Reaping

Reaping

We can trust that our obedience to the Lord in even the smallest things brings forth glorious treasures at a later time. It is written in the Word of God that if we do not grow weary in well doing, in due time we reap the rewards. We do not do anything to receive something in return, and we do not lose heart, knowing that when the Lord leads us to sow, we will reap a harvest.

What we sow may be time, money or talents. It’s given with love, and with love unconditionally. It may not appear to be much, but it is, because it’s for the Lord. It may not appear to be appreciated, but it is, by the Lord. It may not measure up to how much we would like to give, but it’s multiplied, in the Lord. We give ourselves to the Lord and He gives through us. When our due season to reap is upon us, the enemy attempts to make us lose heart. In those moments the loving and giving heart of God, that dwells in our heart, is anointed to flow even more. Our reward is in Christ and all the blessings that come from Him.

When we obey the Lord, immediate results may not be seen, but we can trust His glory will be seen. We do not lose heart; we do not grow weary in well doing. Whatever He asks us to do, we delight in doing. We obey with love and patience–and without complaint. We know His glory will be seen, from glory to glory!

Galatians 6:9-10 “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” 

 

The Sound of Abundance

The Sound of Abundance

Are we expecting the abundance of life Jesus came to give us? Have disappointments diminished the fervency of our prayers? Do we find ourselves hesitating to still believe for something because it’s taking longer than we anticipated? Do we still believe, but for only a little rather than all of the manifestation? Whatever our answer is, God is increasing our faith for such a time as this!

Our expectations are to be for much more than what we can ask or even think. For example, someone praying for their marriage to be in harmony, not only expects they will get along better, but visualizes a second honeymoon! Another praying for their child to be delivered from drug addiction believes for them, not to just be free, but to minister to others who are bound. A sickness is not believed to improve a little bit, but to be completely gone! A job search will end in the best position, not the least. A test to pass will result in a grade within the maximum range, not the minimum. Elijah did not just hear it was going to rain, but heard the abundance of it. What are we hearing?

Our prayers can be fervent because surely they avail much for God’s will to be done! The Word of God we hear, we can stand upon. We pray and never give up. We can count on the abundance of what He promises in His Word. We stand by faith, expecting God’s best, from glory to glory! 

1 Kings 18:41 “Then Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.’ ’’

 

Yes, Lord!

Yes, Lord!

Yes is a powerful word. It affirms, edifies, encourages and renews hope. Yes represents covenant. The promises of God are yes and amen in Christ Jesus. We believe and receive what we have in Him. We agree with the Word of God.

God’s promises are often not taken seriously by those that equate His promises with man’s promises. Know this: He is not a man that He should lie. His promises are not only to be expected, they are to be embraced. The no of man cannot hinder the yes of God. The Spirit of rejection brings hesitation to our surety in what we have in Christ. As we receive the yes of God, we are healed from all rejection.

We lay hold of the promises of God through prayer. We declare amen, so be it, to what we know He has done. We glorify Him. In Him, there is only yes. Surely, truly, verily He is the bread of life when we are hungry; He is the way when we seek direction; He is the healer when we are sick; He is our deliverer when we are bound; and He is our provider when we are in need. Let us go boldly to the Throne of Grace in time of need, from glory to glory! 

2 Corinthians 1:20-22 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

 

The Way Out

The Way Out

When adversity comes, God makes a way of escape so we are able to endure it. He not only makes a way of escape, He is the way, in so many ways, no matter what comes our way.

The Lord brings us out of trials suddenly, stepping into our situation supernaturally. He makes a way when there is no way. Before the way out manifests, the Spirit of Christ helps us escape in the midst of the trial by taking us deeper in the realm of the spirit. The way out in the natural realm is preceded by a way out in the spiritual realm, so we can learn to abide in Him, The Way, at all times. The moment we set our hearts upon the Lord, worshipping Him, we are walking towards the way out of our troubles!

As a believer, the way we have taken in the Kingdom tells us we have received the way out of darkness, out of sickness, out of hurt, out of despair, and out of any evil that comes our way. By our Lord’s grace, we can trust that The Way to victory has been prepared for us at every crossroad, from glory to glory!

1 Corinthians 10:13  No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what  you are able,  but with the temptation will also make the way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.

 

In Between

In Between

Are things coming between us and the Lord? No! He is always with us, but the cares of this world and the fiery darts of our adversary may hinder our feelings of closeness with the Lord.

We know this is happening when our walking in love, joy and peace is altered. When we receive bad news from a doctor, are unable to pay a bill, or have a difficult conflicting situation with someone, we may feel as though the Lord is far away. What happened can appear to come between us and the Lord; we may not hear His voice clearly, receive His love or trust His care.

What we learn to do in these cases is see the Lord handling the situation, and know the Lord is placing a hedge of protection around us. He stands between us and the difficulty. We do so by faith, quickly remembering He is with us and not far away. We are able, by His grace, to allow nothing to come between us and know that all that comes through His love is upon us. Our Lord Jesus is the mediator of the new covenant and we are reconciled to God. We can hold tight because He has brought us to a place of surety, comfort and safety. This persuasion handles any division, from glory to glory!

Romans 8:38-39  For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

 

From the Womb

From the Womb

Paul mentions that he was separated, called from his mother’s womb. We were also separated for what God has called us to do, before we were even born. We understand our lives looking backwards. We see how God’s protection, guidance and provision were with us even when we weren’t aware of it. We are so grateful for His grace.

When we thought no one cared about us, God did. When we were involved in the wrong things, God was correcting our steps. When we were questioning God’s existence, His presence was with us. When we believed in the wrong things, God knew a time was coming when the Holy Spirit would remove the veil from our eyes and we would see and be saved.

Today as we walk by faith, in His grace, some of what we are called to do is yet to be realized. No matter what it looks like today in our lives, and the lives of the people we are praying for, we can trust and believe that our tomorrow carries greater glory than we can see. We grow in the knowledge of who God was, is and is to come. What is to be is being revealed, from glory to glory!

Galatians 1:15-16 “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood.”

 

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