Did you know that the odds of you being born in the particular time, place and circumstance in which you were born was about 1 in 400,000,000,000?
When you compare that to the odds of winning the $340 million jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery, which is about 1 in 175,000,000, you can see that none of us are here by accident.
The LORD will work out his plans for my life—for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me. (Psalm 138:8, NLT)
Today is a day of celebration . . . we celebrate the abundant life we have in Christ because He died for our sin and three days later rose again!
Now, most of us might think that three days is entirely too long for a miracle to happen, but it was certainly not too late!
I have found that God rarely turns up on our time, but He ALWAYS honors His. And when He does, in that moment we discover that His timing is invariably perfect.
The Scriptures teach us in Ecclesiastes 3:1 that, To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven . . . (AMP).
Just as it was at the resurrection, His timing will be greater than you could ever have imagined!
Can you imagine leaving your house and NOT KNOWING where you are going?
Hebrews 11:8 says, By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
If you can see it, it isn’t faith!
Friend, let me tell you, faith is an incredibly beautiful thing!
Don’t be fearful of stepping out in faith when God leads you to do so. Be expectant that He can and will do the impossible!
Have you ever had that sense that no matter which way you turn, you seem to find yourself being pruned? It is UNAVOIDABLE.
Even if you are doing great, the Bible still promises a pruning.
Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful” (John 15:1-2).
Just as a gardener prunes back a rose tree to get it ready for a new season of growth, God prunes us when He is about to take us into a new season of growth and expansion.
If you are finding yourself in a season of pruning now, get ready, because it is just the beginning of where God wants to take you and all that He desires to do through you!
The Christian life is exciting and transforming, never bland and boring!
Jesus said we “are the salt of the earth” (Matthew 5:13), and salt essentially does three major things:
- It adds flavor
- It preserves
- And it heals
This is why it is imperative that we ourselves be personally transformed from the inside out. If we have not been changed, we cannot bring out the “God-flavors” of this earth.
So my question to you today is, how are you seasoning the world around you?