By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of August 1, 2021
You can see it in your mind's eye. It's right in front of you. The promise of God as He revealed it to you.
You carry the vision.
He carries the burden.
And He leads you by His Spirit.
Suddenly, all the pressing resistance feels far behind. You’ve been restored to joy in your work. The diligence you held to is paying off now, as The Spirit of Grace empowers you to complete the project you began with Him.
Psalm 138:8 TPT extolls God as your supreme promise keeper by proclaiming, "You keep every promise you’ve ever made to me! Since your love for me is constant and endless, I ask you, Lord, to finish every good thing that you’ve begun in me!"
You remember Proverbs 3:6 TPT, which says, "Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go."
You know God’s promises are rock solid and that He is near to guide you.
So, here you are—crossing over into all you’ve waited for.
All He has promised.
Even though it narrows, you are content.
Content with Him as all that matters most.
With each new moment, you know you are arriving together.
You trust Him implicitly on your journey now.
You came to learn that it had to be God’s way (Ro 8:5-8 MSG).
You came to understand that "…the fulfillment of God’s promise depends entirely on trusting God and his way, and then simply embracing him and what he does. God’s promise arrives as pure gift..." (Ro 4:16 MSG).
You learned to "Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure," a child "'of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.'” You knew that then you would "shine among them like stars in the sky as you" held "firmly to the word of life" (Philippians 2:14-15 NIV).
So, you came into agreement with Him, your mind renewed, even in your other relationships (Philippians 2:5).
And you believed His special promise to you—His summons, His announcement for assent, His assurance of good—was fitting and guaranteed by Him (Strong’s #1860).
Victory was your beginning and is your ending.
New wine awaits. The best wine that has been held in reserve for you.
As God watches over you, He extends peace and invitation to blossom—the first stage of fruitfulness.
And you know you will make it as you stay His course for you—all the way to the mature end.
Beauty is here.
You know your promise of identity and that you are on assignment with a divine purpose (Ro 9:6 MSG).
You know you are His princess, who operates in His truth.
You know you "...were stamped with the seal of the long-promised Holy Spirit" (Eph 1:13 AMPC).
And that you are a partaker "...of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel" (Eph 3:6 ESV).
You remember Galatians 3:29 NLT, which says, "And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you."
You’ve proven out His law in your heart by your obedience (Ro 8:14-16 MSG).
And you will continue to do so as you diligently and victoriously prospect the mysteries of Christ into your future (Eph 3:6).
Your special promise from God, for which you've been set apart, for which you’ve worked and waited, is about to be made manifest, complete, in person. God will bring greater wholeness of life, a great measure of fruitfulness. As He faithfully perfects—by His Spirit of Grace—you will reach your finish line with Him (and the great cloud of witnesses) cheering you on.
Because when God is in it, a promised outlook, with the mind of Christ, will produce a fulfilled outcome and a celebration of victory.
Pray with me if you will…
Thank You for adopting me into Your Kingdom and for giving me fresh eyes with which to see Your vision forward—eyes that honor, build and glorify You. Thank You for the new wine You stored up for me and for unlocking Your destiny in me. Thank You that Your promises bring life to me and motivate me (2 Tim 1:1). Thank You for walking with me, guiding me and watching over me. Thank You for fulfilling all Your promises to me. Now, help me broadcast Your "...glorious wonders throughout the world" in even greater measure (1 Peter 2:9 TPT).
In Jesus’ Mighty Name.
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.