Walk in Faith
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January 1, 2019
I trust that you had a wonderful holiday season and now you are ready for all God has for you in 2019. As I look back on 2018, I am amazed at all that God in His faithfulness has done for us and in faithful anticipation, I am ready to partner with Him for this New Year.
2019 is a land not yet possessed. You remember how the Book of Joshua begins, “Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the LORD your God giveth you to possess it.” (Josh. 1:11) The word “possess” means to “occupy” by driving out those that are presently living there. God has given us territory that is already occupied by those who God does not intend to leave there, but we must move by faith to dis-occupy them. There are demonic strongholds and earthy philosophies that are attempting to keep us from “occupying” what God intends for us to have through His promises.
Let me encourage you as the Lord did to Joshua in verse 9, “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” He is with you even though everything visible or in the natural doesn’t line up with that declaration. That is the definition of FAITH (evidence of things NOT seen). Walk in FAITH!
My heart is full of expectation and anticipation for you, your church, your family and this district as we posture for greater things in our ministry and lives this year. God never calls us to greater things without giving us greater power. We are people of promise and power!