Saturday, March 20, is considered the first day of spring. Spring has lots of rain which causes flowers and trees to bloom. In the spirit realm, we can receive the rain, which manifests the blessings and miracles as we trust God to guide us.
Toward: Going on; in progress
Forward: Moving near the front
We progress by letting go of the things in the past and moving on to the things ahead by taking steps now.
Philippians 3:13-14: 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Hebrew 12:1-3 NIV Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him, he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at God’s throne’s right hand. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
We progress by keeping our focus on God.
The word of God is good. Whatever is of good report and virtue is what we should think about (Philippians 4:8). We meditate and speak the word day and night so we can succeed (Joshua 1:8)
We progress as we are obedient to the word of God.
Deuteronomy 28:2 King James Version: And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
Personal Testimony: I have been standing on Proverbs 22:7, “The rich rule over the poor and the borrower is a slave to the lender.” and Romans 13:8, “Owe no one nothing but to love one another.” I prayed, and God told me where to give above the tithes and offerings I give at church; what I gave this week multiplied 100 times within a few days. It was funded from a place I did not see coming, not including the government money I already received this week. God is faithful when we trust Him and stand on His word.
There is a season and time for every purpose under heaven Ecclesiastes 3:1.
The victory you move toward as you spring forward!
Prayer: Lord, I thank you for the seasons and the times you give me. I know it is time to gather and harvest. I trust your word. I meditate, speak, and act on my word. I forget those things which are behind me and move forward. I look to you because you are the author and finisher of my faith. Whatever is good and of virtue. I think about those things. I repent for letting negative thoughts linger. I cast it down with the word of God. It is done in Jesus’ name! Amen