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Response

Daily Encouragement – 

I love you My child! I am beginning to pour out My Spirit upon you in a greater way than ever before. Your conscious act to press in to Me over and over again does not go unnoticed. 

I am pouring out an extra blessing of My Spirit because of your hunger and desire for more. I respond when My children want Me to come and move upon them. In the same way you are inclined to give a little child a hug when they ask, this is how I respond to you. The hug is a small thing, but it brings life, love, and joy to your heart in an unexplainable way. The hug itself is of no real benefit in the physical, but the love that comes because of it makes it special. 

Your hunger, desire, and pressing in to Me causes Me to respond in a mighty way. I am bringing a special move of My Spirit because of your response to My love. I love you my child!!!

Hebrews 11:7 …he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Treasure The Kingdom

Daily Encouragement –

I love you My child! It is time to take hold of The Kingdom. I have prepared it for you, My heir, to take hold of and run. I need you to steward it and advance what I have been doing so that others may benefit from it. Everything you do will help not only you and your family, but My Body as well. 

As My Kingdom grows, more of My life, strength, and blessing is able to be revealed to you. As you see and know, this revelation will be broadcast for others to receive as well. 

I cannot do the seeking for you. I cannot ask in your place. I cannot make you knock on the closed doors I am eager to open for you. 

You must press in and do your part because you understand and treasure the Kingdom I have given you. If you truly knew the value of the Kingdom, you would never cease to ask for it or stop seeking it out. You must never get fooled by the cheap alternatives, but value My Kingdom above all else!!! I love you my Child!!!

Matthew 13:44-46

Unique and Vital

Daily Encouragement – 

I love you My child. I am pouring My blessings over you right now. My desire is to bless you fully and for you to operate in your place in The Kingdom. 

Your gifts, talents, and abilities make you a unique and vital piece in advancing My Kingdom. Begin to use everything you have for My glory.

What will you do with what you have?

Even as I lead you into new revelation of Me and who you were created to be in Me, I desire for these revelations to bring you to a place of use. Use whatever you have, and all you discover anew, to advance My Kingdom. 

Everything has been given to you for a plan and a purpose not just for your pleasure. None of these things are given for your own pride or selfishness. Use everything you have for My Kingdom so all may benefit in the Body from what has been given to you. 

Someone is missing out on knowing the fullness of The Kingdom as long as you are not stewarding what you have been given. Step up and be who I have called you to be, a Carrier of My Kingdom!!! I love you My child.

1 Corinthians 12:25-31 … there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 
And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. 
Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. 
And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. 
Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? 
Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 
But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way. 

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Worship and Sacrifice

Simple Discipleship

This is the third week is the Simple Discipleship series.  Here are the first two messages in this series.

  1. Being a Leader/Disicple
  2. Intimacy/Love of God

Here is the topic of study for next week:

Worship and Sacrifice

  • My notes can be found here: Simple Discipleship Week 3
  • Here is the Audio Teaching from Feb 17, 2016: http://lwcburleson.sermon.net/main/main/20609931

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As we begin learning about Worship and Sacrifice, we must first ask ourselves,

What is Worship?  

What is Sacrifice?

If we do not have a proper understanding of these things, then as we discuss them, we will never come to a true understanding.  My prayer is that as we investigate the scriptures, that we will understand even more the meaning of these and how we can apply them to our lives.

Worship – Honoring and lifting high another as higher than yourself out of a heart of love in response to God’s word, act, or nature.

Sacrifice – Giving up completely something that is greatly important to you for the benefit of another because you love them.

Here, I am talking specifically of the worshiping God, but we worship and lift high so many things that are undeserving.  Food, sleep, money, fashion, entertainment, sports, people, can all be worshiped in spite of not being worth it.  In this one statement, you may be feeling judged and your toes may feel stepped on, but this is the reality of the matter in my life as well as the lives of so many others.

We have a struggle in the morning when our alarms go off whether we will rise and spend time with the Lord worshiping Him or worship the god of sleep that is so seductive especially when it comes time to make the decision.  I could go on and on about each one of these, but every time we choose these things over obedience to God and love for Him, we are worshiping them and lifting them high as the important things in our lives.

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In 2 Chronicles 21, we come to learn that we worship God when we accept His word and are obedient without doubting or questioning what He says.  Jehosophat had no direct command of God to put His worshipers on the front lines.  They did it out of an act of obedience and thus worshiped God by being obedient and trusting in the word of God.

In Genesis 22, Abraham is called to sacrifice his son that God had just revealed was the son of promise.  Abraham trusted God in such a way that as they went to the mountain in Vs. 5 Abraham says we go to worship.  Abraham’s heart of sacrifice is a true act of worship to God.  He was willing to give whatever God asked in obedience out of his great love for Him.

In John 4,

What Jesus mean to worship God in Spirit and truth?

  • God wants a constant communion with you in the day to day.  He does not want you to worship Him in a church or at your house only, but in the Spirit everywhere you go in every situation that you are in.
  • God wants you to be honest with Him.  You cannot fool God.  He sees the thoughts and intentions of your heart.  If you are giving Him something small and seemingly mediocre out of a good heart, it is greater worship than giving the very most you have out of a wrong heart. (1 Cor 13:3)

In Malachi 1, God desires our very best.  If we bring God half-hearted worship out of duty, these things are not pure and holy and actually dishonor and disrespect God.  He would rather no one worship than to have duty-filled worship out of grudging hearts.  He wants pure and holy worship that is a true witness to who He is.  This only comes when we are giving God our best out of a willing and loving heart.

In 2 Samuel 24, David reveals that God is blessed by our sacrifice more than he is blessed by our excess.  We see this concept over and over throughout the Bible that when we give God something valuable to us, that is true worship.  Those giving because they have extra does not impress God.  Jesus states this in a different way when talking of the widow in Mark 12:41-44. God desires our pure and holy sacrifice so He can bless us with better than our very best!!!

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Finally, in Luke 7, a “sinner” probably a prostitute comes in to the middle of the pastors and elders of their day.  She humbles herself completely to the judgmental and critical thoughts and stares and worships Jesus.  This “sinner”  sacrificed more and gave more in worship than anyone else around.  Because of her sacrifice and true heart of worship, her sins are forgiven, and she is saved.  She was forgiven much and so loved much.  The fact that she loved much caused her to sacrifice her most valuable possession and her pride as an act of worship to Jesus.

Does you love cause you to sacrifice your pride and valuables in worship to the Lord? 

Nothing I have spoken is out of judgment or condemnation, but Holy Spirit has even convicted me in studying these things.  Our love for God will always lead us to a true worship which is displayed in what we are willing to sacrifice for our True Love.

Ask Holy Spirit these questions and be obedient in what He is speaking:

Are you giving your very best to God?  This is true worship.

What is God calling you to sacrifice to love Him and worship Him in a deeper way?

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May you be blessed with knowing more of the Love of God than ever before, and may you receive the fullness of the blessing that comes through true worship and sacrifice.

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!