“He is your praise, and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things which your eyes have seen.” – Deuteronomy 10:21

You are a magnifying glass! Whatever you focus on, you will magnify. King Jesus is looking for those who will magnify Him, not the problems around them. Make goodness the big thing and evil the itty bitty thing because good overcomes evil every time!

Declaration: The Lord is my God! I will praise him daily for awesome things which He has done in my life, the breakthroughs He is bringing today, and for the plans He has for me.

A Specific Word

For more than 30 years, I fast at the beginning of the year. I cry out to God and say, “Lord, what is the Word you have for right now?” Every year, the Lord has delivered. I’m not talking about a defining word for everybody about everything, but something the Holy Spirit actually highlights in my life and says, “Troy, I want you to pay big time attention to this.”

That’s a very specific Word from God for a specific person at a specific time. Now, God doesn’t always speak the same from one time to another time. He doesn’t speak the same from one group of people to another–not even people in the same region. He may not even give them the exact same Word. He is ultimately personal.

In the book of Revelation, when Jesus spoke to the seven churches, He didn’t speak the same word to those seven churches. He spoke a very different, specific word to each church. See, God does not speak the same to everybody. Scripture says He speaks differently from one person to another and from one time to another.

“God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in times past.” – Hebrews 1:1

Finding certain places you can meet the Lord at certain times of year to get a new Word or revelation from Him is a kingdom principle. The feasts of the Lord are like that. He says, “I want you to meet me at a certain time of the year for you and I to talk about a certain narrative and I’m going to give you a whole new layer of revelation.” You see, God speaks when you actively pursue and seek Him.

So, let me ask you, are you seeking Him for a specific word or are you looking to the world? Only one way brings life.

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.  And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. – John 10: 27-28