Thursday, March 29, 2012

Trying to Outgive God

I am having fun these days.  I have been trying to out give God.  It's been very tough... He seems to delight in giving back far more than I could ever ask or imagine.

For example, the fellow that usually does all the video editing was away for two months and I stepped up to help.  I didn't realize how much work it was and then the lady who also stepped up to help had to back out so I was left with the full work load.  The Lord gave me grace and just kept telling me to lay my life down.  Ouch.   That's not what we want to hear.  We want to pursue our dreams, our wants, our goals.

In any case I surrendered all, sometimes many times a week and learned a valuable skill.   My hat is off to all those who videotape church services.   It takes a lot of focus and concentration to follow a moving speaker for over an hour.  It always seems that as soon as you look away to give your eyes a break that that is when the speaker moves!

I won't mention all the equipment problems. I once told someone that the computer had crashed so we might be missing a portion of the service and he replied, "You need to release the anointing on all your equipment!" 

Of course he was right, I just never thought of it!  We learn something new every day.

Anyhow.... the fellow that usually does the the editing is back so I only have half the work load now.  PTL! 

I am sharing a clip I made from last Sunday's service. I was videotaping so I couldn't make notes.   It's got three similar prophesies on it by three different people! I think God was trying to make a point!
 Truly, he is working while we wait on him and there's nothing greater than laying your life down for friends. (ref. Is. 64:4, John 15:13)

There you have it.... we can never out give God. Never!

Have a great day trying to out give God!

Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Suspend Your Reason!

"And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night." (Exodus 13:21)

This is an amazing verse to me.  Can you imagine how big that cloud was if it could cover 6 million plus people spread out in their homes to shade them?  It boggles our sensible minds. The author of this picture obviously had a hard time wrapping his mind around the concept.

You think that's a stretch?  The Bible says that we are for signs and wonders! (ref. Is. 8:18) That's something to meditate on, lol.

I recently heard that if you want to walk in the Supernatural of God you will have to suspend your reason-- Guillermo Maldonado. Interesting how our minds with all their reasoning and methodology will cancel out Holy Spirit's nudges and we end up missing out on the best God has for us.

I have not arrived.... I still have occasions where I out reason Holy Spirit, but I am getting better at stepping out of my comfort zone.

I tend to be the one that reacts fast at critical moments and then after I think, "Boy was that stupid!" ( which incidentally is the voice of the accuser).  Yet,  I have seen so many miracles because I just reacted and spoke and acted from my heart  as Holy Spirit led.

So I want to encourage you to do what your heart says to do, not what your mind says.  Our minds are always at least 10 seconds too late!

I want to stretch the limits of my mind. Maybe you do too?  We know the Bible says that with God all things are possible.... but somehow we exclude ourselves from this verse. Maybe we say, "I don't deserve it, I'm not praying enough, I'm not special enough".  Whatever the reason, it's not good enough to not take God at his word because he doesn't change and he doesn't lie and he's doesn't have favorites!

Therefore I am reprogramming my mind with good confessions.
God, You are more than enough for me.  I believe I receive the supernatural ability to take You at your word today.  I believe I receive all my daily needs met today. I believe I receive opportunities to bring Heaven to earth today. I believe I receive words of destiny and encouragement for people I see today.  I believe I receive words of knowledge for sicknesses and spiritual strongholds around me so I can set people free today.  I choose to live a supernatural life today with Holy Spirit and I thank You Lord that I can bring you joy today with my steps of obedience and worship.

Bless you today!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

ps.  Guillermo was on Sid Roth's show.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Just try...

Holy Spirit keeps telling me, "Just try."  It goes along with, "trust me,"  one of those really tough things to do outside of your comfort zone.  I keep hearing the Lord say, "You can do it!" Hmmmm, that's something to think about.

I am getting better at trusting the Lord although I still fall flat on my face once in a while.  I don't know if that will ever change, lol.

Yesterday a bunch of us were at a restaurant for supper and I said, "Let's pray for a word for the waitress."  I started praying and all I got was 'traveling'.  It wasn't really much to go on but I thought okay I will ask her if that means anything to her.

The next time she came around I asked her if the word 'traveling' meant anything to her because when I asked the Lord about her that's what I got.  She was excited and said, "Yes, I have always wanted to go traveling, though I don't know how I'm going to go." 

I encouraged her with what I felt the Lord was saying and prayed for a good traveling companion for her.  She left and the restaurant got really busy and I never got the chance to resume our conversation.

That used to bother me until I surrendered my personal opinions about what should and should not happen during an encounter.  Somebody once told me that I wasted my time because I didn't get the waitress saved.  I disagree.  I am supposed to obey.  The Bible says, that some plant, some water, some harvest. Who am I to disagree with God?

I left a great Gospel tract with my generous tip. This waitress now knows that God cares about her and is interested in her personally and my million dollar bill with the gospel message will get read when she is ready to read it.  I just know it.  I have seen this happen again and again.

The most important thing is to try.  Holy Spirit will show himself strong on your behalf.... just like he does for me.

I will be a fool for him everyday if it means he is using me!  I don't care what people think or say! Do you hear me?  I realized that I would never step outside of my comfort zone until I got to the place where I wanted to please Jesus more than I wanted to keep my reputation!

Here are some helpful confessions that I use to get to that place everyday.

