Here are some important things I want to remember from the
book The Lifestyle of a Prophet by James W. Goll.
God is good! All the
time! Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to all;
He has compassion on all he has made. Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the
same yesterday and today and forever
All things work together for good for those who
love the Lord. Romans 8:28 And we know that in
all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according
to his purpose.
Keep your expectations
high. Just because some people won’t get saved, don’t quit sharing the Gospel.
Just because some people won’t be healed, don’t quit praying for healing.
Rely on a trusted
community of believers. 1 John 5:4 for everyone born of
God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even
our faith. “Our faith” not “your faith”. The body of Christ is Jesus
with flesh on. Be a committed part of the community of believers called the
Be open to change.
Because it will come!
Fear not! 1 John 4:4 You, dear children,
are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater
than the one who is in the world. Fear is the opposite of faith.
Never, never, never
give up! Philippians 1:6 being confident of
this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until
the day of Christ Jesus.
You are not a victim.
You are a victor! 2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God,
who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to
spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. And Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in
the Lord and in his mighty power.
The best is yet to
10. Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s
handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in
advance for us to do.
The purpose of a lifestyle of intimacy, wisdom
and revelation is so we can walk in all that “God prepared beforehand” for us.
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