Following on from the last two devotional blogs, we are looking at the next step to turn the tomb into a womb. What seems to be a time of darkness and uncertainty may perhaps make you feel like you are shut in or closed off. You may even be questioning the dream and vision that God has given you for 2020.
Take a deep breath. That is simply not true. Right now, we have an opportunity to take what feels like a tomb, and turn it into a womb; we can create an environment where we can conceive and give birth to the impossible. God wants to do the impossible through you; to establish His plans through you. You are needed in the Kingdom, for such a time as this.
So how do we do this? How do you turn your tomb into a womb?
The Lord has been talking to me about the encounter that Mary had with the angel, Gabriel in the first chapter of Luke. Her response to the call of God on her life, is a beautiful example of how we can receive and nurture the promises of God when things may seem a little uncertain or even overwhelming.
Proverbs 4:20-27 also gives us five simple and practical steps that we can apply, as we follow Mary’s example. We too, can create an atmosphere that will birth the miraculous. Yesterday, we looked at the first step (Proverbs 4:20), which is to pay attention to what we hear. If we want to turn the tomb into a womb, we have to live with our ear towards Heaven. The next step is to…
Stay in the Word
“Don’t lose sight of my words. Let them penetrate deep within your heart, for they bring life and radiant health to anyone who discovers their meaning.”
Proverbs 20:21-22 NLT
It was at a time when we were contending with friends for breakthrough that I discovered something significant as I cried out in frustration to God. “Lord, you said that nothing is impossible for you. Why aren’t we seeing any breakthrough?” I didn’t hear anything from the Lord, so I thought I would go find scripture and verse and remind Him.
So, I Googled it. Ha! I found it in Luke 1:37. I read every translation and then I saw the Amplified Classic version and I had to sit down.
“For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.”
The power of the miracle is in the incorruptible seed of the Word! It is the Word that brings about the impossible, as it takes deep root in our hearts.
We had been praying and contending and declaring and doing everything we could possibly think of to do (all good things, great things in fact!) but we hadn’t seen any breakthrough, because we were all over the place. We just needed one Word.
However, we needed to stay in that Word until it took root. Until it conceived the impossible in our hearts and minds. Until our imagination started to line up with it and our words came into agreement with what we saw in our spirit as we dwelled in the Word.
Mary only had one Word from the angel, but she made sure to guard that Word with her life. It was the Word given to her that conceived Salvation within her. Jesus became the Word made flesh. My friend, you only need one Word, but you need to stay in that Word, until you can see it. First in your imagination, and then in reality.
Proverbs 4:22 says it is the Word that produces life and radiant health, to anyone who discovers their meaning. How often do we go from one Word to the next, without really sitting with it for long enough to take root in our hearts? We run from one prophecy to the next, without staying in the first one, until we can see it become flesh in us. (I’m speaking from personal experience).
There was a time when I was clinging for dear life to one scripture, as I tried to overcome an issue with anger and depression. When my kids were still very young, I went through a time when I woke up feeling incredibly angry when I woke up every morning. I couldn’t bare to get up and face the day.
As I dragged myself out of bed and got ready for the day, I would sit on the edge of the bathtub in the morning, waiting for it to fill and I would say out loud: “The joy of the Lord is my strength.” I felt no joy. I felt no strength. But I said it anyway. I put my trust in the Word to do the work.
Months passed, but one day I woke up and I wasn’t angry anymore. I haven’t woken up angry since! If we anchor our hope in the Word, it will produce in us what we can’t do for ourselves. The Word contains our breakthrough when we stay in it long enough to take root.
Did you receive a Word from the Lord when you did yesterday’s activation? Or do you have a Word that you have been holding onto?
Take that Word and make it visible. Write it out somewhere, where you can see it and say it out loud whenever you do.
Take some time to sit with that Word. Think about that Word, like a mother expecting the birth of her baby. She would imagine what that little body will look like and feel like as she holds it in her arms. Imagine what your life is going to look like when Salvation comes. When your breakthrough is finally here. Because it is coming. In due time!
Dear friend, I pray that you will have eyes to see what the Lord is doing in your heart right now. May you have a supernatural vision of the Word He has sown in your heart. I pray that you will have the courage to cling to it and to stay with it until you can see that promise with the eyes of your heart.
Today, I hear the Father whisper: “Creative One. Dream with me. Allow your imagination to run wild with possibility. For nothing is impossible with me. Embrace the power of the Word that I have planted in you. Allow it to grow deep roots within you. I have given you my Word and I will watch over it, to perform it. Rest and dream. See me do the impossible.” ❤