Faith Time – Part 1
By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of August 16, 2020
During the first couple of days of August, The Lord revealed to me that it’s “faith time.”
In other words, this is His timing for His faith in us to begin to be worked out of us into His manifest promises. It’s time to step forward with Him in faith to complete divine assignments that He will use to help bring a generous harvest for His glory—one that will affect generations.
What might this specific assignment be for you?
For me, it’s a book re-write.
God revealed that, as we do a hairpin turn back to these assignments, our experience will be better and more efficient than before. His promised blessings are still waiting for us, and we will be on a new, more powerful trajectory as we let go of old mindsets and operate from more of His freedom and focus.
The projects God will have us complete are ones He will use to help re-set us on top of previous challenges and will even use to restore others, including people the enemy used as perpetrators against us.
That is … when we keep the right attitude and they become willing.
We will get there through seeking Him, receiving from Him and carrying out His commission His way.
This will, of course, requires honesty and devoted time in His Presence, as well as operating in the authority He has given us.
He will release direction and wisdom to us as we go.
He will reveal mysteries to us as revelation understanding.
God even promises to answer our cries for help every time we ask. He promises that we will feel His Presence in our times of pressure and trouble (Ps 91:15).
Psalm 91:14 TPT says, "For here is what the Lord has spoken to me: “Because you have delighted in me as my great lover, I will greatly protect you. I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before my face."
Psalm 91:11 TPT says, "God sends angels with special orders to protect you wherever you go, defending you from all harm."
So, friends, we don’t have to worry about difficulties during the completion process of our assignments when we can declare Psalm 91, knowing that God is on our side.
We can step forth believing God will favorably answer our Jabez prayer, requesting blessings that include an enlarged territory and divine protection to remain pain free (1 Ch 4:10).
If the journey has been difficult for you already, and you’re tired and don’t want to return to your assignment, Romans 12:12 TPT offers some direction and encouragement by saying, "Don’t give up in a time of trouble, but commune with God at all times."
Friends, God is not finished.
And neither are we.
1 Corinthians 16:13 TPT advises us to "Remember to stay alert and hold firmly to all that you believe. Be mighty and full of courage."
So, I encourage you to hold onto the promise God gave you as He brings it to completion through you, by His Spirit.
This means that, while we move forward with The Lord, you and I will prevail over opposition by the power of His dominant strength, as He works His faith in us.
God will honor His Word as He fiercely fights with us and helps us gain the upper hand.
God will give us everything we need to pursue and overtake that which comes against us and His plan, no matter how big the threat or mess.
Remember, too, that just because a battle may ensue, it doesn't mean God doesn't love us. It means the One who gives us victory and authority loves us enough to strengthen our relationship with Him. It means that, as we seek His face and obey His will, He instructs and protects us to the end.
So, we can choose to believe that the rewards will be worth the effort as we stay the course and God further establishes us and takes dominion through us.
God promises us that we "will be satisfied with a full life and with all that" He does for us. We "will enjoy the fullness of" our "salvation" (Ps 91:16)!
Friends, we are in a season where our long-held dreams are beginning to come to pass. Where the abundance of John 10:10 is coming into fruition.
It’s time for the completion to come into place for the sake of a better, greater, more abundant Kingdom harvest.
Are you ready to give it one last push?
If so, pray with me…
Lord, help me to know You more and comprehend Your ways. Enable me to receive all that You have for me and nothing that's not of You. For Your glory. In Jesus' Mighty Name. Amen.
Join me next week for Part 2 of Faith Time.
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.