Find Your Tribe. Love Them Hard.

Yes, some have gotten the Greatest Commandment down. They truly love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and mind, and that’s wonderful. Our relationship with Him matters the most. The Apostle Paul said, “it is my determined purpose to know him…”

But what about the second commandment? Jesus said that it’s just as important as the first. We are to love our neighbor as ourselves.

Who’s our neighbor? Only those that are in your circle? The hurting, the grieving? Those walking in a storm or a valley? We have all been there. That prompting we get from the Holy Spirit when He whispers someone’s name to us, or those we see before us with signposts shouting, “there is an issue here”? Do we think a message on Facebook or a text is enough to pull anyone out of a demonic fog that’s been sent to destroy them?

NO! It’s NOT ENOUGH! Call them, meet with them personally.

Connecting with people, looking into their eyes, not to “shoot the breeze “, but instead to determine the heart of the matter. Then we can pray heaven down on them, and stay with them until His Peace is present. Actual relationships with His people, “being there”, can change, even save, a life.

Mental illness is real. The Spirit realm is real. Let us wake up, and pray up. Let’s put on our armor and march forward with LOVE into the enemies camp, and pull them out, one by one, through the power of real relationships.

We don’t have to have the title of a pastor to minister to those around us. We are to STAY STRONG, STAY READY, and breathe life into our circle every time we have a chance. Let us make the MOST of every opportunity for these days are evil.

I’m DONE with the enemy taking people I love out. I desire to STAY READY and FULL OF THE SPIRIT, and to declare, “not on my watch”. Friend, the Kingdom is counting on us. Someone in our lives needs us right now.

I pray God gives us eyes to see, and that we all realize this life is not about “me”.

Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  Matthew 22: 37-39 

He Hears You

You are not helpless and hopeless.   God has given you full access to him.

His door is always open.

He always answers when you call.

God instructs us to COME boldly to the throne and find help in the time of need.  Heb 4:15

 

I’m sharing some quotes on prayer today that will motivate us to pray for our families, our churches and our nation. I’m joining you!  Let’s not just talk about prayer.  Let’s not just read about prayer. Let us pray!

 

“Get into the habit of dealing with God about everything. Unless in the first waking moment of the day you learn to fling the door wide back and let God in, you will work on a wrong level all day; but swing the door wide open and pray to your Father in secret, and every public thing will be stamped with the presence of God.”    ~ Oswald Chambers

“We are not told that Jesus ever taught His disciples how to preach; but He taught them how to pray.”    ~D.L. Moody

“Forgive us for thinking that prayer is a waste of time and help us to see that without prayer our work is a waste of time.”    ~ Peter Marshall

“When we work, we work; but when we pray, God works.”    ~Max Lucado

“The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history.”  ~Andrew Murray

“What the church needs today is not machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Spirit can use – men mighty in prayer. The Holy Spirit does not flow through methods, but through men of prayer.” And we might add, through women of prayer.”    ~E.M. Bounds

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”    ~Corrie Ten Boom

“Heaven is full of answers to prayer for which no one ever bothered to ask.”   ~Billy Graham

“God does nothing but in answer to prayer.”    ~John Wesley