I have been searching for words to fully describe what happened this past weekend at The Deeper Retreat. Powerful. Spirit-filled. His Presence, His Glory was tangibly with us. Chains were broken. Strongholds torn down. Blurred vision restored. Twisted thinking realigned. Careless words reevaluated. All because we learned about the names of Jesus and what that changes in us. So so good.
What makes The Deeper Retreat difference?
Giving the Holy Spirit permission to do what He wants to. Deep, intimate and personal worship. Opening up the Word and learning from it. Tribe Time to hear from others and be personally ministered to. Jesus Time to have some time just with you and Jesus.
But what will make a difference for the long haul is your obedience.…your partnership with the Holy Spirit to develop the Word in you!
Hebrews 4:2 says this, “For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.”
The truth, the Word, the gospel (Good News) can be preached from the rooftops, as perfectly and clearly as it can be, but if we hear it and don’t have conversational intimacy with the Father about it, asking the Holy Spirit to empower us to walk in what we have heard, it’s just a short-lived and temporary feel good, when Jesus is after transformation.
Faith is “believing the Word of God and acting on it no matter how we feel because God promises us a good result.”
God is not after information, but transformation. He is not after intellect but intimacy.
So what do you do when you hear a teaching? How do you respond? Is it in one ear and out the other, or do you take it to the Father and talk with Him about how that applies to your life‘s circumstance? Do you ask the Holy Spirit to help develop that particular truth in you?
Let me encourage you today to step into the process of combining what you hear with your faith, and watch real lasting transformation take place in your life.
This is learning how to live deeper!
You are loved,
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