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By Cora Jakes-Coleman
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Today is the day the Lord has made and we are to rejoice and be glad no matter what the circumstance that we face knowing that it all will work together for our good. If we are not in open rebellion or in willful sin, then God promises good to come through our trials and tribulations conforming us into the image of His son.
The Lord orders the steps of the righteous. No matter what you may be going through God is in it. The enemy cannot do anything without God allowing it. Just like with Job the enemy had to go before the Throne of God to ask permission before he could touch Job or anything to do with his life.
We need to rest trusting in God's faithfulness. He said that He would bring forth good, to prosper us, and to not bring harm, to give us a future and a hope. What the enemy has meant for harm God turns it for our good. We must stand on His promises.
Pursue peace with all men and especially to have it within our own heart for peace is a mighty weapon of warfare against the enemy. The joy of the Lord is our strength, another much needed weapon, but most of all we need to have God's love flowing in and through us for without it everything we do is in vain.
God calls us to come before Him early to bask in His presence, to give Him the sacrifice of praise and to hear His voice to direct us each day.
Rest and Know that I am Your God
I believe the Lord is saying to rest and know that I am your God and that I am in control of everything that you face each day knowing that only good follows you if you take My hand and walk with Me. I will take your circumstances and bring good out of them. I promise prosperity, and good health if your soul prospers in Me.
Take the hem of My garment and I will give you the abundance of life and liberty, the freedom to be whom I called you to be, the kind of creation that pleases Me.
You are unique. No one can do the things I called you to do. Don't allow the enemy to lie to you saying that you don't measure up. You are Mine and you are fulfilling what I called you to do.
Don't look in the natural but look to Me for I am the author and the finisher of your faith. What I called you to do I will accomplish it through you. I started a good and perfect work in you and I am faithful to complete it.
If I died in your place when you were lost, how much more will I do for you now that you are My friend? Rest in Me, cultivate a deep relationship with Me, feast on My word, dwell with Me, walk with Me, and trust Me. Revel in My love.
Hope and Expect
Have a hope and expectancy of good things to come. Feast on My faithfulness to provide your every need even the desires of your heart because it is pure. The pure in heart will see Me and be satisfied.
Cast down the vain imaginations and all that distracts you and get back to the basic foundation of your faith for many have allowed the enemy to entice them with that, which isn't of Me. Know the genuine article so that you will not be conned with a counterfeit.
Seek Me and don't seek after gifts, signs and wonders. Seek to know the purity of My word. Allow Me to teach you Truth. Stretch your faith by taking My hand and walk forward. Never look back clinging to the past for I am doing a new thing.
Worship Me in spirit and truth. Outside of My truth is no life. Many have dabbled in that which is outside of My truth and taken in a mixture that has tainted My waters. A little leaven leavens the whole loaf.
Do not touch the unclean thing. Do not justify sin or you will let the enemy in. The little foxes spoil the vine.
Be Mine, be faithful and I will give you the Kingdom. Be content with the little and I will give you great things. Yes, I will give you abundance, the ample supply to be filled and to have the overflow in material and spiritual things.
I will give you revelation and strategies against the enemy if you stay hidden in Me. Delight yourself in My presence and I will give you the fruit of the land, the milk and the honey. Yes I will give you the meat of My word that you will be made strong.
It is all in Me. Allow Me to be your all and all and love Me, for yes, this is the day I have made and we will rejoice in it.
The Lord makes firm, the steps of the one who delights in Him. Psalm 37:23
If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land. Isaiah 1:19
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.