Thursday, December 19, 2013

You Can Have As Much Of Jesus As You Want

This Post is taken from a devotion by Gary Wilkerson…

“Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst…”

John 4:15

Read John 4:5-30

My father, David Wilkerson, taught me a lesson when I was a little boy, and I believe it is the most important lesson I have ever learned, “Gary, “ he said, “ you can have as much of Jesus as you want.”

Every one of you reading this article can have as much of Jesus as you want! God does not just randomly say, “I’m picking you and not you.”

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied (filled)”

Matt. 4:6 ESV. This verse is speaking of the man or woman who says, “I want all that Jesus has to offer. I am going to be ravenous in my spiritual hunger to get everything He has to give.”

The Bible says that God is looking for men and women whose hearts are completely His that He might show Himself strong. “For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He might strongly support those whose hearts are completely His.” 2 Chron 16:9 NAS

God does not want 10 % or 75% of His church to be consecrated, to live a set-apart, sacred life. He wants 100% of His body, His believers, to be sold out wholeheartedly.

It is not God who is holding back the anointing of His Spirit, it is our lack of response to what He is pouring out. God has rent the heavens and come down and manifest His Holy Spirit in these last days. The man or woman who responds to what God is willing to give will rise up and say, “In this last hour I choose to be filled with God’s Spirit. I choose to live a consecrated life. I will not be dissuaded from this; I will not be held back. Nothing can keep me form the destiny that God has for me of being on fire for Him, totally filled with His Spirit.”

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Beloved, did you know that the God of Genesis, God of all creation...

..loves you with an everlasting love. (Jer 31:3)

...calls you His beloved. (Song of songs 6:13 & 7:10)

...puts your tears in His bottle. (Ps 56:8)

...has your name inscribed on the palm of His hand. (Is 49:16)

...rejoices over you with singing. (Zeph 3:17)

   (The God of all creation sings over you!!!)

Beloved, you ravish His heart. (song of songs 4:9)

"But God, so rich is He in His mercy, because of nd i order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved you... made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ..."  Eph 2:4,5 Amp

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tragedy or Triumph?

It was Saturday night... I fell hard, catching myself with my right hand.  There was no pain so I didn't think I had broken it, but I could not use it at all.  I called over my oldest son to help me up and walk me over to where I could sit down.  It had instantly swollen and it just didn't look right.  A trip to the emergency room revealed it was not only broken, it was broken in 3 places.  I was then directed to a wonderful specialist (I was told he was the best in the area), who informed me that I would need surgery to align the bone and put in a metal plate and screws.  Now, at this point I'm not even thinking ahead, I'm just taking this moment by moment.  I can tell you, for such a rotten, bad thing to have happened I had such  peace... an inner peace.  As anyone who knows me can tell you, "drama" runs in my family.  I have been known to display some drama every now and then.  :)  Besides, I am just as prone to reacting to pain in my body and life as the next person.  This was truly God showing up with His peace!  Surgery was set for the next day.

Now, I've been told by those in the medical field, bone pain is one of the worst pains.  My doctor prescribed a strong pain medicine for me to take after the surgery.  (he was going to prescribe an even stronger one, but I told him I'm such a light weight, I'd just sleep my days away).  So I was "prepared" for a lot of pain.

From the moment I awoke from surgery until this very day I've never felt any pain.  At 1st I attributed that to the 'local block' I was given and then to the pain medicine that I was taking on schedule (it was stressed, not to let the pain meds laps).  But after only a few days, with no pain at all, I weaned myself off.  From day 2 on, I was able to work my fingers and wrist a little, because of not feeling any pain.  This is a testimony of God's power and grace.  I thank You my Heavenly Father and Jesus, my Lord.  

This is just one of many many "set backs" in my body as I continue to walk in faith, trusting and believing in my Lord for a complete and total restorative healing.  My peace during this latest trauma is non other than God's power working in me.

Apostle Paul says in 2 Corinthians 12:10 (Amplified)  "So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities, distresses (and even broken arms :); for when I am weak [in human strength], then m I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength)."

Its an opportunity for Jesus to be manifested in and through us, in some way.  It may not have been a miraculous instant healing of my bone (not for lack of prayer!!! :)  But, His power was displayed in me by the inner peace and having never felt any pain at all from the time I broke it, after surgery and the whole healing process.

I could have been completely discouraged, crawling into a fetal position if not for my glorious Lord God!!  I praise His holy name, Jesus!!!

He graciously answered another immediate need and desperate cry of mine.  "Oh Lord, how will I care for my family?"  You see, I'm right handed and walk with a cane, using it to support myself with my right hand.  From the moment I fell and broke my arm, I was completely thrown "off balance", unable to get around by myself at all.  First, He answered my cry by my niece, Kaylin coming to help.  (which I'm eternally grateful for her beautiful serving heart, as she reflected Jesus to me and my family in her serving for 6 weeks... always with a willingness and never a complaint.  May our Lord, multiply blessings back into her life a 1000 fold!)  Second, as a call to my primary care doctor brought about an amazing answer to my dilemma of immobility... a walker with a "platform", an attached arm rest with a handle.  I was able to walk by myself 1 day after surgery with this amazing device.  ( Oh Lord, bless the person who came up with this idea).

I want to thank my Jesus for using this horrible accident and situation to display Himself in and through me.  To HIM be the glory!!!  Love You Jesus!  Love you my Heavenly Father!!!

PS.  I want to say again...I believe with all my heart I will be healed, restored to complete wholeness by Jesus Christ.  I will run again (after over 11 years now of not being able to), and dance before my Lord and God....with a thankful heart of praise!!!  ;-)  Just saying.....