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Getting Ready for the Next Level

Just about everything in our nation that darkness has to offer, has gone to the next level of what it was before the nation-shaking events of the last couple of years. Our lives, families, churches and communities have been deeply affected and events have hurled a need, nay a challenge, in our faces to overcome them. I think that a sober consideration of those events and their fallout will show us that we cannot continue to operate at the same level we deemed satisfactory heretofore. It is hard to just settle for what is presently evident in our lives and in our environment when God Almighty has shown us in His Word that His sons/daughters are expected to call upon Him and know the breadth, length, depth and height of Him (Eph.4:18) that we have not known before and even expect to be filled with “the fullness of God” (Eph.3:19). 

What Could Be

Melissa—This time of year, especially when considering, “How are things progressing and what will the progression be like in months to come?”, the norm is to start looking ahead.  There’s an anticipation of what is coming and what could be.  And on the spiritual side of things there is a buzz with indications of new and unconventional opportunities within our reach.  We have plenty to be excited and anticipatory about but, due to the nature of what is ahead in the next half, I believe we need to press in to Holy Spirit’s leading and stay focused on present tasks to finish it well.

Our Stance — Standing

(Melissa Gabler)—Our stance in this season is standing—standing on the truth that our magnificent God is doing something BIG.  He is establishing His plan for 2019 and beyond.  Again, we GET to be a part of this.  We GET to be a change agent simply by standing.  Yes, YOU have what is needed for this moment.  Now is not the time to throw your hands up.  Now is the time to take a deep breath and watch the glorious show unfolding in the days ahead.  Yes, there will be shockers.  BUT all we need to know is that those shockers are proof that God is shaking what can be shaken (Heb. 12:27-28)!  Thankful to be Your daughter, my King.  “The kingdom of God doesn’t come by counting the days on the calendar. Nor when someone says, ‘Look here!’ or, ‘There it is!’ And why? Because God’s kingdom is already among you.” (Luke 17:21 MSG) It’s time to wake up, and be who we were born to be.  Let’s win this war, as God has intended.

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