by adming2G | Mar 23, 2023
Then Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.’- 1 Kings 18:41
Elijah did not just hear it was going to rain, but heard the abundance of it. When we believe the Word of God, we too, by faith, can expect the abundance of the manifestation of His promises. When what we expect does not materialize, we battle doubt and unbelief.
Have disappointments diminished the fervency of our prayers? Do we hesitate to still believe God for something because it is taking longer than we expected? Do we still believe, but for only a little result rather than for all the manifestation? We must still believe God has His best for us, even we question our hearing of faith. God is increasing our hearing for the sound of abundance, for such a time as this!
Our prayers can remain fervent because they indeed avail much for God’s will to be done! The Word of God that we hear, we can surely stand upon as we pray and never give up. We can count on the abundance of what He promises in His Word. Our expectations can be for much more than what we can ask or even think. We stand by faith, expecting God’s best, from glory to glory!
by adming2G | Mar 22, 2023
Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! – Psalm 46:10
Should I stay here? Nothing is happening. I am not fruitful. Maybe if I moved to Seattle, things would change. These questions kept coming, bringing doubt and confusion to this dear believer. He needed a change. His job was unsatisfying, his relationship with his girlfriend kept going up and down, and he felt burdened and depressed. Was leaving the answer?
Considering moving to another church, or another relationship, another job, or any other place, happens to many of us. We should guard against deciding out of haste, frustration, fear, or burnout. The grass only appears to be greener on the other side. When there is confusion, we are to stay put, be still, and wait to hear clearly from the Lord.
God leads us with peace and aligns our circumstances with the desires He places in our hearts. He guides us into the new, not because things are wrong where we are, but because He has something else. There are times He will allow someone to move to another place just for that person to know it is not His will. We are seeds planted by God for the advancement of the Kingdom of God and are to seek His will above all, from glory to glory!
by adming2G | Mar 21, 2023
And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward. – Gen. 13:14
It was only after Abraham was separated from Lot that God showed Abraham the land he was going to possess. We often discover what God has prepared for us after we walk, by faith, past closed doors. The Spirit of God leads us to find closure to some things that have happened in our past so we can walk through His newly opened doors.
Even though past events may have happened long ago, some of their destructive consequences might still hinder us today. The past has the potential to hinder our future, so closure needs to be applied. Every if, and if only, must be left behind so that we are not. Closure comes as we walk in the newness of life we have in Christ.
New divine opportunities follow closed doors. We trust God even when we don’t understand the separations. Our past no longer has the power to affect our present. If we live our past repeatedly, we remain locked in our past. God shines the light in those areas so we can let them move forward, from glory to glory!
by adming2G | Mar 20, 2023
Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, ‘Abraham!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ Then He said, ‘Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.’ – Gen. 22:1-2
God tested Abraham after these things. What things? Among others, He had called him out of his country into famine and trials; asked him to separate from his nephew Lot, starting all over in another territory; promised and brought to pass the birth of Isaac, and asked him to let Ishmael go. God used these divine preparations for his next step. He has also prepared us for whatever He asks of us today.
The tests of God are not to produce faith, but to reveal faith. Through them, He shows forth His glory, reveals His hand upon us, and increases our confidence in Him. He turns all things around to unveil His best for our lives. When He gives us directives to follow, He also gives us His ability to carry them out. He is with us every step of the way.
We cannot prepare for what God has for us, but we can rely on His divine preparation. He uses our experiences to make us ready for whatever He leads us to be and do for such a time as this. All we need to do is focus is on our relationship with Him, from glory to glory!
by adming2G | Mar 19, 2023
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. – 2 Cor. 4:6
In and through the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, we become glorious lights shining for the glory of the Lord. It is an unexpected light switch because it’s not based on our doing, but the Lords’. Regardless of how we feel physically, or emotionally, we come alive when He leads us to minister to someone else.
A co-worker shares their burdens and encouraging words flow out of us, even though heavy burdens trouble us as well. Someone calls us for prayer, and the Holy Spirit takes over. We might be down, but the moment we worship together, strength quickens us. As we remember this switch, we look at others in a different light. Fellowship with the Lord and with others kindles our fire. Glorious Light!
We do not realize when we walk into a room that we bring the light. In a natural room, the bulbs that are working will make up for the one bulb that is not. Our presence is significant because of the presence of the Lord. It ministers to those around us, even when we are silent. The enemy and circumstances try to separate us from one another because of the increase of the light we reflect together. We shine brighter, from glory to glory!
by adming2G | Mar 14, 2023
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? – 1 John 5:4-5 NKJV
The way to beat defeat is to remember the victory we already have in Christ Jesus, our Lord, Savior, Deliverer, and King. Our faith in who Jesus is and what He has conquered enables us to overcome defeat. We are in a spiritual war, so whatever we battle needs to be fought in the spirit and by the Spirit of God. Through our faith in Christ, we are more than conquerors!
Some people feel defeated because they cannot conquer a weakness in their lives. The more they try, the more defeated they become. Others feel defeated because a goal they have been pursuing keeps coming to a stop. A relationship someone keeps believing will work out continues to break apart. Defeat brings condemnation, guilt and a haunting sense of failure.
We beat defeat by doing what the spirit of defeat doesn’t want us to do: yield to the empowerment of the Spirit of God and take another step of faith. The Holy Spirit releases a second wind, an ability to arise out of the ashes of failure. An anointing to give something another try or try a whole new thing. Reach for victory over a weakness, believing that in God, we are victorious, from glory to glory!