Counting Up---Make It Count
We are in the midst of Counting the Omer and as we Count Up to Pentecost God said He wants us to MAKE IT COUNT! We have 40 days of Counting left and we are not to simply count them as a number but truly make them Count. The beautiful thing is God told us how we can Make It Count and it's not about making ourselves happier as is common among thinking today about Making each day Count.
The Prophet shared with us at the beginning of this Gregorian calendar year some things that God was saying that would unfold throughout the year--God reminded us of a piece of that today so we can Make It Count as we Count up to Pentecost. He reminded us of what He said about Plague, Purge, and Pierce the Darkness....
God said He will be an enemy to our enemies--in fact He will plague them--what is He asking from us? Praise and worship Him--everyday--so that we grow closer in our relationship with Him and our focus is on Him and not the problems around us.
He also said that we must Make it Count by purging (cleansing) things from our lives that keep us focused on self--a great way to do that is through repentance--which in turn can cause us to be in position to receive revelation of His word so that it can Become Life in Our Life.
We need both of these P's in our life so we can get the 3rd P--Pierce the Darkness working--Hebrews 4:12-13 (NLT), "For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and morrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. vs13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before His eyes, and He is the one to whom we are accountable." It takes one word from the throne room of heaven to truly pierce the darkness is someone's life--giving them the opportunity to come out of that darkness or decide they want to stay in. We can only hear this if we Make it Count daily with this first two of these P's. Let's discuss...
***No questions today...Instead I want you to talk about what grabbed a hold of your attention and your heart and what you will do about it. You can talk about any part of the message as long as it became real to you and went beyond your head to really touch your heart--that is where change is at.