My Bible Study: The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement: Living a Lifestyle of Encouragement Released almost a month ago!!! I have been busy doing TV interviews, radio interviews and FB lives promoting the book. I am excited to be able to share more about the message God has given me.
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Sow Deep – Abundantly Reap
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. (Galatians 6:7-10)
I know the above Scripture is often used in reference to finances, but it is so much bigger than that. The principle of reaping and sowing covers all areas of our life.
I liken fasting to gardening or planting a field. When I fast, I know I am preparing my life for the things God wants to do in and through me. Not just for right now, but for days, weeks, months, and years to come. Fasting is a spiritual discipline, which is not always enjoyable to my flesh, but nonetheless necessary to spiritual advancement and growth.
I am not a gardener and I did not inherited my grandmother’s green-thumb for plants, but I sure do love to have all sorts of flowers in pots and hanging baskets around my home. I often start out really good caring for them, watering them, and tending them. They begin to bloom, blossom, and grow. Then, it seems, over time, I water them less, or don’t tend them as much as they need. The effect is they become dry, parched, stop growing or even die.
Sometimes, during a fast, I will reap immediate benefits and answers to my requests. However, other times, I must wait, and wait, and wait some more.
Just like in a garden, or a field there are many stages to preparing the field before it is ready for harvest. First you must prepare and till the soil. Then, you must remove any obstacles, big or small like rocks or brush, that were exposed during the tilling process. Then you sow seed, water, and wait. Then you water some more, and wait. Some things begin to sprout, but so do the weeds, and so you weed, water and wait some more. Until one day what you sowed begins to produce. We don’t stop caring for the field, we continue to harvest, water, weed in hopes that more will be burst forth. So that our harvest will be continually bountiful.
When the crop you plant yields it first harvest, don’t you want more?
Remember this, whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work (2 Corinthians 9:6-8).
Honestly, I have rarely seen immediate results for the things I was fasting about. Sometimes yes, but other times no, it often came about in a later season.
In God’s time table, not mine.
Bob Sorge in his Book the Secrets of the Secret Place says, “when you sow to the Spirit by giving dedicated time to the secret place, you will eventually reap life in the Spirit.”
He later goes on to say, “when we arise from sowing into the secret place, we will not usually be able to point to immediate results or benefits. What we sow today will require an entire season of growth before the results are manifested.”
Now re-read the above quotes and replace the word “fast” where it says “sow”.
I don’t know if you fast as a spiritual discipline or if you gave up something this lent season as a kind of “fast” but no matter what you are doing, don’t get discouraged.
Keep moving and pressing forward, Keep your eyes focused on Jesus.
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Debbie Kitterman is a natural born encourager who is on fire for God. She is passionate about equipping individuals, so they can go deeper in the relationship with God, reach their God-potential and claim their Kingdom inheritance. Debbie is a wife, mother, author, pastor, speaker and the founder of “Dare 2 Hear,” a ministry that trains individuals to hear the voice of God. She travels to churches internationally and is the founder and teacher of d2htraining.com, an online course designed to equip the believer in releasing God’s heart. Her writing and teachings inspire faith and build bridges for people to believe and expect the impossible. She is also an ordained Foursquare pastor, currently serving with her husband, John, as senior pastor of Restoration Church in Lacey, Washington. Learn more at: www.debbiekitterman.com
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I am blessed and honored to have a 7-day devotional on the YouVersion Bible App. YAY!!! It is a great way to kick start the 7- days before my on-line Bible Study starts next week. I would be so blessed if you would check it out and share it with your friends. You can find it here: Be The Gift Someone Needs Today!
Have you had the opportunity to read my new book “The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement: Hearing the Words of God for others.” ? This book is about learning to hear the voice of God in our own life so we can respond to those God bumps and little nudges He gives us on a daily basis. God is calling us to be agents of encouragement and to be the gift the worlds needs today.
We live in a time, where those around us are in desperate need of a real encounter with Jesus and in need of encouragement. We are called to encourage one another daily (Hebrews 3:13), and to build each other up (1 Thessalonians 5:11). My book will teach you how to step out and do just that.
We all have the opportunity to #BeTheGift of encouragement others need today.
Do you wonder if God still speaks today? Do you wonder if He would ever speak to you personally? Do you long to hear the voice of God in your life?
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If you answered YES to any of those questions, then I have exactly what you need. I now have an online e-course designed to equip you in understanding that God still speaks today, and He longs to speak directly to you, through His word, and others. He longs to encourage you, strengthen you and comfort you. The training on this site, is fully based on Scripture, and taken from my training manual Releasing God’s heart through Hearing His Voice.
God is speaking, Can you Hear Him?
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