I want God to Empower U!

3 John 1:2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, just as you are progressing spiritually.

When you love somebody you want the best for them. It’s easy to speak into… the lives of people you care about. When you have children it does your heart good to hear that they are doing well. Friends should want other friends to do well.

Munchausen by proxy syndrome (MBPS) is a relatively rare form of child abuse that involves the exaggeration or fabrication of illnesses or symptoms by a primary caretaker. The parent causes the child to get sick through poising or neglect so the parent can get attention or sympathy from others. There are some people who should be wishing you well but are making you sick. A real parent, friend, or leader should empower you not devour you.

John speaks to one of his Disciples and says in essence, “I want you to be empowered. I want you to do well!” That by itself makes me want to shout. How many people these days do you run into who genuinely want you to do well?

I want every Disciple of Christ that is a member of the body of Christ to do well. There is something wrong when the children are still sick and weak under strong leadership. Good leadership should empower healthy disciples. There are three areas I think every believer should be empowered in:

1. I pray that you be in good health. We’ve done a good job in the church focusing on the spiritual in neglect of the physical. Christians should be some of the most healthiest people in the world. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit but we have neglected the care of the temple. We have to eat right and exercise.

2. I pray that everything goes well with you. I want your every day affairs to go well. When you are empowered with life skills through conversations in God’s word, you are better equipped to live a productive life. We have a new discipleship model that helps people live more abundant lives through life changing experiences. You can sign up here http://n2newdirection.org/empower-u/

3. I pray that you progress spiritually. I want your soul to prosper. This is really the anchor to the first two. If we can’t get our soul right then nothing on the outside will go right. When we surrender our hearts, minds, and soul to God he can empower us to live abundantly. The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? 10″I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, (Jer 17:9)

The way we are empowered is to make sure we are not connected to people who want to keep us sick so they benefit from our sickness. Instead we need to become a part of a healthy body who has conversations that speak life to my body. We need to be empowered to head into a New Direction from the inside out!

Dear God,

I thank you for empowering me to do well! You healed all┬ámy soul’s diseases. You have forgiven me of all my sins and now I will teach transgressors your ways. I want others to be empowered like you empowered me. I want my members, friends, and families to be in good health, to do well in every human endeavor, and for their souls to progress spiritually. Empower us with your word and by your Holy Spirit.

In Jesus Name,

Amen