Invasion of Light

Discovering God's Glory One Day at a Time

Month: November, 2016

Waiting On vs. Waiting Around for God

Morning Thought: Waiting on God and waiting around for God are two very different things. It’s waiting on God that will renew your strength. Waiting on God is active, like a waiter waiting on tables. He seeks, listens and responds. He expects that he will be given orders to fulfill. Waiting around is just wishful thinking. To wait on God means to worship, ascend, infuse and trust. This kind of waiting causes you to mount up on wings as eagles. “But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint” (‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:31‬, NKJV‬‬).

The Interweave

Morning Thought: Interweave faith, hope and love together to make your prayers strong. Faith trusts God’s character. Hope is a confident expectation that he will fulfill his Word. And love is a life poured out for Jesus and others, just like his life was laid down for us. The whole goal of faith is to walk over the bridge of hope to get to the ground of love. Faith, hope and love will make your prayer life strong like a pillar. Listen to how Paul prays: “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus…For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment” (Philippians‬ ‭1:6, 8-9‬, ‭NASB‬‬).

The Pillars of Prayer Part II (Audio Message)

A wonderful day of encounters with God at church. Christina Joey Siu did an amazing job brining us into the presence of God and people prayed and prophesied with strong cries, authority and tears. Here’s the message I shared today. It’s the second part of the Pillars of Prayer. You can download both audio and notes. Feel free to share: https://goo.gl/5wDPx3

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Strength Sapped?

Morning Thought: Is your strength sapped? Nothing wears you out like burdens. If you carry too many things it makes your journey impossible. Fifteen minutes feels like fifteen hours. And often you don’t even realise what you are shouldering until the Holy Spirit points it out. How much lighter you will feel when you let the Lord carry your burdens. Now you can walk, even run, since he is your burden-bearer. “Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken” (Psalms‬ ‭55:22‬, ‭NASB‬).

The Lion, Ox, Man & Eagle

Morning Thought: May the Lord give you ears like a lion to hear him and eyes like an eagle to see him. May he enable you with strength like an ox to walk out what you see and hear. And most of all, may he grace you with a heart like Jesus that is moved by compassion for humanity. “Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle (‭Revelation‬ ‭4:6-7‬, ‭NIV‬‬).

Saying Prayers vs. Real Prayer

Morning Thought: How do you go from saying prayers to real prayer? Let the Holy Spirit teach you and pray through you. Don’t just see things with your physical eyes; see as the Father sees. Your Heavenly Father does not look at appearances, but rather he sees the heart. Paul was a great model of real prayer. He prayed with thanksgiving and joy because he prayed in light of Jesus’ Gospel, his good news. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now” ‭‭(Philippians‬ ‭1:3-5,‬ ‭NASB‬‬).

The Pillars of Prayer (Audio Message)

Today we had a beautiful time in God’s presence. In the middle of worship we began to spontaneously pray for family and friends. I felt God broke through. O that more would know him! Here’s the message I shared on prayer. You can download both the audio and notes. Feel free to share.

https://goo.gl/dYCJCD

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