Sunday, July 03, 2005

So we think we have rights eh???

I just had an amazing time with God. Well it was good in the sense that I was able to lie down and listen to his heart. I quieted my heart and started to listen. He was talking to me about 2 Chronicles 7:14. If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and turn from thier wicked way, then I will turn my ear to your prayer and answer them and bring healing to your land. (I quoted that by memory so hopefully it was accurate)

He said
" What does it mean to humble yourself ? Well let me tell you. Give up your rights. As long as you hold on to what you beleive is yours, I will not come close. What rights am I talking about? People all the time tell me...
'Well I have the right to have a nice home'.
No you don't.
Well I have the right to drive a nice vehicle.
No you dont.
Well I have the right to have a wife or husband that loves me.
No you dont.
Well I have the right to have a full time job.
No you dont.
Well I have the right to good health.
No you dont.
You see the longer that you hold on to things that you believe are your rights to have, the longer I will wait to hear your prayer. I want you to die to yourself. If you come to me and want me to help your family, then first you need to die to the right of having one in the first place. You want to see my glory come to your family, your church, your city, your province, and your nation, then you need to give up the rights you think you deserve and come humbly before me. You have no rights. The only right you have is to bring me honor and praise. If my people will die to themselves, give up thier rights over to me, and pray, and when you see that you have no rights outside of Christ it will convict you to turn from your wicked ways as you will see them as unmet rights. My glory will come to a house that has no rights. My glory will be found in the humblest places on earth."

Now that was cool. I haven't had a time with God like that for quite a long time. May we all learn the full context of 2 Chronicles 7:14


carebear said...

What Terry said is so true. As time goes by, the road gets narrower and narrower and the path becomes more and more defined and clear. Which path are you going to walk? Thanks for sharing your truths with us.

rene the rugrat said...

I have been aware of that for years; literally; Wes Andre taught me that almost 20 years ago - pretty slow learner - ah?

He lived in a neighbourhood like you guys do and when things got out of control Wes would get on his knees and God always dealt with the problem. He knew he had rights, under the law, but he chose to surrender them and live by grace instead.