Jesus…

Jesus, You are my inspiration…

Jesus, You are my motivation…

Jesus, You are my power…

Jesus, You are my mind…

Jesus, You are my emotions…

Jesus, You are my reason…

Jesus, You are my sustainer…

Jesus, You are my trainer…

Jesus, You are my encouragement…

Jesus, You are my source of provision…

Jesus, You give to me freely…

According to Your will…

You are my provision…

Jesus, You are my intellect…

Jesus, You are my wisdom…

Jesus, You are my understanding…

All that I know is from You…

You are my knowledge, Jesus…

Fill my life with Your Glory…

Fill my life with Yourself…

Exalt Your Name through me…

Do with me whatever You want…

Rule me…

Live through me…

Take me…

Glorify Your Name through me…

Let every moment be a moment that You are living through me…

Glorify Your Name through me…

Extend Your Kingdom through me…

May Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven through me…

Go about doing good and healing all those who are oppressed by the devil through me, Jesus…

Have Your way in me…

Complete miracles through me, Jesus…

Bless others through me, Jesus…

Reveal to others Your awesome creativity through me, Jesus…

Release to others what they need through me, Jesus…

Release others into their destiny and full potential in You through me, Jesus…

Free me to allow You unhindered access to my entire life…

Fill me with Yourself, Jesus…

Make Your Name great through me, Jesus…

Fulfill in me everything You have planned for my life…

Finish the work You began in me, Jesus…

Receive the honour through what You achieve in me…

Worship You Jesus, You are awesome and You are Eternal Life…

Live Your Eternal Life through me, Jesus…

I give You permission…

I am Yours…

Take whatever You need to, take it all…

Use me to glorify Your Name in all the earth…

I am Yours…

I surrender myself to You…

Do what You will with my life…

Let Your Blood fully cover me for the rest of my life until I meet You face to face…

Love You,

Andrew

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Ruler of the Nations…

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Spirit, Soul & Body…

I had a revelation on this while I was on one of my shorter mid-week runs this week…

I post this to help those who are faced with the choice of marriage, i.e. know that the Lord has revealed to them that this is His will for their lives and aren’t sure exactly how this is going to work…

I don’t know much at all about horse racing but one thing I have heard of (although I don’t know what it means), is the trifecta…

The trifecta of marriage is spirit, soul & body…

Stay with me…

The Lord is capable, should this be His will for your life, to give you someone as your marriage partner (your wife or husband) who hits the trifecta of spirit, soul & body…

He can give you someone who you are one spirit with, in the Lord, but also one spirit with in terms of your calling and your purpose for being alive in this world…

This is very powerful and gives the two of you, as one, a very powerful unity and motivation in your call in the Lord – a unity which will reap much fruit for the Kingdom of God…

Next, in the same person, He can give you someone with whom you are one soul, just as David’s soul was knit with Jonathan’s soul, He can give you someone, in marriage, whose soul is knit to yours so that you function as one person…

Completely independent, but in Him completely united, without any effort needing to be expended by either of you to make this a reality…

To be one soul means that your personalities – given to you by the Lord in your new heart – also compliment each other, that your academic abilities and rational abilities also complement each other, that you can laugh at each other’s jokes, that you ‘get’ each other, that your temperaments compliment each other, that you enjoy each others’ company on an intellectual and emotional level, that you can share with and empathize with each other and that on a motivational level you both have the same drive and get out and do things as the Lord leads you…

The third factor in the trifecta giving you the confirmation, as every fact must be confirmed by two or three witnesses, is a oneness of body…

What does this mean?

What it means is that when you look at that other person, you subconsciously recognize what you’ve been looking for all your life…

There is nothing about them, their physical appearance, that you would want to change or wish that they would change, you are completely content, without any regret, with what they look like and you feel their ‘imprint’ on you so to speak sealing your knowledge that they were made for you and that you were made for them – very much like a key fitting into a lock is that moment – that mental and felt recognition that you have just been completed, a knowing, a knowledge, both deep and powerful…

When you experience this oneness of spirit, soul & body – when this understanding dawns on you – the peace of God will come and you will know that this is the person – at this point of your life – who the Lord is bringing to partner with you in the journey of life…

The Lord has a will for each of our lives and this involves singleness at various points in our lives and marriage – if this is His will – and whatever He has for us is what we need to come to know Him more…

For this is what life is all about, knowing Him more…

If He gives you the gift of marriage, know that He will confirm this via the trifecta of marriage as per the above…

He is a good God and no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly…

What do I mean by walking uprightly?

What I mean is to let go and to trust Him to bring this to pass for you – to accept your singleness or your marriedness as His will for you and to love Him through it and to praise Him for whatever gift He gives you and not to try and help Him to give you any particular gift but just to accept the gift – whatever it is at various points in your life – from His Hand and be grateful that He is looking out for you and for whoever it is that He is bringing in to your life – whether that is a marriage partner or people who need to come to know Him or both…

Love you Lord, You are a good God and You know what we need…

Thank You that You love us so much that You desire us to enjoy intimacy with You and others who You have prepared for us to walk with on this journey through life…

Love You Lord,

Andrew

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Waiting for God on a park bench…

The Lord gave me a picture a few weeks back which has really crystallized where I am at presently…

I was sitting alone on a park bench…

I was waiting…

Waiting for Him to act…

Life was going on around me, people passing me in the park and I had a good attitude towards them but remained silent as they passed by with a pleasant expression on my face and a contented feeling in my heart…

I was powerless to do anything, I was just a watcher and He showed me that on the inside this would never change…

