A Bondservant of Christ, Rev Toni-Brooke Brown, Pastor
Go deeper….Trust the Lord…If what you have been doing lately, has not been working, perhaps the Lord is giving you new instructions. We can not always do things, the same way….We cannot give up. Go deeper…stretch forth…go beyond the normal. God teaches us to go out in faith and trust Him. He is the One who brings increase…He is the One who gives promotions….He is the One who supplies needs….He is the One!!!!!
Sometimes, what we’ve always done, dries up, and it is not producing the way it should. Sometimes we have to go out further and allow God to do a new thing. It is time to come out of our shell…It is time to breakthrough the tradition…breakthrough the common and popular…Go deeper in the Lord!
The deeper you go in the Lord, the more specific instructions you will receive from Him. When the Lord gives specific instructions, we must not compromise. Some of the instructions seem outrageous, (for instance…telling Noah to build an ark, for rain that they had never seen…Telling Moses( one man) to free the Israelites from the Egyptians….Telling Abram to get up and leave his country, to go to a place, that the Lord would show him later. (Just go!)… Telling the disciples to feed the five thousand, with five loaves and two small fishes. )
We can go deeper every day, in Jesus. Listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit…Let the Lord take you deeper in your walk…deeper in your faith…deeper in your promise..GO DEEPER!!!
Traditions do not save us or bring us victory…Following the old way of doing things, does not bring us victory…It allows us to become comfortable…to become stagnant. When we are stuck in the comfort zone, the Lord can not do a new thing in you, or for you, because you are stuck and you will not go deeper!!! Don’t you want your net full of promises, provisions, blessings and breakthroughs? Go deeper and cast out your net…Reach out!!!!…Follow the instructions of the Lord and watch miracles begin to happen for you and for those around you!!! Everyone used by God, in the Bible, was a risk taker and a faith walker….Everyone God used to do great things, was an extremist. Look at Jesus, your Lord and Savior!!!
1) Don’t give up…Get ready to go deeper (And nothing shall be able to stop you, or shake you)
“He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock; and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemetly upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock” St. Luke 6:48
2) Cast out thy net and do a new thing!!!
“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing;now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19
“Now when He had left speaking, he said unto Simon, ‘Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.’ And Simon answering, said unto Him, Master, we have toiled all night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.” Luke 5:4-6
The Lord wants us to know…..’Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men……Let go of the familiar and popular, and then I can take you into the deeper waters. Do not get alarmed by the winds around you, just keep your eyes on Me. Watch and see the great things ahead.
Love somebody today who doesn’t love you; doesn’t care about you; won’t repay you, can’t repay you and doesn’t want to repay you…then you will be treating them the way God treated you.