Thankful Thursday - The Fellowship of the Unashamed
January 06, 2010
Let us give thanks. It is Thankful Thursday.
January I'm am privileged to be hosting this awesome event. Next month we are meeting with Iris of Grace Alone and in March we will be back at Laurie's place, Women Taking A Stand.This week an email arrived with an astonishing and powerful prayer from my BFF, Angie Knight, of the Knightly News. It included an excerpt from the book, My Heart’s Cry, by Anne Graham Lotz. It is awesome. Thanks Angie!
This very day, we are sitting on the precipice of many adventures in the year ahead. The Lord our God has so much He wants to give us in 2010. He wants us to receive healing, to know authentic and never ending love, to conquer the anxieties in our life.
He wants us to live in joy.
So today become empowered by the Holy Spirit. Read this prayer aloud this very moment.
"I'm part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have Holy Spirit power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of His. I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I'm finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power.
My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my Guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won’t give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and preached up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go 'til He comes, give 'til I drop, preach 'til all know, and work 'til He stops me. And when He comes for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me-my banner of identification with Jesus will be clear."
Now tell me did you feel the spirit rise up in you? If not, read it again and this time - out loud.
Let this attainable power lose in your life and watch things begin to change today.
Isaiah 43:19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
Tell me what you are expecting to do in the Kingdom this year? AND DREAM BIG! We serve a very BIG God!
Happy Thankful Thursday, Hugs, Lynn