GAINING A HEART OF WISDOM
An excerpt from Frances Driggers FB page. She said, “I found this on Sean's FB wall....Sean Lay, December 20, 2013
Ya know, it's pretty awesome when you can stand in the presents of God & feel the amazing power of his blood & it sends chills to your bones!!! !! Thank you heavenly father for dying for my sins so that we can live to see another day!!! I'll NOT DENY YOU!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOU FOR GIVING ME LIFE!!!!
Old Farmer Bob's Advice
*A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
*Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled.
*Meanness doesn't just happen overnight.
*When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
*Don't judge folks by their relatives.
*Don't interfere with something that ain't bothering you.
*Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
*If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around.
And my personal favorite
*Always drink upstream from the herd.
This sounds silly, but it expresses a philosophy concerning achieving vision which is not polluted by staying where everyone else is. In order to achieve vision you often have to separate yourself from the flow of life as you knew it. God calls His visionaries aside. They are separate. (2 Corinthians 6:17 NKJV - Therefore "Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.")
I wonder if any of us are thinking about being separated. It is almost like you don't seem to fit in many of the places you used to fit in. You feel as if you are being ostracized. You life has become noticeably different. It’s like all of your clothes do not fit any longer. If your life has been very uncomfortable the past year, I assure you the Lord has been seeking your attention.
I would like for us to consider our lives this morning. What have we done? What are we doing? What will we be doing? PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
Psalm 90:12 NKJV - So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Looking back for a moment. These are the 13 Principles I shared with you last year that we would be seeing throughout the year 2013. As we look back today we can see the validity to the truths that were preached and prophesied here last year.
1. Stagnant waters will be stirred in a fresh way.
2. A prophetic ear will be given to not only hear but to also listen and comprehend.
3. New language will be given by God to properly and clearly communicate truths God is
highlighting and speaking.
4. God is giving the blueprints for the new wineskin He is forming.
5. We will not continue to do things the same way.
6. God will be highlighting and deepening within His people an understanding of the true identity of the Believer.
7. God is going to bring revelation into foundational, spiritual truths.
8. The understanding of spiritual warfare is shifting.
9. This is the season of the fulfillment of dreams.
10. God is delivering people from burdens.
11. There is a generational convergence taking place.
12. I saw a vision of an open door. This is the year of the open door.
13. I saw a vision of the Lord blowing upon a flickering flame.
Say "GOODBYE" to an Old Form of Provision and Receive New Provision!
"This is a day of freedom for those who will choose to say goodbye to an old form of provision and security, and who will embrace a journey of unknown expectations and rewards. For I have many new ways for you to have supply. I am creative, for I am the Creator. Therefore, I will show you how to create and gain wealth. I will show you supply that has been hidden.
Also, I remember the words spoken by the late John Wimber, former leader of the Vineyard Movement. He simply declared, "COME AGAIN HOLY SPIRIT!" People started crashing to the floor en masse under the impact of the power and authority that resonated in those simple words. Once again another sound wave was released, "COME AGAIN HOLY SPIRIT." It was not gentle Jesus showing up or the comforting dove of God manifesting. It was not just another renewal or revival meeting. It was the violent invasion of Heaven entering a time and space world. It was a Church quake.
Today the Lord is speaking to us. Look at our text again: Psalm 90:12 NKJV - So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
God is calling for us to have a heart of wisdom.
FAITH: Hebrews 11:6 NKJV - But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
FREEDOM: There is a particular freedom I am praying for and I ask that you join me in this. It is the freedom of verbal expression during our services - both Praise and Worship and also during the ministry of the Word.
An old chorus we sang growing up said this: “Let go and let God have His wonderful way. Let go and let God have His way. Your burdens will vanish, your night turns to day. Let go and let God have His way.”
EVANGELISM: Isaiah 61:1-4 NKJV
1 "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,
3 To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified."
4 And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, And they shall repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations.
MISSIONS: Mark 16:15 NKJV - And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
Isaiah 6:8 NKJV - Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me."
This is something we all can be involved in. You may never go - you may never stay. However, day by day as the Lord leads us, we will stay involved.
HEALING: Isaiah 45:18-19 NKJV
18 For thus says the LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: "I am the LORD, and there is no other.
19 I have not spoken in secret, In a dark place of the earth; I did not say to the seed of Jacob, 'Seek Me in vain'; I, the LORD, speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.