Here recently the Lord has been leading me to write out for further clarity the importance of discipleship and the vitality of recognizing the spiritual maturity of others before we speak. As we look upon the disciples we can recognize that not only did they go out to share the Good News but they also took responsibility for the new births. They did not just care about the “numbers” of who came to Christ but they understood their responsibility of continuing to teach Gods Word in order for each new child to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.
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
A skilled fisherman learns the characteristics between the different species of fish. They study their habits, their diet and their habitat. Not only does a fisherman study those characteristics but they study their actions during the different seasons and during the storms. In order to become a good fisherman it requires faith, perseverance and grace in order to experience the catch and release. Another requirement of a fisherman is to stay awake at all times and to be recognize the signs in order to set the hook. Sometimes we have to change the color of our lures due to the mood of the fish and what they are hungry for. For there is only ONE bait that is guaranteed to lure them in and that is the attractant of love that gets them in the net in order for JESUS to bring them in…amen
Matthew 4 “”Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”
James A. Harrison
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.” Proverbs 29:2 Have you ever considered how this scripture can be broken down in every aspect of leadership from the White House, the work place, the pulpits and to our own homes? There is a big difference between good people and Godly people as there is a difference as well in righteousness, self righteousness and unrighteousness. What many people fail to understand due to their lives being away from God is the negative affects within our homes when we have a lack of relationship with the Lord.
There is liberty, freedom and security under Godly leadership due to the understanding and trust within God’s Word. On the other hand you will find that ungodly leadership often reveals itself under pressure through their actions often caused by their own fears. Under ungodly leadership the people within any structure often become oppressed or lets say in spiritual bondage robbing the joy and quenching the life within the home.
There is nothing worse than being in a place without freedom and equal rights and with Godly leadership in place this allows the people to rejoice. If you were to look at your home today, what would you see in the people around you? Would you find them being treated fairly and encouraged or would you find them unhappy due to simply not being able to offer what they have to give? There comes a point in our homes that these chains must be broken that are holding us down due to simply not speaking the Truth in love and in boldness. It is my prayer that every soul within a leadership position from our homes to the White House places their trust in God without leaning upon their own understanding….
Enjoy this song titled Let Freedom Ring by the Gaithers and pray for Godly men and women to stand up to serve others rather than themselves…
James A. Harrison