Obedience Strategy: Confidence in God – Part 1
By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of October 18, 2020
Nearly two weeks ago, on the morning of October 5, 2020 (hours before President Trump returned from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center), The Lord showed me a vision of a big, bold eagle high in the sky.
It expanded as I continued to gaze.
Behind the eagle were several curly contrails, depicting strength and velocity.
When I asked The Lord what this represented, He showed me the Word “America.”
He impressed my heart with the understanding that the USA is making a powerful comeback by His fire and wind and that He is making it happen swiftly.
The scripture The Lord gave to me was Psalm 103:5 TPT, which says, "You satisfy my every desire with good things. You’ve supercharged my life so that I soar again like a flying eagle in the sky!"
The AMPC version says, “Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle's [strong, overcoming, soaring]! [Isa. 40:31.]”
God will continue to raise up His yielded (and trusted) ones for His glory.
God reminded me that He looks for those to bless and that He is about to re-seat them in new, impactful roles.
For those who have lost jobs, especially due to this year's economic crisis, this is good news.
God is turning circumstances. As His yielded ones continue to rise spiritually, they will be met with offers—some coming through a trickle-down effect—both spiritually and naturally.
The Lord reminded me that much provision is on the other side of defeating the enemy of the soul.
Think spoils—rewards for overcoming—done God's way (2 Co 10:3).
Biblically, it happened for David and for Joshua and Caleb, each of whom outgrew the purpose of their enemies, which was to drive them closer to God to accomplish His mission with Him.
God's training arenas were their own families and communities.
These wholehearted leaders learned to hold onto God's promises until they became their outward reality.
These leaders learned to overcome their enemies by trusting God to give them unique strategies and grace-power for each battle as they obeyed Him (2 Co 10:3).
They learned to step forth with God and take dominion by their obedience to His instruction.
Likewise, when we run to God in trust and reliance—our hearts made willing to receive the seeds of His Word as truth—God can produce exponential fruit through us to the point of outward multiplicity.
This strong, intimate connection with God is one of dwelling in the blessed, fertile life—authentically living above lesser things—by the power of Holy Spirit.
We must come to know that God has us in an ascended position, able to receive His manifest blessings on an above-and-beyond level.
We know He has our best interest at heart.
We know His compassion.
And we trust Him implicitly as Mercy and Justice on our behalf.
This is the beginning of expanded living that goes beyond what we've known to reach others. And it's done by His Spirit.
It's what Jabez prayed for in 1 Chronicles 4:10 NIV, which says, "'Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain'..."
We can sync with God in Word and deed: Obedience to the heart of God, confidently remembering what He has already done for us and expecting Him to do more through us.
We can know that He caught and carries us.
Deuteronomy 32:11 NASB says, "Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that hovers over its young, He spreads His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions."
Exodus 19:4 NLT says, "You have seen what I did to the Egyptians. You know how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself."
Isaiah 40:29, 31 ESV say, "He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
God is lifting us to arise and advance. He is restoring honor within our nation and among His people.
He is manifesting God-size dreams.
Are you in position to receive God's finest blessings?
If you're not there yet, you can choose to ask God for a fresh perspective (to see as He sees).
You can trust God and let Him carry you to a place of freedom and strength.
You can put your confidence fully in Him, as your sufficiency comes from Him (Philippians 4:13).
His way is a sure win.
Romans 15:13 NIV says, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
To God be the glory.
Join me next week for Part 2 of Obedience Strategy: Confidence in God.
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.