This morning I heard my phone ‘ding!’ as I was waking up, letting me know I had an email message. As I read it, it shared a word from Doug Addison for Feb. 2. It said;
just like the date is 2/2 so things are going to start doubling in your life.
It reminded me of two scriptures found in the word of God, the first one is in Isaiah 61:7 and says; Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs.
The other is found in Zechariah 9:12; Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.
I love both of these scriptures and have stood on them for over seven years. I went through seven years of hard road and I am standing in faith for my double, just as the word of God promises…and these were my thoughts as I read the email early this morning.
I walked down the hallway after reading the email and pondering on those scriptures I just shared and something rose up in my spirit and it captured my attention. I heard the words ‘this is the first day of the rest of your life.’ Wow!! This was a good start to a new month, don’t you think?
I once read something that said something like…you can’t go back and do things over but you can always start again and make a new ending. In other words, God is a God of second and third chances. I love that about God.
So, if today is the first day of the rest of my life, how do I make a new ending? With God, of course and His word, doing things the same way he did them. He didn’t create the world out of nothing, He created it out of power filled anointed words. You and I have the capability and authority to do the same exact thing.
I don’t care if it has been said over and over, day after day, month after month, I know we are in a season of recompense and God says those of us who have refused to let go of hope will have double, I am one of those. God says His people who have double for their trouble…I am one of those. For shame, we have double. I don’t know about you but I have walked through things that were so hard and made me look like I missed God when I knew in my heart I was walking where He put me. He promises me double and double I will have.
Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Today is a game changer, a shifting in the spirit, actually yesterday was. A new time, a new season has begun. Bill Burns said on his website yesterday….Feb. 2; let the journey begin.
I love that. God is saying ‘it’s a new day, let the journey begin!’ and I am so excited, I hope you are too. I know this is a little unusual but I had to share what God gave me…today IS the first day of the rest of your life – enjoy the journey – it’s going to be a great one!