Deeper Day 151: Sprouts

Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so, they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs. “For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and iniquity. In my faithfulness I will reward them and make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the Lord has blessed.” I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the soul makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.                     Isaiah 61:7-11

New things are sprouting throughout America during this unusual season. Good things. Right things. Things that many thought would and could never happen…But God.

God calls what was dead back to life. He is the resurrection power.

He brings things to life, but I’ve discovered a huge key is this, that our words can partner with His good works. In other words, don’t speak death to what He is resurrecting. Instead, use your measure of faith and speak into the life He is restoring.  Are you willing to partner with something that you see or feel God moving in, even if you have no idea how it will come to pass?

Is your faith strong enough to lean upon God to do truly impossible things? Impossible things are His specialty. Impossible is where miraculous takes over. This is that time. God has moved into this man- made situation and is bringing about that which none believed could happen.

Families gathering together and re-establishing their bonds. Families eating meals at the dinner table again. Churches live streaming into countless living rooms on Sunday mornings, bringing worship into homes where it may never have been before. God is on the move friends.

Prayer Moment: God, open my heart to partner with the big moves You are making across America. Teach me how to guard my words so that I stay in alignment with what You are doing, and not just what I’m used to seeing You do. In Your infiniteness You can do all things. Your sovereignty is gloriously powerful. Help me to seize the day with You! Anoint me and stir me to pray for the deeper things. Give me words to release over the earth. I chose to partner with You, because I trust You and I know that with You ALL things are possible. In Jesus name, Amen.