To Be Encouraged – Monday, July 19, 2021

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister – Hebrews 6:10

 

As I have in the past incorporated both secular and non-secular music to support a discussion, such will be the case for this week’s posts.   It is my hope that you will gain from the highlighted lyrics the same benefits I derived from them.   I begin with “Greater Is Coming” by Jekalyn Carr: “If it had not been for the shaking/I never would have been ready for the making, no/If it had not been for the beating/I would have never knew how anointed I would be/If it had not been for the pressing/I wouldn’t be able to walk into my destiny/He’s preparing me, preparing me, preparing me for greater.”

It was as if a lightbulb had been turned on within my mind when I first heard those lyrics.   Everything I was dealing with, the struggles and confrontations, began to make sense.  God was “preparing me for greater” physically, mentally, and spiritually.  But I had to endure for a season as in 1 Peter 5:10: “after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.” And: “stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11).

Are you going through a “beating” and a “shaking”?  I know it’s difficult, but trust in God’s process and why it’s necessary.  And as you are going through, hold tight to the belief that “your greater is coming!”