We dare not expose our obediences to sabotage with our doubt and unbelief. I mean, even after the fact, we can go away analyzing and criticizing and speculating for months about its success to the point of concluding it was a failure or worthless effort. Unfortunately, the harvest crop can be tall and to the point of the ears forming or being almost complete, but our conclusions were all the thief needed to kill, steal and destroy. It takes as much trust with the after effects as it does to obey in the beginning, so let’s rest in the confidence that He will always be Lord of the harvest. —Kathy Gabler
Considering scriptural examples, I know I must be willing for God to move me if He sees such a necessity. Sometimes God moves us geographically or with reference to a career or status among our peers. Positioning and timing are high up on God’s list of imperatives (cf.Eph.1:9-10;Gal.4:4-5). There will, no doubt, be need for modifications in our point of reference and our understanding of God’s timing in order to bring the fulfillment of promise. God does not give gifts to be squandered but to bring the fruit forth from our lives that He desires to minister to others.
When we are willing to be moved where God deems best and when we are willing to be modified even though it means we must change our mind about some inaccurate views we were formerly willing to die for, then the promise begins to come into place. It is then that the position of the promise changes from potential to actualization (cf.Lev.26:3-13; Deut.28:1-14;Rom. 12:1-2;Js.1:3-4,12;4:7-10;Phil.1:6).
We have had our questions, our doubts and shed our tears, but we’ve heard what comes in the morning (Ps. 30:5). I’m telling you, the sun is rising on us and great joy will be ours because it is our time. It’s time to operate in the mandate God has given us. — Melissa Gabler
Satan has come to steal, kill and destroy BUT take hope because God’s government is higher. God’s government came in Jesus to give, bring to life and build and to give us life more abundantly. “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” (Jn.10:10, Amp)