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.”
Walking in the Spirit can only be done when we live in the Spirit. The moment we are born again, we live in the Spirit. We then walk from that dwelling place.
We learn not to step into the fleshy things because we are in the Spirit. We are able to take a spiritual step because we are spiritual beings. We can step deeper into the rivers of His glory when we know we are already living in it. In the Kingdom most principles are opposite to the natural realm. We die in order to live. We let go of the past in order to lay hold of the future. We release others in order to be released. We receive in order to give. Seeing is not believing; believing is seeing. We speak things that are not, as though they are. We walk by faith, not by sight.
The treasures of Heaven are open to us because of the treasure we have in us: the Spirit of God. In the world, much time is spent on intellectual or physical development, but not on spiritual development. In Christ, we are being trained to become stronger and stronger and our flesh then becomes weaker and weaker. By meditating on the Word, resting in the Lord and seeking His presence, we exercise our divine identity. We walk in the Spirit, because that’s where we dwell, from glory to glory!
Galatians 5:25 “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”