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#44 No matter how you feel

and then He said to His disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.” (John 11v7 NIV)

After two days He decides it is time.

Did He wait on purpose or was He needed there for those extra two days?

We simply don’t know.

Waiting is part of walking with God.

It isn’t just about you.

Sometimes it is also about others.

God may be waiting for them.

He is patient.

So should we.

Are you willing to wait for others if He is?

Ask Him to help you wait.

To trust and to believe.

Perseverance, patience and persistence are often needed.

Especially when nothing seems to be happening.

Waiting can be hard, so ask Him for the grace to be patient.

This period can be the very best for you.

In that time, turn your affection to Him.

Do this daily and on a constant basis.

Praise Him no matter how you feel.

Your worship of Him isn’t dependent on how you feel.

He may seem take you back to where you started.

(from ‘Wipe His Feet with Your Tears’ by Warren George)

2019-12-11T08:17:15+00:00Wednesday, December 11th, 2019|Heaven's Culture|

#43 He doesn’t make mistakes

So when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He stayed where He was two more days, (John 11v6 NIV)

This seems a strange response. 

Why didn’t He hurry back?

He didn’t just take His time. 

He knew that delaying might upset Mary and Martha. 

He ran the risk that they wouldn’t understand. 

He knew that it was for a greater purpose.

When you pray, is there a delay in getting an answer?

He knows the pain you feel. 

He knows the hurt that can eat away at you. 

He understands that disappointment can stop you enjoying life. 

But He is not apologetic about it.

He never apologised for delaying.

He isn’t being callous. 

He has something better, an upgrade. 

What He has for you is much more wonderful. 

Are you trusting Him?

Is your trust based on how you feel?

If you are still waiting, ask why the delay.

You may have been waiting for a long time for answers to your prayers and requests. 

When you ask Him what is the hold up, you will get an answer.

Just have ears to hear it and not filter it.

Whatever, do not give up. 

Do what He tells you to do, even if it means wait a little longer.

He knows your need and He never forgets.

(from ‘Wipe His Feet with Your Tears’ by Warren George)

2019-12-08T09:10:43+00:00Sunday, December 8th, 2019|Heaven's Culture|

#42 His love for you is incomparable

Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. (John 11v5 NIV)

He loves you just as much.

There is no limit.

He isn’t concerned or impressed with your social or economic background.

He doesn’t favour the successful.

He doesn’t look to the intelligent and the strong.

You are not disqualified if you are not an achiever.

Don’t disqualify yourself.

How much do you love your life?

Ask Him why He made you.

Ask Him how much He loves you.

Write down what He tells you.

Ask Him regularly how much He loves you.

It will take time to fully appreciate it.

It is a process of having it embed it into your DNA.

Re-read regularly what you have written and declare it, every day, out loud.

You can love Him deeply and passionately.

(from ‘Wipe His Feet with Your Tears’ by Warren George)

2019-12-05T06:42:18+00:00Thursday, December 5th, 2019|Heaven's Culture|

#41 He said yes

When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” (John 11v4 NIV)

This was Jesus’ declaration of faith.

He was making a statement which appeared not to be true.

Lazarus did die (but not for long).

However, He made it clear that there was a bigger issue here.

He recognised what this event would signify.

Are you willing to allow God to be glorified in and through you?

It may not be comfortable but it will be glorious.

Do you still trust Him even though it looks hopeless?

Ask Him to help you believe and overcome your doubt or uncertainties.

Make a list of what you have given up on.

Ask God to forgive you for doubting.

Ask Him how to persevere.

He never gives up on you.

(from ‘Wipe His Feet with Your Tears’ by Warren George)

2019-12-02T21:19:40+00:00Monday, December 2nd, 2019|Heaven's Culture|

#40 Can you hear Him?

So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.” (John 11v3 NIV)

They cared for Lazarus, yet they knew where their hope was.

They turned to the One who could help them.

The One who could heal Lazarus.

They needed Him to come straight away, for they knew Lazarus was gravely ill.

He didn’t come straight away, even though He got the message.

They waited for Him to come.

Are you still waiting or have you given up?

Remind yourself of what you have prayed for.

Then remind Him.

