In addition to peace, there is a delight in walking God’s way. We can recognize if we are not doing what He has called us to do when we find it difficult to obey and feel burdened. This is also the case when we should not continue in an area where we have been involved. Our steps and our stops are ordered by the Lord.
The anointing for the calling comes with easiness, a flow of grace that confirms our steps are led by the Lord. We delight in His way. Battles do come, but it’s from outside sources. When God leads us to do something different, He lifts the anointing on what we were doing so we will know we are coming into a new season. When this happens, we might press through a current assignment believing the problem is with us. As we seek the Lord, we realize it is His way of leading us to something new. As we delight ourselves in Him, He stirs a new desire in our heart and His peace engulfs our whole being.
He may show us what He has for us right away, or He may show us after we take a step of faith and stop participating in our current assignment. In either case, we can commit our way to the Lord and trust in Him to bring His desires for us, from glory to glory!
Psalms 37:4-5 “Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.”
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.’ ”
There are seasons when the Word of God planted in our hearts is battled more than others. It’s when we are actually receiving and being a doer of the Word that this battle increases. Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy the Word, but he cannot because God is watching over His word to perform it. The Word is alive and powerful. Once sown on good ground, it can only be watered and given increase, never destroyed.
When tribulation or persecution arises for the Word’s sake, we find ourselves no longer stumbling but standing stronger than ever before. When the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things come to choke the Word–we find ourselves no longer affected and hindered as we once were. We may have easily received a lie in the past, but now we are able to quickly apply the truth and walk in freedom. The truth that we know in our hearts sets us free. It’s an experiential knowledge; in our hearts, not our heads.
The battles we are in indicate to us, and others, that the truth we have believed–we have also received, and we are being fruitful, from glory to glory!
Mark 4:20 “But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”
We can depend on the manifestation of what has been conceived in us by the Word of God, the incorruptible seed. Some plant, some water, but surely and only God gives the increase. He watches over His word to perform it.
When we are pregnant in the natural, we do not show right away. It is during that time that what we are carrying cannot be seen. It is the telling and no showing time. What is happening on the inside of us doesn’t correspond with what can be seen on the outside. We try to go forth as usual, but what was– can no longer be. What is unknown keeps drawing and pulling us from what is known. We walk by faith and not by sight. As we prepare our surroundings for what is coming, we realize that one day the growth of our seed will become evident. We are not yet sure of what is going to be birthed, but we know that nothing can stop it. As it grows, our confidence in its fulfillment grows as well.
We trust in the faithfulness of God bringing to pass what He has purposed. What we have been carrying is helping us move forward, regardless of the circumstances. We are driven from within by the Spirit of God. He is able, unstoppable, and remarkable. His purpose unfolds, from glory to glory!
Philippians 1:6 “… being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ…”
As we look to our Lord, He helps us look in three directions taking us to a place of trust and hope in Him. We look back. We remember what God has already helped us through, and how He moved in our lives in greater ways than anticipated. We see how we have grown in the Lord and the freedom we now have in areas where we were bound.
We look within. We allow the Spirit of Christ to bring light to every area in need of healing. We humbly face ourselves, confront in order to conquer, and walk in freedom. What doesn’t match our divine identity is examined. We increase in the knowledge of who we are in Christ, and who Christ is in us: the hope of glory. We look forward. He brings a new perspective day-by-day. We look ahead with full confidence knowing our paths are shining brighter and brighter. What God has prepared for us is so much greater than what we could ask or think!
When the future appears cloudy, let’s look again. We have victory in our past. We are being renewed inwardly day-by-day and we rejoice in the glory that will be manifested in our future. We have hope, surety in our steps, and most of all confidence of complete deliverance out of any trial we might face from glory to glory!
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”