One beautiful spring morning, I decided to take a walk to admire the dew-kissed grass on our property. Enjoying the walk and time with the Lord, I began to notice more and more weeds. All of a sudden, I found myself surrounded by weeds! And, I don’t mean a few here and there, but a bumper crop of weeds! “How did this happen?” I asked myself. It was at that moment that the Lord began to minister to me about weeds. He showed me how spiritual weeds can be present in a believer’s life. It was quite the eye-opener.
In the physical realm, there is a certain environment where weeds can flourish. Some of those conditions include overgrazing, soil depletion, neglect, abuse, overuse of chemicals, and the list goes on. One day you don’t see them and in the matter of days they seem to be everywhere! As I was noticing the various weeds, I pondered in my mind on how this happened.
So, the research began! I began to read about the weeds I saw on our property and educate myself on how to get rid of them. Thistles and similar weeds grow in an environment that has been left alone and not cultivated. The soil has not been fed the nutrients it needs, not had enough sunlight or water and poorly managed by overgrazing.
In a believer’s life, there must be sufficient light (relationship with Jesus), food and water (the Word), cultivation (discipleship/training). Without these things, the soil is conducive to producing spiritual weeds
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Resolve (verb): To settle or find a solution to (a problem, dispute, or contentious matter). To decide firmly on a course of action.
Resolve (noun): Firm determination to do something. Ex: (He received information that strengthened his resolve).
As each near year begins, all around the world resolutions are being made. And, many of those resolutions are broken shortly thereafter! They consist of good intentions and really great ideas, but how many of us really remember last year’s resolutions? This year, I’ve decided to focus on the ‘faith that knows no boundaries’ which will strengthen my resolve to reach my destiny in Christ. My resolve is to experience the best year in His presence that I’ve ever had!
What a glorious way to start a new year! We are always blessed to be able to attend the KCM ministers’ conference at the beginning of each year. This year’s conference was above and beyond what we could have asked for. It was not only a time of encouragement and revelation, but it was a life changing event! The glorious presence of God was evident and made an impact on the lives of everyone who attended. May God continue to bless this special time each year and may we all continue to experience His Glory EVERY day of the year!
While perusing through social media one day, my eyes locked in on a successful athlete’s fan page. The Lord showed me how this accomplished athlete was saturated in her profession from the day she was born. It came naturally to her because her parents, grandparents and entire family were involved one way or another with this particular sport. There were five words that came to my mind while reading about her successes and accomplishments: Revelation, Saturation, Dedication, Consecration, and Determination. The Lord began to minister to me about these words and how they relate to believers and their destiny in Christ.
Revelation: The foundation of any believer’s life starts with revelation. The revelation that Jesus Christ is the son of God and that he died for our sins is our foundation. Without that, simply put – we are lost. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
Saturation (a total immersion) in the reality of who He is and who you are in Him will help you become who you were created to be. The athlete mentioned above was born into a family of athletes and was saturated in the sport because it was before her eyes every day. It was talked about and demonstrated consistently. This family of pro-athletes set an example, paved a way for her to follow, and then encouraged her to discover her own path. Like a sponge absorbs water, she became a reservoir for that particular gift which made it easier for her to discover her place and destiny.
Likewise, consistent and proven demonstration has also been made available for every believer. The path that Jesus has paved for us makes a victorious life available for us! The saturation of God’s Word in your life will pave the way for you and help you discover your place of grace. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (Joshua 1:8)