I just came from an amazing church service where the Holy Spirit was at work and moving among us, leading, healing, give words of prophecy to us for one another. As someone who has committed my life to Christ for many years, and as a pastor as well, it is so fulfilling to come into agreement with what God’s Spirit is doing.
As I enjoy this beautiful Sunday afternoon at home preparing for our family dinner tonight, I’m so thankful for the Lord in my life, His Spirit that instructs and comforts me, and the ways in which the Lord gives us to be whole and healthy in Him. Spiritual health and growth are key as we make our way throughout this life. The healthier we become, being freed up of sin issues and bondage as we believe the truth of God’s word, the more we will be freed up to lead others to Christ in whom they will also find restoration, redemption and fullness of life.
I wanted to pass along five books that have been hugely instrumental in my spiritual growth and health at different times throughout my life. Even if these books never existed, I would still find freedom and wholeness because they can only come through Jesus Christ. However, these resources and others like them were merely tools God used to bind up my broken heart and set this captive free from the world, my flesh and the devil. My hope is that you’ll find at least one of these (if not all) to be helpful in how you are choosing to be healthy in your life as well!
1) Fruitful Repentance | Dr. Daniel Brown
2) Deliverance: A Hope-Giving Bible Study On Inner Freedom | Dr. Daniel Brown
3) The Mighty Hand of God | Dale Evrist
4) Restored – Experience Life With Jesus | Neil T. Anderson
5) The Prayer Life | Andrew Murray
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” | Isaiah 61:1-3