Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Good word

Today the financial markets around the world exhibited concern, anxiety, and even fear as most markets ended up the day down. No one knows who to believe, who to trust, and what to do. So in times like these people tend to default to their lower nature and give in to fear, hoarding, and a profound sense of selfishness. All the things that the Word of God stands opposite of, is the direction we normally move in when things go bad. Yet, these are the times that Christians were made for. We were made to shine bright when the times are dark; to be faith-filled when everything says to be afraid; to be hopeful in times of hopelessness; to be generous when everywhere we look everyone is hoarding what they have. Our God is God in both the good times and the bad times. It is now time to arise in faith and watch God do miracles as we operate in obedience to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

These are the times when God raises up the Joseph’s, the Esther’s, the Joshua’s, the Deborah’s, and the Daniel’s. Indeed the church was made for such a time as this. Our role is simply to call on God and ask Him to use us to intersect our world. There are many believers that God has been preparing to be used in this hour. Your years of prayer, tears, devotion, and longing for divinely appointed usefulness are now upon you. The myriad of experiences that you have waded through not knowing the significance or the reason for them will now become clear as God unfolds His purpose in your life. Don’t lose hope; don’t give into disappointment and disillusionment. God is in charge—He is the God of heaven and earth and His kingdom shall reign forever and ever. And the time for the church to shine has arrived.

Press into God; seek His face; spend time in worship; seek the fellowship of like- minded believers who are sensing the movement of the Holy Spirit. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and don’t lean on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and your paths will be directed. Yes, we are in a storm, but remember, God is in our boat—there is no reason to panic. Let your faith arise and let’s see God work miracles. This is the day that we have prayed for and believed for—God is moving.

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Originally published on Oct 6, 2008, by my pastor, Ken Wilde at http://www.kenwilde.com/. Check his blog frequently for updates on our nation, as well as prayer points.

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