I recently received the following word in my inbox. It blessed me and I wanted to share it with you. I have been going through a transition in my life over the past year. One which in the beginning was the scariest time of my life.
I honestly, did not know where my life was going and all I had was my faith in Jesus to sustain me. There were a lot of things that were lost to me that I had no control over and many things I had to let go of that I wanted to keep. I did not know what was happening to me and I did not know where my life was going to end up. I know Satan wanted it to end in my death. As he was taunting me that I was a dead man, I would scream scriptures and confessions at him that God is able to sustain me and greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world.
Suddenly, in the midst of the darkness, Jesus reached down and took hold and lifted me up and set me on a New Path. In the last possible moment, God opened a door that I could never find and pushed me through it when the world wanted me dead and I barely had the strength to move forward.
He lifted me out of the place I was in and opened a blessing that was more than enough to turn things around. There was a lot of damage done in that battle and it has taken over nine months just to get to this point, but I am just now beginning to reach a point where I can shift my focus from answering the demands of the past to looking forward to the plans that God has given me. Things that I have only dreamed about for more than 30 years are now taking form and beginning to manifest. Beginning this month new doors are opening up and new opportunities are stepping forward and I am looking to God to lead me through these amazing days of glory.
Live in God’s PASSION!
by Angie Stolba, Washington, Illinois (via ElijahList)
The winds of change are blowing right now. The Lord is telling us in this season, “Don’t look to the former, for behold, I am doing a new thing. Do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:18-19). I, personally, have been sensing transition and realignment for the past several months now. I have a very strong sense that God has been working behind the scenes, and that He is lining up good things for His children.
I believe the Lord is saying, “That which you have been contending and asking Me for is now at your doorstep. What has previously tarried will be held up no longer. You have crossed over; you have graduated. You are entering into a new season of increase and promotion, and during this time I am even increasing your influence.”
“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left” (Isaiah 54:2-3).
God is walking out this new path with you. You will find that your greatest asset will be continuing to abide into a place of intimacy with the Father. It is there that He will reveal the secrets of His heart and the plans and purposes that He has for your life.
“Ask Me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.” Jeremiah 33:3
The Lord will equip you to steward well all that He is about to open up before you as you dwell in this place of intimacy with Him. Do not fear; He is leading and guiding you into this new and exciting season.
“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them” Isaiah 42:16).
The Father is singing over you, “This is a great and exciting time! You are coming into a wide, open space (Psalm 18:19). ‘Everywhere your foot treads, I will give you the land’ (Joshua 1:3). Do not let the enemy rob you of this season by trying to bring up old insecurities and anxiety; those things no longer have a grip on your life. ‘For whom the Son sets free is free, indeed’ (John 8:36). Do not look back; only go forward into the new! Have I not commanded you, ‘Be strong and very courageous’ (Joshua 1:9)? I will continue to open up the path before you as you abide in the secret place of My presence. Stay in step with My ways and My timing; I’ve got this! Rest in Me.”
This is a kairos moment – a propitious moment for decision or action – for many in the Body of Christ. God is calling you for such a time as this (Esther 4:14).
Like Joseph, the Lord has been with you all along, and He has seen the faithfulness of your heart. Now it is your time to rise up and enter into what He has set before you. Your pit has prepared you for the palace.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.” Isaiah 60:1