When your heart is right and receptive to God you want the Word to take over you. You come to a place in your life where something drastic happens or you realize that you’ve hit rock bottom and you are nothing without Him. For the longest time I didn’t get into the Word because every time I would begin to read it, I wouldn’t understand it. But it’s because my heart wasn’t where it was supposed to be. I didn’t care to look for answers and I thought I didn’t need anything else but the world. But something drastic happened in my life and there was nothing else but the Word to depend on. The Word is everything you need. I woke up one morning and prayed, “Lord break my heart; break my heart for what breaks yours.
Let me be more in love with you than my job, than my family, than my friends.” I wanted my heart to be broken for everything that God had and wanted for me. I needed answers and I opened up the word to Isaiah 58:11 “I will show you where to go. I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest of places; firm muscles, strong bones. You’ll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry.” He gives you a life where you see no direction in your own. I began to let the word take over me in every empty place. I would read and be receptive and everything started making sense. Whether it was peace, comfort, love, guidance, or faith, the word began to show me the love and grace of God and He’s all I ever need in my life! Once your heart is right and receptive to God, you will want to constantly eat the Word and fill yourself and never become empty again.
Pastor Rodney’s teaching on “the word sown in the hearts of man” has been a powerful message. I’ve really taken a lot of what he has mentioned to heart. You really do see fruit flow forth from your life by keeping a humble heart and accepting the word in your heart and using it to protect your life. And I see the fruit of the word in my life, every day I spend time in the word in the morning, during lunch and at night before bed. Then as I receive the word into my life then when I go out and share the love of God I begin to see that word come out of me and help others in their relationship with God or even help others understand God and even accept Jesus into their lives for the first time. I am a leader in a youth group and I have to stay in the word and at times help others get into the word in a more deeper way. We have to be like those planted in fertile soil just like in the parable of the sower in Mark 4 and those are the ones who will produce thirty, sixty and even one hundred fold. A week ago the Lord placed on my heart sow into one of my students life my iPod and to not only give it to him and wipe it clean but to load it up with word of God and even teachings on the word. And I’ve put audio bibles and the twelve pillars of my faith by Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne and since then my friend has been thanking me and his word life and prayer life has grown tremendously. And I’ve seen the fruit of it with my own eyes, so that’s what I want to keep doing. I don’t want just me to produce more fruit but for others to see the multiplication of what the word does in a individuals life.
The Spring Ministers and Leaders Conference was a set of strategic meetings that were preparing ministers for what is coming to America. I had the privilege of driving transportation for many of the guests from all over the world. I think in the book of Ezekiel where it speaks of a watchman was an important basis for where the meetings headed and how people are responsible to share what God has showed them. I believe many people received their marching orders from God and will return to their homes with an entirely different viewpoint of America and what is going on behind the scenes with the government.
Pastor Corey’s message on giving was very powerful and I think many received breakthrough in the financial realm because of it. We definitely need to get involved and take a stand for what is happening in this country. Without a great awakening America will be lost forever.