Less Is More!
Listen Extensively – Speak Significantly!
“God is speaking! He is speaking from His Creation, He is speaking from His Word, He is speaking through His Holy Spirit, He is speaking through people. He is speaking through music and writing. There is a constant conversation going on from heaven to earth where we can hear The Bridegroom’s Voice.” KimberlyMac
Listen ~ Vitally-Vertically=Heart To Heart
Extensively ~ To God First
Speak~ God’s Thoughts First
Significantly~ Making Every Moment Matter
Sincerely~ Living – Wholly Holy
Outlook~ Lived Prospectively Kingdom
Revealing~ Relationally=Person To Person
Eternity~ God’s Kingdom Glory
Less of my opinion is more of His Kingdom Perspective in my life.
My heart desires to listen to God 1st and more, so I speak out of my flesh less. Less is more is my new motto. Less of me, my way, my words, my wants and more of God, His Kingdom, His Words, His life. I am going to “grow through” this life season, learning how to listen extensively to God, so I can simply-significantly speak and make more of an eternal difference with the words I say. I would like to change the habit of impulsive thought to mouth, and bring about a transformation that causes me to hear more from God, speak more of what He says and less of what I think. I would like to have my opinion completely muted and be talking out of the heart to Heart conversation that I am having with God, that is streaming constantly in my spirit.
“Believers have not been distinctly guided to see that nothing is more natural and beautiful and blessed than to be nothing, so that God may be all…” — Andrew Murray
I spent a lot of my life speaking words of dissatisfaction and complaining over some of the life seasons God had placed me purposefully in. The Holy Spirit has put a finger on this behavior and this is hopefully going to change for the better. The more I hear God’s voice and the less I hear mine, the most I will be pleasing to Him. Discontentment is fed by dissatisfied speaking, as contentment is influenced by listening to God, to His promises, to His hope and encouragement. In the past, I have been soul saturated with discontentment, because it was all I could speak of when it came to my living situation. Now I know in this season of life I need to put a guard over my lips by guarding my heart more, by listening more to God and speaking less of things I don’t have a full picture on. I only see in part and that part is my seen reality and the rest is God’s unseen revelation. That is why conjecture, opinion, and presumption, assumption should not be on my lips. God’s ways are not my ways and when I accept that and let trust build a tenure in my spirit, then my discontentment will be minimal.
“The place of real prayer is the Christian’s treasure chamber. He is there in the midst of the treasures of grace which God has given him, and it is there that God enriches him more and more; but in the secret place of the Most High where he dwells, he is rich in love, joy, peace, and all the fruits of the Spirit.” Quote By: Clarence Dixon
Listen Extensively -Speak Supernaturally!
Simply-Significantly Ask Yourself:
What Would Jesus Say? Listen- Speak!
I want to develop the listening skill that would help me to hear God first before I speak, so the things I say have significant eternal value, and add this kind of powerful worth to those I speak too. What I have to say, my opinion, my presumptions, my matter of fact, my rationalizations, my judgments, my impulsive thoughts, my say so, these I must speak less and listen more to hear what Jesus would say. This is the path to being a person of Kingdom purpose, where I recognize the purposes of God that are always in play in my thoughts, attitudes, speech and actions and where what I say and do simply-significantly matters, eternally so.
Listening To Me Less And God More, Gives God An Eternal Edge In My Life
I must have an eternal listening edge, so my tongue is always speaking the things I have heard from God before it speaks the things conditioned by my culture and circumstance. I need to learn to hear that still small voice of God, even as I walk through a world cluttered with words spewing at me from every angle, directed by all kinds of motives and clamored with cultural bias. I must learn to hear the Voice of God through all of this confusion. I want to learn how to pin point God’s Voice no matter what is going in my life. I want to hear what He has to say first and to speak clearly, honestly and lovingly what He has said. I have spoken too many words in my life time that I would love to have back, yet once they have been spoken, it is too late to change the impact of them. Do my words have an eternal impact or an earthly concussion? Does what I say, what I do add eternal value to others?
Less Pursuit Of The Things Of This World
Is MORE Satisfaction In Christ!
Yes, God wants all of us to be less satisfied, less rooted to the things of this world and more satisfied with Him and His Kingdom. God wants to stretch our satisfaction more in the direction of eternal. I have to admit that I do spend a lot on things of this world and a lot of time with things I really don’t need, they are just comfort fixes. This Elohim, He can see ahead and knows that we will need Him to “grow through” this life season. He wants to teach us about His Kingdom perspective, because He knows it is the key to trumping our dissatisfaction. Listening less to this world brings more satisfaction in Him. He is forever teaching new things. I love that about our God.
