When faced with a devastating crisis remember this:
God says He will
… still be the cornerstone of my life.
… protect me.
… lift my head high.
… restore my joy.
… give me peace that passes understanding.
… put me back together.
… open my eyes to new opportunities.
… lead me to triumph.
… make me wiser and stronger as a result of this trial.
… catch me.
… help me in my time of need.
… hear my cry.
… breathe life into me.
… cover me.
… draw close to me.
… send His angels to comfort me.
In a sovereign promise, God makes the promise and initiates the process of fulfillment; all we must do is believe and stay in alignment with our assignment. With a conditional promise, the receiver is the initiator of the process. The process will not begin until you start fulfilling your responsibilities to the condition. Your follow-through becomes the key to your breakthrough. In this way, you are currently moving at the rate of your own obedience. Your divine acceleration is determined by how long it takes you to obey.
When God has especially promised the thing, we are bound to believe we shall receive it when we pray for it. You have no right to put in an ‘if,’ and say, ‘Lord, if it be Thy will, give me Thy Holy Spirit.’ This is to insult God. To put an ‘if’ in God’s promise when God has put none there, is tantamount to charging God with being insincere. It is like saying, ‘O God, if Thou art in earnest in making these promises, grant us the blessing we pray for.’
April 13, 2020
Bid faith look through the keyhole of promise and see what God has laid up for those who love Him. You serve a God who keeps covenant forever. Having already bathed in the fountain of His tender mercies, how can you stand on this side of eternity, afraid to wet your feet with those short-lived sufferings which, like a little splash of water, run between you and glory.
January 15, 2020
When we fail or have experiences that do not line up with the promises of God… we have a choice. Do we keep our identity (and God’s identity) in His promises, or do we use experience to empower a negative identity for us and for God? We must remember that negative strongholds are created and strengthened when we put our experiences above God’s Word.
I don’t know that there has ever been a time when courage and faith were more needed. Not because of the darkness, but because of the realm of God’s promises that lingers over the Church, waiting for someone to see it, believe it, and say yes to what could be.
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Lift up your eyes. The heavenly Father waits to bless you – in inconceivable ways to make your life what you never dreamed it could be. Psalm 121
Waiting at a bus stop on one end of a major curve in the road is a great analogy for what hope and faith are all about. You know the bus is coming, your bus schedule says it will, and yet you cannot see its arrival until it makes that final bend toward you.
As we anticipate the joyful celebration of Christ’s birth in just a few days, let’s stand on His promises. We may not yet see them before our eyes, but His word is Truth, and the fulfilment of those promises are just around the bend.
If we are growing, there will always be a distance between what we are experiencing and what He has promised . It is not a sign of failure, it is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign that we are going somewhere. When you are in a car, going down the road, you can always see further down the road than where you are. In life it is the same, we must always see further than we are. That is the Lord summoning us into a glorious future.
God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.