God Working Through Tough Times

There is no end to knowing God, the moment you start to think that you know all there is to know is when you have become an “adult” in the Lord. How do you work through tough times? You must remain child like to keep seeking and learning. Once you stop learning..you start dying.

The word is powerful, it is truth and life. When the enemy came against Jesus in the wilderness all he kept saying was it is written. Know that what God said is done and this is the source of your power. To be able to use this power you must know what God has said.

The more you read the word, the more you read about ordinary men and women in the bible who had encounters with God. You learn about David, Moses, Job they all had stories that show what happens when you keep your eyes on God.

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Tough Times

Tough times are not new and they come and go. The Bible shares several examples of famine, recession and difficult times. Tough times do not last but tough people do.

There is the story of the two women who were so hungry during the siege in Israel, that they were discussing whose son they would eat first! The King was so distressed to hear that things had gotten so bad and in his despair, he tore his clothes. (2 Kings 6:24-30)

The King had come to the end of knowing what to do and reached out to the man of God, Elisha. He no longer relied on his advisors or consultants. Elisha proclaimed that within 24 hours things would change, he prophesied that the famine would be over, the siege and starvation would be over. The advisor of the king scoffed in disbelief ““Look, even if the Lord should open the floodgates of the heavens, could this happen?” (2 Kings 7:1-2). The disbelieving right-hand man of the King was told that he would not partake since he did not believe.

When things are in a dire state and the counsel of men no longer offer a situation, people turn to God. The word of God always comes to pass and does what it says it will accomplish. Do not let your mind be clouded by the circumstances.

David said “I have been young, now I am old and I have never seen the righteous abandoned nor their children beg for bread”. So the question is why do God’s children worry? Where is our faith?

What Tomorrow Holds

Tomorrow speaks of a new era, new opportunities and new possibilities. God is at work in your life and he wants to open supernatural doors. You can only take hold of this if you have the right perspective, do not cloud your future with the tough or difficult situations of today. Do not let other people slow you down. Your kairos moment might be today and their kairos moment is tomorrow! No one shares their kairos moment with you…so don’t let someone steal yours.

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Prophetic Word

“Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” (2 Chronicles 20:20). A Prophetic word is like a light that shines into your future. Surround yourself with the men and women of God who light a fire into your life, who quieten your doubts. Stick with people who believe and can encourage you, who build up your faith and propel you to action.

Believe that your tomorrow is secure. There will be a series of events unfolding. Visions that were dead will come alive. Favor will come upon you to bring innovation, supernatural opportunities, mercy, and people will remember you.

Preparation for your tomorrow begins today!

Moving In Faith

The four lepers gives us a reference when we feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. Sometimes desperation and the faith to take a risky move are all you need for God to move ahead of you and fight your battles. As we read in 2 Kings 7:3-20, the four lepers reasoned that if they stayed where they were, the might die of starvation and if they moved to face the army they might also die. They decided to take a risk and move ahead anyways. God had gone ahead of them as they made the decision to move and cleared their enemies from their path. What can we learn from them?

God had gone ahead of them as they made the decision to move and cleared their enemies from their path.

What can we learn from the Lepers?

  • When God starts to steer you in a way of thinking in your mind and you get restless to make a move – obey and take the step in the direction God orders. Everything does not have to be clear or well thought through. That is where faith comes in.
  • Your mindset needs to shift. When you hear from God your thoughts have to shift and align with God’s will which does not always fit your perfect plans.
  • God is awlays waiting for you to take a step before he acts and backs you up.
  • Surround yourself with people going where you are going, the four lepers encouraged each other and took a decision to move together.
  • The lepers were not healed before they took a chance. Every step they took was probably painful, inconvinent and risky but they went ahead. Guess what? They had victory as the Lord has scattered their enemies.
  • Four lepers took on the whole army of Syrian! when you partner with God know that he causes your enemies to flee.

“But when they came to the edge of the camp, no one was there! For the Lord had caused the Aramean army to hear the clatter of speeding chariots and the galloping of horses and the sounds of a great army approaching”.

So get a new perspective today and take action and move! You are not a leper. You are not contemplating a dire situation like eating your children…so get up and take action. It is not about the number of enemies, it is about God on your side.

“When you go out to fight your enemies and you face horses and chariots and an army greater than your own, do not be afraid. The Lord your God…is with you! (Deuteronomy 20:1)

“Some trust in horses, chariots (man-made solutions) but we believe in the name of the Lord” (Psalm 20:7)

You do not move because you can see, but because you carry the light in you.

Have a powerful tomorrow.

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