Starting with the things that are immediate, write down all that you want to see happen.

Recall any things that you prayed or asked for years ago and write those down.

Ask Him what He thinks about your requests now.

He hears your requests.

Do you hear His?

 

(from ‘Wipe His Feet with Your Tears’ by Warren George)

2019-11-27T09:02:55+00:00Wednesday, November 27th, 2019|Heaven's Culture|

#39 Leaving a legacy

This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair. (John 11v2 NIV)

John’s reference is to Luke 7.

One way or another Mary was going to be remembered.

Do you want to be remembered?

How do you want to be remembered?

Live the life He has given you to the full.

That way you will leave a powerful legacy.

Live a life of faith, trusting in Him.

He may be able to encourage people through you long after you have gone.

Ask God what legacy He wants you to leave when you have gone.

This may be a very interesting and sobering exercise.

Write down what you will be remembered for and what you would like to be remembered for.

You will leave a long and lasting legacy.

 

(from ‘Wipe His Feet with Your Tears’ by Warren George)

2019-11-24T13:24:32+00:00Sunday, November 24th, 2019|Heaven's Culture|

#38 The love that looks like something

Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. (John 11v1 NIV)

God doesn’t show favouritism.

He demonstrates His love and grace through His family.

You don’t have to be perfect.

Simply accept His offer of love.

Seek His forgiveness.

Receive His grace.

This grace looks like favour.

It looks like acceptance.

It looks like forgiveness.

And it looks like love all rolled into one, given to you as a free gift.

Undeserved and unexpected.

You never have been, you never will be, good enough to earn it.

Get any notion that you deserve it out of your head.

Respond humbly to what He has done for you.

Therefore He can’t be angry or disappointed in you.

He gave you everything despite your best and worst  efforts.

Without performing for it.

Without coming even close.

In the same way don’t show favouritism.

Treat people well no matter who or what.

Love and accept whatever their position or how famous they are.

Do you tend to favour those you like?

Do you avoid those who annoy you?

Do you give a wide berth to those who irritate you?

If you do, stop it.

He has accepted you, warts and all.

Accept others in the same way even it requires more effort.

A lot of what motivates us is based on how we feel.

Ask God where you are taking the comfortable route?

It is easy to love those who are easy to love.

Avoiding people is an emotional response.

It is definitely not a fruit of the Spirit.

Nor is it discernment.

It doesn’t mean target them, but rather, stop avoiding them.

He wants to bless them through you.

Write down the names of five people who irritate you.

When you have your list, pray a blessing over them.

Have a coffee with them and get to know their history.

You may be surprised what you find out.

It will change your attitude.

You were created to love everyone.

That kind of love looks like something.

It is not a feeling.

It is more of an attitude and a motive.

It is a heart issue.

(from ‘Wipe His Feet with Your Tears’ by Warren George)

2019-11-19T16:21:23+00:00Tuesday, November 19th, 2019|Heaven's Culture|

Intimate relationship

So much depends on your relationship with Him. So much is based on that one thing. You cannot do His will without a very deep, intimate and personal relationship. 

2019-11-18T09:36:01+00:00Monday, November 18th, 2019|Hearing His voice|

#37 His expectations are higher

“but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10v42 NIV)

Mary and Martha had the same choices.

Both Mary and Martha knew their responsibilities to visiting guests.

But Mary chose what was the most important thing at that moment of time.

A greater culture was here.

Martha decided to follow duty and expectation.

Don’t let the expectations of others drive you.

Seek Him above all else.

Don’t let the fear of what people will think stop you sitting at His feet.

What is driving you?

Ask Him what He expects of you.

Don’t live according to other people’s expectations.

Don’t be driven by your own desires and needs; instead be led by the Spirit of the living God.

You have a responsibility to examine your life.

To see what forces are driving you.

Is it the expectations of family, friends, colleagues, bosses or church leaders?

Are you more bothered about what others may think than what He actually thinks?

Write down what He says He expects of you and compare it against what others expect of you.

He loves you and He wants you to know it.

(from ‘Wipe His Feet with Your Tears’ by Warren George)

2019-11-16T09:05:00+00:00Saturday, November 16th, 2019|Heaven's Culture|