By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of December 5, 2021
God revealed to me that it’s time to rise, do the work that He assigned to us, and be lifted above irritants that were obstacles to keep us in place for a long season. By His astounding grace, He is now turning up the show lights for all to see Him through us. It’s our time to shine His light brightly!
It’s time to realize more that His grace is greater than our sin and that we had to come into more of His truth before our dreams could come true (Ez 23:27 AMP). It’s time to humbly lift up the unrealized dreams of our youth to God and acknowledge that He alone can bring them to outward fruition. It’s time to invite His powerful grace to do precisely this His way.
God has been and still is in the midst of our dreams, and nothing is impossible for Him. He meets us there to lift us into His prevailing peace by His gracious power, above dreams yet to be fully realized while He makes them happen. So, we can rest in Him, even while we lift others.
We all need Him, and we all need to ask Him for what we need. To be sure, prayer is His valuable gift to us that we can give to others. It is a best practice and an amazing support for one to pray for another.
Ecclesiastes 4:10 AMP says, "for if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and does not have another to lift him up."
So, it’s not just about us. We need the power of God and the help of many to fulfill our divine purposes on earth and finish our races well, while we help others along the way.
God has taught me and continues to teach me to not hold on too tightly to anyone or anything as I lift others to Him. He teaches me to keep my grip firmly on His hand, remaining close to Him. It's where God calls all of us to be as we love one another. In this way, we choose a cycle of life that pours from Him through us, then returns a blessing to us and back to Him.
Our realities can be God's peace for the journey when we don't fall away for enemy lies but hold onto His truth; because one dead thing cannot help another.
Proper tethers give way to the extraordinary weight of sinking vessels. So, we don't have to go down with the ship of ungodliness. We can will and choose to remain afloat under the weight of God’s Glory-Presence as we continue to point others to Christ. We can abide in Him for true life as death slips beneath us (2 Sam 12:20, 23).
It isn't haughty to let go and live like this. It's humility to live in submission to God and honor Him and His ways as righteous and just above all else.
We can know Him as our gracious Provider of life in all circumstances by the measure of faith God gives us when we break past the foolish fear that tries to limit us and open our minds to His renewal.
We must hear from God and agree with Him to live life to the fullest measure of His abundance for us.
We are called to prosper, to live out His divine purposes, to be fountains of life. So, don’t let the enemy of your soul bury you alive beneath heavy yokes of any kind. Shake off the dead weight, and break free to life with Christ, who leads us gently with bonds of love, eases our yokes, and bends down to feed us, even as we worship Him (Hos 11:4).
God has a way of helping us by removing false desires of our hearts that can potentially take us down and by opening our eyes to see Him as higher and better in every way. He works to establish His eternal life more into our souls, and even into our bodies, beyond the bondage of our sin when we agree with His ways by faith above lesser things (Romans 8:11).
His Grace is Bigger
God’s Spirit is more powerful than any sin in us or around us. His righteousness and justice are pillars of His throne in our lives.
1 Samuel 2:8 AMP says, "He raises up the poor from the dust, He lifts up the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with nobles, And inherit a seat of honor and glory; For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, And He set the land on them."
So, let’s lift our heads and keep our eyes on Jesus to live a Heavenly life on earth. Let’s ask and believe God for the impossible above our circumstances and come into a new place, where His covenant blessings prove to reflect His light in our lives. Let’s believe Him at His Word above any past or present reality to experience His new reality for us. Let’s actively agree with Psalm 24:9 AMP, which says, "Lift up your heads, O gates, and lift them up, ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in."
So, pray with me, if you will…
Thank You for helping us to live in Your strength to overcome any situation. May we be overcome by Your goodness, not our circumstances. May we see and receive more of You well into our souls by faith. May You fill us with Your hope for abundant life and help us live it out. Lord, give us Your wisdom for life in the journey. Thank You that Your heart of rich mercy triumphs victoriously beyond our sin that reaps judgment (James 2:13). We choose to trust Your love, truth, and faithfulness to us. We invite You to make our dreams come true for Your glory.
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.