It is the Lord

It is the Lord

Our risen Lord Jesus often shows up through an unexpected person, at an unexpected time and in an unexpected place; but we can expect He will show up! We may not recognize Him right away, but as He moves, we reach that place where we undeniably declare, “It is the Lord!”

God gives us wisdom through others. We may not recognize it as being from Him, but it will bear witness with our spirit and cause us to take heed and listen because of the authority it carries. We don’t easily detect His timing because it happens when we don’t see it being possible. The place where He manifests Himself is usually unforeseen. It’s not how, where, and when it seems workable that God moves. We can expect the unexpected with joy and peace.

The Lord always produces extraordinary results. All that comes from Him is not ordinary: it’s uncommon, unfamiliar, and so unconventional. What is certain is that He shows up in His astonishing, exceptional, and remarkable way! We expect to stand in awe and proclaim, “It is the Lord!” from glory to glory! 

John 21:6-7 And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish. Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into the sea.”

 

 

 

Words of life

Words of life

He was short for the rent… again. He left his second job, sat in his car, sighed, and shouted, “I will never make it!” A battle of thoughts followed. I can’t provide for my wife and children. I’m such a failure.” He struggled until at last an awakening thought broke through. Oh, I shouldn’t have said that! God, help me!

The Holy spirit showed him his words agreed with satan’s lies. He began, by God’s grace, to come against the lies by speaking the truth. God, you are my helper, my provider, my deliverer! You always make a way of escape. I trust you. Show me your ways. His situation changed. His boss gave him an advance and a month after, a promotion. 

Sometimes unspoken words are as powerful as those spoken. We learn to take negative thoughts captive by saying the truth aloud, instead of thinking the lie quietly. As we speak forth words of life, words of death come to nothing. God’s Word builds up, edifies, and exhorts the hearers and the speakers. We go forth in the name of Jesus and declare His Word of Truth, from glory to glory!

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Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”