“Through attacking Eve’s contentment, Satan was able to incite rebellion in mankind and sin entered into the world.” Quote By Wayne Barber
Less Listening To The Enemy, His Culture, Media And Replacing That Listening Time With God’s Voice Is More Kingdom Contentment.
I read this quote and I thought, wow I have never thought of what happened to Eve and Adam in Kingdom perspective thinking. How true is that. Her enemy, satan attacked her contentment and was able to incite a dissatisfaction in her soul that he used to turn to rebellion against God. That is pretty scary. The enemy talked in her ear, enticed her mind with half-truths and she bought into the deception and disobeyed God in a very impulsive and reckless way. As I thought about what happened that day with Eve, I decided to put a label on it. I call it enemy cackle. I have to admit, I also have experienced what Eve experienced. Listening to enemy cackle hurts with a really bad backlash on your life. OUCH! The consequences of listening to it are not fun.
Less Of Listening To Deception MORE Living Out Truth!
Enemy Cackle! In fact, I experienced it kind of like she did as I listened to the voice of enemy cackle coming subtlety to my mind, challenging the truth I know and bringing so much confusion to my mind, thoughts hitting me from every direction, so much so that my mind actually hurt, if that is even possible. Enemy cackle goes on and on until you say Jesus help me! Then it stops and you can turn to God, fully face HIM and listen to His Voice of Truth. God always speaks truth, how awesome is that?! There is never a time that He has lied to us or deceived anyone. You can count on the Lord to be a Voice of the fullness of truth in your life.
Less of what I want to do is more of His way springing forth in my life.
I hold on to things tightly, especially if they have been a success, I want to camp there. Yet when God says: “move forward”, I want to obey Him and do the new thing He is leading me into. Yet, I struggle letting go of the past, leaving it all behind and picking up and going with Him. I had always been that way with change. I focused more on the death or dying part of a transition of change. Like in the fall, the leaves of the trees are at their peak of color and then winter comes in and they turn brown and fall off and the tree looks like a stick. Yet, if you look at the newness of the winter scene, without the nostalgia of the fall that went before it, winter can be an astoundingly beautiful in its own way. Less focusing on the grief of change is more experiencing the bursting forth of the new. I need help with this, help that only God’s Holy Spirit can give me. God is always taking me forward, wanting me to do a new thing and I seem to get stuck in the past and am unable to quickly move forward. When this happens, I miss a lot.
Eternal One: Don’t revel only in the past, or spend all your time recounting the victories of days gone by. Watch closely: I am preparing something new; it’s happening now, even as I speak, and you’re about to see it. I am preparing a way through the desert; Waters will flow where there had been none. Isaiah 43:18-19 ~ The Voice
At times, shamefully so, I have chosen to focus more, cling more to the past, taking a worldly viewpoint of looking at the change as a death of my dream, instead of seeing the kingdom perspective of courageously and trustingly embracing the beauty of the new thing God was moving me into. My attitude when God called me out of what I had been doing for years and into online ministry was very disrespectfully like this: “You want me to what????? You have got to be kidding me!” It did not go over to well with the Lord. Like now, I am moving into a new life season and started out on this journey really fighting with God. This is not a good thing because I never win and because I miss out on important things at the beginning of the transition. I realized this the hard way, that I was missing the miracle of the dawn, which had already come while I was bucking up my will and being distracted. It is funny, I did not realize what I had missed until after the sun had been up for a while. Change had come. Yet when I “grow with God” completely surrendered in trust, I see the change from night to day, I experience the beginning of the sunrise, and it is the most miraculous glimpse of the day ahead and I become acutely aware that the beginning of the transition is one of the most beautiful, miraculous parts of the transformation and I kept missing it time after time because I was lagging behind with my nostalgia, that one could say was becoming an idol in my life. Changes happen every day, in fact some of us wake up thinking: Grrrrrr another day to face when the day before is not yet done or settled in our soul and we are hanging on to parts of it. It is important to move with God into our now, fully present and aware of Him and all He is doing, because it all matters simply-significantly so. A friend who is aware of the importance of the miraculous at the beginning of the transformation, who is focused most and more on God’s display of grace, mercy and hope in the now, wrote this:
“This is the day the LORD has made, I rejoice and am glad to be alive to witness and participate in it. I sing praises to my God, Creator for the beauty of the sunrise, the symphony of the birds rejoicing at the beginning of the new day. My heart is still beating and my lungs still breathing, thank You for that miracle. I have eyes to see and ears to hear, O my God let me see and hear what you see and hear today that I may enter into what You are doing where ever I may be. I love You, I embrace this new day with You my Lord. God is Good!” Written By Dianna Harrison
God is making some changes in my life this season, old things are passing away and new things are starting. Only, I don’t do well with change, it is always a hard thing for me. I need to learn to appreciate the miraculous changes that take place every day. Less ungratefulness is more appreciation and more gratefulness is less of me hanging on to the past and being thankful for the present where God is miraculously working. When a night season transforms to morning, it is beautiful, it is a miracle of God, so maybe it is time for me to stop focusing on the death of change and focus on the life of change, the symphony of God rejoicing at the new beginning of my life season. In this life season, I hope to be leaning into the Sovereign sway of God and listening more closely to the rhythms of HIS Grace during my life transitions and less to the noise of my human condition as it fleshes out.
