The phrase came to me doing my quiet time studying the book of Joshua. In the last blog, “Put Your Foot Down, On Your God Given Ground,” we learned we take territory through being strong and courageous by meditating on the word day/night and being obedient. When bringing new territory, we will encounter obstacles that will cause discouragement, frustration, and fear to keep us from receiving. Psalm 126 is a scripture that came to me. We can look back on how God brought us through to help us keep going when things get challenging.
Psalm 126:1-6: Message Version: 1-3 It seemed like a dream, too good to be true when God returned Zion’s exiles. We laughed, sang, and couldn’t believe our good fortune. We were the talk of the nations—”God was wonderful to them!” God was wonderful to us; we are one happy people.4-6 And now, God, do it again—bring rains to our drought-stricken lives So those who planted their crops in despair will shout “Yes!” at the harvest, So those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing.
Challenges came this week for me while making steps toward taking territory. However, I made my favor confessions several times a day, prayed the prayer of Jabez, and listened to the word of God to remain strong and courageous. Despite the obstacles I faced, God showed me favor.
Because of my trust in God, I am happy and count it all joy when facing challenges. I reminded God of everything manifested in my life. Because He brought me through my past situations, like David when he slew the giant Goliath, I know with the help of God, I can slay any giant in my life. Isaiah 43:26 says to put God back in remembrance of His word.
Numbers 23:19: 19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
God is faithful. Let us as believers trust and rest in His finished work. Speaking, meditating, and listening to the word daily change your mindset. As a person thinks, that is what that person becomes (Proverbs 23:7). Cast down any thought that is not in the word of God. Think about where God brought you from (your past victories) and the word of God.
God did it then. God can do it again!
Prayer: God, I thank you for being the same today, yesterday, and forever; you do not change. God, I repent for not staying consistent and firmly planted in your word, which is the truth. I am transformed by renewing my mind to your word. I reject everything that is not in line with your word. I put you back in remembrance of your word because you can not lie. I refuse to believe the lies of the enemy and choose to believe your word. Because I have sown in tears, I reap in joy bringing in the harvest. I claim it is done. In Jesus’ name, Amen.