Sunday, June 12, 2011

Press On, Press In

It's been a rough few weeks. Trials on numerous fronts have left a number of us feeling shell shocked. Numb. Haven't we been down this road before? Didn't we already go through this lesson?

Yes and No.

Yes, we have gone through before. No, not this cycle and not at this depth. Each trial takes you deeper, even as a shovel digging the earth. Deeper we go, cutting through your being one painful scoop at a time. You are getting to the core. You are getting to I AM. The very essence and nature of God to be revealed in you as you discover that He is and you are not. Oneness in Him is life and reality, all else is death and decay. All else is transitory and passes away.

That which we go through pushes us to make a decision. Do we press in or do we look without? While the victory is not contingent on our best efforts, their is a spiritual direction involved. Your will is involved, your will is engaged. You must (and you do) choose, every moment of every day.

Scarcely would we have survived even to this point had it not been for the hand of God protecting us, leading and guiding us through a corrupt and crooked world. If the Lord had not been on our side, all our enemies would have swallowed us alive. And yet, despite their murderous, thieving, deceitful intent the children of God are still here. We survive, and in this time we now thrive.

We thrive because God intends it to be so. We thrive now because God wants it to be understood that promotion comes from the Lord. He lifts one up, and tears another down. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness there of.

Be what God made you to be. Now is the time. Don't delay, why would you when it is available now. The way: Truth and Life.

In Christ,

The faithmix Team

Monday, June 6, 2011

Spending Till You Are Spent

Brace yourself for the task at hand. We are moving into a busy season for the children of God. For those of you that have complained about life passing you by, look up! Your wave is here, catch it. You are now in motion, get on with it.

It is a glorious ride ahead. God wants to prove a point through His people. We are not destined for anything in this temporal world; consequentally neither poverty nor riches and success matter to us. What is important is knowing and following Christ. To often the thought has been that God's people must ONLY be the broken, the shattered, the marginalized, the outcast. But the reality is that the outer state matters little to the true follower of Christ. While we go through His ordained seasons for our lives and His desired preparation of our beings; we will be fashioned into what He desires. To be a prince or a king is not excluded from His people (though rare in the modern era). You will be what God intended you to be! Shalom.

Brace yourselves ... And enjoy!

In Christ,

The faithmix Team