Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth will I cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed and fainting; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been a shelter and a refuge for me, a strong tower against the adversary. I will dwell in Your tabernacle forever, let me find refuge and trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah (pause, and calmly think of that!) Ps. 61:1-4
KEY scripture for 2012
2 Corinthians 4:18 – While we look not at the things which are seen , but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. KJV
The amplified says to consider and look not at the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. for the things that are seen are temporal (brief & fleeting) Subject to change at any given moment but things that are invisible are everlasting and eternal.
We are self-employed and things can literally change in a day. It seems like it’s either feast or famine. We just finished a line of jobs that carried us through the holidays and now there has been no work for 4 almost 5 weeks.
Naturally MY EYES want to look ,MY MOUTH wants to speak, and MY MIND wants to think or dwell on the circumstances that surround me BUT at the same time my spirit man is wrestling with ALL those thoughts.
This is what the Lord spoke to me…
When you entertain those thoughts you are keeping a Poverty Mentality. (POVERTY – the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions. MENTALITY – mental attitude that determines how you will interpret or respond to situations.) That is NOT My desire for you!
I want to bless! I want you to have more than enough! It is not My plan for you to live in lack! Do I not always meet your needs! It may not always come in the way you expect or in your time frame but it comes!
Part of the wait is so that you will TRUST ME. It’s training your senses to see My Provision for you!
His Word says that HE will supply ALL my needs according to HIS riches (not the world’s system or riches) Phil 4:19
We have to re-train our thinking and this is HARD! So very HARD at times! It is such a struggle to keep our eyes off our circumstances. What we have to do is LOOK to see God’s faithfulness and provision in the situation. It’s ALWAYS there if you CHOOSE to see it.
God says I am your Provider! Trust Me! I am in Control! Trust Me!Consider and look not at the things that are seen!
Lord, give me eyes to see from your eternal perspective! Help me to walk by faith. Hebrews 11:1 – Faith perceiving as real fact that which has not been revealed to the senses.
You see, HE has the POWER and AUTHORITY to keep us even in the hard places. It’s in those times of trusting Him that our faith becomes stronger and we realize that He knows exactly where we are and exactly what we need when we need it. He forever wants to bless us AND He delights in the Prosperity of His servants (Ps. 35:27)
Consider and look not at the things that are seen…this is a word that I want to sink deep into my spirit this year!
I’ll leave you with this the message translation of 2 Corinthians 4:18…
So, we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside where God is making new life, not a day goes by without His unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration He has prepared for us. There’s far more than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today and gone tomorrow but the things we can’t see will last forever!