Remember!

Remember!

When we recall how faithful God is, our faith is increased. As we look back on how great the Lord has already moved in our lives, we rest assured He is the same today and will move in our lives in the same great and amazing manner.
At times, we might easily forget what God has done in our yesterdays. Remembering who He is at all times encourages and empowers us to count on His intervention in our lives.
The obstacles we face today can be overwhelming. When the disciples realized they had only one loaf of bread in their boat they started being fearful, forgetting the miracle of the multiplication of bread they had recently witnessed.
They were looking at the lack of provision instead of looking at the provider who was with them: Jesus. We too should keep our focus on the Lord’s presence in our lives. The moment we look to ourselves, or others, fear tries to quench our faith.
Our trust is in God moving through people, not in the people themselves. We never expect disappointment when we depend on God’s faithfulness. We can depend on Him: His salvation, His healing, His provision, His deliverance, Him!
Sarah received power to conceive because she counted God faithful in what He had promised her. We too are receiving the anointing to birth the promises of God as we recall His faithfulness, from glory to glory!

Hebrews 11:11 “By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.”

 

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Before we know the Lord, we are spiritually blind. As we walk in newness of life, the Lord takes us by His hand to lead us into our Promise Land. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. As we continue to walk with Him, He often brings us out of where we are to bring us into the next place of victory.

In the book of Mark, people begged Jesus to touch a blind man. Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. Jesus didn’t tell him where He was taking him. Suddenly the blind man heard a noise and felt spit on his eyes. It was unexpected and made no sense in the natural. As Jesus takes us by the hand He will also do some unusual things to cause us to trust Him more deeply. He’ll personally take us out of town, out of familiar surroundings, in order to take us to a place where there are no distractions. He wants us to have an encounter alone with Him.

God holds on to our hand and does not let go until He has accomplished His will in our lives. It’s easy to let go of what we are holding on to with a tight grip when Jesus takes us by the hand, from glory to glory.

Mark 8:22-23 Then He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him. So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything.

 

Walk It!

Walk It!

When God showed Abraham the land He had for him, He told him to arise and walk it: step into it, take a survey of it, see how good and large it is, and possess it by faith. We, too, are in possession of innumerable blessings because of what Christ accomplished on the cross. We are in our Promise Land and need to walk it by faith.

For example, if your marriage is falling apart, walk it with your spiritual senses; see the two of you united and reconciled in love, joy and peace. If your body is under attack, see it being healed. If you are looking for a job, see yourself being hired. You envision the best outcome because of what God has given you in Christ. Arise from any place where God’s will is not manifested, and receive by faith what the Lord has already given you. Then you walk it, walk it, walk it!

God shows heirs of the promises the incalculable worth of the blessings of the covenant. They are ours by faith. We can see with our spiritual eyes what should be, and walk the Promise Land until everything that is not of God is removed. The imaginations, we are to cast down pertain to fleshly desires. We look behind the seen, and see Jesus on the scene, with all His glory. We walk by faith, not by sight, from glory to glory! 

Genesis 13:17 “Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.”  

 

Show and Tell

Show and Tell

Has God shown us part of His plan and it hasn’t yet come to pass?  Have we told others what He said and nothing shows? Declared words of faith to no avail? During such times, we might feel invisible and ineffective and think, “what is really happening?”

Elizabeth hid herself in the first five months of her miraculous pregnancy. Only when her expectation became evident did she come out of hiding. Because of her old age, she knew people wouldn’t believe God’s blessing her with a child and would mock her if she shared. The intensity of the joy and excitement she felt was such she wouldn’t be able to keep it to herself. There is a time between sowing and reaping when God keeps us hidden in order to protect the growth of what He has planted within us.

As we delight ourselves in the Lord, He places desires in our hearts. Our exultation might cause us to share with others too soon. Let us seek the Lord and understand His process as He watches over His word to perform it. We are pregnant with greatness. We can rest assured a season of showing forth God’s wonderful works will come, from glory to glory!

Luke 1:24-25  Now after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying, “Thus the Lord has dealt with me, in the days when He looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.”

 

Just Like He Said

Just Like He Said

The angel announced Christ was risen, just like Jesus said. Christ’s resurrection resulted from all He had accomplished on the cross. Death had been conquered so He rose from the dead. It’s like the receipt of what was purchased—paid for. It happened just like He said so we can believe everything else He has spoken has, or will, come to pass. His promises are yes and amen and can be depended upon as we hold on to our receipt.

Seeing and understanding His resurrection makes other truths easier to accept. If something of that magnitude occurred, then surely everything Christ has said can be expected. We’ll be more than conquerors in all of our trials. Because He is risen; just like He said; He will be with us, always, just like He said; and He has gone to prepare a place for us, just like He said. Anytime we are heavy laden, we can come to Him and receive His rest and His peace that passes all understanding. When we are thirsty we can come to Him and drink, just like He said!

We can be of good cheer because Christ has overcome the world. Praise God it’s not just like we say. Our words don’t always line up with His as we continue to grow in His likeness. Even when we are faithless, He remains faithful. As we walk through difficult circumstances victoriously, we realize it’s just like He said, from glory to glory!

Matthew 28:6 “He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”

 

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