Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | February 22, 2015

ONLY BELIEVE

prayer of woman 1

And Jesus said to him, “If You can! All things are possible for one who believes… .’ And Jesus answered them, ‘Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” And Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.’… And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord” (Mark 5:36; 9:22,23; 11:22-24; Luke 1:13-45).

I believe in the truth of God’s Word; all of it. I believe that every passage of Scripture is God breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, and for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action); so that every man and woman of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work that God should call us to do (2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12,13).

This week I spent some time with a few of my prayer sisters. I was surprised to hear some of the personal “issues” each of them are trying to deal with. As we talked, all of us came to the realization that the distractions of day to day are a cheap shot by the enemy to get our eyes off the ability of JESUS to take care of our needs (however big or small); yet somehow, we get taken ‘off course’ by thinking ‘we’ or, the advice of others will pull us through a critical time (Matthew 14: 29-31). I believe all of us fall into this way of thinking at some time or other, no matter how ‘spiritually mature’ we are.

I have been pondering the question; “DO I BELIEVE in JESUS CHRIST and His ABILITY? Do I REALLY BELIEVE that through Him alone (my Source for everything) I AM ABLE (in sickness, weakness, grief, being jobless, hungry, depressed, and filled with worry and anxiety, fear for tomorrow, etc.) TO GET THROUGH all that is before me, and do all that He has called me to?”

My answer is “Yes!” There is Power within us, that will quickly tug at us and remind us of “who we are in Christ”, if we will just open our hearts to hear HIM (Romans 8: 16). There is great REST for us as we draw near to Him and strength for us as we partake of His fruit of PEACE, and JOY. It is only when we recognize that we sit in and with Jesus at the right hand of the Father far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but in the one to come (Galatians 5: 22, 23; Ephesians 1: 15 – 2: 8) that we can with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, KNOWING that we will receive mercy and find grace to help us in our times of need (see Hebrews 4: 14-18). Hallelujah!

I want to now take you through various passages found in 2 Corinthians, chapters 1-5. It is my prayer that as you read them, you will feel a resurgence of your great love for our Master and Savior; that you will experience the precious touch of His hand on you, that in His touch His strength and healing will flow through you in a profound way. I pray that you will know with deep assurance His great love for you and that there will come upon you a profound PEACE. Great JOY will stir deep within your spirit as you rise up and worship in the beauty of His presence:

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort which we ourselves are comforted by God. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and He will deliver us. On Him we have set our hope that He will deliver us again. You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many. For all the promises of God find their Yes in Him. That is why it is through Him that we utter our Amen to God for His glory. And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us and given us His Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

Thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one is the fragrance of death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

We have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we believe, and so we also speak, knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into His presence.

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as guarantee.” Praise the Lord for His Truth that is eternal and never fails! God bless you!

The Lord is saying to you…

“Child, I know your pain, I hear your cry and I see your tears. It is My desire to bring you good things out of every seemingly impossible circumstance. Come to Me and lay down your cares and let child-like laughter rise within you. Face the coming days with a brave and happy heart. Be of good courage, for the enemy is under your feet and you are seated with Me in heavenly places. There is nothing ethereal in this; it is a simple fact. You have much in your life to provoke laughter, simple trust, fearlessness, and joy. Today is sublimely sweet; do not miss the joy of each new day by striving to know or plan for tomorrow. I am near now; reach out and take My hand as I lead you forward into the next moment.”


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