I’ve Gotta Feeling Everything is Gonna Be Alright

sunriseIf you don’t know it, that’s a song. God just wants you to know, no matter how dark the storm clouds grow, everything is going to be alright.

For someone this time is going to bring about a wonderful breakthrough in your life. Wait and see. I am so looking forward to mine. I’ve had very dark days, but God is going to bring us out! Be encouraged!

Jeremiah 29:11

Amplified Bible (AMP)

11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare andpeace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

The Beginning of a Breakthrough

If you read my blog regularly, you know that I try to follow God, literally. A little radical for some, but it’s about the prophetic call of God on my life, which I answered years ago.

Today the Lord gave me a very specific instruction and I obeyed even though I was very tired. I had not rested well the night before and when I finally did fall asleep, I only slept for about three hours and let me tell you, I am not one who can get by on that amount of sleep. To feel rested I need seven to eight hours. I have always been that way. My mother told me I was a good baby that slept for long periods of time. 🙂

Well, even though I was tired, I had to do what the Lord instructed me to do and boy am I glad that I obeyed. Honestly, I had a certain expectation, but I got more than I bargained for, in a good way. I see the breakthrough right in front of me and it is so sweet.

To say that I have gone through some rough times is an understatement. But the other day I was listening to a message about suffering and I realize that today, you no longer hear messages about suffering and it’s really messed the Body of Christ up. Now, if you suffer in the church, people think something is wrong with you. But suffering is sometimes necessary, in order for God to work certain things out of us.

Didn’t mean to go there, but that truth needed to be shared. But no suffering lasts forever. Finally it will come to an end, when you least expect. That is what happened to me yesterday. When I least expected it, I can say I see the breaking of a new day!!

1 Peter 5:10

New King James Version (NKJV)

10 But may[a] the God of all grace, who called us[b] to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

Breakthrough

This week started off good and then slowly declined. Not in an earth shattering way, but in a way of “I’m tired of dealing with the same issues that I have in the past.” Yesterday, I spent a lot of the day asking God for “Strength to deliver”. Click here to read

In the face of negative circumstances that have continued for a long time, we have to trust that God is about to give us the breakthrough that we need and desire.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Nov. 4, 2010:

Beloved, resist the temptations that the devil brings to cause you to get discouraged. Stand strong and believe. Refuse to allow fear to undermine your faith and your ability to achieve and maintain emotional and mental stability. The breakthrough that will follow this time of testing will be well worth the effort necessary to overcome, says the Lord.

John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

It’s All About Obedience

Recently, I looked back over the last seven months and realized not much has changed with the exception of a few breakthroughs and I have to say I have no one to blame but myself. I am learning the hard way about obedience.

When God gives us a spiritual discipline or instruction, no matter how hard it is we need to follow what He tells us to do! Whether it’s fasting, praying, giving etc. Following God’s instructions will break open the door to our breakthrough. We are co-laborers with Christ and that means we have to do our part. God is not going to do it all for us.

But in spite of my hard lesson, I think I finally got it. There is a discipline that the Father has called me to and by “hook or crook” I’ve started once again but this time I am going to finish it. I want to see what is waiting for me on the other side.

Obedience should be on the top of our list of priorities in our walk with God. Whatever He says, JUST DO IT!

1 Samuel 15:22-23:

22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.