I AM CALLING YOU!

I hear the Lord saying:

“My Spirit within you makes you MORE than a conqueror–so don’t settle for just getting by.

My Spirit within you equips you to do GREATER works than I did while walking this earth–so don’t underestimate your value in the kingdom.

Stop trusting your ability and start trusting MINE!

I AM calling you…”

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Barometer or Thermostat?

[sigh]. Why do we have to lose electricity every time there is a rain storm or there is one close by. (It’s not even raining here!). 😟

And I feel the Lord giving me a spiritual application:
We can be affected by what is going on around us – even if it’s not happening to us directly! The spiritual atmosphere can cause spiritual consequences. So, the solution?

CHANGE THE ATMOSPHERE!

May we be thermostats and not simply barometers. May we not only discern what is going on spiritually – but may we change the spiritual atmosphere and temperature! 

 Yes, Lord!!!

YOUR FUTURE IS NOW!

Our past experiences help to make us who we are today. Those experiences that we look upon as “good” and those experiences that we label as “bad” all work together to bring us into the place we find ourselves today.

It is so comforting to know that no matter what experiences we have had, God can use all of them for our good.

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”       ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬

We all learn from the good times we have had and from the bad. It is easy to look back with regret…wishing we had done things differently…but, we can’t allow the enemy to trap us in that place of regret.  God can use even our regrets to change our future.

It is easy to look at things that we consider the “high points” of our lives and want to drag them into our today and dwell in that place of good feeling and accomplishment.  But, God wants to open up new “high points” for us!  We mustn’t allow our past accomplishments to take the place of all that God wants to do in and through us NOW!

Beloved of God, we learn from our past but we don’t live there.  God has so much MORE that He has planned for you!  Glance back…but keep your focus and attention firmly ahead!!

Your future is manifesting in the present – don’t miss it!

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

How are you today, Beloved of God? Are you fighting a battle that seems like you can’t win? Are you still waiting for breakthrough? Does it seem like God is far away?

You are not alone! The Lord is very near! He feels everything you are feeling. He sees everything that is trying to break you down. He is ready to deliver you from the snare of the enemy!

Be encouraged and be strengthened to go forward armed with the Lord’s Love and Victory!! HE SEES YOU!! HE LOVES YOU!! YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!

“The LORD sustains all who fall and raises up all who are bowed down.”   Psalm 145:14

AARON AND HUR

So it came about when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down,  Amalek prevailed.  But Moses’ hands were heavy.  Then they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other.  Thus his hands were steady until the sun set.    (Exodus 17: 11-12 NASB)

I have been thinking of this Scripture a lot lately.  A lot has been happening in my life and I have come to the realization of how important friends are in helping me to accomplish God’s will in my life.

I don’t mean just the friendship and fellowship I enjoy with my Brothers and Sisters in Christ.  And that is very special to me.  But, I mean the importance of those people that I consider the “Aaron and Hurs” in my life.

I pray that everyone has those prayer warriors that will stand on either side of you and help you “hold your arms up” as you battle and press through until you achieve what the Lord is calling you to do during this time.  Moses held the staff of God in his hand.  I believe he had God’s anointing and authority to win the battle…but he needed help to achieve victory.

I am so humbled as I have seen the Lord place one and then another beside me as I need the extra support to be obedient in His plans for me.  I can feel their prayers and support holding me up when I begin to feel weak and overwhelmed.  I can feel their strength added to mine as I battle those forces that would try and stop God’s will from being manifested in my life.

Brothers and Sisters!  We ALL need to join together as the Body of Christ and support and strengthen each other through the power of the Holy Spirit!  God’s strength is multiplied as we come together in love and unity to bring about His will and purpose upon this earth.  Battles are won as we line-up side by side, arms linked, focusing on the Lord and His plans for the moment.  Let’s not get so caught up in the “big picture” that we miss what He wants us to achieve in the next moment!  As we face each battle together…walking under the Lord’s Banner…we will see VICTORY!!  Hallelujah!

I humbly say “Thank you” to all those that are my “Aaron and Hurs.”  I can’t do it without you…

And I pray that I can be YOUR Aaron and Hur as the Lord uses you to achieve VICTORY in His kingdom!