“…And in an instant, suddenly, you shall be visited and delivered by the Lord of hosts…” (Isaiah 29:5–6, AMP)
Throughout the Bible, we have examples of how God suddenly showed Himself strong on behalf of His people. But sometimes when we’ve struggled in an area for a long time, it’s easy to just give up and accept things the way they are. One of the enemy’s favorite lies is to tell you that nothing is ever going to change. He’ll tell you that you’re never going to get well, that your marriage isn’t going to work out, that you’re never going to break that addiction. But I want to tell you today, it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in those circumstances, God can change things in an instant! In a split second of time, He can turn it all around. One touch of God’s power can heal your body. One touch of His favor can promote you. One touch of His goodness can solve that problem. Just one touch from Almighty God can instantly change your life.
I encourage you today, keep believing, keep standing, and keep hoping. Don’t let the enemy drag your thoughts down because God is working behind the scenes. Your time is coming, and I declare that your breakthrough is going to happen suddenly — in an instant!
Sarabeth Phillips Finally got my press handstand back!! Yayyyy!
I haven’t done this since I was about 13 years old and it took years and years of training to get it then. I told myself a little over a month ago that I would work until I got it back. I spent a few minutes after my workouts about 2-3 times a week and boom it finally clicked today!! This is amazing and I’m so excited to finally get it back. This is the power of crossfit and hard work.
Matt Chandler preaches from 2 Timothy 1:8-14, describing how our motivation to evangelize should be God-centered, not man-centered. A preoccupation with the potential persecution of others will paralyze our evangelism, whereas a preoccupation with God will propel our desire to see those for whom Christ died believe. Pastors in particular must lead the way in this, Chandler says, for being a “beast in the pulpit” and scared to death outside it provides an awful example to the church.