Monday, November 18, 2013

Whatever you feed will grow

Life keeps me pretty occupied with 2 young children and a home to run.  I sometimes wonder how well I'm really doing in that area.  Only God knows.  One of the things that is on my spirit today is "Whatever you feed is going to grow, whatever you let starve is going to die."  Many dreams are aborted in this fast paced culture, because we don't take the time to feed our dreams over a period of many years.  We want things to happen so fast.  When they don't, we "abort" our dreams.  I always have before me a 10 year mindset for ministries and businesses.  My family is first priority in my life.  But even out of that ministries and businesses are birthed.  Now, there are only 4 things, outsid of my family, that I don't want to allow to starve and "die":

1.  WomenNTune
2.  My Book "Can A Mom Take a Break???"
3.  The Parent Support Group I facilitate at my daughter's school.
4.  My friendships with all the women in my life. 

These things did not and are not going to grow over night.  It takes years of nurturing for something to grow to what you want it to be.  That's why it's good to choose things that you are passionate about.  Things that mean a lot to you.  The things you choose to pour life into, have to be worthwhile to you, in order to create any lasting impact on  your life or the life of people around you. All the things I mentioned above are areas of life that Jesus has dealt with as a ministry to me for the past 7 years.  But now they have grown from Jesus's ministry to me to Jesus's ministry through me.  When you are in a rush you don't enjoy the process.  Plus there is a seasoning that happens to things in your life over a period of time.  Everything you do should contain salt & Light.  Whatever God puts your hand to, whether it be business or ministry has the potential to grow into something amazing.  But you have to let God season it and you over a period of time. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Zechariah 4:6 - Bible study

When God says in Zechariah 4:6 "not by might, not by power but by My Spirit says The Lord of Hosts".  The fact He called Himself "Lord of 'hosts' in this particular scenario caught my attention.  When God uses a specific title for Himself, the context surrounding the usage is very critical in understanding what He is speaking to us.  As I read this what came to me was that He is talking about His spirit.  A spirit needs a host.  Think about how we use the word "host". Like when you host something at your house.  You are welcoming people inside your home and serving them.  Our bodies can be used as a  host for the Holy Spirit or for evil spirits.  But, whether you host evil spirits or the Holy Spirit,  God is still Lord.  He is The Lord over every host.  But I believe He needed to say this because He is talking about His spirit here and Christians are, in a sense, "hosts" to the Holy Spirit.  But I also think he said this because He uses the word power here; and "hosts" as it is used in this scripture also comes from a primary root in the Hebrew, meaning mass of persons like army or servants.  God is saying that my Spirit is in You and I'm The Lord of you and I'm going to work in your life through my spirit because you are my host.  But He is also referring to the army of hosts that serve Him.  An army that we cannot see.  I believe although He says "not by power"; He is referring to human strength, but He points to His power here referring to His spirit in us as well as the huge number which forms His army of heavenly hosts.  They work for God on behalf of His people.

Hebrews 1

13 But to which of the angels has He ever said:
“Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”?[i]
14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?

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