By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of December 19, 2021
My husband and I have someone new to shop for this year, and it has been such a joy. We consider her young life and her growth in character and deed as we select each gift.
Even though we’re busier this time of year, it can be easy to remember our promised Savior, who Himself had a powerful destiny to fulfill on earth. Everywhere I look, I see either an expression of Him or a need for Him.
I love how, even now, as His eternal destiny of life lives inside of us, He continues to work on our behalf, guiding us ever toward Him, and making the world a better place.
To be sure, we serve an intimate and powerful God, who never leaves or forsakes us. This is good news as so much happens in the world today, even in our own little worlds. Because of Him, we can remain victorious in Christ no matter what (1 John 5:5 NLT).
He is our constant hope who came down to help us, as we remember Him (Jon 8:13).
God’s Word says in 2 Corinthians 5:5 TPT that “this is no empty hope, for God himself is the one who has prepared us for this wonderful destiny. And to confirm this promise, he has given us the Holy Spirit, like an engagement ring, as a guarantee.”
So, His promise won’t be broken, because God is faithful.
Proverbs 3:6 TPT instructs us to “Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go.”
This is easy to do when we believe He, as Love, is for us.
Our destinies are fueled by the grace of eternal life received and worked out by faith as we submit to His lead.
To be destined is to be appointed (Strong’s #2749). Just like Jesus was appointed to come here to earth to save us, each of us has an appointment, a time, and a specific role in the body of Christ to help others. Each has a unique destiny on earth that will glorify God (Romans 12:4).
Also, we are anointed for our appointments. Since God is with us, we don’t have to fear.
Isaiah 41:10 NLT says, “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
So, even when we go through a dark night of the soul, God is with us, bringing us into His light. We need only to trust Him, His ways, and timing to receive His deliverance; because He is all about redemption, and He is faithful.
As we move by faith in His grace of redeeming love, we are made stronger in our Lord, becoming a greater blessing to do greater exploits with Him. As God makes us great in Him, He expands us through blessing others.
God’s truth is that the one who blesses is greater than the one who condemns. The one who blesses shares invitations of greater hope of redemption.
Living in God’s promises is where we experience rest, because there is peace in His promises. It’s where He carries us, our dreams, and others in our hearts, such as our loved ones and our ancestors—to continue legacy and bring fulfillment. It’s where we become rooted and established, enriched and expanded for His glory and our good.
1 Corinthians 4:20 NLT assures us that “…the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.”
This kind of power (Strong’s #1411) is mighty, miraculous strength that makes us able, like God is able, as He shares His Kingdom with us, His bride (Mark 6:23).
So, pray with me if you will…
Thank You for being loyal and trustworthy. Thank You for sending Your Son to save me. Thank You that Your blessing is upon me wherever I go and that You make all things new as I continue to reconcile with You. Thank You that Your gifts in me will make room for me and even produce blessed breakpoints of new beginnings for myself and others (Gen 41:15-16 AMPC). Thank You for making me better and for bringing me into Your best multiplicity of promises fulfilled that will return to my descendants as their new beginnings (Ex 12:35-36). Help me to continue to align with Your truth, love, and wisdom and to share Your goodness from my heart fearlessly. Thank You, Lord, that You will deliver and establish me fully prepared (Gen 41:32 AMPC). Thank You for leading me to a new place of honor as You produce honor in and through me.
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.