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Month of May is for Counsel

The month of May is for counsel – for giving counsel and receiving counsel. Expect the Lord to set up situations for you to (1) receive counsel for living – for knowing what to do when no one else does, (2) counsel for relationships, (3) counsel for finances, (4) counsel for walking out your Kingdom purpose, (5) counsel for working through seemingly impossible circumstances. Expect the Lord to set up situations where you will be able to pass on to others what you have freely been given. ”The wise will hear and increase their learning, And the person of understanding will acquire wise counsel and the skill [to steer his course wisely and lead others to the truth],” (Prov.1:5, Amp)


Not out of Circumstances but Through Circumstances

DanielwithlionsGod doesn’t change His plans for His people just because an unexpected set of difficult circumstances have arisen. Though surrounded by lions, Daniel was completely unharmed. The lions did not function like lions – they were present, they were still lions with all the capabilities of lions but did not function like lions as long as Daniel was present. It would be difficult in this setting to say that Daniel was not manifested. All through the Bible people were preserved and manifested regardless of undesirable circumstances, even impossible circumstances. They were not removed from the circumstances but manifested participants in those altered circumstances (Cf. Esther). Regardless the apparent circumstances, God brought His people through and He has not retired from bringing His people through triumphantly.

(This is the eighth excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “Regardless the Moon“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)

Marty audio excerpt: “God’s Will Has Never Changed”

Taking Ground

StandwithswordIf marriage statistics are stalking yours or if your finances are boiling down to coins in a can or if you have been hit with an undeniable diagnosis, lift your head and CHOOSE LIFE, no matter how difficult it is because the Word says: it is not too difficult for you, (Deut 30:11), it isn’t too much for you, it’s not out of your reach.  The word is very near you, in your mouth, in your mind and in your heart.  You can do this.  Deut 30:20 says to CHOOSE LIFE by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice and by holding fast to Him.  That same verse tells us why, so that we and our descendants may live long in the land which we possess.  Choosing life is taking ground.  We take acreage out of every cocoon of circumstances that we overcome.  We gather real-estate that becomes inheritance for at least four generations as well as inspiration for all those that feel the ripple of our life!

(This is the last excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Continuing to Choose Life“ which was published in SEEC Magazine -Volume 19 Issue 6. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)