2ND WIND 2

Earlier in the week I shared with you about a dream that I had about Elder Christyne Williams, one of my greatest inspirations in ministry, really in life. Today, I want to share the FOCAL point of the dream with the hopes that you will be INPOWERED to keep on keeping on no matter what challenges you face.

In the dream I shared that I had to go into the kitchen to see her. She walked right by me and walked into the kitchen. I asked God, later that day, “Why the kitchen? Why did I have to go into the kitchen and embrace and engage in a conversation with her?” Here is what the Lord said to me, and I want to say to you: THE KITCHEN IS THE PLACE OF PREPARATION! The kitchen is the room set aside for food PREPARATION. It is usually equipped with a sink, dishwasher, cabinets, countertops, refrigerator and stove. Every piece of equipment that is found in the kitchen is to aide in the process of PREPARATION. That thought alone has me ready to shout right now!

Never loathe over your “kitchen time,” – your season of preparation. I used to wrestle with discouragement. Often times I was ready to give up too soon, too fast because of the various challenges that I faced. One such time I prayed to God, asking, seeking his help and guidance. God spoke to me. He said, “Daryl, trust the confidence that I put in you at first!” Beloved, sometimes life will challenge your level of confidence, not only in yourself, but in God. You are running the race that is set before you, doing the very best that you can, making sure that you do all that God has asked of you, you look up and there is a hill that you have to run up. You get tired, weary, really out of breath and your mind begins to tell you, “You can’t go any further!” My brother, my sister, tell your mind to hush, because what is blowing into your mind, into your body, and yes your spirit is a 2ND WIND. There is a mantra in the fitness world called 2ND WIND! It speaks about when getting to the point of exhaustion, catch your 2ND WIND! To catch a second wind is to renew energy or strength and/ or return of relatively easy breathing.
Look at what happened in the life of David, in 1 Samuel 30: 6David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God. 7David said to Abiathar (uh-BI-uh-thahr) the priest, Ahimelech’s (uh-HIM-uh-lek) son, I pray you, bring me the ephod. And Abiathar (uh-BI-uh-thahr) brought him the ephod.

What a horrendous day in the life of this anointed man of God. Think of what must have gone on throughout David’s mind as he stood over the burning remains of his home, not knowing whether his family was dead or alive. He must have asked the question that we often ask God in the midst of our storms, “Why?” “Why, if God is with me, did Saul try to kill me? Why was he so insanely jealous over me? Why, if I have been anointed, did I have to escape to Gath acting like an insane fool? Why, if God’s Spirit is upon me, guiding me, did I have to hide out in caves? Why, if I’m a man {woman} after God’s heart, did I have to live in the wilderness, hunted down like a wild animal?”
You may feel or have felt like David. Beloved, God has you in the “kitchen.” Look at what David asked for, he asked for his worship garb. While in the midst of worship, God gave David his 2ND WIND; because he put WORSHIP before warfare. The text tells us that David “recovered ALL!”

I want to encourage you today, catch your 2ND WIND! It is not over yet, catch your 2nd WIND, don’t give up now, catch your 2nd WIND. Keep pressing, keep trusting, keep praising, keep worshiping, and watch God breathe his Ruach on you, your 2ND WIND! And you will recover ALL!

bINpowered,

D.K. Kearney

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2 thoughts on “2ND WIND 2

  1. Pastor, thank you for sharing! Such times with the Lord are special and holy, and I am grateful the Lord led you to use your tender moments with Him to edify the Lord’s people. There is something powerful about our seasons of preparation. While often filled with moments of high emotion and bouts of discouragement, your period of preparation offers a glimpse into the future with a look at the finished product, if you will.

    Whenever I prepare meals, I take the time to prep. At each stage of the cooking process, I come closer to the finished product and I begin to see what the finished product might look, feel, and taste like in the end. However, if I do not follow the full recipe and all prepping procedures, I will abort the process. We become impatient because of many of the reasons you shared in your words to us. As you note, we must keep pressing. If we become impatient, we stand the chance of settling for goodness when God intends GREATNESS. If we don’t wait, good deflates our possibility to be GREAT: Great Parents, Great Spouses, Great Leaders, Great Teachers, Great Musicians, Great Listeners…Many are good, but who dares to endure the process to become GREAT.

    I have cooked some good meals, but when they have been fully prepared with all of the prep work and time, a good meal is transformed into a Great one. So Pastor I am glad to know that God is breathing God’s second wind upon His people, and that when we come through our seasons of preparation what once had good potential will be GREAT. For that reason alone, the LORD is GREATLY to be PRAISED!

    Many Blessings to you and yours,

    Minister ARP

  2. Wow Pastor!!! This is powerful. I am the sister of Dr. Willie Hall. I am getting married June 29, 2013. This article blessed my soul!!!! Thank You for seeking God on this topic.

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