Will You Throw Down the Gauntlet or Extend the Gracelet?

This season of breakthrough is a season of grace—the greater grace of greater love when one willingly lays down his life (his opinions, his reputation, and yes, even his personal rights) for another.

Yet, you must first have a life before you can lay it down; you must first have an ego—a sense of personal identity—before you can let go of it.   God never meant for you to be a carbon copy of someone else, but to be the original, one-of-a-kind, best version of you that He spoke into being out of a heart of love.

So, being true to yourself and to God’s original plan for your life opens the way for the God-designed freedom to choose to lay down your life—or not.  When you make the choice to lay down your life for another, you will experience breakthrough into the realm of the greater grace of greater love. 

You will find that the greater grace of greater love becomes your greatest weapon against the greatest evil that comes to steal, kill and destroy your dreams, your relationships, your life.

Generosity of Spirit

No check in the mail.  The stack of unpaid bills glares mockingly.  Breathe and remember:  Generosity of Spirit.

All that you need—more than you need, really—comes in a moment of grace.  So  just continue to give out of the abundance of grace given you—a never-ending flow from the One who overflows.

Simplicity of heart and a generous spirit—a garland of grace and a crown of beauty.

The Father has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ … according to His good pleasure.  (Ephesians 1)

 

Expansive Posturing

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Expansive posturing is a term used by those who study body language.  It is based on the idea that your body shapes your mind; your mind shapes your behavior; and your behavior shapes your outcomes.  When we adopt expansive (open) postures, we feel safe, powerful and confident.

Every one of us has been created to reach beyond our own grasp.  When we extend ourselves beyond our own limits, we move from self-confidence to God-confidence.  We can feel safe, powerful and confident that God is in control, even when it feels like things are very much out of control.

“She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.”  (Prov. 31:20)

Beautiful Mind

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“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart…”.  (Ecc. 3:11)

Your life was designed and created by a thought within the beautiful mind of God. That means your destiny and purpose was formed in eternity.  The challenge for us is to live out that eternal destiny here on earth, and we can only do that with the help of the Spirit of God.

So why not give the Holy Spirit permission to move outside the box of your finite thinking into the dimension of the infinite?  When eternity invades your heart, you will be transported deeper into the realm of the supernatural where all things are possible.

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True North

Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.  (Psalm 48:2 KJV)

Do you know your true north?  The Hebrew word for north is “tzafon”.  It literally means “to hide; to treasure up”.  A short definition is “stored”.  In other words, the Hebrew word for north can be defined as a hidden storehouse of treasure.

The Hebrew word for compass is derived from “tzafon” and literally means “that which points north”.  Every man-made compass on earth is magnetically attracted to due north.  However, a magnetic compass almost never shows true north.  True north is according to the earth’s axis, not magnetic north.

The Lord speaks out of the whirlwind and declares to his servant Job, “Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest?  Or who hath stretched the line upon it?  Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened?  Or who laid the corner stone thereof?” (Job 38:5).

It is the Lord, the creator of the universe, who has set the earth’s axis in its place.  It is the Lord, the creator of the universe, who sets our eternal heart compass to true north, upward toward mount Zion, the city of the great King, on the sides of the north – wherein lies a hidden storehouse of eternal treasure.