Wait upon Me. Seek My face. Believe nothing is impossible for Me. Be overwhelmed by My presence not by your situation. To you has been given permission to stand in My presence.


In this Christian walk, we’re either following, going, or we’re standing. What’s standing all about? Standing is when you don’t know what else to do. You just know who God is and you’re not going to back off from that. 

There are times when you cannot map the hand of God, but you’re still responsible for mapping out His heart. You do not know how to pray and why your prayer didn’t work. You did your part and it didn’t work. Now, are you thinking of bailing on God? 

Well, I am never bailing on God. Never. If all else fails, I’m just going to stand here and wait for God Almighty to show up, because He will show up. He always shows up; that’s what He does.

So, you have these three different areas in your life: you’re following, you’re going, and you’re standing, all at the same time. 

In the wilderness, signs, miracles, and wonders go before the people. In the New Testament, signs, miracles, and wonders follow the people. It’s a paradigm shift. It’s the same God, just an upgrade in relationship. You will never be able to stand until you can see how awesome God is.

 “Do not be afraid. Stand and see the salvation of the LORD….” – Exodus 14:13  

That’s what Moses tells the people of Israel, right before He parted the Red Sea. Standing is not always easy. Wanting to run could be tempting. Standing and trusting in God is what’s needed. Waiting upon our loving heavenly Father will be my choice. I know His heart toward me and it is good!   

King Jehoshaphat was faced with overwhelming armies coming against Israel. He had no idea what to do. This was God’s word to him:

“You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem! Do not fear or be dismayed, for the Lord is with you.”  – 2 Chronicles 20:17

Believe and know how amazing He is in whatever situation you are facing. Today, if you know God has you in this place of standing, know that He is with you. 

                                  FROM MY SERMON SERIES UPGRADE