Invasion of Light

Discovering God's Glory One Day at a Time

Flooded?

Morning Thought: Have you ever been flooded by tragedy? I’ve had some flood-like situations in my life. It looked to me like the waters would overtake me. But I learned something. After the flood, God causes the waters to gradually recede. It doesn’t happen instantly, but soon you begin to see the peaks of mountains. The windows open and you start to hear the sound of birds singing. Then there’s green shoots of life that emerge. Joy returns and the waterlogged land dries. It’s not long until the abundance that was lost is restored. Reading Noah’s story I was inspired by this line: “The water receded steadily from the earth…” ‭‭(Genesis‬ ‭8:3,‬ ‭NIV‬‬). As you trust God, the flood waters will recede and bountiful life will be restored.

Breakfast at Galilee (audio message)

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We had an awesome Graduation & Awards Celebration for our Holy Fire Ministry Training School students. Included are the graduate talks and the message I shared: https://brisbanefire.com/messages/breakfast-at-galilee

First Things First

Morning Thought: I’m thinking about Mary and Martha today. Martha had such a beautiful heart––she welcomed Jesus into her home. However, she got distracted by being a host and forgot what was most important. What was first? Coming to a place of rest and listening to Jesus. Jesus wants us to enjoy his presence and Word. Sometimes when we hold church meetings and big events we also get distracted. Yes, there are preparations, but let us not lose focus. Jesus wants us to experience him. Let’s prepare before hand so that we can enjoy Jesus’ presence, sit at his feet and wash in his Word. “Martha welcomed Him into her home…Mary…was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations” (Luke 10:38-42).

Running Out of Charge?

Morning Thought: Have you ever had this experience? You’ve put your phone on the charger, and then a few hours later you check it, and the battery is still depleted. You thought it was charging, but when you double checked, the phone wasn’t correctly plugged in. This has happened to me quite a few times this past week. I’m reminded that we really need to be connected to Christ in order to be recharged. You may think you’re connected, but if power isn’t flowing into you, there’s something wrong. Today, get rid of anything blocking your true connection to Christ. “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me” (‭‭John‬ ‭15:4‬, MSG‬).

Find Rest (Audio Message)

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Here’s today’s message on rest. We had a move of the Holy Spirit after the message. Pita closed the meeting, but nobody wanted to leave God’s presence. Then Phil tried to close the meeting later, and still everybody stayed in worship. I kept some of the worship on the recording, but it was too long to keep all.

https://brisbanefire.com/messages/find-rest

Take Out the Papers & the Trash

Morning Thought: Taking the rubbish out of your house is something you must do continually. Otherwise, your house will become maggot infested and disease infected. Your heart is the same way. When anxiety, stress, anger, grumbling and sin fill your heart—it’s time to pour your heart out to God. Pouring your heart out in prayer helps get rid of the garbage. If you don’t, you’ll find decay starts seeping into your bones and blood stream. But if you do, you’ll find that God replaces your junk with his love and grace. “Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah” ‭‭(Psalms‬ ‭62:8‬, NASB‬‬).

Untold Riches

Morning Thought: Imagine you met a young man with $10 million dollars in his bank account. And now imagine that this young man is complaining about how little money he has. He gripes and grumbles, whining about how hard his life is. You may be tempted to slap him in the face and tell him to wake up. “You’re better off than 99% of the people in this world! Why are you complaining?” Yet, this is how we act as God’s children. The Father has given us every spiritual blessing in Christ. Why do we grumble? Do we not know the riches of his grace? Ask and you shall receive. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” ‭‭(Ephesians‬ ‭1:3‬, ‭NASB‬‬).

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