Hello everybody! Sorry I've been AWOL for a couple of weeks. We just moved - does that explain it??? And everyone who's ever moved said 'Amen'!
Declaring the Word of God is one of my favorite things to do, if not the MOST favorite! Many of you do it as well.
Sometimes, however, if we're honest, we quote a verse that we WANT to be true at that moment, though the Lord may be doing something else in our lives at the time.
For example, how often have we decreed with gusto: 'No weapon formed against me will prosper' because we interpret what's happening as an attack of the enemy when in reality, what is happening may well be a tool of the Lord to propel you forward into your destiny.
Hmmm....not sure we like that!
Go back and read Exodus 13. As the children of Israel left Egypt, God told Moses to lead them NOT in a straight path, but 'round about'. When the people thought they should go left, God said, 'Go right'.
When God says something that makes no sense to our minds, that's when we struggle the most because our minds demand that things make sense. Someone said recently, "The ones God uses the most, He perplexes the most." Can anyone relate?
We think God should always take the easiest, simplest and most comfortable route to lead us forward. When we feel like that's not what's happening, we revert to rebuking the enemy!
WHAT IF what you're facing right now is NOT an attack of the enemy but a carefully designed 'detour' from the Lord to propel you forward in your relationship with Him?
WHAT IF the situation you find yourself in right now is not a place of escape but a place of assignment?
If in fact that is true, you can quote "No weapon formed against me will prosper" all day long and nothing will change because the LORD is watching over His plan for your life and no decree or declaration will stop what He wants to do in you.
Know this: God is never late. He never says: "Oh My Self, I missed the deadline!"
While we quote scriptures from our limited time framework, God is creating a masterpiece in your life from His eternal perspective.
So...by all means, quote the Word often - every day - all the time. Just make sure that the WORD you are quoting is consistent with what the Lord is doing in your life.
Instead of jumping to the default: "It's an attack of the enemy, " how about we get in the habit of quoting: "I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth."
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