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Partner Letter September 2013
In our last letter we started having a look at what to do when the pressures that come against us start to weigh really heavy. We have all been in a place where our faith is strong and fired up because of a great time in the Word of God in a meeting or after listening to a really inspiring message. And then, I am sure, we have all felt what it feels like when problem after problem has hit us and seems like we have been hanging on by our fingernails. What happens at that moment… when it seems like the only question is “What now…?”
Last time we looked at 4 of 7 major things that I believe we can do to step into our victory. When I don’t know what else to do, then I want to,
1) Count it all joy (James 1:2-4, Nehemiah 8:10c),
2) Saturate myself in the Word of God (Romans 10:17),
3) Speak the Word (Romans 10:8) and,
4) Renew my mind to the Word of God (Romans 12:2, 2 Corinthians 10:4-5).
The next three things to do are,
5) Act on the Word
Once I have renewed my mind to what God has said on the issue, I want to put it into motion. If all I have is faith without action, then that very faith is considered “dead faith”. Look at James 2:17,
…faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
God has promised that He will work in our lives, but He requires of us to be moving when He does. The way I see it is that it is easier to turn a moving ship than one that is standing still. Even if my life is headed “north” and I need to go “south”, when I start to move “north” I can apply the pressure of the Word of God as a rudder that will turn my life “south”. I act as though my life is already in line with the promise of the Word of God… and when I do, God is able to bring it to pass.
6) Pray regularly
Firstly, remember that the only way we receive is by asking. Jesus said in John 16:24,
Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
Now of course, we don’t keep asking for the same thing. Jesus also taught us in Mark 11:24,
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
So, I continue praying in the Holy Spirit and in thanksgiving until I see the manifestation (Philippians 4:6, Colossians 4:2, Romans 8:26).
7) Sow Seed
The only way to produce a harvest is through seed! And the greatest seed that I can sow is the Word of God into someone else’ life. Jesus told us in Mark 4:14,
The sower sows the word.
Every time that I give into a ministry that is preaching the Word of God, I am sowing seed (2 Corinthians 9:6-7). And we have the promise of God in Galatians 6:7,
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
As we faithfully stay consistent with these 7 guidelines, I believe that you will see your harvest manifesting very soon! You will get through the storm and come out the other side victorious!
When you sow your seed this month, lay your hands on it and declare, out loud, “I am sowing the Word of God. I believe every promise of God and I declare that my God is faithful to complete what He has promised.”
Janine and I love you dearly and pray for you every day.
God has blessed you richly!
Jesus is Lord,
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