Be a passionate lover

Be a friend and lover first. Someone who is a worshipper of truth by worshipping the God of all truth. Let nothing else matter. You will walk with Him and seek His inheritance for you together.

For if you seek Him with all your heart you will find Him. Don’t be casual about this. Your happiness is not based on your job or your finances. It is not based on your position or role in the church. It isn’t even dependant on your relationship with your spouse or partner, good although those things can be and they are all meant to be a blessing.

It is based purely on the depth of your love for Him. Your love for Him is a mirror of His love for you. Celebrate the joy of your special relationship as a son or daughter with your Heavenly Father. You are a loved child of God. Even though you walk the streets unnoticed He notices you and thinks wonderfully things about you.

You are going to be an inspiration to many in the same way others have been to you. You are so lovely to Him, so precious. He loves spending time with you. He knows how far you have come.

Seek Him passionately and wholeheartedly.

2018-02-20T16:02:35+00:00 Tuesday, February 20th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Take Him seriously

He is so very good, but will need to take Him seriously. There is no other way of doing it. He is a righteous God. There is no room for sin. We must flee sin and reject it.

He is utterly holy but in His Holiness He doesn’t reject you but reveals Himself to those who are earnestly, wholeheartedly seeking Him. If you are willing He will make you clean, He will set you free. He tells you to be holy, to stop sinning because He knows you can. The only person who can disagree with Him is you. The enemy also believes you can and does every to convince you otherwise.

When you are hungry you eat? Yet you eat when you are not hungry because you like food. You put on weight because you eat what you do not need and that is the way it is with His church and His people. They are never hungry but keep eating, they devour the preaching but do not exercise their faith, they do not exercise their trust, they don’t even put into practice what they believe and then worry about what they don’t believe or don’t have faith for.

Do the things you can do and work towards those things that you can’t or haven’t done yet. If you are one of those who exercise a lot or you are more fussy about what you eat, you are not eating just for enjoyment but for purpose. When you train for a marathon you do not want to carry excess weight, you get rid of everything that hinders that would slow you down. That is why He asked you to run a marathon for Him, you need to learn to eat properly, exercise properly, get your health back, on a spiritual level as well as a physical and mental. You need to be hungry again and only be satisfied with heavenly food. Your mind, body and spirit is all interconnected.

He is bringing to pass His plans and purposes. His desire is to see you come into all that He has shown you. He has not faltered nor is He hesitating. Everything has been for you to come into your own. He has not held back nor held you back. He is pouring His life into you so that you become more like Him.

You are another facet of His creativity and He enjoys creating new things. He created you for His good pleasure. It gives Him great pleasure when you talk with Him. So don’t perform for Him, animals perform for their master but you are His child. You wouldn’t want your children just to perform for you, you want their affection to be real not just for what they can get out of you. They want you to like them, enjoy them, be there for them, talk to them.

There is nothing He treasures more than when His children are happy, contented and in love. There is no greater feeling than to have a meaningful relationship. He has too few of His children not bothering to listen to Him or talk with Him. Spend time with Him, there is no other way.

Don’t be on a power trip because you see Him purely as a power source. That is such a shame. You can have such fun together with Him sharing the life He created. Draw close to Him, don’t perform. Have meaningful conversations, don’t use empty words and meaningless phrases. Mean what you say and say what you mean.

He has much to say and you need ears to hear. Many of those who truly know Him are just good listeners. They wait on His every word of command based on friendship, fellowship and love. He knows He can call on them. Can He call on you? Strengthen your relationship no matter how you feel or what is happening around you.

Learn to be a good listener and a brilliant doer.

2018-02-19T10:23:34+00:00 Monday, February 19th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Dark places

You are to set people free from dark places. You are to bring His light to this world. This is a mystery because it won’t be according to your logic. It won’t even seem sensible or feasible. Yet He says go. He says set people free.

You have His words in your mouth. Speak them out. You will be surprised what the outcome will be. Don’t always expect to see the full impact instantly. One day all will be revealed as He unravels what you have done and each thread will be seen for what it really is. So encourage yourself and be full of faith (faithful).

Give yourself to what is important. That is what is important to Him not what others demand or expect of you. He will help you prioritise and manage your life. So that you bring the maximum glory to Him. He gets the glory when everyone can see that God did it and not you (or anyone else).

One of the biggest challenges at present is stress. Stress is the norm for most people in one form or another. Mostly it is blamed on one’s job or personal circumstances. They can certainly be a factor or trigger but stress is mainly caused by having too high an expectation placed on yourself by yourself. It may come through others but the stress is self-generated, it is internal, it is an inside job.

You may think if you can get control then everything will be good. However when God moves it can look messy, chaotic and unstructured and that is the point. If it not what you want or expect that can cause stress to surface. You cannot control God. He wants to deal with the stress through dealing with you. Internally. If you want to see revival (whatever that looks like to you) in your church or organisation you need His structure not yours and that means letting go.

The illustration of the new wineskin is where the wrong wine was put into the wrong container. This is not to say that either is wrong but there needs to be an adjustment and the adjustment starts with you. This isn’t an organisational issue it is a heart issue. It is about your relationship with Him and your willingness to change.

