As the people of God assemble today may they sing about, testify about, hear about and encourage one another about their confidence in their heavenly Father to be and do what He has promised in His never-failing Word. May they decide that they will not move from off of that firm foundation of His Word that will find them confident in the face of any storm or threat knowing that “no matter what the case may be, I know He’s gonna fix it for me.”
Heb.13:6,TPT—“So we can say with great confidence:‘I know the Lord is for me and I will never be afraid of what people may do to me!’”.
Kathy — My preference is that all my experiences stay within the “known” (normal dimensions of height, length, width and time) so that I don’t feel out of control! The problem is that my being in control and my preferences do not position me in childlike faith and it takes childlike faith to trust Father to speak to me whenever and however He chooses. Then it takes childlike faith to continue to believe that He did! 2Cor.5:7, Amp — “for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]”.
I pray you find wisdom and may you find long life in her right hand and riches and honor in her left hand (Prov.3:16). May wisdom and discretion be life to your soul and adornment to your neck and may you walk in your way securely and your foot not stumble. May you not be afraid when you lie down. May the Lord be your confidence and keep your foot from being caught (vv.21-26)
“My confidence in God is His access to me.”
“My confidence in God is His access to me.”
(Kathy Gabler)—Our faith and trust in God is our stand of agreement that opens the earth and the circumstances and the day and the moment to Him. Basically, Father told me to guard my attitude and my gratitude, and I learned the surest way to do that is to make trust a priority every time a contrary wind stings my face. My confidence in Him cannot be passive nor frail. It must be a deliberate daily decision. Thankfulness too is a daily deliberate decision. For me that decision starts when I remind my soul that He is good and He is in the moment.
Anticipation of the Power of the Kingdom is to be our lifestyle, a lifestyle of confidence that God is in any given moment and His will and Government will prevail in that moment, and we are most certainly His heirs, His agents to legislate the moment and see that it does. — Kathy Gabler
As the people of God assemble today, may they worship and dwell upon the Word of God Most High so that they find their strength in Him and so that they may walk forward into the coming week with confidence that what God has started, He will bring to completion.
“The Lord God is my strength [my source of courage, my invincible army]; He has made my feet [steady and sure] like hinds’ feet And makes me walk [forward with spiritual confidence] on my high places [of challenge and responsibility].” (Hab.3:19, Amp)
“Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for
it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward. For
you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that
you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and
thus receive and carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is
promised.” (Heb.10:35-36, Amp)
Is not about fantasy or hype or superiority or self-focus; is not about looking in the mirror and thinking you are wonderful, beautiful or nearly perfect. Healthy self-image is learning who you are, your assets and liabilities, strengths and flaws and training yourself to override them as necessary and make them work. It is knowing you have presence and meaning in life.—Kathy Gabler
The curtain rising on equipping insight may come in a dream. Recently a friend had a dream that laid out priorities for dealing with an attack. As she was being shot at on the way to her car in a parking lot, she never stopped walking toward her assailant and she simply deflected the bullets with her hands as she kept moving. Three equipping strategies came from the dream: 1) Do not allow the enemy to determine the rules of engagement. She did not respond with the weapon he chose. Instead she responded with a supernatural tactic. 2) Though the attack is personal, don’t lose time and momentum by feeling like a victim. She did not run or hide to become the hunted. 3) Wield your supernatural authority offensively, deflecting and defeating every obstacle between you and your goal. We are about to grasp equipping that produces confidence. Confidence comes when we realize the enemy does not get to decide the rules or the outcome and neither will statistics or the odds determine the outcome. Equipped as mature sons, we can go into battle fully confident of the outcome. She woke up rehearsed and equipped. The follow-up challenge, of course, is to walk out that equipping and watch God happen.
(*In this dream we are, of course, dealing with typology and not suggesting you walk toward someone who is shooting at you with an actual gun.–MG)
(This is the forth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Mature Son Results” * SEEC Magazine Volume 17 Issue 6)
SEEC Kingdom Conference * Theme: “The Advancing Kingdom”
March 5-7, 2014 * Grace International Church * Willis, TX
Speakers: Jim Hodges, Dr. Don Crum, Marty Gabler, Kathy Gabler, Melissa Gabler, Simon Purvis
“. . .he talked to them about things concerning the kingdom of God.” (Acts 1:3)
seecministries.org * www.graceic.org
Rest is not giving up and flopping down on the ground. And after kicking and screaming until we are worn out, then lying in a puddle of tears while God, in bountiful pity, puts all the puzzle pieces in place just as we prefer them. “Rest” is not sitting down and doing nothing. After recent events in this nation, it is not time to pray less or stop praying. We must not stop assembling ourselves, must not stop giving, must not stop shining. It is time to pray more, assemble ourselves more, give more and shine more. “Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you—rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!” (Isa.60:1)
“Rest” is responsibly acting in the authority we have been given; our rest is that “I know (perceive, have knowledge of, and am acquainted with) Him Whom I have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on), and I am [positively] persuaded that He is able to guard and keep that which has been entrusted to me and which I have committed [to Him] until that day. (2Tim.1:12) Rest is not inactivity but activity couched in a holy confidence in spite of circumstances.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.” (Matt.11:28)