He was offering me a permanent place on that park bench where all I did for the rest of my life on the inside was to worship Him and wait upon Him…

He showed me that as I did this I was proclaiming His Victory and experiencing His rest…

All good things would flow to me from this position and that in time He would bring someone to sit with me on that park bench who would share my call to worship and wait on Him and to trust Him to do everything which He has said He will do in His world…

I realized the powerlessness of this position, the vulnerability of this position, the public nature of this position and yet the peace and freedom of this position…

When we worship we proclaim His Victory and in so choosing we are proclaiming that we are not worried about ourselves or our futures but are content with Him…

He has absolute control and we are trusting Him to provide…

Prior to the park bench vision when I was on one of my long hill runs recently He showed me that the prayer which He taught us to pray was – every time we prayed it – bringing the entire Family of God on earth before Him – there was nothing individualistic about it – it was corporate…

Waiting, worshipping, interceding…

And this is what Jesus does in heaven…

On the inside as we live from this place we experience His peace and His unity with His Body all the way around the world…

We are one with Him and submitting to His agenda for His Body at this point in time on earth…

So this is a time of realignment for me, getting used to my park bench, realizing that my ‘worry prayers’ are not necessary and that He really does have everything under control…

Love You Lord… 😊

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All Nations…

There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord, Nor are there any works like Yours.  All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And they shall glorify Your name. 

(Psalm 86:8-9 NASB)

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Worship…

Worship is a beautiful thing…

When the Lord’s anointing is upon us to worship Him it is a beautiful thing…

I love You Lord…

Although You don’t make a lot of sense to me much of the time, I love You…

I know You are Faithful and I know that you are True…

You are Faithful to Your Word and You fulfil all things which are in accordance with Your Will…

When we look at the overall thread of our lives and watch the progress You make in them over time we see that You have been faithful…

When we take a close snapshot view of our most recent painful experience we may take another view but the long view is more realistic…

I love You Lord, as I said, I don’t understand You for much of the time but I know the things You have done in my life are real…

Thank You for being Faithful to me and putting me through the circumstances which You have to bring me closer to Yourself…

I love You…

Thank You,

Andrew

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To the Lord belongs escapes from death…

God is to us a God of deliverances; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death. (Psalm 68:20 NASB)

I am happy at this point of today… 🙂

I’ve been going through some pretty ‘dark’ times over the last few days…

Some of that ‘storm’ and it has been a really challenging time for me on the ‘inside’…

Waking up this morning and seeking the Lord and He has provided some clarity on the situation…

Waiting on the Lord means getting used to not ‘pulling any strings’ to orchestrate what He has said He will do…

Letting go of that innate desire to ‘assist’ God in bringing to pass what He has said…

I am glad that I’ve gone through these past few ‘dark’ days…

When I go through these times He seems to remind me of things I’ve blogged previously and I go back and again go, “Ahhaa…” and remember that I already knew this but have somehow seemed to practically forget it in the intervening time… 🙂

Shows there’s more deliverance to come…

Torment…

Think about your life and think about whether there are certain strands of it which torment you, things which go over and over and over in your mind…

These are the things which we haven’t surrendered to the Lord…

My latest ‘dark’ experiences clearly showed me this…

Torment is not from the Lord but from the enemy of our souls, the devil…

King Saul was tormented by an evil spirit after he refused to submit to the Lord’s word…

The Lord uses these experiences, for those of us who know Him, to bring out in us our new self which just ‘knows’ (after a while) – it just senses or perceives – that these patterns are not life-giving – they are actually death-giving…

This was the giveaway for me in this latest episode – the Lord sort of said, “Hold on a minute, this isn’t healthy”, through my new self and then I saw it…

Anything which we do to try and make anything happen, even if it is God’s will, is control…

Anything we try and do to manipulate or coerce someone into doing something, even if it is God’s will, is witchcraft…

Anything which the Lord has told us which we’ve believed but there’s been a part of our ‘sin which is within me’ which has also agreed with it because it just happens to look like that will benefit ‘sin which is within me’ also and then ‘sin which is within me’ goes about to try and make it happen for itself – keeping it on the ‘down low’ so our new self doesn’t notice – eventually we see it surfacing during one of these ‘dark’ times when everything seems to be falling apart and it is ‘exposed’ for what it is really trying to do…

The hardest thing in the world is to have heard from God that He is going to do something through you and someone else together, i.e. use you together to achieve something for His Glory, and then stand by powerlessly watching as this other person remains unwilling to participate in this activity, being unable to ‘touch’ them to try and ‘enlighten’ them…

The reason it’s hard is because there’s still a selfish motive in there for ‘sin which is within me’…

Once that selfish motive is removed and this is a pure submission thing where we trust the Lord explicitly that everything He puts us through is in love and for our good – then truly we are ‘all good’ and see that His timing is perfect and that He is enabling us to wait but that in our waiting He is preparing us to be ready to play our part in this partnership and He frees us from the delusion that we’re already ‘perfectly’ ready but the other party is not… 🙂

No matter what happens God still loves us, He is using everything to bring us into His likeness…

We must surrender to His truth because in aligning with His truth we practically experience His peace and are protected by His power to have our youth renewed and to live more and more and more escaping from death and experiencing His abundant life as we know Him on this earth – which is the greatest testimony to His Glory which we can give…

As we are enabled by the Holy Spirit let’s glorify the Lord by trusting Him with every sadness and anger, every disappointment and betrayal, every heartbreak and unfulfilled longing, let’s trust Him with all our ‘unknowables’ and let’s let His truth set us free on the inside… 🙂

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28 NASB)

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