge, a question, an irritation, a potential decision – and offers biblical truths in a practical, encouraging voice. See sight panel how to obtain this reviving book. Orders outside the USA pleas pay an extra $5 for shipping by air.
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