People love to shout, jump, and dance when the good report comes, but what happens when it is bad. What do you do when the forecast is dim? How do you respond when you are allowed to see the storm that is headed your way before it arrives? Do you still shout, jump, and dance? Think about it. Probably not, but maybe we should.
If God takes you to it He will surely take you through it. Believe me. I know from personal experience. Some how. Some way. I made it over. You can too!!
If you go through and come out with God by your side you now have a testimony of His goodness, faithfulness, and mercy. Now you can speak from personal experience, not just what you’ve heard, and that my friend, is powerful!
If you suffer an ailment (body, mind, spiritual, physical, etc.) you now have an opportunity to witness God do a great work with miracles, signs, and wonders to follow!! Others will see too. To God be the glory!!
If you are “thrown in the fire” your adversary might see God walking in the midst with you, and finally know there is a God!!
If God allows attacks to come and loss to occur in your life than expect your reward will be greater than before it ever happened. You will recover more than you could ever ask or think !! Greater annointing. Greater faith. Greater humility. Greater compassion. Greater influence. Greater.
Wow. Sounds like several good reasons for us to sing, dance, and shout like never before!!!
After the pain, the provision shall come, and the promise shall come to pass!! That’s a word the Lord blessed me with years ago one morning while getting ready for work through a televised sermon, and I never forgot it. Troubles ahead? Forecast gloomy? It’s okay. Praise Him in advance!!
WORDS TO STAND ON…
Daniel 3: 23-25
23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Numbers 14: 7-9
7 And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.
8 If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.
9 Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not.
Walk It Out…
Stop and take a moment to meditate on this devotional and more importantly the mighty Word of God. How does this apply to you on today? What are you currently believing God for in your life? What do you need to let go of or stop doing immediately? What do you need to begin doing? Pray and listen. Now step out in faith and go forth in Jesus name!