If you haven’t heard me say it before . . . I LOVE Graham Cooke!
I love the kindness of God that he carries. I love the heavenly perspective he has on life – especially on the difficult things we go through in life. If you’ve read or listened to anything by him – you’ve probably heard him talk about getting an “upgrade” in life!
When we are faced with a difficult situation (financial, relational, emotional, etc) – we are to not look at it as “Why is this happening? What’s wrong with me?” – but to realize that God wants to give us an “upgrade” in this area of our life!
Instead of asking “Why” – we are to ask “What are you doing God? And what is my response to be?”.
Also ask – “WHO are you wanting to be for me in this season?”
Awesome! This has helped me so much in the dark, difficult times – to realize, it’s not just the enemy attacking, or things going wrong – but actually there is an opportunity in my life now for an upgrade, for a miracle, for a new way of thinking and living! Thank you God!
I want to start to share some resources with you from people who have been a blessing to me – and one of those people is Graham Cooke. Here’s a bit about him from his website:
Graham Cooke has a passion to bring God’s people into deeper levels of relationship and intimacy with the Lord. His life and ministry are underpinned by his delightful, intimate and unreserved two-way friendship with God.
He inspires others to pursue God with abandon…letting go of old mindsets and opening up a radically new understanding of who God really is. He brings insight, hope and vision for the future of individuals, churches, cities and nations through prophetic ministry and powerful teaching.
Originally from Manchester, England, he now lives in California and is part of the leadership team at The Mission in Vacaville. He is the founder of Brilliant Book House and My Emerging Light.
Here are 2 awesome sermons/teachings that I have recently listened to by Graham Cooke:
An encouraging message about God and his amazing kindness, love, generosity, etc towards each of us. He gives us what we need to be able to give back to him. He wants to give us His love – so that we can truly love him in return. He has something he wants to pour out into each of your lives – a unique trait or aspect of who God is – just for you – that will be evident throughout your whole life. [I know for me - it is the love and heart of God] For Graham – it’s God’s loving-kindness. We all want to be loved, to belong and to be significant . . . and God wants that for you as well! You are amazing – and God’s love for you in never-ending . . .it is limitless!
Love, Love, LOVE this one! In the midst of the battles we face – are we really facing the enemy? Is the battle brought on by the enemy – or is it God, wanting to root out and destroy any works of the enemy in our life? It might just be God battling FOR you!
Some fantastic quotes from this message:
- Your responsibility is your response to God’s ability.
- Battles are only designed for breakthroughs.
- When the opportunity of a lifetime presents itself – make sure you respond within the lifetime of that opportunity.
- Unbelief creates a vacuum – one that the Devil is more than pleased to fill!
- Tension doesn’t mean that something is wrong – it means something is happening!
- God doesn’t want a partial victory – He wants total annihilation.
- One person with God – is always in the majority!
Want more of Graham Cooke?
Here are some more FREE MP3 messages you can download from him.
I also HIGHLY recommend his Way of the Warrior series!! ($20/set of 3. A good price – as I paid $9/each book.) These 3 small books are chock full of information, inspiration and encouragement as you realize just how powerful you are as a warrior – to destroy the works of the enemy! You will want to read them over and over again!
You can also catch him on ibethel.tv. I LOVE ibethel.tv as well! They have many great speakers – not just the Bethel pastors. You can get a FREE subscription to see many of the speakers and worship sessions – or you can subscribe to one of the inexpensive paid plans to have even more options of who to listen to. I love it! I put it on many mornings as I’m getting ready for the day.