The Wednesday Word: August 5th, 2015
God Will Do Great Things
Tomorrow will be the day, 9 years ago that I received a phone call that our brother Jon died. I’ll never forget that moment of hearing the words from my other brother Mike over the phone. My life, all our lives as a family, shifted in a moment.
Is this real?
Is this really happening?
What is going on?
So many questions and thoughts were running through my mind.
And that friend…. is how life can change in a moment.
You can have loved one’s in your life, and the next moment they can be gone.
I think about my brother Jon often…..he truly was an awesome guy who is missed dearly.
August 6th, 2006 was a turning point in my life.
I knew there had to be more to life than everything our family was facing.
And it was the start of my quest to learn truth.
I had no idea it would lead me to where I am today, but WOW….. a lot has happened in 9 years.
The reason I am sharing this with you is because over the past decade I’ve learned a lot about truth.
Even though I have much to still learn….I’m living testimony that as we face trials in life God Will Do Great Things.
Shortly after my brother passed I became pregnant with my daughter Hannah. And throughout the entire pregnancy…I laughed almost daily. This kid had a spirit in her so similar to my brother Jon. Jon was prankster….in a funny way. Everyone loved him for his smile and his laugh. My daughter is the exact same way. Her laugh, her smile is extremely contagious.
9 weeks after my brother passed, I became pregnant, and it completely shifted the grief in our family. We were all so excited and overjoyed that a baby was on the way.
You see….. God Will Do Great Things through our pain, our grief, our hurt and sometimes even through our sin.
“Don’t be afraid my people. Be glad now and rejoice, for the Lord has done great things” ~Joel 2:21
God does not want us to be afraid when we face hard times. He doesn’t want us to focus on fear or anxiety… He wants us focused on Him.
Yesterday I received numerous calls and text from various different people all facing challenging trials.
And each person….I could feel the Lord saying, Wait… what you are facing is only temporary. They are emotions He wants you to bring to Him, not have a melt down.
What I really felt in my spirit is that He is maturing your faith. And the enemy is attacking with horrible lies to get you to fall off your horse.
Listen to me…. DO not listen to those lies. You are facing a trial that the Lord can fix and He desires to shine through you in this moment.
For the first time, He wants you to STOP….and listen to Him. Don’t look to man…..don’t look to your own strength. Let Him move through you. For once in your life, quit claiming His goodness but secretly falling apart. Allow Him to raise you up for REAL this time!
There is so much He has for you right now, and we are in a shifting season where everyone will go through a test of deception.
It is going to be your job to discern if it’s from God or if it’s from the enemy.
Now more than ever we are in a time where you have to rest on and in Psalm 91:
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
Wait upon the Holy Spirit for direction. Do not make any decisions that can affect your future unless you know for certain it is from the Lord.
The emotional battle you are facing is only temporary.
The testing….is only temporary.
God is trying to seperate ONCE AND FOR ALL, the voice of the enemy and the voice of Him in your life!
Oh thank you Jesus! I feel the Holy Spirit right now!
God is saying right now…. I’m training you to hear my voice above ALL voices!
This testing of deception is only temporary IF you remain under my umbrella.
Don’t freak out…. don’t give any open doors to the enemy. The enemy has no power!
He is going to protect you and God Will Do Great Things after this shift of testing!
“After your season of suffering. God in all His grace, will restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you” ~1 Peter 5:10
He is about to promote so many of you reading this post!
Promotion! Promotion! Promotion!
And listen to me…… desire His PRESENCE more than His PROMISES.
I know when many hear promotion, we think money and bigger bank accounts.
You have got to think BIGGER than that! God is bigger WAY BIGGER than money!
Yes money may come with promotion….but God is doing something way bigger in your life!
I can feel this with all my heart and all my soul.
And I have to say something that will be very unpopular. Many are going to fail this test of deception and fall off their path. They are going to make decisions that will throw them into the woods and the wolves. All because they want things for their own selfish desires, or they have lost all hope. The enemy will make them believe that God is never going to bless them or restore them. Which is a LIE from the pit of hell!
This is an URGENT message from Heaven.
STAND against the enemy, STAND with God and God Will Do Great Things through you!
REST in Him.
Get in His presence and allow Him to soak you with His love, His grace, His knowledge, His strength, His forgiveness and all His gifts of the spirit. Let Him love on you!
Worship Him even if it doesn’t feel natural at first.
“The Lord says, “I will give you back what you lost to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts, the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts. It was I who sent this great destroying army against you” ~Joel 2:25
God doesn’t send things against us to hurt us… He will send something to keep us from destroying our own lives. He truly disciplines those He loves. ~Hebrews 12:6
It’s worth the 20 minutes of your day to watch.
Do not allow deception to win this battle.
God has already won, so STAND on PSALM 91!
You got this!
Stand with Him!
You Can, You Will & You Must,
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