Hit With a Sudden “Blow”

♕ Today's Promise: "Give, and it will be given to you. a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure to use, it will be measured to you." Luke 6:38

Dear Brides, RUN to Him! He will supply all of our needs. He owns it all. He has a never-ending supply. He will never run out. I learned in Chapter 4 "Give it Away" out of fear we tend to hold onto what we are afraid we won't be able to replenish. After all, this is what we have grown up to know and do from the world's teachings and even our upbringing because we lacked the true wisdom and knowledge.

When you are hit with a sudden "blow" trial or impossible situation, instead of looking at that Goliath, see it as the very stepping stone your Heavenly Husband has provided to achieve, proclaim and obtain the blessing on the other side. So when that Goliath comes, run through it, and get that blessing that has your name on it.

When we come into a trial or tribulation that is standing right in front of us, instead of looking at how big that giant is and crumbling in defeat, look at how big my Heavenly Husband is! For when this trial comes, praise Him because that means there is a blessing coming.

It is easy to get wrapped up in this journey of what is not being provided or covered, what is lacking or what we don't have enough of. In many cases, we can blame others for what we are lacking. We can focus on the lack or we can focus on this lack means overflow is coming. We can give away everything that we have to others that are more in need for we know that He will provide and replace what we have given away. For our position of the heart is what matters and He is watching to see the condition of our heart as we give.

I "stood" for my marriage for many years and frankly, it has dragged on with come little victories here and there to what seemed like to me, that I ended up going backward constantly. Not until I was directed to this ministry, did this change. I am now on a journey. I no longer stand for my restoration for my marriage. I no longer fret and fuss over the restoration of my marriage. I want more of Him. I need more of Him. I live for Him. Thy will be done.

With that being said, I have come to realize that everything I am and need will be from Him. I have complete faith in Him. I ask Him and wait for His guidance. I allow Him to direct my steps, this goes to say with others as well. If He brings someone across my path to pray, I will pray; if they need assistance, I will help. Whatever the need upon His guidance I will do it. For I know it is a test or maybe a trial BUT I know the blessing is on the other side.

The hardest part is letting go of what we need the most to others. It's trusting Him to "come through" before it's too late. It's a great thing that He is abundant and will give to us in abundance and overflow.

My Heavenly Husband thank You for the wisdom and knowledge that I have gained from these lessons. I am in awe of how You orchestrate all of the details together. I see how the enemy oppressed me and led me astray because of my lack of wisdom and knowledge. BUT OH HOW I AM SO THANKFUL that that is not the case now. Thank You for delivering and showing me the truth. I now know You as my Provider, no one else. I need to run to You and wait for Your direction.

Thank You for covering me and using all things to work for my good. I now see how the testing is in the fire, refining of fire to form that beautiful diamond. There is a change in me. Oh, how precious You are. The trials and the lack were all tests to bring me closer to You. To give away instead of hoarding all as an act of obedience, surrender and most importantly trust. Trust that You will do as You will; to provide when it seems like there is no solution or any time left. You are in control of it all.

To look at these trials, walls, Goliaths, and challenges with a new eye, a new vision to blast right through it with complete trust because there is a blessing right on the other side, filled out and addressed from You to me, with no strings attached but pure love.

All I want, need and live for is You, My love. I love You.

Let's pray, lift up what is on your heart right now: My Love, I have struggled with this new concept of trusting in my lack of finances. Where I was not smart with my spending or out of survival to take care of my children's needs...I did not tithe nor come to You to ask. Out of my foolishness or lack thereof in what was needed. I did not tithe correctly either or stopped altogether. I was wrapped up in my world of what I or my kids needed versus others. I'm sure there were many opportunities, blessings, and miracles that I have missed because my eyes were so blinded and fixed on myself and my household. Thank You for rescuing me and showing me the truth for I see it all so different now.

Dear Brides, when you are met with the very mountains and Goliaths that this journey brings before you...remember that you have a slingshot and 5 stones. What seems impossible to tackle or conquer remember who is behind you. Remember who has the final say. When you are being pressed, squeezed and pushed beyond your limits, financially, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally remember your Heavenly Husband is saying what you are in need of giving it away...for by faith you are showing Him that you are trusting Him to replace and give back in abundance for there is beauty in these ashes. There is a blessing in your submission and total trust in Him. Do not fear. There is a blessing just on the other side.

If you are lacking in any area of your life and you are holding onto it with everything you have…I am here to tell you, release it and give it away wholeheartedly. When you do, ask an act of your faith, your Heavenly Husband will show up and show out. Through your faith, He will reward you with more than enough, recompense, a double portion and beyond. This book Finding the Abundant Life shows you in detail what and how this looks…come, put it into action and see for yourself!

~ Olivia in California
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