Thank You Jesus that I love you more than anything.
Thank You Jesus that the fear of God is pure and clean enduring forever. (ref. Psalm 19:9)
Thank You Lord for setting me free from the fear of man which is a snare and a trap. (ref. Prov. 29:25)
Thank You Lord that I don't love my life or reputation more than you. (ref. Rev. 12:6)
Thank You Lord for helping me to step outside of my comfort zone.
Thank You Lord for helping me to seize the moments to bring your Kingdom down to earth.
Thank You Lord for giving me encouraging words for all the people I meet today.
Thank You Lord for showing me who to talk to today about You.
Thank You Lord that Your Spirit is mighty in prophesy and Your Spirit is flowing mightily through me.
Thank You Lord that your thoughts for us are uncountable.  Thank You for giving me one of those thoughts for each person I think about and show me what to speak or do with it. (ref. Psalm 139:17-18)

I Bless you richly.  May you have courage and great boldness to just 'try' to take God at his word today.  He's forever faithful/true because he cannot deny himself. Amen!

Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson
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Saturday, March 10, 2012

So WHY worry about Getting Healed up?

 Why would you worry about getting your soul healed? You have moved past the painful situations and time has moved on and you think well, I have forgiven all those involved and blessed them so what's the big deal?

You are the big deal.  God wants you to heal you so that you can reflect him more perfectly.  I have noticed that I might think I am healed, but then when somebody brings it up.... I get hurt again. Almost like picking a scab on a healing scrape.  Hurting people hurt others and until you get healed up and whole in your soul,  you will hurt others when those painful type of circumstances come up again in your life.

Another reason you want to get healed in your soul is because the healing you have received you can give away to others.  It might take you a while to work through an area of your life but then you will be able to give that healing away to others and they will get healed of the same thing instantly.

 I actually wondered if I had spoken it out too loud the first couple of times the Lord told me to release waves of soul healing during the worship part of the service, only to have my Pastor pick up the mic and announce that soul wounds were being healed at that moment.

I needed a bit more convincing because I go to an awesome church where there are so many anointed people there.  I thought maybe it was somebody else praying for this certain kind of healing.  Then I 'happened' to listen to a youtube video or cd from Bob Jones and he mentioned how it took him 7 years to work through a 'bitterness of gall' that had come through painful experiences. (It doesn't normally take that long to get healed)  Then the Lord told him to release healing for bitterness in a meeting he was speaking at and he saw people get healed instantly what took him 7 years to work through. 

He said that there was an authority imparted to him in the spirit realm because he had kept asking the Lord to heal him. Because of that authority he was able to take authority over those spirits attacking others and get them free instantly!  That's worth it!

You might ask, "So when are you healed?"   The Lord will show you as you ask him.  Sometimes you know because when similar situations come up you have no negative or protective reactions.  You can pray loving prayers for all those involved.  Sometimes the Lord will tell you or show you through a vision or even tell you, "Command healing to flow for others."

In regular ministry, unless the Lord specifically commands, you cannot set someone free from something that you have given into yourself. However, if you are fighting a habit or healing a soul wound, as long as you have not given up, you will be able to help others.  You will need to decree protective prayers over yourself to prevent retaliation, but that is always a good idea when you are ministering to to others.

Healing soul wounds is doable.  Holy Spirit will never lead you where he isn't able to keep you.  His name is so powerful.  Even if you are not a singer you can worship by saying his name and thinking about all that he's done for you.   Tell him how much you appreciate the people he's put in your life.  Thank Him for your grinding stones that are helping you to be transformed more quickly into the image of Jesus.  Decree that you are being healed (transformed) in his presence as you behold him during worship (2Cor. 3:18). Decree that his love is healing the wounds of your soul. (Is. 53:3-5) Use your faith and your mouth to move that mountain into the sea (Mark 11:23)

This is worth it!  There's something so special when people get set free.  Holy Spirit get's so happy!  We are the apple of his eye. He gives so much joy as we are obedient to him to set the captives free.

Let me bless you now.  "Lord I ask that You would help my brother or sister to get to know you more.  May we always have a love for your word and may we always love to hear your precious voice Holy Spirit.  Help us to trust you more and more every day and to want to bless your heart more and more every day.  You are all that really matters Lord.  May we all know this in a deeper way today. May we trust you with the deepest wounds of our hearts and would you please lead us all to wholeness and healing so that we don't hurt others.  In Jesus' name we ask. Amen!"

Bless you more!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Enlighten My Eyes

A friend got a word for me on the weekend.  She saw two angels holding my eyelids open and facing me towards something that I was trying to avoid looking at.  She didn't know what it meant but I thought it was rather cool.  You see, I realized last week or so that I need revelation of what to do next.

I want to prosper more and the Bible says that  God wishes above all things that we prosper and be in health as our souls prosper (ref. 3John 2).

How to prosper my soul more was a mystery to me. Then I found Eph 1:18 which says "the eyes of your understanding  being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints..."

So there's something I don't understand. We know that the bible says in all our getting, get understanding (ref. Prov. 4:7) and Ps. 112 :4 promises that His light will dawn on us in every dark situation so I started asking him for more light.

That's right. I need more of his light.  I must be missing something somewhere.  I asked the Lord to shine his light on me  and  I have been asking the Lord to reveal himself more to me. Guess what? I found a pile of wounds that I wasn't looking for. Now my girlfriend's vision made sense.

Funny how we can stuff all the junk and just keep going.  So I have been repenting for putting up walls, for 'knee jerk' reactions etc, pleading his precious blood, forgiving others and asking the Lord to heal my soul.  "Let the son of righteousness arise with healing in his wings and his beams (ref. Mal. 4:2 Amplified).

More light please.  His light is better even than lazer light... more effective too. Amazing how the Lord can heal the broken parts in us with his love.

It's time for more worship. "In his presence there is fullness of joy".... especially as our hearts get healed. (ref. Ps. 16:11)

Have a great day! May the Son of Righeousness arise with healing in his wings for you too!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale