Our commitment is to our Lord Jesus Christ: to love and serve Him. All we do as unto the Lord calls for our commitment as well. Because it’s our heart’s desire, it meets opposition, and can be a struggle. As we seek the Lord for His wisdom, He shows us what to watch for and put in place to hold our priorities in order.
Distractions battle our commitment and our resolve. Diversions blindside us and lead our thoughts away from our focus. Unexpected events sidetrack us and take us by surprise. We don’t realize how much time we can lose. We then become disheartened because we have not completed what we had set out to do, often leading to resentment against people who might have distracted us unintentionally. The desires of our flesh can also lead us off course. Time stealers rob us of our potential.
Sharing our plans with others helps us have healthy boundaries. Keeping a daily list of what we plan to do keeps us on point. Going over our day brings light to what to watch for in the future. Asking the Lord to reveal the changes we should make give us insights. Our steadfastness increases by His grace, from glory to glory.
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
Whenever we are running short of what is needed, we can trust the Lord to provide above and beyond our necessity.
We run short of love, patience, joy, gentleness and self-control. We run short of wisdom, understanding and ability. We run short of hope, strength and passion. We run short of finances and things we think will bring us happiness. It’s when we run short that we run to the Lord. God uses our lack to show us His abundance. We come to Him, knowing that no matter why we reach forth to fill the void, only He can satisfy.
If we need bread, He’ll add a few fishes. If we lack strength, He’ll increase His power. When we are deficient, He is all sufficient. When we feel inferior, we remember He is superior. When we cannot, He can. We all fall short of the glory of God, but when we receive Him, we receive His glory and can come to Him with trust and expectation. God will meet all of our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, from glory to glory!
John 2:3 “And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, ‘They have no wine.’ ”
When we seek first the kingdom of God, everything else falls into place. In our past, we spent nights worrying about things that the Lord faithfully handled in unexpected ways. Now, we are taking no thought for tomorrow. This doesn’t relate to everyday thinking, but to thoughts of worry filled with anxiety.
To worry about tomorrow brings fear in our today. The Lord is with us yesterday, today and forever. It helps to remember the times in our yesterday when we had concerns about a situation, and recall what the Lord did in and through the challenges we faced. We understand our lives looking backwards. Looking forward, we understand our lives are in God’s hands. Someone once said, “Worrying is like being in a rocking chair going back and forth, but going nowhere.” One minute we trust things are going to be ok, the next minute we fret and question our destiny. When we shift our focus to today by looking unto the Lord and praising Him, we remove the worry and cares for our tomorrow.
Instead of wondering how things are going to turn out, we trust God is going to work all things together for our good. God has provided, and He will continue to provide us with better than expected! He is concerned about everything that concerns us. He loves us and watches over every little thing. He is so faithful! We rest in His hands, from glory to glory!
Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
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.
Our prayer for ourselves, and others, should be for the Spirit of Revelation to bring forth truth in every area of our lives. When Peter told Jesus that He was the Christ, the Son of the living God, Jesus told Him he was blessed because flesh and blood had not revealed this to Peter–but His Father who is in heaven. Upon this rock Jesus is building His church; and He has given us the keys of the Kingdom.
We can only believe and receive the blessings of God by the revelation Father God gives us, from faith to faith. We seek revelation for every decision we are facing and should never do anything based on the revelation someone else obtained for themselves. When doubts came to quench things that were revealed to us in the past, the Lord will bring these anew as we seek Him wholeheartedly. When God reveals something to us, we are able to stand firmly and be immovable. Others cannot always grasp a revelation to the extent we have, but they can rejoice and stand in agreement with us by faith and their own walk in revelation knowledge.
We may try to get others to understand a truth we believe in, but it’s only when the Lord Himself reveals it to an individual that they can walk in that truth. God reveals to heal so we can rejoice that with revelation comes the anointing and healing of the Lord, from glory to glory!
Matthew 16:15-18 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.”