by: Gary R. Kane
|Many, if not most all of the children of God are going through many difficult test and
trials. Through it all, it is a journey that we must learn to "endure,"
with the joy and gladness of heart that James tells us is characteristic of the kingdom of
God.. and yet we have some how got to lay hold of the simple revelation, that the only way
we can experience this "joy" and peace in times of trial, and suffering, is to
learn the "secret," (if you will), of "RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER."
This is the pathway of example that Jesus gave us, in all his walk upon the earth, "RELATIONSHIP," WITH THE FATHER, ON A CONSISTENT BASIS, THAT KEPT HIM PREPARED FOR ALL THAT HE FACED AND WENT THROUGH. We seem to allow the "interruptions," and the "distractions," of life, to "CROWD OUT," the RELATIONSHIP, OF JUST DESIRING CHRIST... BECAUSE WE ARE STILL "PREOCCUPIED," WITH OURSELVES!
WITH SOME, IT IS "MINISTRY," OR, TRYING TO BE AN "APOSTLE," OR A "PROPHET," OR AN "EVANGELIST," OR "PASTOR," OR "TEACHER," HAS BECOME THEIR "LIFE," INSTEAD OF JUST A PURE RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS... NOW PRIDE HAS COILED AROUND THE HEART, LIKE THE SERPENT IT CAME FROM, AND CAUSED AN "OFFICE," REAL, OR, "IMAGINARY," TO BECOME THE FOCUS, AND NOT THE SIMPLE RELATIONSHIP, WITH THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE, TO BE ENOUGH!
Well, I pray that this will minister to you in some way... it is something that the Lord has been showing me for an awful long time now, and I still have not understood His dealings with me/us, His children, in the fullness of the way I would like to, in order that I might be more "effective," in the things of God and life.. etc.
I do not know what the Lord has for you and us, but we only want to be where the Spirit of God is, for there, is the "ONLY PLACE, THERE IS TRUE FREEDOM!" We may be trying to do a thing over here or over there, because we say, "well this looks like a place where the Lord would surely want to use me, or this looks like the place or direction the Lord would have me go; it seems to be the most "logical." And yet there is an 'element,' of fruit born there... but it lacks that "eternal value," that makes the work of the Lord, "HIS WORK," AND NOT OURS.
So, we need to be in consistent relationship with the Spirit of God, and develop an "ear" that knows His voice alone, and where he is leading us, and the direction he would have us to go. There are many "voices" out there that always seem to "have a word," ( it is absolutely amazing!) The Lord has a "word," for us all.... "COME AND KNOW ME!" SO THE WORDS YOU SPEAK, AND THE VISIONS YOU HAVE, WILL BE OF ETERNAL VALUE........ NOT SOMETHING THAT THE FLESH HAS CONTRIVED , AND CONVINCED US HAS COME FROM THE LORD! THE LORD IS NOT GOING TO "OVERWHELM" HIS PEOPLE WITH A "WORD," EVERY FIVE MINUTES..... WHEN HE GIVES US SOMETHING, IT IS THAT WE TAKE IT IN, AN REFLECT UPON IT, AND ALLOW THE LORD TO TEACH US IT'S MEANING, AND BENEFIT TO THOSE WE SHARE IT WITH, IF THAT IS HIS WILL FOR US TO DO.
SO MANY OF THE "SO CALLED," VISIONS AND DREAMS, AND WORDS.. THAT WE HEAR TODAY, ARE SO EMPTY AND WITHOUT ANY REAL "SUBSTANCE!" BUT WHEN THE LORD DOES SPEAK... IT WILL BRING CHANGE!.. LIFE!.. FRUIT! GOD HELP US TO SPEAK "PEACE," INTO THE LIVES OF OTHERS... AND NOT JUST SOUND AN "OUT OF TUNE TRUMPET!"
FOR WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS... THERE IS TRUE LIBERTY, AND FREEDOM!
IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS !
GARY R. KANE
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