TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
You are called to be My warrior. Come up from the ashes where you feel you’ve been burned. Instead, burn the enemy by helping My people going through the same thing. This is My vengeance for you! Rise up My warrior!
VOLKSWAGEN VS. CADILLAC
Your Wilderness is either going to be a 40-day or a 40-year period depending on your behavior toward the presence of God.
When you go into the Promised Land, there’s a whole new way of doing things. Many people get the thing they’ve been looking for their whole lives, but they don’t change when they cross the Jordan. The first army that shows up wipes them out.
Here’s a great example: Marriage.
You say, “Oh, God, if I could just have a woman.” You marry that woman and think you’re going to live the same way as before? No. Your life is over! There’s a whole new way of doing things now, cowboy.
You say, “Oh no, no, no. I’m still going to do things the way I was.” OK, then you’re going to be single, or live the most miserable married life you can imagine. Why?
Because you couldn’t change your method. You couldn’t change your way of thinking. You’re going to have to change because the only way to stay together is to lay down your life for that person and give up your selfish ways. That’s it!
You can gripe and fuss all you want about your marriage, but if you pray for a spouse, you will live differently when God gives you one. It’s an example of what happens with the responsibility of an upgrade. If you can’t take care of your Volkswagen, don’t ask God for a Cadillac.
“Teach me to do your will, for You are my God. Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.” – Psalms 143:10
Is that you? Hunkered down in your busted down Jetta railing against God’s provision when you could be living large in your Caddie? Get used to God’s presence and provision, then rise to the challenge of the new thing. You won’t be disappointed.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO GO AFTER THE NEW THING GOD HAS FOR YOU. LET GO OF THE PAST AND MOVE INTO YOUR DESTINY.
From my sermon series MILK AND HONEY