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Perpetually Connected to the Intention of God

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30-01-2005 15:44:49

“Perpetually Connected to the Intention of God”Subtopic Living On the Active Side of Infinity
by Apostle M. Christopher Wilson, Sr.
Sunday January 30, 2005
 
Philippians 411-13 AMP 11Not that I am implying that I was in any personal want, for I have learned how to be content (satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted) in whatever state I am. 12I know how to be abased and live humbly in straitened circumstances, and I know also how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance. I have learned in any and all circumstances the secret of facing every situation, whether well-fed or going hungry, having a sufficiency and enough to spare or going without and being in want. 13I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency].
 
I knew that, I would have some time on my hands today because of the snow on last evening. Therefore, I knew it would be a good time to write. On last evening, I begin to listen to an audio from one of my favorite authors, Dr Wayne Dyer that encouraged me.
 


Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, affectionately called the "father of motivation" by his fans, is one of the most widely known and respected people in the field of self-empowerment.
 
Despite his childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, Dr. Dyer, who has a doctorate in counseling psychotherapy, has overcome many obstacles to make his dreams come true. Today he spends much of his time showing others how to do the same.
 
While listening to the wisdom of Dr Dyer it stirred the writer in me to place some thoughts on paper that I had touched on in a sermon a week ago.  The thought stemmed from the scripture verse found in Philippians 413.
 
Philippians 413 KJV I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
 
To gain a more in-depth interpretation I chose the Amplified Bibles version.
 
Philippians 413 AMP I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency].
 
The thought that I had came to me in the form of a question.
 
“If we as the saints of God can do all things, why then by experience are there things that we have failed at?”
 
As I begin to explore this thought, the answer that God revealed was worth sharing.

Chapter 1
Connected to God’s Intention
 
            God begin to show me that there are several reasons that we have failed at things in our Christian experience.
 
One of the main reasons that we have not seen the reality of Philippians 4 is found in the fact that many of us are trying to do things that have not been ordain of God for us to do.
 
Philippians 413 KJV I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
 
If the source of our strength is Christ then the first thing that we have to do, if we want to be successful is to make sure that we are connected to God’s intent for our lives.
 
Jeremiah 2911 KJV  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
 
Before our creation, before our conception, before our conversion, God already had plans for our life. There will be many things that we as Christians can do that will be “Good Things”, things that we should do, but not things that we were purposed and intended of God to give all of our time and energy.
 
For me, an example would be singing & playing the piano. I have been asked by many why I have not pursued a singing career. However, by being truly connected to God’s intention for my life I understand that is not what God has commission my God given strength for at this time.
 
For many it takes great enter strength to know that you have a talent but to be willing to sacrifice it for the call of God. Many are willing to settle for God’s second best, just so they can be the center of attention.
 
1 Corinthians 612 KJV  All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
 
This was the point that the Apostle Paul was trying to get over to the Corinthians. There will be many things that are “lawful” or ok to do, but all things are not “expedient” or useful. Too many men and women of God are disconnected from the intention of God, because they have been as Paul said he would not allow, “Brought under the power of any.”
When we look at ministries today, many have fallen at the mercy of unproductive things. We have programs in our churches just because the church up the road has one. However, if it was not God’s intention for your ministry, you can duplicate it to and even paten it, but you will never get the results that others do.
 
I think that we do things like this for “Ego” sake. We can never allow what we say we are doing for God to be “ego driven”. What I mean by this is we do things that we really want for ourselves and try to do it in the strength of Christ. Then when we fail, we make Christ look bad, because we testified that God told us to do it.
 
This is how Moses missed his Promise Land. Moses misrepresented God in the eyes of the people. As leaders, we have to be very careful to make sure that the things that we are, doing is what God has call for us to do; we can only do this when we are connected to the “Intention of God”.

Next Issue


In our next part of this lesson, I will deal with the subject of cleaning up the connection.



From the lest of the Apostle….
 
From the Apostolic Desk of
Apostle M. Christopher Wilson
UFAI, Presiding Prelate
FGCFI, Administrator Apostolic


Quotes from Dr Dyer’s Bio - http://www.drwaynedyer.com/home/bio.cfm