God has not limited us to a life that is boring and dull, and without purpose. He has given us a life to be lived WITH Him. He was communicating the heart of God to His disciples, inviting them to come to know Him and to trust Him at a different level. He made it clear that we are actually built to enjoy relationship with GOD Himself while on this earth, not just when we get to heaven. We can have a limitless relationship with God now!
Once you have been with Him, experienced His love, you are changed. Receiving His unconditional love will change your actions. When you find His love, you will have the ability to love yourself. When His love touches you, you will touch and love others differently. God the Father, the Creator of the universe, CHOSE to love you! That is your identity – a loved child of the Most High God!
The presence of God is for you and the development of His nature in you. The anointing of God upon your life is not for you, it is for the people you serve. That anointing comes from the person of the Holy Spirit, Who is God, even as the Father and Jesus. Even though anointing is sought after by many, it will only come to those who first seek His presence. Go after the presence of God!
Know that God is desperate to have desperate people who are willing to overcome the ordinary, the usual, the expected …and instead, BE the people that will press through to find out what He wants the Church to look like, to be like, and who will walk with Him to do the unexpected and the supernatural.
Here is what we know: God is desperate to have desperate people who are willing to overcome the ordinary, the usual, the expected … and instead, BE abandoned to Him and to His will. He is longing for the people that will press through to find out what He wants the Church to look like, to act like and who want, above everything else to be like Him. Being secure in His love is the foundation to being productive and fruitful in the Kingdom!
Melina Stamati is from Thessalonaki, Greece, where many are bound by religion. But this is a new day; God is moving …People are not drawn by religion … however, they are hungry for an encounter with God, whether they know it or not. No matter what condition the ground is, we are to sow seed. God will bring the increase. When you are connected to God, and you know His love, it will be natural to share His love.
We are beginning a 21-day fast, as we do in the first month of every year. One of the most popular forms of fasting is the “Daniel Fast”. Here, Pastor Dawn searches out the decision that Daniel and his friends made regarding what they would and would not eat. There is more to it than just eating a certain way. Daniel and his friends gained so much by denying their flesh and eating in a way that would glorify God!