5.22.2016 — Many of you already know that I'm a runner. When I'm running Holy Spirit speaks to me very clearly. I'm always excited to finish because I always have a new product, teaching or fresh revelation to offer to The Body.
As I ran tonight Katy Perry's song Roar came on my playlist and I finally listened to the words. I've liked the song for years but often — as most folks do — sing along to a song without actually listening to the words. But this time I listened to the words and The Spirit of God came over me ... and then I heard His voice.
Here are part of the lyrics:
I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sit quietly, agree politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything
I immediately thought to myself 1. this song's anointed! and then 2. that it was a rebellious response to her supernaturally powerful parents who raised her as a believer in Yeshua. But Dad said, "She's not rebelling against her parents, she's rebelling against me. She's rejecting me." How's that for perspective? For whatever reason, and of course, I don't know because I wasn't raised with her, Ms. Perry received God's statutes as controlling instead of as protection. And the natural (key word) response to (real or perceived) control is rebellion. She desires to control what God put in her instead of submitting it to Him to produce the fullness of destiny. It's really about her and Him, not her and her parents.
I automatically focused on natural things when I really heard the lyrics — natural parents, natural assumption by taking the parents' pov. I have to be sure to get His perspective ... which is often different than mine. Staying in my natural mind is soulful and fleshly (John 3:6). It's the vanity of the human mind that makes me think I can properly assess something without His Spirit (Ecclesiastes 1). God's Words helped me to remember that He's supernatural and when His anointing is on something or someone it's for supernatural purposes.
I'm thankful for Yeshua's sacrifice which brought me into covenant relationship with The Spirit of God so that He can speak to and teach me. I praise Him that my mind is able to be renewed to align with Him so that I can grow into the mind of Christ.
I pray that you're submitted to Ruach Elohim so that your mind is continually renewed by His supernatural power.
Baruch ha'shem Yeshua!
Zari Banks, M.Ed
Zari is an author, teacher, mentor, speaker and entrepreneur.