Good afternoon! Happy Tuesday to you all! I pray your week is going well thus far. Remember you can’t control what other people do to you, but you can control how you respond. Choose to be a positive influence in the midst of dark people and places. Be the light!
TFTD: From a drought to a flood
Proverbs 3:9-10 (NIV)
9 Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
John 14:12 (NIV)
12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
Have you been experiencing a drought in your life lately? A drought is defined as a period of dry weather, especially a long one that is injurious to crops. It is also defined as an extended shortage. Have you been experiencing periods of dry weather in your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical life? Have these extended shortages been damaging to the fruit that you should bear?
During my Christian journey, I have experienced moments that feel dry and empty. It appears that there are long periods that go by and I can’t see the manifestation of the fruit that my work should bear. It’s in seasons like this that I get discouraged. Have you ever felt like this? Have you ever felt like everyone else was receiving the overflow while your well was empty? If you answered yes, than you are human and are on the right track.
It’s in the dry places that Jesus will be your hope in a weary land. It’s in the dry places that Jesus will be able to minister to you if you let him. I am a living testimony that God can take you from a drought to a flood. Your drought may be a mountain of rejection, but God will shift the atmosphere and begin pouring out blessings you won’t have room enough to receive. You were rejected during your job search, college application process, new home application, new car and you are ready to give up, but at the end of the dry spell God will produce the overflow. Your drought may be in ministry; your ideas have stopped, your motivation is lacking, people aren’t joining, and you feel like this is not for you, but God will step in and begin manifesting in a mighty way.
We will all encounter dry places, but instead of growing weary begin to praise Him in the dry places because the flood is coming. When you are in your dry places continue to give God your very best. Just because your resources are depleted doesn’t mean you should slack in operating with a spirit of excellence. If you give God the very best during the good and the bad then He will give you the best in both seasons.
Get ready for the flood:
A flood is defined as a great flowing or overflowing of water, especially over land not usually submerged. Are you ready to receiving an overflowing of God’s favor that will begin submerging you in His grace and mercy? I don’t know about you, but I will endure the drought to reach the flood. God didn’t create you to suffer. His word tells us that we will do greater things than He did. How awesome is that?
I know you are in a drought right now, but hang on because the flood is coming. Get ready for the overflow!
Have a blessed day!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
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