He clearly shared the gospel message and this, combined with every other heart impression and 14 years of prayer from a dear university friend, Mike Perks, I became the Lord’s bondservant!
Just this past week the Lord gave me a spiritual wake up call when encouraged by a friend to ask Him this question!
TEST YOUR SALTINESS
“Lord God, what is my saltiness to the world around me on a scale of 1-10?”
I rather pride fully answered my own question:
“Well Father I would say I am about an 8, what do You think?”
I heard the Lord’s voice quietly and lovingly in my heart. “Wehh…..lllll, compared with what you CAN BE, I would put you at a 3.”
At first, in the flesh, I felt condemnation but immediately blocked that enemy dart remembering there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Next, I felt a rush of different emotions, the pain of being pruned, then the excitement and expectancy of what this means as I reach up toward new levels of fruitfulness!
Masoya Tunya ~ The Smoke That Thunders ~ Victoria Falls!
In my home country of Zimbabwe, if you drive from Bulawayo to the magnificent Victoria Falls, when you get about 20 miles out you can pull into a “Scenic Vantage Point”. There in the distance is a massive white bellowing cloud
rising up from the depths of the Zambezi River gorge.
It is a magnificent and God awe inspiring sight!
Getting out of your car, pausing to be still, you begin to hear the low thundering roar of millions of gallons of water per second pouring over the 1¾mile wide riverhead into the rainbow filled gorge 365 feet below.
I believe this prophetically describes what God is doing in our city and He desires our lives to be poured out as rivers of living water splashing the joy of Jesus on every life He places in our paths. I encourage you to ask God”
“Lord God, what Are You doing around me and what is my part to play?”
One of the pieces is the growing One Heart 24/7 movement of prayer in our community. In Isaiah 60 God speaks saying:
“Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. “Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 “Lift up your eyes round about and see; They all gather together, they come to you. Your sons will come from afar, And your daughters will be carried in the arms.
5 “Then you will see and be radiant, And your heart will thrill and rejoice; Because the abundance of the sea will be turned to you, The wealth of the nations will come to you.”