2 Timothy 1:4,6,7 – “Greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears…..I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you….For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
There are times when you know what God has called you to do, but you just don’t feel you have the inner resources you need to do it. Somehow you’ve simply run dry.
The word of God tells me how to handle those situations through a clear command: “stir up the gift inside you.”
Everything I need is already in me. Jesus put it there……faith is there….power is there…..Love is there.
In the name of Jesus, I stir up the gift that’s within me by faith. I’m stirring up my faith. I’m not going to wait until I feel stirred up. I’m stepping out by faith and expecting my feelings to follow! I’m stirring up the love of God that’s in me. I’m stirring myself up in the Spirit of the living God!
Galatians 4:7 – “Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”
WHEN WE RECEIVED JESUS AS LORD OF OUR LIVES, WHATEVER HE RECEIVED WHEN HE WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD BECAME OURS. HE WAS APPOINTED HEIR, AND WE WERE APPOINTED JOINT HEIRS ……NOT SUB-HEIRS….JOINT HEIRS!
JOINT MEANS JOINED. EVERYTHING THAT BELONGS TO HIM BELONGS TO US. NOW! HERE ON THIS EARTH. NOT AFTER WE DIE AND GO TO HEAVEN.
GOD IS SPEAKING TO JOINT HEIRS WHEN HE SAYS “I WILL SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEED ACCORDING TO MY RICHES IN GLORY!” (PHILIPPIANS 4:19) – HEAVEN IS ALREADY OURS AND IT’S OURS HERE – WHERE WE NEED IT.
“The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace; her clothing is woven with gold. She shall be brought to the King in robes of many colors; the virgin, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to You. With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought; They shall enter the King’s palace.” – Psalm 45:13-15
God is jealous over us, over the seeds He’s planted in our hearts and over the focus of our affections. He is our breakthrough; when we allow our hearts to be fully turned toward Him the doubts, fears, worries, and despair fall away and the seeds of promise grow and flourish.
The enemy tries to steal from us while the seed is still in the form of faith. It is in the secret place of intimacy and absolute trust that the planting of the Lord is protected and grows.
We are being summoned to come to the place of His dwelling where our hearts are softened and we are made glorious by learning the ways of His Kingdom. We then share intimacy with Him and from that place our breakthrough comes, our requests are answered and our enemies are defeated by the glorious Mighty One who rides forth in victory (see Psalm 45:3-5; Revelation 19:11-16).
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY