Several of you have asked about how the service at Church Alive International went yesterday. I mentioned it on the comments page when I was at the airport, but let me reiterate that it was totally awesome! I’ve been ministering there for several years, but this time was absolutely the best experience I’ve ever had there…full house…lots of visitors…powerful praise and worship…strong anointing…lots of laughter (the people at CAI have an amazing GIF, and they definitely drew out my comedic side…in fact, several told me afterward that they were physically healed during the laughter…we sold out the book table, including School of the Bible (first church I’ve ever taken it to)…I wasn’t going to bring it, but they requested it…Pastors Ernie and Avery went with me, as they have done several times before, and I’m sure they would agree with me that this was our best time there…
I love Roanoke and Pastors Carey and Vannie Harrell…I’m so proud of them, and expect great things for them…
To any of you who were there yesterday, thanks for receiving me and for being so open…I love you (and thanks for buying the books!)
Also, I talked to Bishop Tommy Smith in the Philippines today…please keep him and Ging in your prayers…they’re doing great, and the ministry is growing (just started a school), but they’ve experienced some transition similar to what we experienced here about a year ago, so surround them with your faith…and if you support them financially, make sure that you are caught up with your giving. I am planning on going there sometime in late October/early November…
B. Tommy reads this blog regularly, so if you want to give him a shout out, you can do so here…
And then God answered, “Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on the way.
It will come right on time.”
(Habakkuk 2:2, 3 The Message)
Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because I have a vision, and a vision from God doesn’t lie. It lets me know that something good is on the way and that I must make room for it in my life.
Today I will have faith in my goals and in my ability to reach them. I will write a petition, which will give my faith a focal point, and I will find a Word on which to stand to make that petition come to pass.
Today I will have a positive outlook, anticipating the arrival of a long-awaited answer to a prayer. I will not be weary in well doing, knowing that I will reap in due season if I do not faint.
Today I will run with the vision, because the vision is alive and growing—mobile and evolving—and running to keep up with it will be good and healthy for me. I will abandon my comfort zone and stretch toward the bigger and better breakthrough that is bound to become mine!
Today I will be appreciative of the little things that are a blessing to my life as I increase my capacity for accepting even greater outpourings of God’s love and affection for me. God wants me to be blessed even more than I want to be blessed, and He has written a vision on my heart to make sure that I receive all that He has in store for me!
Today I will not be moved when it looks like I am having a setback. All things are working together for my good, and God’s timing will ultimately be perfect, so I will walk in the faith and patience that enables me to obtain the promises! I will not become discouraged, because I will keep my eyes on the big picture.
Today I will keep hope alive by believing for the impossible, seeing the invisible, and feeling the intangible. I will speak of the nonexistent things as though they already existed, because the vision in my mind is increasing with the faith in my heart. Something’s coming, and it could be here any minute; I will be ready for it today, and today I will live in the now!
Father, write Your vision on my heart today. In Jesus’ name, amen.