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Come Closer

Daily Encouragement  – 
You are My child and I love you dearly. Come nearer and you will go farther and do greater things than you could ever know. 

You have a long way to go and so much to accomplish; but do not worry about these things, only focus on Me. I want to clarify what you see of Me, and I am purifying you so you can draw nearer to Me than ever before.

 Things are happening in the heavenlies and doors are opening to you that are impossible for you to open just because you are giving yourself to Me a little bit more every day. You may never realize the power you tap into when you truly become One with Me. 

Come a little closer, drink a little deeper of Me and My presence and watch as the things of this world come into order and bow in submission to Me and My Kingdom. 

 2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. 

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!
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Uncontainable Joy

Daily Encouragement – 

Nothing can separate Me from walking by your side. Even if you push Me away I will be watching and waiting in anticipation for you to open your arms and return to me. I am always ready to receive you back completely with uncontainable joy!

 I am doing a new thing, but the old things must be in order. 
You must be continually:
1. Receptive to Me with a pure heart
2. Repentant of everything that keeps you from fully stepping into and living in my presence
3. Obedient to every command you are given no matter how great or small.

When these three things are in order, I am able to move in and through you to bring new life not just for you, but through you to all the hurting people in need of Me. 

I want My people to rise up and live as My sons and daughters and stop settling for getting by living like the pigs. The things of this world do not become you. 

Neither prince nor princess should live in a pigpen.  Your place is in the palace where princes reign not in the pig sty where the poop is piled!!!

Luke 15:11-23 Then He said: “A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want. Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything. “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.”’ “And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ “But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry. “

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

The Core Counts

Belize Day 2 – 
 
Arriving late at the base (Day 1) we were ushered into utter darkness.  We approached a bridge  and began to traverse it.  As we swayed in the breeze, we realized that this wooden bridge was actually a swinging bridge that spanned a chasm that the river ran through.
The middle of the bridge was probably 300 feet above the water and we could barely see from one side of the bridge to the other.  As we finally stepped off the bridge, we were greeted with a welcome to YWAM sign.
The next day, I would cross that bridge 9 times, and it was not all that scary after carrying guitars and cases of water across it, or watching a moto ride across it.
 Today, I was in charge of the church service at Evangel Temple.  I took a group of about 20 to minister to children and youth. We had the privilege of walking to this church.  The team did really well with Chelsea leading worship, Linda organizing, as well as several games and illustrations.  This service was a real picture of the Body of Christ.  It went well because everyone was doing their part and ministering and it touched the 50+ people that were there.  It seemed like we were there forever after the service making all kinds of balloon animals, but we got back to the base by 12:30.
During the afternoon, we had free time and finally led the evening church service at Jubilee.  We walked back in the dark, and I had the privilege of removing a bat from our bathroom.  Exhausted, I crashed ready to rest and prepare for the day to come.
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Devotion –
 
Mark 12:30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’  This is the first commandment. 
 
Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. 
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During the children and youth service, I shared with them about how what really matters is the core of who you are.  If your core is strong, then the rest of your body will come into order.  A balloon filled with air is much different than one filled with water or rocks.  Increasing the strength of the core increases the strength of the object in question.
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In Mark 12:30, Jesus says the most important commandment is to love the Lord with everything you have starting with your heart.  Proverbs 4 talks about guarding your heart above all else because out of it flows the wellsprings of life.  Your heart is the most important part of you, and what you set your affection on determines your strength.
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 Today, think about your core, how is your relationship with God.  The stronger that bond, the deeper the intimacy, the more everything else will come into place.  Get your relationship growing with the Lord and you will begin to grow in every other area!!!
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Challenge –

Ask God to purify you and rid you of everything that keeps you from loving Him.
Commit to grow deeper with Him no matter what!!!
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!