May 20, 2019
I feel that God is bringing us to rise to the next level, especially for members of Breakthrough City Church (BCC). God is making us distinct from other churches, even the ones that are connected to BCC.
I start to see that BCC is the mountain of the house of the Lord. God is building the life of the people to become more and more accurate in all aspects. At the same time, the intensity of prayers and the reality of God’s presence is becoming more and more tangible! The days when BCC members need to be ‘PUSHED TO SUCH AN EXTENT’ in prayer has ended.
Now is the time for Holy Spirit to mold the people to have a SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY for their own spiritual growth. Therefore, the reality of God’s presence won’t just stay in church or prayer meetings, but also in their everyday life.
Isaiah 2:1-3 (NASB)
The word which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
Now it will come about that in the last days the mountain of the house of the Lord will be established as the chief of the mountains, and will be raised above the hills; and all the nations will stream to it.
And many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that He may teach us concerning His ways and that we may walk in His paths.” For the law will go forth from Zion and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
I believe that God’s word above will surely come to pass! And God will use us (BCC) to fulfill it! Nations will ‘experience’ the reality of God through our lives. They will be freed by the power of truth coming from our mouths and manifesting in our everyday life. “They” will come to the mountain of the house of the Lord to truly “research and learn” about the divine life we are living in. Because there is no other way to be delivered from the pressure of this evil world, and from the manipulation of the evil one, other than walking in the path of righteousness!
The true life (filled with peace and joy) could only be obtained within Him! With my eyes fixed upon God’s word in Isaiah 2, I’m determined to keep increasing the depth of living water in my heart and its capacity until it becomes a drowning great river!
The following are the steps I want to take consistently:
1. I will increase and maximize my portion of word reading in a day.
I want to make sure that I read the word until I ‘throw up’ (exceeding the normal portion); until my mind is only filled by His word. Every other non-essential activities must be swallowed by the divine ones!
2. I will consistently train my body and mind in the morning to promptly (without lazing around) leap out of bed to jump, shout and praise His name!
I will pray until GOD TOUCHES me “extremely” (until I lose awareness of my surroundings; only me and God alone).
3. I will keep guarding the flow of living water in my heart to stay passionate and overflowing!
I will quickly remove all thoughts which potentially clog the flow of living water. I’ll also make sure that I only ponder on things that are “pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others,” and to “think about all I can praise God for and be glad about” (Phil 4:8, TLB)! The more word supply I have, the easier it is for me to think in such a manner. Because for those who ‘have’, to him will be added until abundance!
I believe that doing the steps above will increase my level of spiritual water. Through it, my life will optimally contribute to the life of church members; they could grow and rise together!
That’s the commitment I’ve made before God’s presence. How about you? What commitment would you make before Him? #iLoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus