Insight

Insight Light Bulb ConceptI have had many “Aha” moments in my life. I enjoy reading and learning new things. I’ve said many times before that I want to be a life-long learner. I also enjoy seeing others have that “Aha” moment and grasp a thought or insight that really opens the horizons up for them. I enjoy teaching and helping others have insight to a topic or subject.

I also enjoy teaching from my spiritual journey. I feel like that every day I open His Word, He teaches me something new or gives me a clearer and deeper understanding of a truth that I was already aware of.  I enjoy reading His Word in different versions and translations to give further insight of the context of certain passages that speak into my heart.

Paul, in writing to the church at Ephesus, pens some of the greatest truths simply tucked away in this letter. I came across this passage and I’m praying that this over my heart and the hearts of anyone who reads this little blog. Check this out…

15 This is why, since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 I never stop giving thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. 17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the mighty working of his strength. (Ephesians 1:15-19 CSB)

I want an “Aha” moment regarding the Spirit of Wisdom.

I want an “Aha” moment regarding the revelation of Him.

I want an “Aha” moment regarding the knowledge of Him.

I want an “Aha” moment regarding the hope of His calling.

I want an “Aha” moment regarding the glorious inheritance.

I want an “Aha” moment regarding the immeasurable greatness of His Power.

I want the eyes of my heart to be open to see Him like I’ve never seen Him before. I want to see Him more clearly than I do now. I want more wisdom, insight and understanding of Who He is and what He’s calling me to do and be. The insight that the Lord gives is like none other. I’ve learned more from my time in His Word than the volumes of books I’ve read or seminars I’ve ever attended. The Word overflows with insight to God’s heart. I’m profoundly grateful for His heart that is saturated with Grace for His kids – like me!

Pressing On!

Dwayne

Calling

Teaching ConceptThis is defined as “a strong urge toward a particular way of life or career”. I believe that God calls on me all the time. I believe that God called me into local ministry many years ago. I also believe He is still leading/calling me today to be His kid and His mouthpiece to others.  The Lord continues to reveal Himself to me as I walk with Him daily. I believe that this “strong urge toward something”, is the Holy Spirit directing my path. The Lord spoke clearly to the apostle Paul about what was next. Check this out….

11 The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” (Acts 23:11 NIV) 

I believe that my role is to listen to the Lord as He speaks and let Him direct my path. I don’t believe the Lord condemns me when my “hearing” is bad, but I believe I’m in the “sweet spot” of obedience and blessing when I listen and walk where He leads, when He leads.

I believe the Lord speaks to me in my role as a husband, Dad and in my work as REALTOR. I have been given the awesome privilege of leading others and the Lord will direct my path IF I will listen and have the courage to follow His lead. He has never led me down the wrong path.

This subject is especially close to my heart today as my daughter moved to Mississippi to follow the call of God upon her heart. She is being obedient to the call. Obedience honors the One in Authority over us. My service to the Lord honors Him. He calls me to a life of obedience and that call sometimes goes against my “comfort zone”.  I want to listen to the call of God upon my life today and I want to honor Him by walking out His calling for me!

Pressing On!
Dwayne