In His Time
2 Peter 3:8…. that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.
God moves in His timing, not yours. He is never late, but He is usually not early either. He is often the God of the midnight hour. He sometimes waits until the last second before He gives you what you need. Before He intervenes on your behalf, He has to be sure you are not going to take matters into your own hands and do something out of His perfect timing.
You must learn to trust God's timing. But first, your self-will and your spirit of independence must be broken so that God is free to work His will in your life and circumstances.
If you are waiting for something, set aside your own timetable tonight. Trust God and believe that while you are waiting for your breakthrough, He is doing a good work in you for His purpose.
Submit to Authority
1 Peter 2:13-14
A godly response to those in authority over you provides you with spiritual safety. If you submit to authority for the sake of honoring God and His Word, you will enjoy a free flow of His anointing in your life. If you rebel and refuse to submit, you will block the anointing. Submission protects you from demonic attack, while rebellion opens the door for the enemy.
Live by the anointing. God has given it to you to help you in all that you do. You must remember that things are accomplished by the Spirit of God and not by might nor by power (see Zechariah 4:6). Tonight, stay peaceful and calm; be quick to forgive, slow to anger, patient, and kind. You will find that your anointing will be stronger.
The Apple of His Eye
1 Samuel 2:7
A perfect example of this Scripture is found in the life of Esther. God raised her up out of obscurity to become the queen of the entire land. He gave her favor with everyone she met, including the king. Esther drew upon that favor to save herself and her people from being murdered by the evil Haman, Despite great personal risk, she was not afraid to go to the king and ask him to intervene, because she had favor with God.
Regardless what circumstances come into your life, believe God for supernatural favor. Despite how hopeless things may seem, God can lift you up. If your life is in His hands, the light of the Lord shines upon you. It is time you believe the words of your Father; "You are the apple of MY eye. You are My child." Think about that as you end your day right!
A kind Reward
Luke 6:35…love your enemies, be kind, and do good
Has God ever asked you to do something really special for somebody who hurt you? If so, I am sure that like me you found it very difficult to do. Perhaps you have spent a lot of time in your life blessing someone who never blesses you in return. In that case, do not become bitter but trust God to reward you.
Some of us are a little more naturally disposed toward kindness than others. Many of us find we can be kind to those who are kind to us, but we run into trouble with those we do not think deserve kindness. God delights in being kind to those of us who do not deserve it. Actually, kindness is not even kindness unless it is extended toward the undeserving.
Once and For All
Under the Old Covenant, the sins of the people were covered, but they were never rid of the consciousness of sin. The blood of bulls and goats could be used for the purification of the body, but it could never reach the inner man and purify his conscience (see Hebrews 10:1-3).
Everything until that time was done to "tide us over", until the fullness of God's time. But when the time came to put into action the plan God had announced in the Garden of Eden, He sent His Son to do the job right. Jesus offered His blood once and for all. This means two things – first, He never has to do it again, and second, it has been done for everyone. You can go to sleep tonight knowing your sins are completely forgiven.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Jesus came to set the captives free. You are not free to do whatever you feel like doing, but you have been set free from legalism and are now free to follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit. A legalistic mentality says that everybody has to do exactly the same thing, the same way, all the time. But, realize tonight the Spirit of God leads us individually, and often in unique, creative ways.
Jesus wants you to have liberty and not legalism. If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed (see John 8:36). You are free from sin. Free from manipulation and control. Free from competition with others. Free from addiction. Free from fear. Free from selfishness. Free to be who you are. Free! Free! Free!
Turn Away from Evil
Leviticus 19:31…turn away from those [mediums] who have familiar spirits or to wizards; DO NOT SEEK THEM OUT
This is a serious command! Spiritualism, divination, and witchcraft are all forbidden in the Word of God. Many people, including some who consider themselves to be Christians, participate in practices that God considers vile and evil. God says He will set His face against anyone who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute themselves by following them (see Leviticus 20:6). Yet Christians still read horoscopes, consult psychics, and wonder why they do not have peace.
God wants you to seek Him and it offends Him if you seek these other sources. No one who does so will ever have a peaceful, joy-filled, and prosperous life. If you have been involved in any activity of this sort, I strongly encourage you to thoroughly repent, ask God to forgive you, and turn away completely from such practices.