“God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him. After God made that decision of what his children should be like, he followed it up by calling people by name. After he called them by name, he set them on a solid basis with himself. And then, after getting them established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun.” Romans 8:29-30
As 2011 comes to a close, God’s promise is still with you, helping you to fulfill your dreams, hopes, goals and desires! This has been an awesome year for us. Dreams have been rekindled; new dreams have been birthed; and goals are becoming a reality. The promise of restoration of what the enemy has stolen from us is manifesting. The tests and trials that have come to pass in our lives have proven the Word of God works for us because we chose to stand on the promises of God!
I have come to the realization that once the Word of God is planted in your heart, the thief comes immediately to steal it through tests and trials. When a person becomes on fire for God and starts sowing His Word in their heart, the enemy will try to steal that Word before it takes root and changes their life. That’s why bad things happen to good people. The enemy doesn’t care about you; he just wants to get the Word of God out of your mouth and out of your heart to keep you in a defeated state of mind.
When you recognize the enemy and his ways you can defeat him with the Word of God every time; however, you have to open your mouth and speak to him using God’s Word to enforce his defeat in your life! You may not see change after the first scripture you quote, but as you walk by faith and not by sight and keep quoting the Word, you will see victory in your life!
God is no respecter of persons. The good work he began in you, He will be faithful to complete it! Don’t be moved by a date on the calendar – although this calendar year is coming to a close, God is not finished with you. Your dreams and goals are not over. Keep moving forward in faith and you will see the end of what you have been praying for; the manifestation will come! It has no choice but to come to you if you don’t give up. The enemy will try to delay it, but he can’t stop it when you know who you are in Christ! Your faith will bring a manifestation of what your heart desires!
All of God’s promises to you are Yes and Amen! “Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus. In him, this is what we preach and pray, the great Amen, God’s Yes and our Yes together, gloriously evident. God affirms us, making us a sure thing in Christ, putting his Yes within us. By his Spirit he has stamped us with his eternal pledge–a sure beginning of what he is destined to complete.” 2 Corinthians 1:20-22, The Message Bible