The Year of Double!
Jeremiah 29:11 promises a plan for the lives of those who follow the Lord. He’s got a purpose for each one of us individually and for the body of Christ as a whole. It’s important to get His direction on things. One of the ways we will learn how to be led by the Spirit into the plans God has for us is by getting rooted and grounded in a local church receiving from a pastor, called of God and led by the Holy Spirit, who feeds us the Word of God. Aren’t you thankful for the gift of the local church? Aren’t you thankful the Lord saw fit to send us pastors to shepherd, protect, and feed us?
The Word of the Lord was delivered to us this past Sunday and I saw fit to remind you all of what that was in this Faith Fix, because when the Lord delivers a message we want to take heed to that.
“When God’s will is in play, then the outcome will be sure and you can then have faith in it. Faith begins where the will of God is known. If it’s just your plans or your whims then when Satan comes to rob it from you, which he will do, you will be unsteady and unstable wondering if it will work out. When God is in the mix and His steps are followed then all that’s on your heart will come to pass. This is where light and easy is discovered. Make your call and election sure, trust Him and feed on His faithfulness, believe Him and be stable. It is a matter of do or don’t. You will waffle in your plans OR you can prosper in His. His ways are not our ways, nor are His thoughts our thoughts. We opt in, we judge Him faithful, to our own prosperity or not, to our own demise. The end intended of God for Job was double. If His will was that for one without covenant, then how much more for those with it. God is faithful, He shall bring it to pass. Amen!”
James 5:11 (NKJV) says, “Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.” This is the Year of Double! Faith begins with those who are willing to say yes. Believe God to double the church in people, in faithfulness, in provision, in faith, and in effectiveness. Believe God to double you! Why? Because we have a work to get done, a great commission to fulfill, and the Lord always equips those who He calls.
Look at 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Let’s trust God at His Word. Let’s stir ourselves up to enduring and persevering through until Jesus comes back for a glorious church! Let’s let the Lord use us as willing vessels, fully equipped and ready for every good work!