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Beyond Beam Huggers

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We find it so easy to “play it safe” in our walk with Jesus and the life we are living for the Kingdom of God. Yet when we pray, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” we are at least making a commitment to be about the work of God’s Kingdom in the world – as Jesus put it, our lives are about seeking first the Lord and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33). This consuming passion should mark our display faith.

But far too frequently, we simply play it safe, even championing the “better safe than sorry” point of view. But as I refer to in my heartight.org article this week, “Power to Risk,” I warn us of this temptation to do nothing, to simple practice the “better safe than sorry” routine.

Before I ask you to share some way the Lord is calling upon you to risk for His Kingdom, take a look at Frances Chan’s Balance on the subject:

So what risks do you need to make to honor God and His kingdom?

Written by phil

April 19th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

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  1. So true but when flame of Spirit re= ignites the fire ,your lighting up the the spirit whithin. Just wants to dance like a flame in a hot roaring woodstove.Like the Spirit it is jumping and sparking off the old dry bark, burning off the self sins into ash and popping pockets of stale air into compressed charcoal making us into reuseble energy .Heating and lifting the Spirit as in worship and like the hottest point of the flame unseen escapes into the atmosphere. Just as we are overflowing and mixing with others pour out the gifts of that spirit.Don’t you want to be ignited in the Spirit too in the overflowing energy. It is fresh as water,you become the cistern,vessel, container for the Holy Spirit and others want to drink of it too. And so we are soaking dancing,jumping,singing and laying in the spirit brimming over like a waterfall that gives energy to ourselves and willinginly to others. This is what we are about being in the Spirit where I come from. So to the beam huggers and the benchwarmers, soak, dance, worship.listen pray read the word of the Spirit,jump, run and be present in the Spirit .

  2. So true but when flame of Spirit re= ignites the fire ,your lighting up the the spirit whithin. Just wants to dance like a flame in a hot roaring woodstove.Like the Spirit it is jumping and sparking off the old dry bark, burning off the self sins into ash and popping pockets of stale air into compressed charcoal making us into reuseble energy .Heating and lifting the Spirit as in worship and like the hottest point of the flame unseen escapes into the atmosphere. Just as we are overflowing and mixing with others pour out the gifts of that spirit.Don\’t you want to be ignited in the Spirit too in the overflowing energy. It is fresh as water,you become the cistern,vessel, container for the Holy Spirit and others want to drink of it too. And so we are soaking dancing,jumping,singing and laying in the spirit brimming over like a waterfall that gives energy to ourselves and willinginly to others. This is what we are about being in the Spirit where I come from. So to the beam huggers and the benchwarmers, soak, dance, worship.listen pray read the word of the Spirit,jump, run and be present in the Spirit .

  3. So true but when flame of Spirit re= ignites the fire ,your lighting up the the spirit whithin. Just wants to dance like a flame in a hot roaring woodstove.Like the Spirit it is jumping and sparking off the old dry bark, burning off the self sins into ash and popping pockets of stale air into compressed charcoal making us into reuseble energy .Heating and lifting the Spirit as in worship and like the hottest point of the flame unseen escapes into the atmosphere. Just as we are overflowing and mixing with others pour out the gifts of that spirit.Don\\\’t you want to be ignited in the Spirit too in the overflowing energy. It is fresh as water,you become the cistern,vessel, container for the Holy Spirit and others want to drink of it too. And so we are soaking dancing,jumping,singing and laying in the spirit brimming over like a waterfall that gives energy to ourselves and willinginly to others. This is what we are about being in the Spirit where I come from. So to the beam huggers and the benchwarmers, soak, dance, worship.listen pray read the word of the Spirit,jump, run and be present in the Spirit .

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