Believe & Receive: The Mighty Hand of God
It’s been quite some time since I sat down to pour out my spirit upon this blog. And oh how I’ve missed it! My current responsibilities consume a great deal of my time and quite honestly, I am often exhausted of all energy by the close of each week. However, something about this morning was different.
As I listen to the sound of the rain, I am all the more reminded how intimate our loving God is! I have witnessed so much (miraculous) activity this past year, as I’ve been set apart for current and future use in the kingdom. I have experienced crystal clear signs and wonders that would marvel the greatest of men. I believe that this was only possible because of intense prayer, fasting and quiet, still moments at the foot of the Creator’s throne. This year has been like nothing I have ever witnessed before. And actually, it started late summer, early fall of 2016- and carried over into this 2017, year of jubilee and manifestation. Though, I still await with enormous expectation for other things to come to pass, I cannot deny what I have witnessed take place thus far. Not only have I seen prayers unfold before my eyes, but I have also received clear visions and signs – for things to come. As a result, I’d like to share a few points with all of you today.
Join God’s Activity
If you are actively praying and seeking God for answers, be watchful for His response. If you are not alert, you may miss the very answer to a request that you have laid at the Father’s feet. It is also important because there are opportunities for us to join God’s activity. If you are praying to be a blessing to others and you continue to walk past those in need each day, you may be completely disregarding your opportunity to join God in the answer to your prayer request. If you are in the position to speak an encouraging word or better yet, to meet a hunger or financial need, then you are missing out on being that blessing that you desire to be. Stay on guard- eyes and ears open!
Prepare for Rain
If you are praying for rain, then why would you not have your umbrella open and your waders on?? God meets us at our point of faith. If you are believing God for something, then expect Him to answer! Luke 12:32 tells us, …”it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Do we really believe this? Take God at His word. Stand on his promises and believe that when you pray, God has heard and will answer. It may not look like you envisioned it, but nonetheless, God will deliver in His own mighty way. So on that note, get your goggles and wet suit out, since we’re believing God for oceans of rain!
Walk in It Before & After
When God delivers on your prayers and His promises, embrace them with open arms and give Him praise! As a matter of fact, thank Him even before you see the full manifestation of them, as an act of faith. Remember, Hebrews 11:6 tells us, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” Pre-manifestation behavior, as I like to call it, helps to set the tone for the blessing. So, when your prayers finally give birth, you can fully walk into them with the assurance of the Mighty Hand of God! Don’t just stand there bare feet and all. Get ready. Put your shoes on and prepare to walk…. run if you need to- into your destiny!
If you are believing God for something today, I encourage you to spend as much time as possible with Him. Get in His Word and in His presence and allow Him to lead you. His “word is a lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path.” Psalm 119:105. Pray, fast and steal away as much as possible, to hear clearly from God. Miracles happen when we enter into His Holy presence- and that’s when we see The Mighty Hand of God! Love, peace and blessings, friends!