What is your obstacle? Is there a pattern you are needing to break? You can accomplish more with less. Believing prayer is better than begging prayer. Prayers of faith rather than prayers from a place of wandering. God clearly spoke to us recently on how "faith-filled" prayer is the key to answers. Instead of praying from a place of trying to get God to do something, pray from the place of what God has already accomplished. He is the Beginning and End.
"Let your speech be always with grace..." The word translated as "speech" is logos in Greek, and its meanings include- a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea (Thayers Definitions). I simply love that definition! We have a "Living Voice" resident within us, through the Holy Spirit! Father spoke us into existence (that is how He creates things) with life-giving words, words that actually embodied the conception of our intended destiny! Since we are made in His image, we possess that same creative power to speak words that actually embody the release of God-intended destiny to those around us!
The true prophetic voices that are emerging have been thoroughly processed in a good way, in a God way, behind the scenes. You can truly see and hear Christ in them. They've surpassed the old model and identity of a "prophetic voice" and have listened to the request and desire of Jesus - to become a living ORACLE for Him; One with Him, One With LOVE. Emanating His very presence. They take great joy in Galatians 2:20 because they live without agenda. They live for Him. "It's no longer I who lives but Christ within me." or as the Distilled Version says, "I am now enjoying a second existence, simply Christ using my body."
I and others have been crying out about the over sheltered self-celebrating church of today that is naive and unprepared and VULNERABLE! When we do not go out into the world and share the good news reality and joy about God, we only set ourselves up for the other agenda. Our children matter, but so do YOU! It's not about putting the whole burden on YOUR shoulders but finding your place and position in the Body - and no it's not all easy, but it can be FUNCTIONAL! Don't let "the church" or any other minister tell you that it's all on you. We need to learn how to be Spirit led so that we can do His agenda with the gifts He has given and wants to equip us in.
Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9 (see also 2 Thessalonians 3:13) Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:14-16 This word redeem is translated from the Greek verb, exagorazo, which means "buying up the opportunity." The word time in Ephesians 5:16 is from the Greek word for time, kairos, or a time in which something is seasonable (a specific time, as opposed to chronological time or days on a calendar). It can also mean "a specific time pregnant with destiny."
The swans are migrating north. Recently we saw a pair of gorgeous, white swans on a small lake in Alaska. They were in very shallow water feeding. One swan swam away into deeper water. The swans began trumpeting to each other. The calls sounded like noisy honks, continuing until the second one joined its partner in the deep. These rare Trumpeter swans winter in the northwestern US and southwestern Canada, migrating over 1400 miles to Alaska en route to their final arctic destination for nesting each summer.
Jesus and His disciples are in the boat on the Sea of Galilee. The wind and waves are about to take them out. The disciples are in a panic. Jesus stands up and with a word calms the storm. And then He has the audacity to say to them, "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?" (Mark 4:40). "Why were you afraid?" We were about to be dead! Didn't you see? No wonder the disciples were astonished. You may be in the same place now. Circumstances and your own mind make it seem as though fear and worry is the only option. You pray, but your head is still afraid and anxious after you pray.
A new identity emerges as we see as God sees and obediently embrace a new larger vision. A godly identity and vision comes with a promise and provision. God will provide the creative ideas that will form the provisions to finance your new identity to not only bless you but those in your sphere of influence. Vision always comes with provision for prosperity to increase your sphere of influence. "Honor the Lord from your wealth and from the first of all your produce; so your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine." Proverbs 3:9–10. These are the Best of Times for the Kingdom of Light and the Worst of Times for the sinful kingdom of darkness!
The Lord is searching for a true and earnest friend, one that will keep Him company in the night and identify with the very heart and feelings of the sweet Master. Give me a few minutes to explain as this article could change your devotional life forever! I promise you that! "That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death." (Philippians 3:10) "Rejoice... inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings..." (I Peter 4:13) What does it mean when Scripture uses the term: the fellowship of His sufferings? Is it just going through persecution as we suffer with the Lord? That's part of it, but it is also saying, "Lord, what's on your heart right now?"