There’s a well nearby. You’ve probably seen it. It’s in a dusty abandoned town. You wonder who used to live here and why they all left.

Many people have traveled by this well on their journeys through life, but either didn’t notice it, decided not to check it out, or tried it but left for some reason. It doesn’t appear that the well has been used in a long time. You are not even sure if the water is good. The top of the water looks unappetizing . . . . disgusting actually – covered in dust, dirt, germs, bugs and grime. Who would even want to use this well or drink its water? You dip your finger in to just taste it anyways as you realize how thirsty you are, but you only taste the stuff on top. Yuck. You’re not drinking that! But your thirst remains.

You decide to move on. . . . to find something more appealing . . . more appetizing . . . more eye-catching and tasty. You heard there was something better down the road. So you turn your back to the well and head off.

I urge you to come back.

Things are not always what they seem.

There is more to this well than the casual observer and wanderer will ever know.

Let me help you draw up the DEEP water from the well. That is where the best water resides – where the cooler, refreshing, life-giving water is. It is not tainted by the dirt, dust, germs or bugs on top of the water. Nothing has touched this deep water except the bucket and cisterns that are allowed to draw deep into it.

Are you that kind of cistern or vessel?

Are you ready to go deep?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Super Bowl and the Super-Natural

I've said it before . . . but this year I want my family to live in the supernatural!

I am tired of the ordinary.

I believe God is calling all of us to live more in His presence than ever before!

He WANTS to release His power to perform miracles (healings, provision and more). He wants to release His power to transform lives.

Time is crucial!

There is no more time to be sitting around on the sidelines just waiting for things to happen. We have to get out there and bring in the harvest. We need to minister to those around us. We need to get our eyes off of ourselves - our selfish desires, our needs and wants, our "future ministry" - and focus on the people around us that God has put in our path to minister to. . . . . your neighbor . . . your mom or dad . . . . your children . . . the woman at the grocery store . . . . the man fixing your car. . . . . your co-worker . . . even your boss.

THAT is where your ministry begins! THAT is where the supernatural begins! It all starts with having compassion on those around you!

Are you willing to go there?

Do you want more of God's power in your life?

Do you want to experience the supernatural in your own life instead of just hearing about it happening to someone else??

Then get up and get going! Get out there and do it!

All it takes is to simply ask someone "Can I pray for you right now?" When your neighbor's husband is leaving her, or your best friends just lost his job . . . instead of just having sympathy and saying "you poor thing" . . . or saying that you will keep them in your prayers. Simply ask them if you can pray with them right then and there! I can guarantee that very few people will ever turn you down on with that offer (whether they are christian or not)!!

Ask the Holy Spirit to come . . . to fill them with His presence in their lives and bring them peace. Ask the Holy Spirit to come . . . He loves to be invited places! :) And then watch what happens! And remember what happens . . . so that next time you will be empowered to do it again!

Sometimes the result might be dramatic and instantaneous . . . . and other times it may seem like nothing happens at all. But keep doing it. Keep "practicing". Keep trusting God with the results. Don't do it just because you want to see a miracle - do it because you have true compassion on the people you meet. Do it because you love the Lord and want to see other people's lives transformed when they experience His love too!

Several months ago in church, God showed me that He was holding a big wooden bowl FULL of His oil. He was waiting and wanting to pour it out on his people. They had been content to just reach up and dip their fingers in the bowl. But only a few people were doing that even - not too many. He wants to pour it all out on everyone! AND the best part is . . . the oil will NEVER run out!! :)

Do you want that oil? Do you want a fresh anointing and release of His presence in your life? Then ask Him to pour it out on you . . . and then go USE it to minister to others!! It's not just for us . . . it is to be used for others!!

The Lord had also showed me in October that He had a bottle of wine left to give to us. The last bottle in his wine room. It was labeled "Elijah". He is ready and waiting for us as Christians to be filled with this wine - to be able to live in the supernatural on a DAILY basis - to counteract and fight the spiritual battle that our friends, family, neighborhoods, cities, states and nation have going on all around them every day (the spirit of Jezebel that is trying to control our country!). See my October post about this wine.

Please read this ElijahList email that contains a word from Bill Yount. It is excellent!! It goes along with all God has been saying lately through his prophets and even what our pastor preached on this morning . . . . that living the supernatural life begins with compassion!

Bill Yount:

So - get out there and practice the supernatural! I want to hear your testimonies of what God is doing in and through you this year!!

Drink Deeply!

L :)


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