EMBRACING CHANGE

The river of God is always moving, always changing, and we must change with it. If we stop changing…we’re done! Think how many times you’ve read the Word and remarked, “Wow, I’ve never seen that before.” Exactly. It was revelation for “today.” We must be very careful to not become locked into a belief system that never changes. When we do, revelation is no longer revelation. Ask yourself if your capacity for the living Word is the same as it was ten years ago.

HE WILL NOT SEND YOU WHERE HE DOES NOT EQUIP YOU

We move ahead in the army of God, advancing His Kingdom. As long as we keep marching, we’re changing because faith moves us ahead, step-by-step. If we don’t give up, eventually we walk into the Promised Land. The last command of Jesus while on earth says, “Go!” That’s why we often see the anointing increase as we go, moving with the cloud. The Lord promises that His grace is sufficient and it will be there when you need it…not a moment before…not a moment after. The river will part the second you take the required ACTION. How blessed we are to know that we can never travel beyond His care for, “The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).

Go ahead! Step out. Faith is spelled, R-I-S-K. We may not know exactly where we’re going, exactly where the Holy Spirit is taking us, but we do know Jesus, and He promises that that is enough. Consider Thomas who said, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well” (John 14:6). Consider Abraham. “When called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going” (Hebrews 11:8).

PRESSING FORWARD

How exciting to know that change originates with the Creator of the Universe. “For we all with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18). Press forward! Going backward is not an option — “We go from glory to glory, and glory doesn’t go backwards.”

You may think you do not have resources, time, money, abilities, or support to fulfill the huge God-breathed dream within you. It’s okay —“Blessed are the paupers in spirit” (Matthew 5:3). How amazing to embrace the fact that in Heaven’s economy, absolute futility is the bedrock of Kingdom authority. In the beginning, God created when things were formless and empty (Genesis 1:1). God continues to create; He wants to create in us.

In times of major transition, it’s comforting to know that the Author of change never changes (Malachi 3:6). We must grow and be changed into His image and yet, He never changes (Hebrews 13:8). We may not–cannot–understand all of the change. So we lean not on our own understanding but trust in the certainty of God. There are those who try to “demand” answers to questions that cannot be answered at this time. Perhaps some want to be so sure, so well-informed, that they don’t rely upon faith any more. We are certain of Him, so we fulfill our assignment (DESTINY) even if with a rapid pulse.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty, and if we are one with Him, with Truth, we shall not be deceived. May we never be like the Pharisees who suffered from excessive reasoning. “Some of them were LOOKING FOR A REASON to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely” (Mark 3:2).

The Lord has authored change, but you’re not walking in the newness. In your mind you’re still tied to the stake, going in circles around the post.
You are free — It’s time to soar, “If the Son sets you free, you are free indeed” (John 8:36). You are free to say, “I don’t understand all the supernatural ways of God, but I am a believer–not a doubter!” We are in a season of change –if it’s not raining yet, go back seven times. If it is not raining, ask for rain.

Dear, Dear Jesus,
Thank You for preparing the way for us, as we prepare the way for You. How exciting that a dream developed never leaves us where it found us. Thank you Dream Giver, for changing us into what You want us to be and taking us into your pourpose for our life. As we walk through the ever-changing kaleidoscope of life, may we stay focused on Your unchanging face. Change may be difficult, but often the hard thing is the right thing. Lord, You have promised, “He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread” (Proverbs 12:11). You are the Faithful One. Fill us with faith as we walk, not trusting our human sight. Truly, truly we love You Precious Savior. Amen

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About aliosias

My passion is to equip the Body of Christ for discipleship. I have a world-wide "Daily Meditations" e-mail ministry and a website at: http://afministry.ning.com that I use to raise the conscious- ness of the body of Christ as to their duty to disciple and equip other believers.
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