“I have held many things…and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.” —Martin Luther
Look around right now. There are so many opportunities for us. They are piling up all around us. Enjoy this adventure with God, step by step, and do not treat people opposed to us as opposition but just as people who need to be blessed themselves. So we get to be kind and generous and wear these people down with the goodness of God!
(from The Church Has Left The Building)
Its dawning on me that when I come up with scenarios for meeting my need I am reducing my options to my resources and x-ing out everything outside my strength and ability to conceive. Hence when God takes me down a different path– a humbler, undefined, unfamiliar, unanticipated, unwanted path–I become angry, disillusioned, fearful,alienated from God. Like Naman the leper who sought healing from Elijah the prophet almost missed his cure because he refused to dunk in the muddy Jordan river. God will not share the stage when the audience stands to applaud. I, therefore determine to get off the stage and, like the prepared actor, have my lines ready for when He calls me out. Being ready means honing my craft, my hobbies, my mind and heart to read the circumstances and people about me to accurately see where my particular gifts can bless others and seizing the moment for God’s glory.
“All tests are specifically designed for you not only to pass them joyfully but also to be upgraded in the process. Face it, if you are living in the favor of God, what does that mean? It means that He is intentionally biased towards you!”
If you’re looking for a little inspiration today, check out this clip from The Faith Series. Enjoy! – Team Brilliant
Here’s the thing about faith: God would far rather you lived in presumption than you lived in unbelief. He is not afraid of presumption. He doesn’t get mad. Seriously? God is going to get mad because you’re believing Him too much?! No, if it’s a choice between the two, you need to live closer to presumption and as far away from unbelief as you can possibly get.
(from Making A Prophetic Impact)