Think On These God Thoughts, Glean Truth, Direction, Wisdom And Be Less, So God Can Be More!
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelations 21:5 NIV
And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children. Revelation 21:5-7
Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away. Hebrews 8:13
The words once more, show clearly that God will change what he has made. These are the things that can be shaken. Then only the things that cannot be shaken will remain. Hebrews 12:27
Less Of Leaning Into What I Want, Is Simply Significantly More Valuable To My Life!
“You’ve called me to be holy, Lord, not famous; to be holy, not successful. Keep me focused today on being the person You want me to be, no matter how significant or insignificant the work You ask me to do. Amen.” A.W.Tozer
We sometimes in our fleshly ways will judge the value of what God has asked us to do by cultural standards. God is working out Kingdom purposes, which many times the value is in the unseen until His endgame is revealed. Sometimes I think the way I want to go is better, it make more logical sense, but I have learned to lean into God’s Sovereign sway and go His way. We cannot put earthly value on Kingdom purposes, we don’t have the ability to judge it right. If you are begrudgingly doing something for God because you “think” it is insignificant, then you could be oh, so very wrong. That is why God does not call us to be culturally successful or famous, He calls us to Himself. When we die to ourselves and take on God’s Mission, we do not pursue personal fame or success, we pursue GOD 1st and everything else will purposefully, according to His Will for us, happen supernaturally so and for the glory of His Kingdom, not our earthly reputation. The less I seek my fame, my success, the more my life will shine God’s Glory. When I listen extensively to HIM and less to the cultural trends, I will know the purposes of God in play in my life. Less Is More! Less of me, less of pursuit for me, MORE of Christ in me and through me. No matter what is happening in my life, I should always be decreasing and God should be increasing in me. Less of me is more of Him and that is always good.
Less Expectation In This World,
Is MORE Trust In God!
Increase My Kingdom Perspective!
More Kingdom – Less Earthly!
Psalm 62: 5-8
My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him. He only is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be moved. With God rests my salvation-my glory; He is my Rock of unyielding strength and impenetrable hardness, and my refuge is in God! 8 Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us (a fortress and a high tower). Selah [pause-calmly think of that]!
Listen UP To The Bridegroom’s Voice
The Bridegroom’s Voice has been purposefully published for a time such as this and I highly suggest you get a copy and you set aside this time of your life to listen to The Bridegroom’s Voice, to “flesh out” and “Truth In” and develop a strong, vital-vertical relationship with God and His Truth. This is the year for this journey with The Bridegroom’s Voice. We need to decrease, less of us and He needs to increase, more of Him. Take it, this great adventure with God, an everyday “fleshing out” and a surrender to God, letting Him put “Truth In” the place of assumption, rationalization, presumption, conjecture, opinion, and worldly viewpoint. Be so, wholly-holy aligned with God’s life, way, truth and voice. Create a holy alliance that cannot be broken by the many voices of this world, but stand strong in Kingdom Perspective, Truth and Life. You will endure in this season of life coming up and you will bring great honor to God and His Kingdom
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Thank you for stopping in The Author Table today. Less Is More is a powerful exhortation from God. I hope it blessed you. I also am tasked by God to get “The Bridegroom’s Voice” into as many hands as I can. I hope you purchase one and I hope you take this great God Adventure. Please share it with others.
God bless you Much, KimberlyMac