Every June, my dear friend Rod Vilhauer participates in “harvest” at his family farm in Oklahoma. His family is one of 4 original Oklahoma “Sooners”...the name associated with original settlers who came to Oklahoma during the Land Rush in 1889.
This year, Oklahoma had a severe drought and the wheat crop they were harvesting yielded very little. Rod’s brother decided in spite of the drought to begin to plant Sesame. Neighbors around him told him it was useless because of the drought. He planted anyway! THIS PICTURE is the Sesame 2 months later!
As a farmer, NOT PLANTING isn’t an option! No matter what the conditions are, every good farmer knows, he has got to plant if he has any hope in reaping a harvest!! Like the farmer, every BELIEVER must know, that no matter what the SEEN conditions of your life, you must sow what you have to sow in the seen into the UNSEEN, so that what is unseen will BE SEEN!!!
Remember our job is to believe...God’s job is to do the impossible! But between our believing and God being able to do the impossible, WE must TAKE ACTION! Let this picture be a visual reminder that the Bible is true no matter what the conditions look like!!
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”
Galatians 6:7 NKJV
Another great day coaching dozens of CEO’s, small business owners and serial entrepreneurs! I love the privilege of helping people reach their full God given potential! I wish I could share the INCREDIBLE stories of each of these WONDERFUL leaders! But what I can share is they are all life-long learners! They all want to increase their personal and professional capacity! They all are investing in the most important thing they can invest in that will insure their future success...THEMSELVES! What makes this room even more special? For the first time many of these people have their own personal board of advisors! For the first time they are sitting in a room where every person in the room has each persons best interest in mind! So blessed to be a part of THIS!!!
So great to be with our @elevatelc family. God’s house was full...His presence was felt...our hearts experienced the love of Jesus...and as we breathed out His praise, we breathed in His peace. “What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who he is or what he’s up to. But friends, that’s exactly who we are: children of God. And that’s only the beginning. Who knows how we’ll end up! What we know is that when Christ is openly revealed, we’ll see him—and in seeing him, become like him. All of us who look forward to his Coming stay ready, with the glistening purity of Jesus’ life as a model for our own.”
1 John 3:1-3 MSG
I can’t wait to be back @elevatelc this weekend. You are precious to God! “Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you; Therefore I will give men for you, And people for your life.”
Isaiah 43:4 NKJV
When we expect for "church people" to be perfect, it is a wish dream.
When we expect to agree with everyone it is a wish dream.
The wish dream destroys true community because we complain about what we don't like instead of plugging into what is right. I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO TO CHURCH TOMORROW AND LOWER YOUR EXPECTATIONS ON OTHERS AND JUST GET INTO GOD’S PRESENCE WITH GOD’S PEOPLE.
Happy 31st Birthday to my son in whom I am well pleased @joshuakcraft. I will never forget the day you were born: as I watched you come into the world, I was crying tears of awe and joy when the Lord spoke to me and said, “Do you see what you are feeling right now?” I said, “Yes!” out loud and I heard the Lord say, “That’s just how I feel about you everyday...”
From that day on son, you have been a daily reminder to me of how much God loves me. We have had so many wonderful memories together. The first picture is a visible illustration of what I will spend the rest of my life doing...lifting you up...celebrating YOU and the amazing man of God you are!
I have loved every season of our lives together! I have always had you stage with me, to be a part of the dream that God is dreaming thru US! I am so proud of you! I am so honored to GET TO be your father!
I am the grateful beneficiary of the glory of God in you that makes me a better me...for God!
My words cannot express what you mean to me Joshua. I thank God on THIS DAY July 28...the day you were born. What a GIFT you are to me and to the world.
This morning as I sat eating the breakfast that SHE... @sheilagcraft prepared for me, I watched as SHE cleaned and listened as SHE worshipped God while SHE worked and I thought:
“She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her: “Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.””
Proverbs 31:27-29 NKJV
Thank You God for loving me so much that You gave me HER... #heavenonearth...that’s what you are to me Precious Sheila
Join me live right now mosaic.org/live@mosaic is one of the greatest churches on the planet! Love THIS place! 7 and 8:30p PT time
I love technology! I GOT TO watch my @keelacraftambrose preach a powerful Word from God while I was getting ready to preach @mosaic in LA! Everything that we are doing, is to set up the NEXT generation to build and advance God’s kingdom in the earth! Thank You God for the privilege to be Your viceroys! “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”
II Corinthians 5:20 NKJV
Gathered tonight with friends @johnbevere@lisabevere@messengerintl. Thank you @elevatelc for helping us reach the 4 corners of the earth. 79 Projects in 64 languages touching 47 countries. We are about the advancing God’s kingdom in every way and by every means we can.
She... @sheilagcraft said, “Let’s stop here and take a pic of all the ‘greenery’ and the trees!” I guess my shirt was not green enough for her! :) She is... #heavenonearth to me!