Basic Training 

In the military, you begin by going through Basic Training. Basic skills are taught such as physical fitness, marching, marksmanship, rifle maintenance, and war maneuvers.  

Perhaps the greatest objective of Basic Training is to teach young recruits to fear the commands of the drill sergeant more than any other thing.  
Swift and severe punishment is given to those who would dare disobey his orders.  


This aspect of training is critical to the success of the military’s mission, for war involves great fear and danger, and if the soldier gives in to fear and disobeys an order, he threatens not only his life but the lives of countless others.

In the spiritual life, there is a corresponding objective. As we begin our journeys with The Lord, he trains us diligently to heed his words, for disobedience to his words and inner voice will result in the endangerment of everyone that is associated with us.  

It is written, “Watch your lives and doctrines carefully, for if you do so, you will save not only yourself, but everyone that hears you”.  

Our lives and doctrines must line up with the precepts of the Lord, or many others will be led astray from the devotion to Christ and the faithfulness to his words that are critical to the success of the mission of the church.

The objective of military training is to produce a military that operates as a single unit and can accomplish great objectives. The objective of spiritual disciplines is to create a church that can move and pray as one, a church that hears and responds obediently to The Master’s voice, a church that lives and breathes to bring glory to the Father and salvation to men.  

This is no small undertaking and must not be taken lightly, for Our Father is un-distractibly devoted to this objective.  

He will not be denied.  
No matter how long it takes, his will will be done; the church will be disciplined and perfected to live and move as one.  

It is to our advantage that we get onboard early and enthusiastically, for then we will avoid many un-necessary growing pains.

~ Brad Heilhecker 

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Thy Kingdom Come 

  
The Lord’s Prayer is one of the best loved and most spoken prayers on the planet, it is also called Our Father and Pater Noster. This was taught by Jesus to his disciples in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4. This is so important, as it is the only prayer Jesus taught them. He said, Pray like this.

     The intention of our Savior was to transfer the kingdom from heaven to earth through believers – – referred by “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”. Matthew 6:10. 

    You may be thinking, oh my goodness that is a very big assignment for little ole me, and can I really live that way? I believe you can only live this way by knowing who you are — your true identity– through Christ Jesus!! It is a way of thinking and living your life from a place of knowing that Jesus, who lives in you, gives you everything you need to bring heaven to earth. It is seeking Him daily and learning and understanding His word and how it applies to you.
    Last week, I attended a conference in Ft. Lauderdale, called As One Movement (www.asonemovement.com). It was awesome!

I truly learned just what it means to bring the Kingdom from Heaven to Earth and it was such an amazing revelation, I challenge each one of you to explore just what this means. There were great speakers like Lance Wallnau (www.lancewallnau.com), Jerry Niswander and Paul Marc Goulet (www.ICLV.com) I will do my best to get you started on this journey by sharing some excerpts from the a book called THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM, written by Paul Marc Goulet.

    “Jesus goes on to tell Peter in Matthew 16:19 that, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
    Jesus proclaimed to Peter that, one day, he would receive the keys of the kingdom and he would have authority to bind and loose on earth just like He could in heaven. This promise was not just for Peter but for every believer who confesses Christ as Savior and Lord. That confession opens a massive portal of blessings and authority. 

    Jesus has the keys of the kingdom and He is willing to give them to every believer who wants to live a supernatural life, the keys were not just designed to build his church, they were designed to bring the kingdom of heaven to every life, every office, school, neighborhood, government and home. 
    When we make this type of heartfelt declaration Jesus starts the process of turning over the kingdom of heaven to us his heirs. The keys of the kingdom are real and their purpose is to unwrap the incredible gift that the Father wants to give to you because of his love. The keys of the kingdom unlock wealth, health, joy, peace and love which permanently dwell in heaven. They open the door that releases the atmosphere of heaven into a life and world so dark and polluted. Christ gives us keys that enable us to open the heavens in order to release angelic forces, creative powers and healing.
    Remember, it is the father’s will to give you the keys. “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32.”

    I believe this prayer is a reminder for each one of us to bring the kingdom of heaven to our own life and take it with us everywhere we go throughout our day, changing the atmosphere and bringing in the light to the dark places. When we truly know our identity and what we carry, we can begin to change the world one step at a time!!

In love, 
Deb Hicks

http://www.bowlofsplendor.com

Come On And Follow 

  
Leave all your trouble

Leave all your sorrow

Set down your burden

Come on and follow


Come on, heavy laden

Don’t wait for tomorrow

Come on, my brother

Come on and follow…….
Love this song!
And a great big Thank You to all our followers too! 
Enjoy- ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Follow You By Ben Rector 
Lyrics:
Go on, lay your troubles down

Set your feet on solid ground

Peace deep as I have found

I wanna follow you
Come on, all you weak and weary

Come round now if you can hear me

Poor, sick, and God-fearing

I wanna follow you

I said I wanna follow you
Leave all your trouble

Leave all your sorrow

Set down your burden

Come on and follow
Come on, heavy laden

Don’t wait for tomorrow

Come on, my brother

Come on and follow
Go on, leave your worries, too

Not a bit of good they do

There’s a word that’s coming through

Go on, leave your worry, too
So I call your name in the middle of the night

I wanna know can you hear my cries?

June heat and moonlight

I wanna follow you

I said I wanna follow you
Leave all your trouble

Leave all your sorrow

Set down your burden

Come on and follow

Come on, heavy laden

Don’t wait for tomorrow

Come on, my brother

Come on and follow
Set your burdens down

Set your burdens down

Set your burdens down
Leave all of your trouble

Leave all of your sorrows

Set your burdens

Come on and follow
Come on, heavy laden

Don’t wait for tomorrow

Come on, my brother

Come on and follow
Come on, my brother

Come on and follow
Leave all of your trouble

Leave all of your sorrows

Set down your burdens

Come on and follow
Come on, heavy laden

Don’t wait for tomorrow

Come on, my brother

Come on and follow
Come on, my brother

Come on and follow