Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It lets you know, you’re not the only one, God has done this before. And there’s more where that came from! Have you ever found yourself slipping of the mouth? If your mouth starts to slip, your faith starts to slip. Because your faith is what your mouth says. Have you ever been convicted by your current position, your doubt, that temptation for unbelief? Have you ever suddenly noticed that you are not truly standing in faith in this thing you are facing - and you actually decide to turn? You choose to take a stand, to be strong in the LORD, and in the power of His Might. You choose like David to encourage yourself in the LORD, to obey what He says to speak the faith that God wants you to speak so you walk in what God wants you to walk in… And then things get worse? It doesn’t even take a minute and something else bad happens, and things look even worse than before? You just decided to fully put your trust in Him, or turn from something that He said not to do. Or you chose to go do what He told you to do. Or you chose to stop letting your words drag you down, but instead – speak your belief until you believe what you speak, and then something bad happens, even worse than before? What just happened? God just tested you. Are you surprised? Do you think that’s unusual? Shouldn’t that be expected? The testing of your faith is what makes it stronger. I was listening to a worship set during my PRISM time with the LORD, and in the intro to the next song, the worship leader was sharing the story of this song she wrote some time earlier, that started with her singing it in her car. God, I look to you, because I am overwhelmed. She’s just being real, She said, I was singing it, because that’s what I was - overwhelmed. And God stopped her, “As long as you say that, you’ll stay there.” He changed her words… God I look to you, I won’t be overwhelmed, give me vision to see things like you do. God I look to you, you’re where my help comes from. Give me wisdom to know just what to do. That’s what He does! God told her, prophesy over yourself. It doesn’t matter if things get worse – they well could. But what does that have to do with your faith, or God’s Word, or His promise, or His victory. He wins, the enemy loses. God has victory in store for the upright. Part of being upright is speaking right. It’s looking up, not down, it’s speaking life, not death, it’s declaring victory, not decreeing your own defeat. It doesn’t matter what else goes wrong. God isn’t done yet, your story isn’t written yet, the best part hasn’t even come yet! God is doing this, the worse it gets, the greater the turnaround, the stronger the villain, the greater the victory, the greater the obstacle, the more you overcome, the deeper the crater – the bigger the comeback. God is a 4th Quarter kind of God. He’s always clutch in the final drive. Praying that you will catch yourself if you ever slip into looking at the waves around you, or the giants against you. What are you looking at them for? So things get worse – so what. This isn’t about the giants or the waves, this is about the Giant Killer and Wave Stiller. This isn’t about what you face, this is about the One who gives you victory in all things. He even gives you victory before the enemy is defeated, and he will be - every time - forever. Praying that you won’t be overwhelmed, that you will never say that, that you will overcome through the Word of Faith that God gives you. Praying that you will watch your words, and use them well, so your faith grows! So your victory comes!
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!