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Love, God's Higher Way

Written by Susan Fletcher.

In 1 John 4:7-8 the Bible says, “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”  (NKJV)

When we were born again, God gave us His love nature. We didn’t just enter into a relationship with Him, but we were given an open invitation to know Him. Knowing God requires we invest both our time and effort, but above all, it requires that we count Him worth the knowing! If we don’t know God then we won’t know or develop in love, for God is love.

The more we know God, the more we will become like Him. We will learn how Love responds and reacts to people and to situations.  You cannot consistently be in the Presence of Love without it changing you! God’s love in us will change how we see others and how we relate to others. Love will dictate our words, our conduct and our decisions. In short, we will love what God loves!

The love of God takes us to another level.  It is a higher way.  It gives us a perspective we could never find on our own. It is higher than self-interest, self-indulgence and selfishness. It puts the plan of God and the people of God ahead our own plan and our own desires.

The God is worth the knowing.  Spend time in the Presence of Love. Let His love fill you, and then let that love flow from you into the lives of others that need to know Him too. Choose the highway of love!

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The Power of Team

Written by Susan Fletcher.

The Great Commission is an assignment bigger than any single man, church or denomination. It requires teamwork. We need one another.  We need the supernatural supply and partnership that is available because we are one body – the body of Christ.

There is not one part of the human body that can survive on it’s own.  It has to have the other parts to live and move and function. Each part looks and functions differently, not because one part is better, but simply because of its purpose. Just like that human body, we need each other too. God made each Christian, church and denomination with a different function, so that together, His Work could be finished.

As we move forward into 2013, let’s be mindful of the rich treasures and necessary supplies that every part of Christ’s body represents.  Christ loves the Church and so should we. Let’s focus on the mission of knowing Him and making Him known.  If we keep our focus where it should be, we will find ourselves loving and appreciating all the parts of His body. And together, we will get the job done.

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Something’s Moving and Changing!

Written by Susan Fletcher.

Isaiah 40:3(KJV) “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”

There is a spiritual landscape to be changed and rearranged. God has a plan and when there are spiritual highways built, that plan moves along much faster and easier. So how do we change the spiritual topography of our lives, our cities, our country and the nations of the world? How do those highways for God get built? It takes a voice. It takes your voice.

God’s Word is alive and full of power (Heb. 4:12 AMP), but it is released through our voices, just like we read above in Isaiah. Complaining and declaring what already is, will never bring those mountains down. Neither will crying and whining. But God’s Word in our mouths will! As we declare God’s Word, God will release His power to change things that need to be changed, and to build things that need to be built, so His plan can move forward in the earth.

What we say is important. What we pray is important too. Through our prayers God does the demolition work and the work of building. He has the hard job. All we have to do is believe His Word and declare it. When natural things that seem contrary to God’s Word, don’t be moved! We must keep our focus on what HE said. We must keep declaring His Word, for it is His Word that He watches over to perform. As we continue to do so, obstacles to the plan of God will be blasted out of the way.

God anointed Jeremiah to speak into the nations, and God has anointed each one of us too. In fact, in 1 Timothy 2:1-4, He told us to pray for all men, for kings, for all leaders, and for nations. But He didn’t stop there. He told us the ultimate effect of those prayers; that men would be saved and come to the knowledge of the Truth. As we align our praying with God’s Word, and pray His Word over leaders, the power in that Word will affect them.

Never underestimate the power of God’s Word in your mouth. Take your place of prayer. It’s time for some things to change and God wants to use your voice to do it!

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