Listen to Jesus…
and have faith…
He said you ARE
going to the other side,
He is with you!
Sometimes God will speak to you about a promotion, or give you a promise, and usually, after that, a storm will come. Promotion always means you are going to go through a season of testing. Just like Joseph had the dream, shared it and then was sold into slavery. The word, then had to try or test him.
I believe the Lord gives you the promise so you have something to hold onto in the storm, and the fire…so that you will make it to the other side. Refined and ready for promotion.
Jesus said to His disciples, let’s go to the other side, so they got in the boat and then Jesus went to sleep. A storm came, the boat was being swamped, and they were in real danger. So they woke Him up saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” So, He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”
I keep thinking about a woman I met this week when I was working. She was tall and stately. An older woman of great grace.
She was telling me about a time when her husband had lung cancer, and how God brought them through it. I was having a very hard day myself, and so we encouraged each other in the Lord.
I felt led to pray for her new store she had just opened, that God would prosper it. As I began to pray for her, I immediately saw a lighthouse in a storm, and the Lord told me to tell her that she had weathered many storms, because He had made her to be a light for others in their storms.
Then the lighthouse turned into Lady Liberty. And the Lord spoke again, He said she was going to be a “Beacon of Hope” to others in that community because she carried His Light.
It made us both just cry, because His presence was so rich, and His love so precious.
Today….I keep seeing the Statue of Liberty in that storm, and I just wanted to share it. To remind you that the hardships and the storms you go through are for a purpose. God is making you into someone He can use to help others!
MORE than an overcomer! A carrier of His LIGHT! A beacon of HOPE!!!