Invasion of Light

Discovering God's Glory One Day at a Time

Month: April, 2018

You’ve Got a Purpose

Morning Thought: Have you written a purpose statement for your life? A purpose statement helps provide a clear path for you to fulfill God’s will. Without purpose, your life will be like a pinball, bouncing from one thing to another. All your actions will be like flippers frantically trying to keep the ball alive. But when you have purpose you know where you are going. Yes, God has great plans for you, but it’s up to you to discover those plans and walk in them. Luke gives us a clear warning: “But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected God’s purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by John” ‭(‭Luke‬ ‭7:30‬, NASB‬‬).

Change Your Address (Audio Message)

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Here’s the message I shared today. You can download both audio & notes. Enjoy!

https://brisbanefire.com/messages/change-your-address

Be the Captain of Your Ship

Morning Thought: The Holy Spirit empowers you to master yourself and the things under your care. The last fruit of the Spirit in Greek is enkrateia. It’s often translated as ‘self-control’ but it’s difficult to sum up with one English word. It means to master and properly direct yourself. It also means to be in control of your emotions, desires and choices. Someone who possesses enkrateia has self-discipline. They also effectively manage their time and money. Today, be the captain of your ship and let this fruit grow in your life. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control”‭‭ (Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NASB‬‬).

Redeemed

Morning Thought: What does it mean to be redeemed? It’s like a guy who has just bought a vintage car. He’s enthralled with his new purchase and everyday he’s washing, waxing and polishing it. Meticulously he works to restore the engine and its parts. His goal is a fully restored work of art. The Lord has also bought you. But that’s not the end, everyday he is washing and working on you. His goal is that you shine like Jesus, his Son. Praise God that he has redeemed you. “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us” ‭‭(Ephesians‬ ‭1:7‬-8a, ‭NIV‬‬).

Come Up Here (Audio Message)

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Today’s message on Ephesians is now uploaded. You can access both the audio and PDF notes.

https://brisbanefire.com/messages/come-up-here

Hinds’ Feet

Morning Thought: For over two weeks, the lift (elevator) has been out of order in our building. It’s not so bad for the lower floors, but we’re on the seventh floor. A couple of times this week, I arrived and thought, “I can’t do this right now.” I’m still jet lagged and battling a flu. So I went to a cafe, regained my strength and then made my ascent. Maybe you look at the mountain God has called you to and think, “I can’t do this.” Still he calls you to climb. But here’s the good news: he gives you strength. Regain your strength in his presence and then ascend his holy hill. The view is much better the higher you go. “The Lord GOD is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, And makes me walk on my high places” ‭‭(Habakkuk‬ 3:19,‬ ‭NASB‬‬).

Don’t Runaway

Morning Thought: A wrong view of your heavenly Father will cause you to runaway from him. This is what we see in the older brother of the Prodigal Son Parable. The older brother’s perception of his father is one of a hard task master. His work is slavery, not joy; his ways are cruel. If the older brother only knew his father’s heart and ways, he would have rejoiced over his younger brother’s return. Instead, he stayed outside of his father’s house and feast. Today, remember the goodness of your God and realise you are his child. This will keep you on track. “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found’” (Luke‬ ‭15:31-32,‬ ‭NIV‬‬).

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