The Power of Position

Fighting the battle, is it ours? 
Far to often we look at battles and think it is our responsibility to fight it. We give it ALL we have and hope for the best, most of the time failing, or barely coming out victorious. 
There is a reason for this, the battle is NOT ours, its Gods!!  
God does not want us to fight the battles, He wants us, by faith, to position ourselves for battle but then allow Him to come in. 
Gideon and the hundred men with him reached the edge of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just after they had changed the guard. They blew their trumpets and broke the jars that were in their hands. The three companies blew the trumpets and smashed the jars. Grasping the torches in their left hands and holding in their right hands the trumpets they were to blow, they shouted, “A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!” While each man held his position around the camp, all the Midianites ran, crying out as they fled. When the three hundred trumpets sounded, the Lord caused the men throughout the camp to turn on each other with their swords. The army fled to Beth Shittah toward Zererah as far as the border of Abel Meholah near Tabbath. “ – Judges 7:19-22 
The nation of Israel was afraid of death. The army they were about to face was much larger than them. But as long as they followed God, this would not happen! 
Verse 21 tells us “While each man held his position around the camp, all the Midianites ran, crying out as they fled. When the three hundred trumpets sounded, the Lord caused the men throughout the camp to turn on each other with their swords.” 
All they had to do was blow the triumphs and the army fled. 
God asked them to sacrifice their lives, their comfort, and to position themselves in a place where He could win the victory for them! 
 A lot of the time God does not want us to engage in the battle either. He wants us to position ourselves, then watch and see what He can do. 
What He is asking you to step out in today? What battle are you facing that God wants you to step out of your comfort and position yourself for? 
Do it, and see Him win the victory!  

Do Not Give Up, God will Fulfill His Promises

Hold on. Do not give up. God will fulfill His promise! 
When we take a look at the Israelites, we can see a time where they had a hard time during the delay. 
“I am the Lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of your slavery.” Exodus 20:23 
This was right after the Red sea had parted and God saved them. God provided for them! No doubt that
God was there for them. God immediately reminded them that HE saved them.
Then he tells them to not have any other Gods before Him. We can  jump all the way to Exodus 32 where we see the Israelites construct a calf to worship, because there was a delay with Moses. The moment there was a delay, they started to panic. So they completely turned their attention away from the God who saved them, and to sin.  We learn from the Israelites that when there is a delay there is a temptation to forsake the thing you are waiting for from the Lord.  
When God promises you something, and you are on hold, we at time begin to decided if this is truly a promise, and there is temptation to give that up. 
  1. DONT forsake during the delay 
  2. When there is a delay understand God is working for your behalf! 
Even if you do not see what God is doing he is active behind the scenes! He is there, He will fulfill His promise. 
Stay the course. 
Do not be like the children of Israel. 

Answered Prayer

Has God answered your prayer?

Did you cry out to the Lord and He moved you? Has he moved you into a better, new, free place? But have you found out that this place comes with challenges? Have you waited for children and now you know the WORK behind them?Did you want to start your own business but now you have the reality of it?! Did you wait for marriage and now you are seeing the challenges with it?!

Has he answered your prayer but now you are in the place of the challenges that come with that answered prayer?
“Soon the people began to complain about their hardship, and the Lord heard everything they said. Then the Lord’s anger blazed against them, and he sent a fire to rage among them, and he destroyed some of the people in the outskirts of the camp. Then the people screamed to Moses for help, and when he prayed to the Lord, the fire stopped. After that, the area was known as Taberah (which means “the place of burning”), because fire from the Lord had burned among them there. Then the foreign rabble who were traveling with the Israelites began to crave the good things of Egypt. And the people of Israel also began to complain. “Oh, for some meat!” they exclaimed. “We remember the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic we wanted. But now our appetites are gone. All we ever see is this manna!” The manna looked like small coriander seeds, and it was pale yellow like gum resin. The people would go out and gather it from the ground. They made flour by grinding it with hand mills or pounding it in mortars. Then they boiled it in a pot and made it into flat cakes. These cakes tasted like pastries baked with olive oil. The manna came down on the camp with the dew during the night.” Number 11:1-9
We remember.
“We remember the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic we wanted.”
Do remember the time that the challenges were not there?
We can look at the promises that God has fulfilled in our lives and we can start zoning in on problems of it. We forget the preceptive we had when we were on our knees begging for that promise.
 You forget the bondage you were in and now the freedom you have!!!
 Change your perceptive.
 We must understand like the nation of Israel, yes, they had that food but they were in bondage. You may have had certain things but you were in BONDAGE and now you are FREE.
Your promise has been fulfilled!!
Remember where God has brought you.

Waiting is WORTH it!

Special guests Chad and Lisa Homesley share their story of years of struggling with infertility and how God has now blessed them with twins due in June of 2017.