A thought can be nothing more than a breath of wind from the Spirit of God. But this slight gentle wind can blow and turn a person’s life and career completely around ~ and make them rich in the wonder that life has to offer! Just think of the first chapter of Genesis, when the Spirit of God was hovering upon the face of the water. I imagine a simple thought came into God‘s mind, and He said, “Let there be light.” Ask any scientist how important light is to life on earth, and you can see how important that single thought from God was.
The purpose of this observation is to help each one of us recognize the treasure and importance that a single thought from God can be to our lives. These thoughts are the treasures that are going to bring the New Renaissance upon the earth in our generation. It takes a special type of person to receive these treasures from God.
God‘s thoughts are higher than our thoughts. This same aspect is true when it comes to receiving God’s thoughts. To receive God’s thoughts, you must have faith that what you once believed was impossible, is now possible, just because God said it. This ability to believe is actually a childlike attribute that Jesus required His disciples to have when He said, “For such is the kingdom of heaven.” This means that a grown person definitely has the ability to think in a childlike way.
Secondly, Jesus also said, “In your patience posses ye your souls.” Wow! That means childlike in receiving, but maturity in believing. Now comes the thing only you and I can do: remain steadfast and faithful in the course until the end of the journey. I am sure some of you have seen the task that God has placed upon me and my family to go all across America praying for the nation. Now, we are going around the globe praying for the world. We are holding tightly to the word of God given to us by the prophet Timothy Snodgrass, “Do not pray about your own situation, but instead pray for America and God’s concern for the world.”
At first this might sound silly to some of you. But if you were with our family on this incredible journey, you would see how God daily supplies our ever-present needs. He also supplies things that I didn’t even know were possible! For example, the prophet Timothy Snodgrass prophesied that there would be moments when I would be praying and people would be translated to the place of that prayer and able to join in. Last week in Los Angeles, as I was preparing to go to our first destination in Europe, the Lord spoke to me to go down the street to a certain shop. Come to find out, a company had just invented a new 360° device to go on a smartphone, that links people up to periscope. When the man asked me to try it out, I said, “If it works on my phone I’ll buy it.” To my amazement it worked perfectly!
When my family arrived in Iceland for the first destination of prayer, I was amazed to see suddenly all of you were translated into the physical place where I was, and you could see everything I could see! What Timothy Snodgrass prophesied was coming to pass through our daily prayer session on Periscope. Every time I pray, I sense the presence of all of you around me as we are praying together for the world. What a wonderful spiritual experience this is every day!
I’ll be looking forward to praying with you tomorrow on Periscope from Sweden.