Yesterday, Pastor Roberts was at it again with a powerful message on to “be” or “being”. He wants to turn this message into a four-part series. I will share these with you over the coming weeks.
I encourage you to get your pen and paper ready. You should takes notes. I have pages and pages of notes, too many to share but I’ll highlights some points below.
“To Be” Being Not Getting.
About a month ago, God woke me up around 2:00 am and had me read the book of Ephesians. I read the entire book. Then went through verse by verse highlighting the main points. It’s on my wall right now on a giant easel pad Post-It. It’s there because I know there’s something He wants me to get out of this book and I do not want to miss it.
A couple of days ago, as I sat staring at my notes, I asked God what did He want me to get out of this message? Yesterday, to my surprise, the book of Ephesians was the bases for Pastor Robert’s message.
As I transition from the banking industry over to entertainment, it’s a tough road. Tough because I’m anxious, but I don’t want to wish away my meantime. I’m also anxious because I know this transition is tough for my husband. He loves his wide open spaces (not much of those here in LA) and he can do without the hustle and density of Los Angeles. I on the other hand feel like I’m in heaven. Starving from years of living in Oklahoma my spirit craves the energy of a large progressive city.
I know that this transition and journey requires growth and maturity in the word that I’ve never experienced before. It requires stretching. It requires of me, that I raise my hand to be in the “inner room” with God. I must wait on His voice, timing and direction. It requires me to “be”.
“Be” The Mind of God (Part 1).
In yesterday’s message, Pastor Roberts spoke on being in a place of getting and not performing, of being and becoming.
- You can only find what’s next in the stillness (I love this).
- If you “will be” you “will have”.
- There is a direct connection between how you feel and your spirit.
- Align yourself with the original intention of God, which is to reflect Him.
- You cannot reflect Christ unless He is in you.
- There is value in becoming…”no one wants to just “be” anymore.”
- Becoming is the difficult part, right? We get caught up in being something that we have not taken the time to become. The journey of becoming requires patience and trust in God.
- We should be prisoners to our purpose. The anointing is on your purpose, not you.
- Walk worthy of your call.
- Let your yes be yes and your no be no.
- 4 things that qualify my yes:
- energy consumption
- family time
- financial upside
- alignment with my focus
- 4 things that qualify my yes:
“The Anatomy of God”.
Ephesian 4:11 (KJV) “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers”.
These represent functions not positions or offices in the church. They represent functionality that is designed to express the Body of Christ. The human body has parts (heart, hands, feet, eyes, etc,) but each of these things represent a part of the “Anatomy of God”. It’s not about position because what use is the title if there is no function. The function will work without the title but the title does not guarantee function.
- Teacher – the instructor is there to condition, transform and renew the mind. We must be the mind of God.
- Pastor – represent the heart and the hand of God…to lead you.
- Evangelist – represent the mouth of God
- Prophets – represent the eyes of God
- Apostles – represent the feet of God
These represent the attributes of the “Anatomy of God” and the parts that He has already given to me. An attribute is defined as an “inherent” part of someone…these are already in you, you received them from your Father, God. All of us can walk in these aspects “if” we pursue Christ.
You Have Access to the “Mind of God”.
You have access to the “Mind of God” and don’t use it. One of the greatest blessings that we have as believers is access to the “Mind of God”. It’s not only one of the greatest blessings but it is also one of the most neglected. We are satisfied and content to use our own limited minds when we have access to the greatest Mind. You do not have a mind like the “Mind of God” but you have access to it.
Philippians 2:5-8 (KJV) – Let this mind be “in you” that was also in Christ Jesus who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. An being found in the appearance as man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
The “Mind of Christ” is extremely humble.
When you know who you are in Christ, and you know who’s mind you carry, you can be humble. You don’t need someone to call out your name.
- The most powerful people are some of the most humble people
- Every level requires another level of humility
- The “depth” of your humility needs to match the “height” of your promotion…WOW!
- The higher you go the lower you need to kneel, that’s balance. If not, you become top heavy and pride goes before the fall.
- When YOU LOWER YOURSELF, God will raise you up. When you promote you, God can’t do anything with you because you have promoted yourself.
The “Mind of Christ” Affords Us the Ability to “KNOW”.
I Corinthians 2:9-12 (KJV) – But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him”. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
- God reveals things to us that eye cannot see and ears cannot hear, nor can the heart perceive
- God does not have knowledge, God “IS” knowledge. God doesn’t learn anything…God Is.
- When you partner with God you come into divine awareness. You know things that your eye has never seen, your ears have never heard and your heart never perceived. Its because of the “Mind of Christ”.
- You have a discerning spirit.
As you can see there is a lot in this message but absolutely do not miss it. Coming next week…the “Mind of Christ” is brilliantly creative and thinks the highest thoughts (depression, insecurity, jealousy are low thoughts). When you think the highest thoughts it brings you peace.
If you are pursuing a “relationship” with God, you should add this message to your “list of repeatables” (a list of great messages, music, books and other resources that help you reconnect, refocus, renew and refresh your mind, body and spirit).
May Your Steps Fulfill Their Purpose.