“To Him Who is able to do immeasurably more than all that we can ask or imagine according to His power at work within us, to Him be glory in the [community of believers] and in Messiah Yeshua through all generation for ever and ever. Amen.”
More of Your Spirit, Lord!
More wisdom! More insight! More discernment! More love! More like Yeshua!
I spent the day recently rereading three books that continue to challenge me to be more (other than THE book!):
The Heavenly Man, the story of Brother Yun who was imprisoned three separate times for His faith, then had a Peter-type escape from prison when three iron gates opened for him and a taxi was waiting for him just outside the prison walls. I was blessed to be in the same room with Brother Yun and his wife a few years ago when he spoke at a conference in Jerusalem.
Lilies Amongst Thorns, testimonies of others from the China revival, collected by Danyun and translated by Brother Dennis. Danyun traveled on bicycle for six months collecting the stories of eight extraordinary people. A mother of three, whose husband had accidentally been electrocuted on his job, was sent to prison because she continued to have Bible studies in her home. When she went to prison, there was only one other believer in the entire women’s prison. When she was released eight years later, over half the prison population and many of the guards had come to faith in Jesus.
I Dare to Call Him Father, the amazing testimony of Bilquih Sheik, the former wife of the Pakistan Minister of the Interior. At a time when she was going through major personal difficulties, the Lord began to reveal Himself to her. She experienced His Presence in a remarkable degree: teaching about water baptism, about baptism in the Holy Spirit, convicting her of sin, and leading her into safety.
Listening to the testimonies of these modern-day apostles and saints challenges me to be more than I am. I want more! I want more for you! May this year be filled with Holy Spirit encounters and supernatural living!