Give Away: Challenge to Victory – Part 2
By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of May 1, 2022
God is calling each of us higher into new levels of victory in Him. To go higher, we must humble ourselves and walk with Him His way in grace by faith.
As we hearken to God in this ongoing process, He reveals Himself, His purposes, and His wisdom to enable us to receive His true blessings that are expressions of His victory He freely gives to us.
So, what expressions of His victory have you seen in your life in this season?
Key verses our Lord highlighted to me for this devotion are in Psalm 37, verses 4-6 NIV, which say, "Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun."
Friends, we are in a time of great, manifest recompense, of reward and vindication. And these blessings come with warnings: We are to be aware that we don’t deserve them but that they are graciously fulfilled by God’s goodness, not anything we have done. Also, we are not to put any of these blessings before God.
In Part 1 of this series, I shared a detailed prophetic Word based on the redemptive precepts of Amos 9. So, If you haven’t listened to it or read it, I strongly encourage you to do so. And to pray about it for your own lives.
In short, the Word says that God’s beloved will now receive His unconditional blessings as we have turned our hearts back to Him. The consuming fire we once endured will give way to greater, exponential fruitfulness. We will become a great witness to the redemption of God. Those who now value more of what God values, including themselves, will be surrounded by more of what is valuable and purposed.
Here in Part 2, I’m sharing the key strategies our Lord is highlighting in His written Word that supports His revealed Word from Part 1. We’ve already established that God’s mega blessings may come sooner than we expect and that they may include more than we expect or deserve.
Here are some more key strategies to remember:
1. Ask God for what we need:
2. God will reveal His big blessings to us at His right(eous) time with confirmations:
3. Expect a foreshadow opportunity:
4. God will bring the connections to work the vision:
5. Keep our eyes on God and His beautiful vision for us:
Pray with me if you will…
We thank You that "every child" of Yours "overcomes the world, for our faith is the victorious power that triumphs over the world" (1 John 5:4 TPT). We thank You for making us "new in the attitude of" our "minds" by Your grace so that we can "put on the new self" to be like You "in true righteousness and holiness" (Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV). Thank You that, as we "take delight" in You, You "will give" us "the desires of" our hearts. And that, as we "commit your way to" You and "trust in" You, You "will make" our "righteous reward shine like the dawn," our "vindication like the noonday sun" (Psalm 37:4-6 NIV).
In Jesus’ Mighty Name.
Now, Lord, I declare over all who are willing to receive Your blessings during this season of recompense, Psalm 20:4 AMP, which says, "May He grant you your heart’s desire And fulfill all your plans."
To You, Lord, be all glory, honor, and praise! Amen.
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.