Do it with Him

“Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish.” (Matthew 13:47)

There is no one like you. 

He made you unique.

Wonderfully made.

He didn’t make a mistake.

Nor got the plans upside down.

You weren’t a guess.

Nor an accident.

He created you for purpose. 

His Kingdom, His purpose.

He wants you to fulfil your destiny.

He will help you every step of the way.

He won’t do it all for you.

But He will do it all with you. 

He hasn’t left you as an orphan.

Let Him show you what He is like. 

He will then show you what you are like.

2018-11-27T07:09:14+00:00Tue, Nov 27th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

No pretending

When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. (Matthew 13:46 NIV)

The cost is relative. 

What does it mean to you?

How much does it mean to you? 

Does He all consume you?

You know Him.

He knows you.

His love for you is undiminished. 

It hasn’t faded over time. 

Is that true for you? 

Your love means everything to Him. 

He never holds back His love. 

It is genuine and consistent. 

You are never far from His thoughts. 

Ever mindful and ever concerned. 

He has your best interests at heart. 

Where do your interests lie?

Be passionate as He is passionate. 

Fully embrace Him. 

His arms are open wide. 

You are of infite value to Him. 

Too precious to treat you lightly. 

To loving to crash and take over. 

He has no interest in controlling you. 

He just want you to know Him.

Deeply and sincerely. 

Without pretence. 

2018-11-22T09:20:46+00:00Thu, Nov 22nd, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Deep calls to deep

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. (Matthew 13:45 NIV)

What are you searching for?

Is He what you are looking for?

Look deep, for there you will find Him.

Not hidden.

But search Him out.

Seek Him with all your heart.

He is not far away.

Your joy will be a delight to Him.

As you discover that pearl.

It will be more precious than anything.

You are so precious to Him.

You are His great find.

He is searching for you.

When He finds you He will rejoice over you.

Don’t hide yourself.

Call out to Him.

He is never far away.

He will hear your call and come.

Leaving the other 99 to find you.

2018-11-21T07:44:54+00:00Wed, Nov 21st, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

What is your passion?

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. (Matthew 13:44 NIV)

Without passion there is no motive.

If you are truly hungry then you will pursue until satisfied. 

What will it cost you?

Nothing, if it a passion and desire. 

The cost is the value you place on something. 

God does not rob you. 

He isn’t after your money.

He is after your heart. 

He wants you to have the same passion as He does. 

He cares and He loves. 

Deeply and unreservedly. 

What do you care about?

What are you passionate about?

This is more than just getting excited.

It is more than just doing what you like. 

A passion overwhelms.

There is no thought of cost.

2018-11-20T07:53:46+00:00Tue, Nov 20th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Embrace Him

He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.” (Matthew 13:33 NIV)

Sometimes it requires a little effort from you.

What He has done in you should affect all of your being.

The yeast affects the whole dough.

There isn’t one part that is unaffected.

Just because you hear His word to you.

Doesn’t mean that you have embraced it.

You have to work it into every area of your life and being.

Your body and mind have to follow suit.

They need to be affected by the yeast of heaven.

Don’t compartmentalise.

Don’t separate out the yeast from the dough.

The bread won’t rise.

You are meant to arise and shine.

You can’t hide, reject or ignore what He has said.

Embrace what He says.

Embrace Him.

2018-11-16T08:01:27+00:00Fri, Nov 16th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

As you go along

Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” (Matthew 13:32)

You may see Heaven as something big and beyond comprehension.

It is but it starts as a small seed in someone’s heart.

Yet if allowed to, it will grow and grow.

How can something so small be compared to something so powerful?

Even fully grown it isn’t as tall as the biggest tree.

It is basically a large garden plant.

You are meant to grow.

That seed should grow inside of you.

That others will be blessed through you.

That will make His heart glad.

Don’t despise the day of small beginnings.

Take the first step.

The first of many.

Don’t plan your route.

Let Him show you as you go along.

2018-11-15T06:58:39+00:00Thu, Nov 15th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

A better understanding

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. (Matthew 13:31)

He wants you to understand what His kingdom is like. 

He has to speak in parables because your mind struggles to understand the spirit realm. 

He uses simple imagery to create a mental picture. 

With a semblance of what it looks like. 

The kingdom is to be experienced not just understood. 

He likes to talk to you just the way we need to hear.

Whatever language you speak or understand.

Through music, films, the Bible, walking in nature… 

He keeps it simple so that you have a chance to understand. 

There are so many facets to His Kingdom. 

It is beyond your logical comprehension. 

You need His help to understand this significance.

To have a better thought.

2018-11-14T06:42:14+00:00Wed, Nov 14th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

The seed is His

As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.” (Mark 4:29 NIV)

This is the harvest you will see. 

It isn’t for another generation. 

It is for today and it is for you. 

If you want to see this harvest then look to Him. 

He is the one who gives the growth. 

He is the one who is planting that seed within you. 

The harvest will come because of you. 

Be willing and humble enough to allow Him to do that. 

He needs good soil. 

Be that good soil. 

You will see everything you have ever dreamed of. 

And much, much more besides.

2018-11-02T08:22:08+00:00Fri, Nov 2nd, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Let it grow

All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. (Mark 4:28 NIV)

You have everything you need.

For that seed to grow.

To its full maturity.

Don’t ever say you can’t.

Nor believe that you are not able.

You are more than capable.

You are also capable of limiting its growth.

Let it grow.

Watch for the shoots to emerge.

You are a fruit producer.

More seed to create more plants.

That seed should multiply.

Let this happen.

It will come from within you.

Not from or by someone else.

2018-11-01T06:15:04+00:00Thu, Nov 1st, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

A source of blessing

Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. (Mark 4:27 NIV)

This is not about you. 

Yet His goodness is revealed through you.

He wants to see His fruit in you. 

Not through your own striving. 

Not a man made environment. 

Where man dictates.

But the true Kingdom where He is ruler and king. 

Even though the spiritual realm is beyond your understanding. 

Yet He chooses to let you see it. 

You think you know. 

Because you have had a glimpse. 

Yet you are key to it. 

You play a significant role. 

Even though you may not fully understand. 

Bend your will to His wisdom. 

It is far superior. 

Stop trying to reduce Him to a manageable size. 

Remember who created who. 

Honour Him by doing it His way. 

Honour Him by letting Him have His way. 

For He wants to work through you. 

As well as in you. 

For the benefit of others. 

Not just you.

Allow the seeds of the kingdom to grow. 

In you. 

Becoming a source of blessing to others.

2018-10-31T06:30:35+00:00Wed, Oct 31st, 2018|Heaven's Culture|