Spiritual Growth

Running to Win – A Word by Darren Canning


1 Corinthians 9:24, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize?  So run that you may obtain the prize.  Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”

Philippians 3:14, “I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

I know some men and women of God that work hard for the gospel of Jesus Christ.  I am always amazed by the faithfulness in their lives.  I truly love the men and women of God that are focused on daily accomplishing something for Christ.  They have laid down their lives, they only see Christ in their gaze; and as a result they have become strength for many others.

Our focus needs to be on our walk in Christ.  We must continuously be transformed by his presence.  It is his presence inside of us that is the prize.   What I want to obtain more than anything else, is the upward call of God in Christ.  I want to be saturated by his presence daily.  I want to be free from this world and to be a lover of his presence.

I often wrestle with the 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, which says, “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass and clanging cymbal.  and though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains but have no love, I am nothing.  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.”

We can walk in many of the gifts of the Holy Spirit without loving anyone.  I am challenged by this all of the time.  The more that I do, the more I realize that perhaps the love inside of me is not perfect – and yet to be perfect in Christ is my greatest desire.  I don’t want to face the wrath of God with a handful of miracles and prophecies to throw his way and to be told that I never loved anyone.

Truthfully, there are still days that I find myself wrestling with the lack of love in my heart towards the world around me.  I find myself disliking the sinners and the saints.  They rub me the wrong way and I feel the battle of each moment.  My wife has heard one too many a story of my wrestlings with those that I struggle against. Yet in my heart, my zeal is to love more perfectly.


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I am in this race.  I do move mountains.  I do have faith and I do prophesy and see miracles every day; but my goal is Jesus Christ.   I want to make it to the heavenly Jerusalem to spend eternity outside of the confines of my current human condition. I know I am being renewed in the here and now, and perhaps I will be renewed in this life to the point of perfection, but my hope is still in heaven.  Many want to stay in this world, but I am longing to be clothed in eternity with Christ.  I have a long way to go and I keep running the race.  I keep struggling.  I keep asking the Lord to guide me into all truth.  I keep asking for revelation.   I keep walking as the gift that God has made me to be to the body.  I am still not perfected, and yet I seek perfection.

Others seem to walk the path more efficiently, or more lovingly.  Others have more revelation.  Others have greater voices.  Others are winning thousands to Christ.  Others are more giving and more generous.  Yes, there are those that seem to be winning this race against me, but I continue to run.  I will continue to preach, love and serve in the body of Christ.  I will forget everything that was done yesterday and keep moving forward.

I don’t want my success from my last season to be the success of my next.  I want to launch into deeper revelation and understandings of God.  I want to travel by the Holy Spirit, and see great and mighty things I never knew.  I want to fellowship with angels.    I want to see the great cloud of witnesses.  I want Jesus to hold me and tell me that everything is going to be alright.  I want to face my persecutions and trials admirably.  I want to be counted worthy of the cost that Christ has paid, and yet none of this could I even hope to do, without his grace burning inside of me.

I will fight to follow.  I will fight to overcome.  I will fight for every revelation, and I will overcome.  This is my statement of destiny, and I pray that you too will come to understand what I am trying to say.  The grave will not hold you and neither will any hatred, fear or poverty.  You have overcome all things, and I declare that Jesus will recognize this in your life when he comes to judge the living and the dead.

Darren Canning

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A Word For You Today

by Joel Yount

The Eagle And The Snake

Over a year ago while walking at a park an Eagle had flown right over me carrying what looked like a dead snake. The one thing that amazed me was how low the Eagle was flying as it flew above me. It was as if God was highlighting this occurrence that I had never experienced before.

Before seeing the Eagle and the snake, I had been walking around the park praying and declaring scriptures for breakthrough regarding a situation. Leading up to this time, it seemed as if there was an escalated season of attack from the enemy as someone had attempted to shut the Spirit Fuel website down. However, God stepped in and the individual responsible for that attempt did not succeed. Praise God!

Pay Attention To Signs God Reveals To You

God had stepped in many ways in only he could do. The escalated attacks had ceased. The Lord revealed to me that the Eagle had represented His power and protection coming down and taking the enemy (the snake) out of his place.

The Lord instructed me to send this testimony out today because He wants to remind many of you that nothing is hard for Him. He will send signs in the natural that relate to what is going on in the supernatural.

The prayers and declarations of saying scripture out loud at the park had activated something in the Spirit realm I believe. One important action I had taken before this event was sowing several seeds into different ministries. This act stretched my faith. When I saw what God did and how he turned the enemy’s plans upside down I was amazed. God is turning the enemy’s plans upside down in your own life today! Do something in the natural to activate the supernatural in your life today.

Right now I encourage you to sow a seed of $50, $35, or $25 into Spirit Fuel and name it “Breakthrough” as an act of faith that something will shift in your situation. Ask the Lord if there is a specific amount He would have you sow. By sowing a seed today into Spirit Fuel, you will be helping to reach more people on the internet for the Kingdom of God. It takes a dedicated team and resources to maintain the Spirit Fuel platform. I want to encourage 15 of you reading right now who want to go to the next level and take a step of faith and sow a seed of $100 or more. (Breakthrough testimonies have come in from this.)

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