Kathy — I’ve asked the Lord many times, “How long are fiery trials supposed to last?” I’d like to say He answered, “Twenty minutes to twenty days, max!” However, we have all lived long enough to know better. He patiently explains to me, again, that time is not the issue in trials. Results are the issue. While we watch the clock or calendar during trials, God looks at the growth, maturity and changes in us. (Rom.5:3-4)
Your new season is only a paradigm shift away. It may not be possible for some of us to fulfill our course and walk through the experiences and circumstances that course will take us through, while maintaining our same old paradigms about who God is and how He moves and works in this hour. One of the purposes of seasons is likely the purpose to open up a wider revelation of who God is and what His ways are. (Rom12:2)
As the people of God assemble today may they rejoice and be glad and grow strong in spirit and be filled with wisdom. Jesus was born with purpose and so are we. From the beginning, He not only grew physically but in His spirit and in wisdom for what was to come. One of our major goals for our children in 2020 should be to see them filled with the Spirit and to train them in godly wisdom. “And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace (favor and spiritual blessing) of God was upon Him.” (Lk.2:40)
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Don’t allow people or circumstances to talk you out of the promise, purpose or prophecy of God. Be careful who you allow to persuade or dissuade you. Don’t just stand around listening to what people think or say. Go back to what God has said, what God has done. Go back to that moment, no matter how faint or how brief. (Rom.4:21)
The Rock hit Goliath in the mind resulting in a miraculous, unprecedented victory. (1Sam.17:49) The Goliath of this age: the mind, the thinking, the reasoning of opposition to Christ and His purpose in this hour of history must be hit with THE Rock (2Sam.22:2;Mt.7:24): i.e., His Word, His righteousness, His purpose, His Name, His actions… consistently. A biblical worldview must be foremost in the hearts and actions of His people.