I shared recently that a friend’s daughter opened a prayer group for her addicted son’s benefit. Well, it’s only been a couple of weeks and there are nearly 4,000 members in the group! While everyone agrees to pray for Tim something bigger than that is happening. There’s an army rising up. There’s a team of foot soldiers, those who are struggling with the disease of the devil called addiction. There’s the cavalry, those who have been set free from this demonic force and are sharing God’s miraculous interventions. There’s a group of generals who are storming the gates of heaven for answers to prayer and deliverance for their loved ones. I see that God is going to do so much more for people than the mother ever realized possible. She just wanted to see her son delivered, set free and back in her loving arms. Although God’s plan includes setting her son free, He has a bigger plan.
One step in God’s direction and things happen. The world is shaken and the Kingdom is enlarged. God may be calling you to do something and make it public. That’s scary. After all, what will people think? How will they respond? Will they welcome your open heart with open arms? Don’t let others decide the fate of your answers, your own fate or the fate of your ministry. What God puts on your heart may be the birthing process of your calling.
Oh beloved, do what God puts on your heart! He is calling you to participate in the glorious heavenly business of the Kingdom! He wants to set the captives free and He is sending you into the fray to call them out in the Spiritual realm. Who knows what will happen when you set in motion one move of the Holy Spirit. God knows. He knows your hurts and the desires of your heart. He knows you see nothing in the natural, but your spirit calls out something. Love the loveless. Help the hurting. Meet a need. God did not cause the addiction or the rebellion or the rejection. But He will use it to set you into motion for the Gospel, for deliverance, for ministry, for evangelism, for gifts of the Spirit and more.
You are loved. You are chosen. God is for you. He is for your family, your marriage, your ministry, your heart and your position in Christ. Go ahead and step into the anointing of whatever God is calling you to do. It’s much wider than your imagination and it’s going to bless your heart and the heart of so many others all the way to heaven!
I Corinthians 16:9 For a wide door of opportunity for effectual [service] has opened to me [there, a great and promising one], and [there are] many adversaries. Amplified
2 Chronicles 30:20 And the LORD listened to Hezekiah’s prayer and healed the people.
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. KJV
Psalm 103:2-5 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
Ephesians 1:11 Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for He chose us in advance, and He makes everything work out according to His plan.
John 14:10 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.