How to “be still” in preparation and receive the promises of God.

God has given us,many precious promises. Some have not been made manifest but while we wait we have a responsibility to “be still” and know He is God, and He is faithful to perform what He promised. You don’t have to make anything happen because that is God’s job, but you can do these things in preparation for your blessing. You will never wait the same again.

I can love.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:35

I can offer mercy and kindness.
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Colossians 3:12-13

I can be generous.
They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 1 Timothy 6:18

I can do my best at what God has currently given me.
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master. Matthew 25:21

 

Increase Intensity 

Shout Louder, Run Faster, Love Stronger, Press Harder

Sometimes I get the urge to slow down or decrease my stride when it comes to the things of God.

I hear things like, “someone is already doing what God told you to do so you might as well slow down. You are not experienced, you are not known, you are insignificant. Do you really think you can change anything?”

Of course, I recognize the voice of the adversary who would love to kill my destiny using death by comparison.

In these moments I know that I must press a little harder to move forward and not stand still. I must run faster even though sometimes the pain of my current circumstance is smothering me. I love with more intensity because I know that it is through unity that greater purpose is accomplished. I have to shout louder the promises of God because I know that the word of God is my weapon of defense against the goals of the enemy.

Philippians 3
12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Give God the Glory

One of the boldest things that a believer can do is make plans for God. How can I give God glory in all that I am? I want to be the arrow pointing toward the way, the truth, and the life. What I want to do is be submerged in his love so much that when I walk into a room people will feel the atmosphere change. I want to have his spirit radiant on me so brightly that even the sound of my voice shakes things from the spirit realm into the natural. I want to be the one who draws people to God by not just what I say and do,  but because they will recognize that I have been in the presence of royalty.

Reflection

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    The thing that I see about me is that I can always see potential in others and not see so much in myself. I feel a strong passion for helping others walk into their calling. I see things in them that illuminate, and I see them walking into destiny and the path is so clear but it’s a blur when it comes to my future. I heard what God said to me and I heard what he said to do but I hesitate and say, “who me?” I think it is a gift to see potential in others, but I think the area I want to grow in is to get God’s perspective about myself and who I am.
My prayers are always answered. Not only when I pray for others but also when I pray for myself. I sometimes hesitate when praying for myself and think I am being selfish, but I know that is not of God. He wants me to prosper and be in good health, even as my soul prospers. I will not discount myself any longer, but I will press towards the high calling which is in Jesus Christ.
My prayer tonight for myself is that I would see myself as God sees me, full of potential and walking into His plans to prosper me, to give me hope, and an expected end.