(Kathy Gabler)—Coming into the new year we would be wise to make decisions based in the Word of God, the wisdom of God. If we go to God for a deposit of His peace and wisdom, we can make a choice that contradicts our feelings. That doesn’t mean you are giving up strategy and resolve, it means you’re just choosing not to stay UPSET while it comes. To stay upset is to CHOOSE death because your body will suffer, relationships will suffer and “emotional reactions” will become KING in the house and set an atmosphere that draws more upset.
Marty, Kathy and Melissa invite you to join them for a special New Year’s Beside Still Waters segment Jan.1, 2019 at 8:15pm. It will be live on Marty’s Facebook page. It will be a time of prophetic inspiration, encouragement and anticipation looking forward to seeing God’s Kingdom purposes in 2019.
Here is a bit of strategy. At the beginning of the year the Lord told me to take this year week by week. That has been an absolute life saver. There have been several weeks that have ended on a rough note, but the Holy Spirit reminds me of the instruction and it brings hope because I don’t know what God has planned for next week. Next week does not have to look like this week, and won’t. Two days after hearing the “week by week“ strategy I heard the Lord say, “You are tiptoeing into something big”. Tiptoeing? What an interesting word choice. It simply means stealth/cautious. So, we have to take this year week by week because we are tiptoeing into position! The Lord is carefully putting us into a place He created us to fill. This is the year of placement and revealing. (Fourth excerpt from Melissa Gabler’s article “A Drawing Salve Kind of Season”)
Discerning the intent of a particular weapon can reveal a strategy for its defeat. An example is that many weapons seem personal when you are actually one of many being targeted. An individual can get overwhelmed by being caught in the crossfire of a bigger, corporate target. Like the Untouchables, who were governmental agents caught in the crossfire between the purpose of a nation and the corruption trying to undermine it, they took personal hits but the war was much bigger than the individuals. Their mandate or calling and purpose put them in the crossfire. In addition to persevering in spite of their personal hits, the strategic elements that made the Untouchables untouchable, or undefeated, were purity of motive, skill, and corporateness. (2Co.10:3-4)