Get Your Own Food!
This blog is not to dismiss the role of pastors, teachers, evangelist, prophets or apostles that are, by God’s order, sent to equip the church according to Ephesians 4:11. It is to express that at some point we must learn to get our own food. Is this not what the equipping is all about? Spiritual food is what I am referring to. We go for natural goals very easy. We don’t wait for someone to constantly tell us what to do to get ahead, make money, improve life, etc. We further our education, set career goals and do a host of other things to progress naturally. But when it comes to spiritual things, too many times we wait for the Sunday feeding and that is the extent of our spiritual ingestion. In writing this blog, I want to say, “Get Your Own Food!” Food is the natural sustenance for survival. No one will survive on one meal a week. The result would be a tremendous loss of weight and bodily organs will begin to function improperly. Who can eat one time a week and be healthy and strong? Please respond to this blog and let me know. I do not believe the Lord designed the gathering of the church for his people to depend on a “weekly feeding” - eating one day a week and that is all the spiritual food until the next week. It is not his intention that we wait until Sunday morning to read the word, hear the word, sing unto Him new song, lift our hands, pray or worship. For some, this is what they do and they are experiencing spiritual malnutrition.
Today is the day when our country celebrates our independence. It marks freedom to be independent states. It marked a breaking away of what was binding freedom – British rule. The Declaration of Independence was a written document that in essence said “We Are Free!” This is very important to our country. It demonstrated a resolve and strength to face that which was binding and constraining liberty. For this we should celebrate that someone stood up and said ‘No More!” Today, I celebrate my country and the freedom it affords me to write this very blog without constraint. I am grateful to live in a country where I can voice my opinion as well as share my thoughts and concerns. All may not agree, but that’s ok. Is that not what having freedom is about? We do not have to condemn others because they exercise their freedom to think independently.
Recent events have come to stifle the freedom “to be”. Some want to muzzle the mouth of those who do not believe in their ways by placing a gag order in many subtle ways. Whatever side of the table you are on with the issues of the day, you are free to stay on that side, but don’t stifle and suppress those on the other side. Have healthy debates, but don’t muzzle.
July 04th, 2013
“Lay Down” is a soaking music recording from the music ministry team at Apostolic Training Center where my dear friend and mentor, Apostle Verna Broady, has the honor of God to feed His flock. Soaking is a new terminology to many, but some are very familiar with its meaning. Soaking, simply put, is the same concept of a sponge placed in water. Once the dry sponge hits the water, it is consumed with the water. This is what happens when our dry and thirsty soul contacts the presence of God. We are consumed and saturated with the refreshing water of His presence and absorb his love, wisdom and knowledge to walk this life’s journey that has been set for us. Music has the power to make us excited or subdued. It places us in a place of relaxation to hear and be at peace. This is the purpose of Soaking Music. Singing, prayer and instruments are used to bring us to that place of peace and rest. This is just my synopsis and short explanation. If you would like to order this first of many recordings from the Apostolic Training Center’s team, please click here.
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