November 16, 2010 Filed in: Personal
We must continue to believe and exercise our faith in that God is 'not through' with us yet, and the BEST is yet ahead for us, His children.
I wish I could say that I am experiencing victory manifested in every area of my life, but things remain challenging and difficult in numerous ways--- but beyond all this, within me I keep sensing the extreme deep work of God preparing me for something powerful in the future. I suppose that many saints feel as I do. Let us continue to encourage each other. The best is ahead for you too!
God is good, and He will surely be glorified in our lives in this world. So many things such as technology, music, movies, cell-phones, etc,etc ... seem to be advancing as prophesied in Dan 12:4 "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."
I have music recording software on my computer called "Pro Tools LE". Some months ago I upgraded to 8.0 ... then in more recent months to version 8.3 and then to 8.4. Well ... less than 2 weeks ago Pro Tools 9 just came out LOL ... yup ... bigger 'n better (sigh)
Meanwhile, I am also hearing of ministries being exposed for bad character, doing dumb things, displaying shallowness, or endorsing other untrustworthy ministries. Just yesterday, yet another mega-church in Atlanta had it's pastor exposed in the news for homosexuality, among other things. Is there no discernment??
The world keeps racing 'to improve'. Musicians as never before are achieving higher levels of technical skills, as with chessplayers, etc,etc. Even very young children have unprecedented access to learning tools concerning musical learning, computers, etc.
I chuckle to myself as I watch break-dancing or rap-style music dancing, and other forms of contemporary styles ... my thoughts being ... "Can it get any crazier or more energetic than this?! Come on now ... folks are spinning on their heads on the floor and jerking parts of their bodies at unreal rates ... how will they EVER improve on this?"
The point I'd like to make here is simple ... the Church at large CANNOT improve on the simple commands Jesus gave. Churches fill themselves with program after program, yet the command to love God's way can NEVER be improved upon! Better technology, bigger buildings, larger attendance, louder music, etc,etc. won't necessarily demonstrate God's love to this dying world.
Frequently, one can discover that the most famous and prosperous ministries are not necessarily the best to invite to your church. There are many so-called unpopular ministers, who seem to carry much greater depth, anointing and realms of the true love of God.
Finally, I'd like to say that a couple friends purchased a LifeCam / (webcam) Camera for me, and thus far it has been very helpful communicating via video-chatting through Skype or g-mail. I am hoping to minister to churches in different parts of the world at times via this method. The church can project my image on their big screen, and ... if they have a movable camera, I could actually pick out persons and minister through the gifts of the Spirit. I haven't done' this yet, but I hope to try this in the near future. Even if no ministry per se is involved, I could at least video conference some of my unique teachings to bless others.
God bless you all, and thanks for your prayers as you feel led to do so.