9/20/16 The Crucified Call
“Discern the paths that people I bring into your life are taking. Observe how deep they desire to go with Me. Some are hindered from giving everything to Me because of deep wounds and poisons in their hearts. You must tarry with them as long as they move toward being healed. If they choose to remain in their wounded state, I will remove them from your company to deal with them Myself. They will only consume your time with their pity parties and sidetrack you from spending valuable time with Me.
"Others will delight in My Word at work in their lives and embrace the refinements that I am taking them through. You must come along side them, and minister to their needs as I direct. You are to be an advocate friend, a trusted alliance. Receive and give away My life one to another. I am building My remnant church.”
Lam. 3:27-28 AMP
27) It is good for a man that he should bear the yoke [of divine disciplinary dealings] in his youth.
28) Let him sit alone uncomplaining and keeping silent [in hope], because [God] has laid [the yoke] upon him [for his benefit].
Amos 3:3 KJV
Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
John 13:34-35 NIV
34) “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
35) All men will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”
Because of the nature of our outreach, Merry and I have the thrill of coming in contact with many believers who have chosen to sell out completely to the Lord. To most of the church and the world, some of their lives look out-of-order or unsuccessful. The opposite is true, however. They are in training. They have responded to the crucified call of their Lord and have separated themselves from anything that does not honor God.
As we share needs, desires, and victories, God is welding alliances for His work to be done. He is also preparing His remnant church as a waiting bride.
What treasure there is in friends whose hearts are turned solely to God. What a delight to share the real Gospel life with them. What astounding wealth is shared as we, at times, desperately need the Lord together.
Thank you for sold-out friends, Lord,