Disappointment Disappears - God's Love at Work - Week of November 26

Published: Nov 26, 2023

Disappointment Disappears

By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of November 26, 2023

A couple of weeks ago, during quiet time with our Lord, I felt led to ask Him a particular question, which was this: Knowing what my earthly father knows now that he lives in Heaven with You, what would he like for me to know?

I knew whatever it was would have to align with God and that it would help me as his daughter.

Holy Spirit showed me a string of Word-visions, one of which was “truth.” And the verse He highlighted was 3 John 1:4 TPT, which says, "It is the greatest joy of my life to hear that my children are consistently living their lives in the ways of truth!"  

Another Word I saw caused me to seek God the most. It was the instruction to “consume glory.” 

And I thought, “Of course! Dad has a glorified body now. So, that would make sense. He’s worshipping God, who is Glory, in glory. It’s all about glory! 

The first verse that came to mind was Revelation 10:10 TPT, where John says, "I took the little scroll from the hand of the mighty angel and ate it. Indeed, it was sweet as honey to taste…"

This is a portrait of John receiving the gospel as life-giving revelation-knowledge, given by an angel of promise, who declared that there would be “No more delay” (Revelation 10:6)! This information was to be shared with others by John (Revelation 10:11).

As I continued to seek Holy Spirit, He led me to the Word, which is the title of this devotion, “disappointment disappears.” And then He led me to read the many definitions of the Word “appointment.”

The interpretation of this Word was confirmed in this simple truth: When we consume the Glory of God, our disappointments disappear. Consuming His glory is the antidote for all that comes against our identity, purpose and mission. It enables us to receive the life-giving power-Presence (the anointing) that breaks yokes of disappointments and readies us to move forward.

Consuming glory reverses death, doom and condemnation to reset us to abide more in Him, to stand strong with Him. It frees us to enter more into all that is of Him as our Heir of all things (Heb 1:2). It postures us for His goodness of service and promotion in divinely-appointed seasons. 

Holy Spirit led me to a section of Scripture subtitled “A Father’s Warning,” where Paul says:

For although you could have countless babysitters in Christ telling you what you’re doing wrong, you don’t have many fathers who correct you in love. But I’m a true father to you, for I became your father when I gave you the gospel and brought you into union with Jesus, the Anointed One. So I encourage you, my children, to follow the example that I live before you (1 Corinthians 4:15-16 TPT).

Paul goes on to call down their arrogance and remind them that he’s coming back. And he defends Timothy, the son whom he loves and sent to them. 

When I read Paul’s words to his church family, it was like my own earthly father speaking God’s truth to me, which brought a richer connectedness with God’s Word. I was reminded that one of the beauties of living in Heaven with our Lord—and even living here in His Glory-Presence—is that it’s an existence of purity without corruption of this world. It’s far better than all else. 

Even Paul says, at the end of his “Father’s Warning,” that “For the kingdom realm of God comes with power, not simply impressive words” (1 Corinthians 4:20 TPT).

And if we circle back to the little scroll that John ate—the one he was instructed to consume, we see that it became a part of who he was, what he did and why he did it. It was the most perfected part in him—glorious God.

Friends, when we consume God’s Glory-Presence, in Word and Spirit, we are set for His divine appointments. Foolishness has no power over us. Any wrong-doing, any wrongful judgments, condemnations, shame or guilt spoken against us cannot stand up to God’s truth that we deeply consume.

Hebrews 7:19 TPT reminds us by saying, "For the law has never made anyone perfect, but in its place is a far better hope which gives us confidence to experience intimacy with God!"

So, my earthly father’s words to me were my Heavenly Father’s Words, which are to consume the Glory-Presence of God. Remain in it and let it draw out the best in me, while every lesser thing just disappears as God continues to bring me into the fulfillment of His promises right on time.

And it’s the same truth for you.

To God be the glory. 

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.

Originally published Sunday, 26 November 2023.