God’s Increase

God’s Increase

It’s when we do not think we are doing much–that much is happening. When we rest in the Lord, His glory rests upon us in increasing measure. We will not realize the fruits of our obedience and God’s increase upon our lives until the Kingdom is fully in place. Some plant, some water, but only God gives the increase. We trust God for all that He does because of who He is.

Instead of trying to figure out what God calls us to do, we walk in what He calls us to be, step by step. We realize what matters the most is our transformation into the image of Jesus Christ. We can rest and trust God for whatever He calls us to do in His name. Because of our call to be, we are on call to do.

The anointing we receive for our calling is an anointing for transformation. Then, as we partake of the character of Christ, He increases His anointing upon us to accomplish. Greater works shall we do indeed as Christ is free to be. Our faith in who He is in and through us brings forth His marvelous works, from glory to glory! 

John 14:12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”

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Battling accusations

Battling accusations

When accusations came against Jesus, He answered not a word. He easily could have blown the accusers away, but He said nothing. He is our example. The problem with defending ourselves is that we could never stop. Because we believe our justification is in Him, we let our Lord be our defender. He lives to make intercession for us. Our Lord, who chose not to defend Himself, lives to defend us and He never fails, Hallelujah!

We know satan, our adversary, satan, as the accuser of the brethren. His accusations come to hinder our resting place in the Lord. The stand we take when this type of fiery dart comes our way is the stand in who we are in Christ. At times, nothing is said to us specifically, but we can sense a spiritual battle taking place. We resist by resting in our Lord with passion and a vision of His glory.

The Spirit of God leads us and we obey Him without knowing the details of His plan. We cannot explain to others what they can understand spiritually. We trust the Lord and rest in Him to reveal His will,  from glory to glory! 

Psalm 62:2 “He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.”  

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Called Out

Called Out

When we are a child of God, we are called by God. To be called means to be summoned. The Lord has summoned us to be His vessels of glory. His calling is to be believed and received. It unfolds by His grace. Foremost, when we are born again, we are called out. We are called out of our past, our old habits, our mistakes and what we used to be. He translates us out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light.

He summons us out of the old into the new; out of despair, into hope; out of blindness, into sight; out of war, into peace; out of rejection, into acceptance. We are called out. God calls us into all that we are and have in Him. With God, there is no calling out without being called into something divine. There is no going back. Everything the Lord does is to bring us closer to Him.

He calls off everything in our life that might be a hindrance to what He is calling us to be and to do. The specifics might be unknown, but the call is loud and clear. He uses situations in our life to get us to call upon Him in new ways. He then answers with a reassurance of the call on our lives. God continues to call us, from glory to glory! 

1 Corinthians 1:9 “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

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Pray to Obey

Pray to Obey

Our willingness to obey the Lord, regardless of what He asked of us, matters on a moment-by-moment basis. We are to take heed of the leading of the Holy Spirit consistently and faithfully in our fulfillment of God’s perfect will. It could be after years of preparing something one way that God brings another approach.

Abraham obeyed God’s directive to take his son Isaac to the land of Moriah to offer him as a sacrifice. After many steps of obedience along the way, he was told by the Angel of the Lord not to lay his hand on the lad or do anything to harm him. After all the steps Abraham walked, to stop could have appeared questionable and inconceivable. As our father of faith, he shows how we follow God with a childlike blind faith wholeheartedly.

Sometimes God leads us to do something, only to ask us to do the opposite at a moment’s notice. Are we willing to do whatever God asks of us? Even when it means letting go of what we hold dear? What if it means moving to unknown territories or getting out of our comfort zone? When we are eager to do God’s will, He leads us to do the unexpected. We pray to obey, from glory to glory! 

Genesis 22:12 “And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”

 

 

 

Victorious Road

Victorious Road

The waters that parted for the children of Israel are the same waters that drowned the Egyptians. Our enemies cannot travel the victorious road Jesus has prepared for us. After the children of Israel crossed the Red Sea, they looked behind them and saw the dead Egyptians. We, too, must see our enemies defeated.

The lies of satan often pertain to things of our past: a failed goal, an addiction, a toxic relationship, or a shameful situation. Through the victory of Jesus on calvary and the power of forgiveness, we can abound in His grace. The person we used to be, before our new birth in Christ… is dead. We must see our old nature that tries to battle us as dead. 

Proclaiming ourselves dead unto sin but alive unto God disarms our adversary. We are survivors and through the power of Christ, we bounce back from all trials and tribulations. What we see and believe as already conquered cannot threaten our lives. To see our enemies destroyed helps nullify their power. We remain on our victorious road, and go forward with the glory of the Lord as our rear guard, from glory to glory! 

Exodus 14:30 “So the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.”

 

 

 

Spiritual Eyesight

Spiritual Eyesight

The same way our eyeglass prescriptions change from time to time, we must adjust our spiritual eyesight as we go through trials and tribulations. Our intent to find God in the middle of our circumstances needs to increase so that we remain strong in Him. It’s difficult to stand in our trials when we don’t have the assurance of His presence.

When we look for our car keys to go somewhere, nothing else matters. Our drive is such, we cannot do anything else until we find them. We are to seek the Lord with the same fervor. God doesn’t hide from us, but is always there. Without realizing it, we sometimes allow things to hide Him from our sight. Our spiritual eyesight matters the most.

We do not seek healing, but the Healer; not the gift, but the Giver; not the provisions, but the Provider; not deliverance, but the Deliverer. When we seek the answer to our prayers and have committed to seeking Jesus, our Lord and Savior, we find confidence in His presence and rest, knowing that He heard our petition. We seek and find Him, from glory to glory! 

Hosea 10:12 “Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD, Till He comes and rains righteousness on you.”