Trusting you all had a wonderful HOLY day season and New Year!
Traditionally, we all set goals at New Years – wrote a couple articles on this:
I guess we all look back on 2014, learn from our victories, or tragedies, and discover that Jesus was faithful through it all. Yet, though we grow year by year, in wisdom and grace, yesterday’s obedience is no substitute for today’s faith – His name is I AM, and NOW faith is!
Over the month of January, I am encouraging people to do a 21 day fast of something, with the purpose of taking more time to seek God, personally. Here are my thoughts on fasting in faith – God loves us, and does not need His children on a hunger strike!
I have determined to always be a voice for Jesus, not an echo, and that takes time, in prayer. My regular daily prayer time includes 3-5 hours of praying in the Holy Spirit, and much of that time is spent praying for you and your family, faithfully.
Acts 6:4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”
This has become no small challenge, as our original (I thought) one week stay with good friends, has now extended to six weeks. Amazing grace with 10 people in a small house, that includes 6 children! Jesus make a way for the Walsh’s!
We all have our part to play in the kingdom of God, and we are the Body of Christ. Each of us remain connected by the bonds of love.
I have much in my heart for 2015, but until I have finished praying it out, and can articulate it clearly, I will not share yet, starting to feel like Smith Wigglesworth: ‘I’m 1000 times bigger on the inside, than what you see outwardly!”
Deliberately seek Jesus for His highest and best in 2015 – NO COMPROMISE!
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Give in faith!
1 Corinthians 9:11 If we have sown [the seed of] spiritual good among you, [is it too] much if we reap from your material benefits?
1 Corinthians 9:14 [On the same principle] the Lord directed that those who publish the good news (the Gospel) should live (get their maintenance) by the Gospel.
Paul goes on to say, that he did not use his position as a minister of the gospel to take up offerings, rather he worked, making tents, to support himself. You might notice here, that Paul was not married, nor did he have children. Family responsibilities take time, and just as you bust a move on your job to provide for your family, I work every bit as hard, doing this, faithful to the Lord in prayer and the ministry of His Word, to you.
I will never charge for this: it my responsibility to God, my calling. Freely I have been given, now, I freely give…
As you give, hear Holy Spirit what to give, and honestly expect God to reward you for your giving.
Matt 10: 41 He who receives and welcomes and accepts a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones [in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water because he is My disciple, surely I declare to you, he shall not lose his reward.
I am a five-fold ministry gift and office – this is my life – I pray, I hear, I write, and wonderful things happen. You have your job description, I have mine – this is mine….
I have ‘see through’ faith for you, in this: Gal 3: 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
I believe I have a responsibility before God to be like Jesus, in every offering I receive. I receive it with thanksgiving, just like Jesus did the little boys lunch.
Then, because I walk and live by faith according to the blessing of Abraham, I believe that God will take your seed sown, and multiply it, according to what the blessing of Abraham promises:
Genesis 22:17 In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies
It has been a joy to me, to see the hand of the living God act in the lives of those of you who have supported us this year!
Many have seen tremendous blessing come into your households, and for this we give thanks, and give Jesus all the glory!