This is also true of a church. The culture of the church does need to change if it wants to bring about visible change and that means individuals also need to change. That in itself is challenging.

Above all enjoy Him. He dances and sings over you. He is so pleased with you and speaks well of you. The simple solution is to just agree with Him, believe what He says about you and change the attitude of your heart to be like His.

2018-02-16T11:27:56+00:00 Friday, February 16th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Dwell in His house

No matter what I am for you
Are you for Me?
I will fulfil your dreams
The dreams you have forgotten
The ones long buried
In the mists of time
You have forgotten your first love
Your first passion
Resurrect it
Let Me show you
Your deepest dreams will live again
You will dream again
Rather than just want
Let Me show you
What you have forgotten
The dreams we d
The dreams we dreamed together
They are still there
They are stirring
Awaken yourself
Start living in My House now
My house is big enough for everyone
Invite them in
Even if they will not come
Show them what they can have
That their dreams will surface again
Be a dreamweaver
Weave those dreams together
And you will see that they are one dream
My dream

2018-02-14T09:16:08+00:00 Wednesday, February 14th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Love follows

There will be a trail
It will be seen
My goodness in your life
Embrace My love
You will leak it wherever you go
Others will be blessed through you
They will know Me because of you
Humble yourself
Let My dreams fill you
Guide you
Instruct you
And lead you
Fulfil My purposes for you
I made you to be a blessing
My desire is for you to be blessed
There is nothing greater
Nothing so wonderful
To be blessed by Me
I care deeply about you
You are everything to Me
Turn your heart to Me
Turn your affection for just Me
I welcome you into My warm embrace
Don’t harden your heart
Don’t let your love grow cold
Come to Me and rest
If you are weary I will strengthen you
I am your strength

2018-02-13T09:40:58+00:00 Tuesday, February 13th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

My cup overflows

Know My love
It has no end
I pour My love into you
It overflows to many
You are the desire of My heart
The focus of My affection
Your cup is always full
My love never ceases
Don’t put your hand over the cup
It is meant for you
Receive My love
You don’t deserve it
You never will
No-one does
But I love deeply the undeserving
With am insatiable compassion
There is no end to the depth of My love
Let Me in
Let My love live in you
Overflowing to many
I love you
I will love through you
I am the potter
I am made you
I want to fill you with My life
Uniquely and specifically
Just for you
You are My delight and My joy
Let Me fill you completely
Surrender all
So there is more room for My love
My abundant grace and favour
Nothing less is good enough for you

2018-02-12T14:51:04+00:00 Monday, February 12th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Anointed with oil

Why do you doubt?
Have I not said?
You are anointed
You are called
You ask what
I have already told you
My anointing is on you
It is not for anyone else
Your anointing is for you
It is not a job lot
It is born out of intimacy
It is unique to you
You cannot copy
Nor imitate
It is on you for a reason
You will find that reason when you find Me
I have it in My hands
It is not the gift
It is you
Are you willing?
Are you ready?
The anointing is on your head for a reason
You need to understand
You need to know
Your thinking needs to change
As I show you
You will see
Look at Me
Look what is in My hands
The oil does not wash off
The anointing is permanent
Let it cover your whole body
Let it cover you
Every part of your being

2018-02-12T14:46:06+00:00 Monday, February 12th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

A banquet just for you

I am not your enemy
I do not oppose you
For you are My beloved
Embrace Me
Fold your arms around Me
I am for you
My love for you knows no limits
You are cherished
Turn your heart to Me
Engage with Me
I offer you everything that you need
I hold nothing back
I am your comfort
The delight of your soul
I am the desire of your heart
I am everything you could possibly want
Nothing else compares
For I am your joy and your peace
The banquet is an ‘all you can eat’
It is free
Come and eat
Be full
Be satisfied
I provide only the best
Only the best is good enough for you
You do not get the scraps from Me
Be satisfied
You will have something to share
Invite others to this banquet
There is room for everyone

2018-02-10T09:10:14+00:00 Saturday, February 10th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

They comfort me

I am your comforter
Take no other comfort
For I will guide you
Protect and serve you
Love you
Don’t allow anyone to tell you differently
I am not disappointed in you
You have not failed Me
I know you
And I know who you are
Let Me show you who you are
That you are well loved
And cared for
I love My sheep
I protect those who graze in My pasture
I love those who listens to My voice
Listen with ears that hear
I am good not angry
I know what you are like
I know what you have gone through
I do not see you are having failed
You cannot fail Me
My grace is sufficient
Yet will you listen?
Listen to Me
Or listen to others?
You have that choice
The decision is yours and yours alone
You can’t impress Me so don’t try
Rest in Me
Graze in My pasture

2018-02-09T10:40:16+00:00 Friday, February 9th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

With me

I am with you
Are you with Me?
Trust Me if you are
I trust you with My gospel
There is no one else
You have been given a commission
To show and demonstrate My love
To a world that is bereft of hope
I am your hope
I am with you
Are you with Me
Follow Me
Let Me show you what you can do
Let Me show you who you are
Let Me show you what I have called you to
There is no greater pleasure
Than to enjoy My Presence
There is no greater delight
Than to enjoy your presence
Come close to Me
Let us enjoy this walk together

2018-02-08T10:12:22+00:00 Thursday, February 8th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|