Let’s see the power of the prompt and why it is so important for us to respond correctly to God’s prompts.
Welcome back to the fifth teaching of the [gamechanger] series where we are seeing how God changes the game of life.
Before we start I want you to notice something in the next story where God will try to change your focus of reward.
Most of us only search for the instant gratification and that’s why most times we get frustrated with our own progress in life.
Every day, I experience a new reminder to be patient and I’m sure you do too.
As you will see in the story, God changes the mindset of his people so they start focusing on the next generations.
God’s promises start with a prompting
On the tenth day of the first month the people went up from the Jordan and camped at Gilgal on the eastern border of Jericho. And Joshua set up at Gilgal the twelve stones they had taken out of the Jordan. He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The Lord your God did to the Jordan what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over.Joshua 4:19-23 NIV
As I told you, God talks about a generational gratification and not just about an instant gratification.
The next thing we can notice is that everything great that comes from God started with a prompting.
In the story, we have a few. The first one is the one we studied on the [last teaching] where God tells Joshua to take 12 stones.
Another one is when God told Joshua what to answer to the next generations once they ask for the stones.
The same occurs in our lives. We’ll be getting some prompts that will provoke God’s power in our lives.
Along the scripture, you can see a pattern that consists firstly of a promise that God gives, then there’s a prompting to act on the promise He gives.
We need to learn how to respond to those promptings from the Holy Spirit because that will determine if we’re going to be able to get the promise.
For Joseph, it meant to be humbled through some seasons of his life before he could be prepared for one of the highest position in Egypt.
King David went through something similar. He got a promise but he needed to follow the prompting in order to be the king of Israel.
In those cases, there were several prompts that tell them what they had to live before the promise. When you are able to understand that then you will be able to overcome the difficulties.
I cannot tell you exactly what those prompts will be because it’s even hard for myself. But I can tell you that God always listens. So, even though I might not know the answer, He is willing to answer you.
Sometimes God will use the example of somebody else to prompt you.
It starts with an offering
Here’s a prompt that you will hear quite often and it is about making an offering. Along the scripture, you can read about several acts of offering which is not always about money although it’s the most common example.
The offerings are about getting our hands open, not because God needs whatever we have (since He owns everything) but because we need what He has.
This is also a principle where we open our hands and let him use us and whatever we have to multiply it as He did with the fish and bread. This is how we become a recipient of the blessing of God for others.
If you want to make an offering (which is a personal decision) you can do so to the church I’m basing these teachings on. I make my offerings there too. You just have to [click here].
And if you want to support my ministry you can also do so by [cliking here].
Remember that this is your decision so you can choose any other option for your offering if you want.
Let’s pray together:
Lord, thank you for saving me and being always with me. Give me the wisdom to respond to your prompting in my life. Bless the people surrounding me through me, let me have the honor of being your ambassador and to spread your love and compassion for us. Here’s my offering to you as an act of gratitude and love. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
And please, don’t forget that most things that we enjoy are available thanks to the sacrifices that other people made.
LENUS is an example of that.
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See you in the next post.
Source of the teaching
- The power of the prompt | Steven Furtick | Gamechanger | [Link]