I have been reminded lately of when God spoke to me earlier this year about preparing for what was ahead. There was another subject God continually spoke to me about at the beginning of the year, one that is in my heart daily.
Early in 2020, God gave me this scripture.
But now the Lord my God has given me rest on every side; there is neither adversary nor evil occurrence. 1 Kings 5:4
One translation says it like this; But now God has provided peace all around—no one against us, nothing at odds with us.
Does that sound like the year we have experience so far? Not by a long shot. Yet, I have kept this word in my heart and continue to declare it over me, my family and our partners.
Just this morning I felt led to listen to a particular convention online. At the very beginning of the message, Pastor Hank Kunneman was asked to speak about a prophecy he had given. As he spoke, he shared a prophetic word God gave him in August 2019.
He said God said we were entering a decade of difference. He went on to say God said, “This decade would start off harsh and there would be plagues like in the days of Pharaoh. BUT listen to the words I speak to you as you see it start off harsh. It SHALL come into a place of REST and of MY GOODNESS says the spirit of God.”
I had not heard that prophetic word from 2019, but when I heard it today, I wanted to do a happy dance.
This journey we are on is taking us somewhere.
I once heard someone make the statement, “Some peace only comes after war.” Perhaps this place of rest only comes after great chaos.
I am more convinced than ever that God is taking us to a place of rest on every side. It took eight months for me to hear confirmation of what I felt God had said, but today, I heard that confirmation. Praise the Lord.
I don’t know about you, but I am going to begin calling forth my place of rest and of the goodness of God being poured out in my life. IT IS COMING!
Doesn’t that excite you and give you great hope? It does me. I realize we may have a few more bumpy months, but God has spoken. He is taking us to a place of rest. He is pouring out His goodness. We only need to keep walking and standing on His word.
Today, I want to leave you with a prayer of decree to speak over you and your family.
Father, I thank You for Your word concerning this year. I decree, me and my entire household is entering into YOUR REST. I decree, even this day, the goodness of God is being poured out in our lives. We come into agreement with Your word. We receive it as ours. We take it now. And we give You praise for it. In Jesus name. Amen.
Meditate on this:
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30