If you read my post yesterday, you’ll know that I realized I couldn’t successfully tackle my monumental task on my own power. Yesterday, I first sought the Lord and His wisdom, guidance and asked for His supernatural strength to come into my situation. I trusted Him to provide His supernatural help so that He would be glorified. Yesterday’s Scripture was: “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.” (Is 61:3)
Not only did I trust, but I got my praise on. I listened and sang to Christian music all day as I worked in the Lord’s power guided by Him. The Lord freed me from fear, dread, doubt and heaviness. Today I can report that in the Lord’s power, I got the vast amount of preparation work done; forms are printed out for review. There will only be minor changes, and then I can begin printing on the pre-printed forms and get everything in the mail. The Lord overcame the foe who told me over and over again that I couldn’t get it all done — I didn’t have what it took to accomplish it. The devil is a liar!
“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord proclaim that He has redeemed them from the power of the foe” (Ps 107:1-2). Yesterday, I went before the throne of God and asked for His divine power and guidance, trusted that He would provide it so that He would be glorified, and then went about doing what He guided me to do, and asked for earthly help when prompted. When I went home yesterday (at my normal time) I was still wearing my garment of praise. It was the Lord who gave me what I needed to do my work as if for Him and under His power and guidance. Thank you, Jesus!
I encourage you that when you find yourself in a difficult place, seek Him first and ask for His supernatural help for His glory. “They were hungry and thirsty; their spirits failed within them. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He rescued them from their distress.” (Ps 107:5-6) Then read just a little further: “Let them give thanks to the Lord for His faithful love and His wondrous works for all humanity. For He has satisfied the thirsty and filled the hungry with good things.” (vv 8-9)
I also encourage you then to proclaim what He has done for you to others, so that they will know they, too, have the opportunity to go to the Lord. Maybe they don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus, and you telling how He rescued you may be the seed needed to have them reach out for His salvation.
Thank You, Lord, for answering my prayer yesterday. Thank You for giving me today so that I can share with others that You rescued me from the lies of our enemy that kept me in bondage to fear, oppression, dread, doubt and heaviness. Lord, I know that Your deliverance of me yesterday was not only for my benefit; You wanted me to share it with others. I thank You for how You will use my testimony for Your kingdom. In the precious name of Jesus, amen.