Sunday, September 28, 2008

"The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord!"

(We have a big God, and our children are going to have more than enough to proclaim the Gospel in power. We may go through seasons and crises, but I feel God is saying, "Don't camp in the crisis. We are just passing through." We are going to speak to the storehouses, and the goodness of God is going to bless us. Stay in His presence, and declare over your children, over America, and every place that the enemy has tried to declare lack: "The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord!")

I read the above this morning in a message from Mahesh Chavada. I was so blessed that I had to share this.

How easy it is to "camp out" in our crisis? OHHHH SOOOOOOOO Easy! Believe me...I know from experience. And for those of you who never do this...will you be my friend? I need to surround myself with people who can help keep my feet on the path the Lord has set before me.
Seriously though...I have been very blessed with wonderful people in my life who go above and beyond in exemplifying Christ. I want to be like them. I want to step into the promised land. Not wander in circles for 40 years wringing my hands.

We must keep our eyes on God and remember that the promises He has made are true and they are for me and you. It is an important part of finding peace in this crazy time we are living in.
Fear is not of the Lord (like we have never heard that before) I'm not talking about "fear of the Lord" I'm talking about that ucky, yucky fear that paralyzes us and renders us useless for the Kingdom of God. That fear that keeps our eyes on ourselves and blinds us to all we are in Christ. That is the boring and predictable Game of the enemy. Laugh at him my friends. Give a sacrifice of praise in all things because you know who you belong to. Doesn't it feel good to know you are on the winning team? When we are seeking Gods will in our lives daily, when all we do is surrendered to His will above our own, we can rest in knowing that even when things don't go our way that they are still His way. I for one do NOT want to step outside of the will of My Abba Father. I do not want to miss anything He has for me. I do not want to be left the way I am.
Be encouraged...The Lord is with us and promises to reign victorious!

I am sooooo very hungry for His manifest presence in my life daily. I'm not just satisfied to enjoy a worship service once a week. The greatest thing is I have finally learned that it is mine. Every hour of every day He is with me. His comfort is at the ready whenever I am weary or fearful. His provision has never let me down. We may feel shaken but when everything settles down we will see that God had us in the palm of his hand the entire time. So No camping trips my friends...keep running the race.

Be supremely blessed today and always.

Lord, thank you for reminding us you are near. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear and hearts that cry Abba Father. Amen

3 comments:

Debra said...

Amen, my sister. I sold my RV and threw away all of my camping equipment after that sermon! tee hee!

We are home. Thank you for praying.

I pray you are being wrapped in holy embraces and the Lord is blessing you abundantly today!!

He And Me + 3 said...

I have to stand on His promises daily. I don't know how I would or could survive without His salvation & just knowing I am safe in the palm of His hand. great post!

Cheryl said...

Stephanie,

When you have a chance, come visit. I have something for you. Welcome to the bloggy world.

Cheryl