Held Back?

Held Back?

We are held back when we hold on to past offenses. In Christ, we are free, but stay bound when we hold on to an offense. We must release them and leave all in the Lord’s hands. When we dwell on what is behind us, we are not free to completely lay hold of what is before us. The anointing of God destroys every yoke and releases us to move forward.

In Christ, we are no longer held back and can be released into our destiny with no strings attached. We are loosed from restricting ties, and able to let go of anything that tries to hold on to us in a destructive manner. Offenses do come, but we do not grab them when they do. Our desire is for the living waters of Christ to flow freely through us. We learn to quickly let go of things that could quench the Holy Spirit. As the Lord is free to move, we become free from everything that has the potential to hold us back. We can let go of whatever would hinder, because His freedom matters most.

Seeing the Christ in us, and in others, enables us to walk in love. If anything has happened in our past that we know is hindering our tomorrow, we release it to the Lord. As we do so, we are released to go forth, from glory to glory!

Isaiah 10:27 “It shall come to pass in that day That his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, And his yoke from your neck, And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.”

 

On Call

On Call

When we are called out by God, we are always on call. At any time we can expect God to call upon us to be on duty to Him. Unexpected things will come up. Even though we might not feel able to do what comes our way, we remain available for what God calls us to, for His glory.

Because we are on call, we cannot be involved in a situation that would hinder us from responding to God’s instructions. We are strong in setting boundaries because we need to be ready at all times. We are waiting for His assignment to come at any moment. We are waiting for His call, for the phone to ring, for someone to step into our path. Everywhere we go, whether on our job, with our family, or even at the grocery store, we stand out because we’re called out. Everywhere we stand, is our pulpit.

Because it is God who called us out to be on call, we can trust that He will bring unction for every function. For every person or circumstance that comes our way, it’s God who calls things out of us because He called us out. There is something inside us He wants to call upon for such a time as this. Let’s trust Him as we step into His call, from glory to glory!

2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”

 

One More Touch!

One More Touch!

When Jesus asked the blind man if he saw anything, the blind man looked up and answered that he could see men like trees, walking. Then Jesus put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. The blind man was then restored, and saw everyone clearly. Spiritually the Lord touches us again and again until we are restored and can see things clearly.

The Lord’s plan is greater than what we can see. He desires that we know His will undoubtedly; and through various ways; He brings clarification and confirmation again and again. Some things He has for us are so great that if He would show them to us too soon, we wouldn’t believe it. The Holy Spirit will gradually bring to light what we need to know. When things are not clear, we ask the Lord to touch us again and again until our next move is visible.

The Lord anoints our eyes to see what He has for us. Receiving His sight, His vision for us, is like removing a veil; things we see become clearer than ever before. We see Him, others, and even ourselves with increasing glory. Our spiritual vision improves and we can see how all things will be restored. What a blessing it is to know that even though we see dimly now, it is only temporary. The Lord’s hand is upon us, from glory to glory! 

Mark 8:24-25 “And he looked up and said, ‘I see men like trees, walking.’ Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.”

 

Our Hour

Our Hour

Jesus waited for His hour to come; we also may be waiting for our hour to come. The hour for the Lord was to fulfill His purpose: His crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. It was the hour when His Father would be fully glorified and Jesus’ mission would be completed. There is an hour set for us, the Body of Christ corporately and individually, when we step into our season of greater purpose.

Are we ready for our hour? Are we studying the Word of God? Are we worshiping the Lord? Are we praying? In a moment, our hour will come. Something significant will be asked of us. An opportunity will come to take us to our destiny. When this life changing season comes, we must be prepared to step into it by faith. When Jesus told Mary His hour had not yet come, He called her “woman” because His hour and His mission was going to be accomplished by the Son of God, not her son in the natural. He then worked miracle-upon-miracle until His greater purpose was achieved.

We are walking into our divine identity, addressing things in the natural from our place of belonging to Father God, preparing for our hour. The authority and anointing the Holy Spirit is increasing in our lives is for us to walk in what He has prepared for us. As we are expecting our hour, we are walking in miracle upon miracle, from glory to glory! 

John 2:4 “Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.’ ”  

 

Dot-To-Dot

Dot-To-Dot

Whatever we think God is doing in our lives, we quickly find out He truly is doing much more. It’s as though we walk on a dot-to-dot pathway. With every step we take, a dot is connected and the picture becomes clearer. We not only go from dot-to-dot, but we are all like dots that God connects to accomplish His purpose.

We can’t guess what the full picture is going to be because each dot reveals something new of great importance to the whole. We can’t assume we know how each part is connected, but we trust God is working everything together for our good. We are His workmanship. He cares for us and even though we may not know what our tomorrow holds—we know He holds our tomorrow and we rest in Him.

We enjoy the journey moving from dot-to-dot knowing the next destination is only a new season, not the end. Even when we think nothing is moving, something is; we are just not aware of it at the time. Constantly trusting there is more to attain helps us remain hopeful and not get discouraged. Going from dot-to-dot means there is more, from glory to glory!

Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

 

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