As we stand side by side in unity, we experience the presence of the Lord in a measure never reached before. One reality we know: the Lord is on our side.
The Lord makes intercession for us. He is for us, not against us. He is our helper, comforter and shield. We are free from fear of whatever comes our way. With God on our side, every offense has to slide to the ground. The Lord leads each believer to trust His presence in the midst of whatever is coming from the outside. At times, we get battled from all sides but Christ is in the midst of every crisis. Hallelujah!
Often people come to us to share their disagreements with others; they seek our understanding, compassion and care by trying to get us on their side. There are three sides to every story: each party and the Lord’s side. We want to be on the Lord’s side pursuing peace, reconciliation and love. It’s wonderful to be on the same side as the Lord, and what a joy, comfort and amazing truth to know that He is on our side! He is our strength, and He makes our way perfect, from glory to glory!
Psalm 118:6 “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
God does so much with just a little. A little can never remain small in God’s hands; God is able to take one fish, a few loaves, and feed thousands. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is not limited by how much we have or how much we don’t have. It’s natural to add a but: an objection to a possible provision when it doesn’t seem practical. As we walk in the supernatural, we change our but this or that to but God!
When a situation is looked at in the natural a but can easily come to mind: “How is it going to work? I have this much, but it’s not going to be enough.” When the but comes, we take it captive by surrendering what we do have in God’s hands. As we do we remember nothing is impossible to God, and God is the God of more than enough. Our but…disappears when we hand it over to Him and know but God! Our circumstances can be trusted in God’s hands. We can hold on when we know God is holding us and He will never let go. A little is much when God is in it.
God used a small stone in a small sling to kill a giant. He used a little maiden girl to lead a Syrian general to Elijah. He used a small child to teach the disciples. The small crumbs were all the Syro-Phoenician believed she needed. He multiplied a little oil in a jar in as many vessels as were made available. We might not have enough, but God is more than enough! We learn to trust and rest in Him, from glory to glory!
John 6:9 “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?”
The Lord has hidden treasures, and He blesses us when we least expect it as we walk in obedience to Him, in whatever direction He gives us.
When Rebekah met Eliezer, Abraham’s servant, by the well where she came daily to draw water, she gave him and his camels water to drink–without knowing what effect this small act of kindness was going to have on her life. Eliezer was looking for a bride for Abraham’s son, Isaac. He was looking for the fruit of a godly character, someone who would give water, not only to him, but to his camels. When she obeyed what her heart was telling her to do, she unknowingly made the way for her to meet her future husband. She also didn’t know the camels were carrying the wealth of Abraham. As we obey the Lord, by and through love, the Spirit of God gives us unexpected treasures.
Great treasures are discovered while doing small things. A mate is met, a child is conceived, provisions are found… and so much more is hidden in our labor of love in the Lord. The Holy Spirit is preparing the Bride of Christ with an anointing for His calling. He is bringing forth precious and glorious treasures, from glory to glory!
Genesis 24:17-18 “And the servant ran to meet her and said, ‘Please let me drink a little water from your pitcher.’ So she said, ‘Drink, my lord.’ Then she quickly let her pitcher down to her hand, and gave him a drink.”