This morning’s intention for getting back into blogging after a short break by following up on last Thursday’s two ‘quickies’ on 2017 as a ‘Year of Breakthrough’, has similarly been met with a clear confirmation through today’s Lion Bite which was in my in-tray. I can confirm its personal accuracy:
NEW BOLDNESS FOR WHAT YOU’VE BEEN GIFTED FOR
It is time once again to be one who demonstrates the power of God by your bold actions. Don’t be afraid: God isn’t going to ask of you what He hasn’t gifted or given you grace for. But you will have to begin to push yourself forward out of the comfortable places that you have settled back into.
Some of you are simply going to have to speak a word of truth against a situation where before you might have remained a silent observer. Others will have to act with a miraculous demonstration of God’s goodness and love, where before you would have simply prayed and hoped that something wonderful might have fallen from heaven and into your lap. Some of you who were recently concerned with profit and gain are going to have to take a hit while you realign to a more just and righteous business plan. Leaders who want to truly see breakthrough are going to have to stop some things, lose some things and upset some lovers-of-the-status-quo, so that you and your people can get back on track with the original vision that God gave you.
Don’t try and make the turnaround all at once, unless that is what God is asking you to do. Instead, take each moment and each decision to the Holy Spirit. Ask Him, and listen to His answer twice. The first time you will hear the answer your soul wants you to hear, the second time you will hear Him speak. Before long you will be hearing Him first time before you even begin to ask the question!
2 Corinthians 3:11-12
And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts! Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.
[Republished with the kind permission of Glasgow Prophetic Centre.]