God wants to take us back from the failure’s of life to fix the outcome. Failure’s can end up causing divisions unless they are dealt with.
We must be healed of former times to enter the new time. This is because we want to bring freedom to the captives; our brethren and the lost. God wants us to have that expected end.
Our deep foundation must be mastered as detour’s are actually set backs to set us up for our destiny. It’s wonderful being on top of the mountain but our greatest maturity comes from the valley of decisions.
God will take you farther than you could ever imagine, as your surrender to Him and His process. You shall flourish. Keep moving forward even through all of the seemingly detours, turns, twists and the desire to quit. When God is at work in your lives, He never misses a thing. Nothing about your life is wasted. Let the Word quit never be a Word for the rest of your life.
There are no short cuts, not paying dues in going forward with God. It will require you to pick up your cross and follow Him daily.
It is best to learn to be quiet. Be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to wrath. If you continually speak and fail to spend time with God you will do so much damage, like a bull in a china shop.
A person is known by the words they speak and the actions of their lives.
“But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil,” Hebrews 5:14.
I have seen such a spirit of competition, those who want to rise to the top without having the proper training and growth.
“For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God? Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil,” 1 Timothy 3:5-7.
All of these things beloved are so important to have working within us. It takes time to know someone and to be in union with them. Learning to listen what words are said will show us the condition of the heart. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
In my own life I have found that the LORD allows me to be provoked, to a reaction, to action. It is not that the LORD doesn’t know me, it is that God knows our heart and wants us to see what is there in ourselves. I know personally that having issues surface, shows me that I need a lot of help from the LORD to continue to be like him.
God even provoked Israel to jealousy.
“I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world,and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness? For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office; If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them,” Romans 11:11-14.
There are those who are stealing words for fleshly benefit. It is witchcraft, manipulation, control to gain popular approval. Indeed it is false.
To those that I love I rebuke says the LORD.
King Saul took upon himself to do the sacrifice that only Samuel was to do as prophet. Saul was moved by the people instead of obeying God and for that lost his position.
Wait on the LORD and refuse to speak for him until you know for sure. There are many voices out there but to hear the voice of God one must seek Him and have a relationship with HIM.
Are we trustworthy with authority? Is it popular when God wants us to weep between the porch and the altar? It will cost everything to serve God.
He shows us areas of error as we are provoked, to reaction, to action. To teach us and prepare us for maturity. Even when we are mature, we all have much to learn. The LORD wants us to change and be more like HIM.
We must learn to cooperate with the process. You want true authority? It will cost you everything.
As we mature and allow HIM to become flesh in us, It is what refines and defines us that lets us know when we are ready.
Correction is a good word… may we never forget it.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey