By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of January 22, 2023
A heart full of faith-filled promises produces a heart full of gratitude (Eph 3:17).
As God reveals His ways and purposes to us in the transition of His promises we’ve held in our hearts, we can expect Him to awaken us to a deeper gratitude of His how, what and why.
I believe many will be astounded as He surprises us with His revealed mysteries of how He will fulfill His promises to us. Herein lies the treasure of deep gratitude.
Luke 8:10 TPT reminds us that we "have been given a teachable heart to perceive the secret, hidden mysteries of God’s kingdom realm."
As our souls are impacted by His methods, we must keep giving every opposition to Him—all heaviness of fear, loss and false responsibility. As we submit to His ways and delight in Him, our souls will awaken to more of His rich, abiding love (Eph 3:18).
We can come into agreement with His truth of Psalm 119:24 TPT, which says, "Your commandments are my counselors; your Word is my light and delight!"
Recently, I saw "Light is might" in a Word-vision. The sense I had in my spirit was that God is bringing about life-changing lift as His light of promise is fulfilled in ways that only He can (Eph 3:16). And His mighty ways will not fit into anyone’s box (Eph 3:20).
Our strength in the midst of transition is the focused mind of Christ, our willing obedience and the joyful delight of His high purpose in His outpouring of greater goodness. Oh, to know Him more in the breakthroughs!
2 Peter 1:3 TLB says, "For as you know him better, he will give you, through his great power, everything you need for living a truly good life: he even shares his own glory and his own goodness with us!"
Isaiah 26:3 TLB says, "He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord!"
So, our declaration can be "My heart and soul explode with joy—full of glory! Even my body will rest confident and secure" (Ps 16:9 TPT).
We must receive God's perspective and hold to His truth as His best for us, even if it means letting go of former things. When we do this, we can receive His new things to operate in His greater abundance forward.
One of the beauties of John 10:10 is that He leads the ones He made stable into another level of abundant life.
Right now, God is extending invitations to us daily to come closer to Him and go deeper with Him to receive the revelation understanding we need to remain solid in the transition.
Proverbs 25:3 TPT reminds us that "The heart of a king is full of understanding, like the heavens are high and the ocean is deep."
We know that we do not walk alone in deep places and that He is with us and will reveal Himself to us. It can also help to know that others will be transitioning too and that many on the side of where we’re heading have an anointing to pray us through.
So, we can ask God to order our steps to receive through them. But our best, most fitting counsel will come directly from Holy Spirit to us. Because, when it comes directly from Him, we don’t have to strain to understand and we tend not to doubt.
His revelations are lightbulb moments that surpass our own thinking. He makes our testimonies unique as He brings us into more of what’s new to us.
As we seek Him and find Him in the midst, He’ll be there to lift our heads and hearts to see and know as He does. He will help us continue to follow Him with childlike faith that accesses miracles of new life along our Divine destinies.
Much will happen as He shifts our perspectives to see His workings His way—both old and new. Our knowledge of things past will ascend to a higher viewpoint to cause us to be open to the changes He’ll bring in our lives. What we thought we knew before, we will now begin to see as Divinely purposed. And it will make sense to us.
Proverbs 23:15 TPT says, "My beloved child, when your heart is full of wisdom, my heart is full of gladness."
And isn’t this what we desire most? To please Him. To honor Him. To remain steadfast and make wise decisions that reflect His Heavenly nature on the earth.
Pray with me if you will . . .
Thank You for the light of life You’ve given me and for restoring my appreciation of the journey. Help me to continue to fight "an excellent fight" and keep "my heart full of faith" (2 Timothy 4:7 TPT). Help me to continue to receive Your truth that produces freedom and deep gratitude toward You for who You are and what You’re doing in my life. May "my heart and soul explode with joy—full of glory" (Ps 16:9 TPT)! Thank You for helping me live in Your abundance.
To You, Lord, be all glory, honor and praise.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name,
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.