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[Hedz Up!] Stop Fighting the Whirlwind

Many are spending all their time and energy doing battle against unclear enemies either because they don’t know what else to do or because this is what they’ve been taught to do in times of crisis.

Instead of immersing yourself in a technique (fasting, prayer, worshiping, commanding, waiting, etc.), ASK GOD for a specific direction to define your enemy and your battlefield.

If He says Wait, then wait. If He says Command, then command.

The battle is to hear from Him, then act; don’t try to get Him to act instead based on what you want Him to do or what you think He should do. It may be that He’s wanting to heal a wound, or correct a misbelief, or reveal Himself in a new way to you. Be focused on what He wants you to be focused on.

This is YOUR OPPORTUNITY! Don’t waste it by trying to use your own strength.

Work through this, He is speaking.

Tithing, Giving and the Scriptures: It’s Not What You Think [Part 18]

The Pharisees’ Self-Righteousness (Luke 18:9-14)

9Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10″Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ 13And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ 14I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Again, Jesus’ illustration was meant to expose the misconception about the purpose of the law: it was not meant to separate those who could perform from those who could not, but to expose an equal need for a Savior.

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Summary of the Tithe During the Transition

Jesus never told anyone to tithe! In fact, every reference to tithing was in the negative sense! He only directed these rebukes to Pharisees, or those who considered themselves the elite, religious, productive, God-pleasers of their day.

Happy Easter!

Expect the Unexpected

Expect the Unexpected

[Hedz Up!] Liberty

As a son of God [spirit], you are free to do whatever you want. The more your soul is freed, healed, the more your soulical ‘wants’ will line up with your spirit ‘wants’. This week let the Lord reveal to you areas in your soulical desires that He has already brought into alignment with His character, where He has replaced doubt with confidence, fear with anticipation, anger with embracing.

Peaceful Process.

Have an overcoming week!

Welcome 2009

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Merry Christmas

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[Hedz Up!] Balance

Stay centered as you find your time and priorities pulled in different directions. Don’t fight against the distractions and necessary demands, but stay dependent on God to direct your attention and energize your activities.

Have fun!

[Hedz Up!] Reflect, Gently

When we’re under stress, especially prolonged periods of stress, we tend to revert back to relying on previously overcome coping mechanisms. Take a few moments daily to let the Lord bring to the surface any area you may be falling back into an old pattern so that He may meet your needs directly.

Be kind to yourself.

Happy Thanksgiving!

[Leadership] Optimism

The Dependent Christian realizes that the rain falls on the just and the unjust alike, but doesn’t even notice. They are focused on the task that God has called them to, and aren’t distracted when others ‘do it wrong.’ Though they participate in civil activities, fulfill civic duties and abide by civil law, they are citizens of the spirit realm, and their identity and satisfaction is based on their own spiritual character and relationship with Spirit. They know Whom they believe.

[Hedz Up!] Trust, Verify, then Trust Some More

I haven’t been posting too much lately because I’ve been volunteering during this election cycle. Though the results weren’t what we had been working for, we’ve done our part, naturally speaking.

Then there’s the supernatural-speaking, and the spiritually-speaking.

I am convinced that the Lord has much up His really-long sleeves, and it is ALL GOOD for America and GOOD for us all.

We’ve talked before about trying to understand God and what He does based on our own understanding, our own history and our own beliefs and interpretations of what others have written.

Most of our conclusions are NOT consistent with God’s Character. In fact, I rather think He’s more concerned with our mis-representing His character than with the depravity and evil in this world.

Because we have not yet learned how to hear Him on His terms, but through our own filters, He is unable to trust us with His plans. We would interfere or argue, and this not a time for either.

God is going to do what He has planned. NOTHING can stop Him. Because He has not told us what that is, and things don’t look too good right now, WHY IS THE ONLY OTHER OPTION THAT “GOD IS JUDGING US”? We think that God has warned us over and over again about the sin in our government, society and homes. We think that God has run out of patience with us — maybe a good dose of disaster will shake us out of our melancholy. This is a reflection of our own self-centered understanding, that the only options are the ones we know about. Please, let’s get real! How many times has God done something NEW! How many times do we ASK Him for something new???

So let’s be patient and let God do His thing in His time. THIS ELECTION IS NOT JUDGMENT ON AMERICA!!! This is OPPORTUNITY FOR GOD! He has crafted this situation specifically to fulfill His purposes. Yes, we react to it. Yes, we wonder and are perplexed. But we DON’T ATTRIBUTE TO GOD WHAT WE ARE FEELING AND EXPERIENCING! Though we are in the middle of outward-defeat, we are in the center of God’s plan for us, and His plans for us are GREAT Freedom, Liberty, Opportunity!

His Way! Not depending on who is elected! His Way!

So what do you and I do? Ask God! “What should I be doing now” Then test it. Then DO it! — PREPARE! Even if you don’t feel like it, ASSUME God is going to bring you — yourself — into greater opportunity, quickly. What do you need to do to be ready? Put your time, effort and energy into what He has for you to do to prepare rather than soaking up negative opinions about the judgment of God or the perilous times ahead. Use your time wisely.

God loves YOU! God loves America! God has NOT changed His mind about His Plans or Purposes.

Our best history is ahead of us QUICKLY — Get Ready — PREPARE!

God Bless America, and Honor and Blessings to us all!