Saturday, November 10, 2012

Renewal in God's purpose

Finally, here!  Like I had been saying in some previous posts, I went through a desert season in my life.  Over these 7 years I have missed teaching others and doing mission work.  It is such an awesome thing to work side by side with your brothers and sisters in Christ to make a differece in the lives of those around you.  I have missed the ways in which I use to serve so much and the fellowship that I experienced as I served.  But, God had to work on some things in me.  He had to quiet me down, and I'm so glad He did.  I hope I remain quieted down, so I can hear His voice.  His voice is way  more important than my voice.  That was the reason why I took a break from this blog, because His voice is more important than mine.  But He called me to start blogging everyday and that's why I'm doing it.  Everyday except Sunday.  As I said at the beginning of the post, "I'm finally here!"  God is finally leading me to put myself out there again little by little.  I feel a constant, gentle nudging from  the Lord to not be afraid, to not hold back.  I'm so excited!  In the Spirit of renewal and rebuilding I'm looking at the scripture below:

Haggai 1

Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the Lord their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the Lord their God had sent him; and the people feared the presence of the Lord. 13 Then Haggai, the Lord’s messenger, spoke the Lord’s message to the people, saying, “I am with you, says the Lord.” 14 So the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and worked on the house of the Lord of hosts, their God, 15 on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month, in the second year of King Darius.

The thing that most excites me about these passages is how the Lord stirred up the spirit of the people.  He stirred up the spirit of the son of a governor, the son of a high priest, and all the remnant of Isreal.  Wow, look how God aligned everybody in order to accomplish the work of rebuilding the temple.  I'm excited, because when the Lord has a work for you to do, He will stir up your spirit and not only your spirit but everyone else He plans to use.  I'm looking forward to being used by God and I'm praying for the stirring of my spirit and the spirit of the leaders in my life.  I want to fulfill God's purpose for my life, and I know I need help.  My purpose is connected to the purpose of other's around me.  I'm praying for a spiritual alignment, where things are birthed in the name of Jesus.  I pray for a spiritual alignment that would cause us to be built up in the inward man.  I praying for God to draw upon the gifts of those around me and use those gifts for the building up of his kingdom.  I pray, God that You move in a powerful way among your people.  Align us up to fulfill your purposes in Jesus name

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