A THREE-FOLD CORD (Pt. 2)
The second strand of the three-fold cord is this: GOD IS WITH YOU! You can read the earlier post here.
GOD WITH US
“And they shall call his Emmanuel, which being interpreted is God with us.” [Matthew 1:23]
This is the answer to every opposition we face; God is not only for us, He is with us – Emmanuel! There is no need to fear.
If we face any attack or opposition of a spiritual nature; we need not fear because God is with us. “Be shattered, O you peoples, and be broken in pieces! Give ear, all you from far countries. Gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces; Gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces. Take counsel together, but it will not stand, for God is with us.” [Isaiah 8:9-10]
In your dark moments of disappointment, discouragement and abandonments, God is with you. His word promises, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me.” (Psalm 23:4) When you think He is not there, that is the moment He is most by your side.
May be you’ve heard this story before of footprints in the sand.
One night a man had a dream in his sleep. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the colorful sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints; one belonged to him, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints and noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. ‘Lord, You said that once I decided to believe in You, You’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed You most You would abandon me.’
The Lord said unto him, “My precious, precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and tribulation, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”
God is always with you. He is Emmanuel!
Don’t fear failure, He is with you.
Don’t fear success, He is with you.
Fear no opposition, He is with you.
Because God is with you, you have the power, the anointing and the enablement needed for accomplishments.
Jesus had it. “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were sick and oppressed of the devil; for GOD WAS WITH HIM.” [Acts 10:38]
Joseph had it. In Potiphar’s house – “And THE LORD WAS WITH JOSEPH, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.”
In the prison – “But THE LORD WAS WITH JOSEPH, and showed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.” [Genesis 39:2, 21]
When God is with you, you are empowered to succeed. You are blessed!
Posted on February 7, 2012, in Attitude, Bible, Business, Church, Desire, Destiny, Discovery, Dreams, Encouragement, Inspiration, Mentoring, Mind, Motivation, Preaching, Spiritual Growth and tagged Attitude, Bible, Change, courage and confidence, Faith, god, Hope, Inspiration, Ministry, righteousness, risk, Spiritual Life, Success, Wisdom. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.