As I sat with the Lord yesterday, soaking in His presence and seeking answers for the current covid situation, the Lord laid upon my heart a bold call out to His children, an invitation from Him to connect over the next 7 days.
The Lord revealed to me 7 strategies that will help us navigate tough times, especially moments of fear and uncertainty that try to cripple us. I believe it is highly applicable for such a time as this.
Please join me for a time of devotion with the Lord over the next 7 days. He is waiting to hear from you and speak to you
IT IS TIME for a transformational shift of your heart, from being a Victim to becoming a Victor. From stopping to lower yourself to being a Victim to raising up to become the Warrior you are called to be
I hear drum rolls, there is celebration. The lion of Judah is rising with His roar. He wants us to raise with Him
Victimisation is being defeated, by you stepping up to becoming Victorious with Him. No one has the right to treat someone unfairly or poorly, not even you to your own self. You are made in the image of God. We are meant to be working together, building each other up in love
When one sees themselves as a person who becomes helpless and passive in the face of misfortune, they label themselves as a ‘Victim’. Did you know in doing so you give whatever circumstance that made you feel that way the power over your heart and mind to make you feel that way without realizing it is a lie. You give authority for that situation to deceive your heart that you are a victim and as a result bound to live that way. You allow yourself trapped in that lie not knowing there is a way out. You playing a victim allows you to be part of the vicious victimization ripple effect.
It is TIME you make a choice, says the Lord.
It is TIME you discover for yourself The Truth
You are much more than a label your situation or society puts on you ‘jobless’ ‘divorced’ ‘homeless’ ‘failure’ ‘hopeless’ ‘mental health’ ‘single parent’ and so much more. So often though unfortunately the label dominates the way we see ourselves through these false masks that we often try to hide beneath. You are a person and not a thing that can be labelled to fit in a box.
IT IS TIME you analyse those labels that you have allowed in your life to define you. IT IS TIME you allow yourself to be encompassed with His love. Allow Him to enter your heart and speak to your fears. There is no place within your heart that He can’t reach and heal, only IT IS TIME you let Him do it. Remember you are precious in His sight. Let HOPE birth in your heart.
Job’s circumstances changed drastically but He did not let His heart sway from His creator. The man after God’s own heart David held on to the Lord as his anchor in difficult situations of His life. Esther demonstrated a courageous spirit as she trusted the Lord’s timing for her life more valuable than her own life. During uncertain seasons of her life, Ruth did not give up from doing what is right in the Lord’s sight. Abraham waited patiently on the Lord for Him to fulfill His promises to Him. Jacob during his life’ struggles learnt to trust and depend on God.
None of us have been through a situation like Covid 19. It sure is an ‘unprecedented ‘, never before known and experienced time. But God who is the author of it ALL knows about it. Just like a parent calming their scared child in the dark, He wants you to know that He is there with you right in the ring of your fire
Let’s keep walking round the walls of Jericho with trust as our only weapon. Let our songs of declarations of His love and faithfulness reach His heaven’s gate. IT IS TIME we join the armies of the Living King. IT IS TIME we raise Victoriously with our Victor. IT IS TIME we live fearlessly trusting His love for us. IT IS TIME you accept His invitation to be part of His family.
It IS TIME !!!!! Let’s pray together
Dear Father God,
We thank you for your unfailing love and faithfulness to us. In situations like today, where everything seems uncertain we ask that you help us rest in the arms of your never ending grace. We thank you for the peace of Christ that surpasses all understanding. We ask for tangible experiences and divine encounters where we can experience you deeply and closely. We ask your guidance to help us overcome our fears and courage to step out to shine Your light. In Jesus Name we ask and pray
Nomatter the circumstance, just being strong and courageous doesn’t help the situation, but what makes the difference is WHO you will walk the journey with! THAT person has the ability to make or break your journey!
Joshua is blessed to have a loving heavenly Father who not only looks out for Him, but also continually encourages Him to be bold and courageous!
I just couldn’t grasp the fact THAT the depth of the Fathers love for Joshua in this passage and us is the same, then and NOW! God is good!
Ultimately it’s ones choice of heart to walk the journey with whoever they want, but good choices always lead to good consequences. The same can’t be told of the not so good choices!