The Lord recently led me from my daily writings at BLM, to living it out in faith, at a little place on the edge of the TN River called The Outpost located in Pickwick, TN.
Have you woken this morning with a hunger? Are you craving something to the point you are willing to go the extra mile to get it? Can you smell the aroma in the air? Are you able to sense when you are getting closer to the source? There is nothing like having a craving and that anticipation of something coming out if the oven.
What we feed on is what we crave!!! May your day be filled with a craving for The Word of God and may it be sweet upon your lips as you take it in to feed your heart and soul. John 6:35 Jesus replied,”I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
James A. Harrison
When we look upon God’s creation we can discover the very things He teaches in the Word within nature. For instance geese they can sense predators and the seasons at hand. They mate for life and when one goes down the mate goes too. In addition they fly in formation in order to lighten the loads of the ones that follow. The one that starts at the beginning of their journey is not always one that leads at the end.
They learn to work together as they fly in unity and when they meet another group or let’s say another body of believers they don’t argue about the direction nor do they compete for the lead. They simply merge together as one building a larger formation as they continue to seek their destination. Once they reach their destination within the fields we can witness many different species respecting one another with a sense of honor without pushing others around.
Another interesting part is that they don’t chase the wind but they learn how to use the wind to their advantage. Sometimes storms throw them off course and separate them from the flock but this never stops them from seeking their return. Sometimes they reunite in flight and other times they simply join at their destination. They understand the importance of returning home from season to season and they understand the importance of unity in order to reach their destination.
It is when we learn to put aside our differences and seek the direction of God that He will show us the Way. Here is a video shot from the Glen Beck speech Restoring Honor that I believe is a call for unity in order to regain our direction….
James A. Harrison
In John 5 there was a man in need and in fact he carried this need for 38 years. The man was crippled and seeked healing from a pool of water. He was right at the edge of the water but every time the door opened to go in someone else stepped over him while others over looked this mans need because they were so focused on their own.
This morning as I was crossing the river the Lord gave me this message. See this man had a need and was within the the walls of the church building. For 38 years people stepped over him and pushed him aside to insure that they received their healing rather than caring about someone else’s. Why could someone not have sacrificed something of themselves for this man? Was it due to their own selfish desires? Where was their compassion and true love? In 1 John 3:16 we learn,”This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.” There is another scripture that ties to this lesson and that is with the persistent widow in Luke 18. This man did not become discouraged and lose hope. He continued to have faith that one day he would receive the healing as he did and not from the pool of water but from the healing hands of Jesus Christ.
May this message this morning encourage you to take your eyes off of yourself and to help someone else in need. To stand like you have never stood and to walk like you have never walked in the healing hands of Jesus Christ.
Here is a video that may bless you this morning as it does me…My Redeemer Lives
James A. Harrison
The message of God is so simple that many simply can’t comprehend. In fact man likes to complicate it in order to try to show their own intellect or for their own selfish agendas. We often ask the question,”How?” When the Lord simply says,”Do.”
In 2 Kings 5 there was a man named Naaman who had leprosy. He received Godly direction but struggled with this due to how simple it was. In fact it even offended him due to his stature but through the council of his friends he was convinced to take that simple step of faith to receive the blessing before him.
As a child we are much more trusting than as we are as an adult. If Naaman had been a child and received this direction from an adult then he probably would not have struggled with the how and simply done what he was told. See as we grow older we tend to complicate matters and want details rather than simply trusting in God.
For the Lord says in Isaiah 55,”As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Breakthroughs come to those who believe and simply take those steps in faith…It is when we complicate the steps that we often become frozen where we are. In other words simply climb and praise God for the view without allowing your fears to rob you of the joy.
James A. Harrison