I am delighting over you today. I want you, Church, to know that I am overjoyed with you. I am shouting it out in all the heavens how much I love My Church! I am seeing how you are raising each other up and I delight in that. Like Debora calling Barak to fight the Canaanites you are calling each other to fight and I really enjoy watching My people taking initiative in doing this. Do not stop doing this, keep calling each other into action.
Don’t partner with offence when someone is telling you to step it up, or to do something different. See it as a friend sharpening you and wanting you to grow. I want you to be more robust in receiving sharpening and correction. Know that we all have the same end-goal, My reign, the expansion of My Kingdom. For you will be the example of people who sharpen each other but also love each other no matter what. You will show the world how it is to want each other to grow and to not partner with strife and competition.
Separate yourself from worldly thinking and ways. Seek sharpening, ask feedback and learn from it without offence. Ask Me who you can sharpen, who you need to help grow, who you need to help get into action. I am moulding you together as I put you in situation where these things are needed. Recognize them and learn from it.
When have you received sharpening but took it on as offence?
When have you received sharpening and took it on as an opportunity to grow?
Why is there a difference?
What can you learn from these two events?
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.Proverbs 27:17 (NIV)
6 She sent for Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali and said to him, “Yahuah, the God of Israel, commands you: ‘Go, take with you ten thousand men of Naphtali and Zebulun and lead them up to Mount Tabor.
7 I will lead Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his troops to the Kishon River and give him into your hands.’”Judges 4:6-7 (NIV)