T.R.U.S.T. And Submitting To God’s Process
[content_box_red width=”75%”]WOW Words of Today: By faith, the Israelites marched around the walls of Jericho for seven days, and the walls fell flat. 31 By an act of faith, Rahab, the Jericho harlot, welcomed the spies and escaped the destruction that came on those who refused to trust God.[/content_box_red]
Let me be clear Father God is faithful. He will not fail us or forsake us. So here is our pattern to follow, we must submit to the process. Here are three of those five suggestions formed into the acronym T.R.U.S.T. that will help us through the process.
Timing. First of all God’s plan and timing is always perfect. (Ecclesiastes 3) Ours is not. It takes time to walk through the process. If we try to depend on just our sense of when things should be done, we may miss God. If we pray and ask for His timing, we will have success. Operating in God’s timing, we may have to wait and others times we must act when He says act.
Recompense: God will recompense. He always recompenses. The first time I heard the word recompense, I knew it was God speaking because that word was not in my vocabulary. If you hear nothing else I say in the chapter today, get this one in your spirit. Jehovah Gmolah is one of the names of God. Whatever losses you experience in the process, you can expect Father God will pay you back. He will restore. For a little better understanding of God’s recompense, let’s define recompense. Recompense is to repay or reward or to compensate as in (loss, etc.) Prophet Jeremiah declares, “For the Lord is the God of recompense. He will surely repay.” (Jer. 51:56)
Understanding. It’s our human nature or fleshy nature, that we feel we have to always understand everything intellectually. It may not be to our best interest to know everything. For example, it’s a known fact that many doctors and nurses can have a tough time believing in God’s miraculous healing. Many say it’s because intellectually they are trained to know all the tiny ways things can go wrong. Or on the flip side, many scientists are becoming believers after much study and calculations proven about the earth and the universe. The result in their minds become, nothing this perfect and well-ordered can just come erupt out of chaos. (The Bang Theory)
Sovereign: God is in control. Say yes to His will. Acknowledge God is still God, even if we don’t understand everything at the moment. Believe He has something bigger and better in mind. This is where the element of trust will enter, if we allow it. God is sovereign.
Territory: After God has moved you from your little pond, know that you are at the brink of your promise, your increase, your new level. But it’s not time to relax; it’s time to get ready to rumble (fight.) Not the way we’re used to fighting. Get full of God’s Word and fight the way He fights, by the Spirit. (2 Cor. 10:4) Pray more; listen more.
Get your plans, your strategies from God. He’ll take you by the hand and help you. There are times you won’t have to fight for the battle is the Lord’s. There are other times you must fight the good fight of faith, using weapons that are not carnal but mighty to the pulling down of strongholds. (2 Cor. 10:4)
So, keep praying to God to bless you, increase you and enlarge your territory. He will. It’s his good pleasure to do so. Just be ready for the conquest, taking dominion and occupying the good land he’s given you. It takes pressure and sometimes pain to get you to the next level and into your destiny. Don’t be dismayed and confused about what you’re going through. Ultimately, Jesus has given us the victory. The writer to the Corinthians said it like this, “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ… (2 Corinthians 2:14) T.R.U.S.T God and know that He is in control. Listen to Him, follow Him, submit to the process and He’ll get you to your destiny-ation, safely.
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21 Day W.O.R.D. Challenge Exercise
(Memorize Memory Scripture, Pray and Say it aloud throughout every day of the challenge.)
- Memory Scripture: For the Lord is the God of recompense. He will surely repay. -Jeremiah 51:56
- Confession: I trust God and submit to his process.