For the past month, the Lord has been speaking to me about His body being so far below their potential in Christ. Every one of us have been put on this Earth for a specific purpose. We read in Jeremiah 29:11 NLT: “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” God Himself has a destiny that needs to be fulfilled. How will His destiny be fulfilled? Through us, that’s how.
I absolutely love to disciple others in the truths of the Word of God and to see them come into the fullness of what God has for them. It lights me up to see others become healed, saved, delivered and set free from things that have kept them bound. I had the wonderful opportunity yesterday to start teaching a new friend in the truths of God and His Word.
While talking with her yesterday, I brought up the topic of us being so far below our potential in Christ. She asked me, “How do we know our potential? How do we reach our potential?” Those were wonderful questions. I’d like to share with you all a few of the answers I gave. It’s my hope and prayer that this will help you as well.
- Take time to sit at the feet of the Father. Simply ask Him to come and minister to you. You are asking Him to love on you. You want to be still and let His presence come. This is not a time for you to pray and ask for anything. Just sit. I can about guarantee you, your mind will wander and your flesh will want to pray; when that happens, simply ask Him again to come and minister to you.
- After a few minutes of being still, ask Him to show you how He sees you. Ask Him to show you His plans and purposes for your life.
- Find some good soaking worship music. I have several that I listen to. I really enjoy the ones with Scripture. Here is one of my favorites: https://youtu.be/Q4kynE8W21I
- Start a study on specific Scriptures that God says who you are. Psalm 139 is always a great place to start. Don’t forget to check out Genesis 1:26-31 as well. As you read Genesis 1; ask God to show you what it means to have been made in the image of the Trinity.
I’d love to have you share your thoughts with me in the comments. Also if you feel led, please share with others. By the way: I have a few more spots open for one-on-one discipleship if you are interested. Or if you know anyone else that may be, send them my way. Blessings and hugs! Lori Skipper