“Though for a while you may have felt like you were left in the dark, there was a 4th man in the fire all along!”
How are diamonds made?
Diamonds are made in great pressure and the dark. Then in its perfect timing they are pulled out from the dark walls of the cave. Even then, it needs to be “formed” into its shape and polished. Then, all will see the true beauty that was hiding within. This is a whole process from start to finish that takes time. It is in the end that we see what was being formed in that cave and realize its value. You are a diamond in the Kingdom of God. It is your time to shine! Keep your eyes fixed on the author and finisher of your faith!
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.[a]Because of the joy[b] awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.3 Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people;[c] then you won’t become weary and give up.”
– Hebrews 12:1-3
So you who have gone under much pressure in these last recent years, go forth in beauty! Any moment now, His glory will shine upon you and you will gleam as a light so bright for Christ. All will see who the God you serve really is through you. Everything you have been going through was not meant to harm you, but to rather form and shape you for all that God has called you to. It is intended to catapult you into your position from Him.
I pray that your perspective is refocused to align with Gods perspective.
I pray that you will see yourself and everything around you through the eyes of our Heavenly Father.
I command that your will, soul, and emotions submit to the Holy Spirit that dwells within you!
I pray that God will reactivate your passion, hunger, and thirst for Him and His Word like never before.
I pray that the spiritual gifts given to you by God will fan in to flame in this hour!
I pray for increased clarity, a release of divine strategy, a release of Godly wisdom NOW!
I pray that every chain that has held you bound and captive will be broken NOW!
I decree and declare over you For whom the son sets free, He sets free indeed!
I decree and declare over you that there is power in the name and blood of Jesus to break every chain!
I pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to increase around you and do what only He can do NOW!
I decree and declare of your that no weapon formed against you shall prevail!
I decree and declare of you that greater is He that is in you, then He that is in the world!
Everything I have asked, I ask in the name of Jesus and believe it is all received NOW! Amen!
“6 So be truly glad.[b] There is wonderful joy ahead,
even though you must endure many trials for a little while.
7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine.
It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold
—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold.
So when your faith remains strong through many trials,
it will bring you much praise and glory and honor
on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”
– 1 Peter 1:6-7
“12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation.
Afterward they will receive the crown of life
that God has promised to those who love him.”
– James 1:12
Be encouraged body of Christ! Deny yourself daily, pick up the cross daily, and rejoice! Rejoice because you KNOW it will be all worth it! Rejoice because now you know He was forming and shaping you all along. God is faithful! The things He has started in your life, He will also finish! He has not forgotten any of them.
Get ready! This is a week of crossing over! Be patient with yourself. He is parting the waters. ARE YOU READY?
READ: Daniel 3, James 1, 1 Peter 1
All the praise, honor, and glory be unto Jesus alone, amen!