Word

I love the idea of faith! It's such an uncomplicated word when you take aside all the messed up wisdom of mans own mind.
Faith is the pure unadulterated essence of God himself. He says to us simply believe and you will see his glory in your life.
Yet we complicate things through the restriction of our minds, the things perhaps that we've been taught at school or university, or the stuff that we hear on the box.
Before you know it, a simple statement of fact from God, gets challenged by the contraflow of the spirit of the age, ie : unbelief, doubt, scepticism, atheism.
Faith though, is very simple and clear cut, it just believes with a child like innocence, that what father God says, IS true and WILL come to pass! It's as matter of fact as that.

You see, God talks in facts, facts which although not always apparent immediately, are none the less solid, bankable unshakable facts of truth!
As long as we walk in the simplicity of faith, minus all the junk of unbelief, we move towards the promise on an even footing but as soon as you mix doubt and start to listen to all the words of the present evil age, you start to run into the challenges!
Remember, there's such a thing as 'the proving of your faith!'
That means that it's going to be challenged along the way and that's perfectly normal.
You've been given a great gift, a fabulous treasure from God and the enemy knows it and so his aim is to neutralise your faith. He uses the rational of today's supposed enlightened thinking, to blur the idea of the truth into being just mere superstition but we have not been taught empty words but the reality of the power of God at work in our lives and we understand the truth of that through faith!
There's a great need to stir the fire of faith in our lives! I’m sure we've all heard the saying about where there's no wood, the fire goes out, well I believe this saying also, that where there's no faith, the fire goes out!!
If we're going to stir up the gift of God that is within us, then that takes us to activate faith and to arise up out of sleepy thinking, the negatives we hear, the talk of people who don't know the reality of God, and to kindle a burning desire and passion towards the one who's saved us, called us, chosen us to be his!
Let the very Spirit of the living God who is in us, begin to quicken our faith once again. Simple, pure, unadulterated belief in the power and love of our mighty Heavenly Father and once again we will find the courage and the passion and the empowerment to fulfil the promise of God in our lives, through FAITH!

What a week! Ever felt like your rushed? Ever felt that there just isn't enough time or days in a week to fit everything in that you'd planed to do? Well if your like me and constantly on the go, then it's important to just slow the pace down every once in a while and try and chill out. Relaxing can actually seem like an effort all by its own. I'm fairly sure that's not how it's MEANT to go, but in our busy lives, finding ways to chill out is very beneficial for our physical health and also our spiritual. Let's face it, when we get busy, one of the first things to suffer is our spiritual health. We effectively begin to ignore the care of that most important area. Once we lose our inner peace and contact with God, everything else suffers. Being a complete man or woman requires a cared for soul!! And no matter how much emphasis we put on our physical self (e.g. cleaning, clothing, feeding, preening), we must remember that when we stop taking care of our inner man, or woman, we are not doing ourselves any favours. Remember that God made man a living soul as he breathed life into us, and it was to save our souls that Jesus came. Our flesh is temporary, but our spirit is eternal, and God, though interested in everything about us, wants to make sure the eternal bit gets some attention. So there's a need to relax not only our physical body's by slumping into an easy chair with a coffee, (actually that may wind you up) but there's a great need to spiritually detox, unwind and chill out in Gods presence and allow him to clear your head (so to speak), from all the noise and junk that our poor souls are bombarded with every day.

Let's face it, there's a lot of things that go on around us every day that can produce stress within our hearts and create negative effects that we can well do without. Fortunately for us though, Gods Spirit gets to work to undo the harmful effects of the world upon us, and he feeds us and strengthens us with his word. Cleansing and detoxing our soul from things that if left, begin to bring us down. So like me, take a time out and get refreshed in Gods presence! Feel his joy, regain your peace, understand afresh the love he's got for you. Know the cleansing effect of his word over the areas that have become muddied up by enemy action, and all in all, just chill out and relax into the warm embrace of his spirit within us!

Boy it's so good to get into Gods presence and just to soak up his life and the freedom his anointing brings! Gods good and he's waiting to share that goodness with YOU as you chill in his presence!

Have a good one.
Dade

You know those kind of moments where something clicks in your heart that God has said to you? What do you mean no! Yes I saw you looking like i just said something off the charts. But God does Speak to us all the time!

Hi Guys, yes it's dade back to put a little God thought into your week. Nothing too profound, (although it might be) nothing to deep, (although it could be) but it will definitely be something to perhaps stir an idea in your heart that you are of interest to God! What a thought! That God is interested in us as an individual, that means guys and dolls just like you and me! Now as I began with this idea of something clicking in our heart and spirit, so I'll continue, because the word, those amazing words of God, need to connect with our spirit to really do something awesome in our lives. Change actually happens when the combo of the word, a willing heart and the Spirit connect inside of us. I don't know about you but I'm not always in a receptive place of heart, not all the time anyway and I need to bring myself back to the place where I get focused on Jesus. Away from all of the noise and business of the day and into a place where I catch what God is saying to me. You know if you just get quiet, you can hear God just saying something that will set your world to rights. A word that restores your peace and removes the frenzy of the enemy's blurge from your mind. Words that re-focus your efforts anew, and puts you back into a place of wonderful inner strength. We need those precious words of Jesus and we need to hear them to receive them. So listen out this week, he's trying to say something to you, that you need to hear!

So how are you all doing? I hope that life is treating you well! Can't believe that we're nearly half way through this year already, doesn't the time fly when your having fun!
At least something approximate to that I HOPE!
Anyway I thought I'd put pen to paper (actually finger to iPhone, but who's counting) and have a little time out and a convo while we have a moment.
I was just thinking this morning about the need to have endurance and some ever ready faith. It can be so easy to feel ones energies flagging and to be slightly running out of the old viv and steam, as your trundle through the year.
What seemed like an easy target, some months ago at the start of the year, may have become as distant and hard to attain as scaling Mount Everest big brother!
But that's where the old standbys of faith and endurance pop in to the lime light. Very necessary qualities I can assure you, particularly when accomplishing a goal or carrying out purpose are concerned.
I know that enthusiasm can only carry you so far in a venture before you hit the rough stuff and learn that it's not all plain sailing as you thought! And it's then that these God blessed companions kick in.
ENDURANCE! What a word! It can sound on the face of it like something altogether painful and a lot of hard work into the bargain, but believe me it's actually advertised most favourably by God in that all time best seller........the bible!