“But things have changed. I’m taking the side of my core of surviving people: Sowing and harvesting will resume, vines will grow grapes, gardens will flourish, dew and rain will make everything green.” Zechariah 8:11-12 MSG
Have you ever driven a car with manual transmission? I’ve always loved the sense of power and control as the car went from a standing position to 4th gear or overdrive. I’m pretty sure I missed my calling because there are moments when speed is all I need! Some people are content to just go the speed limit or under but not me! If I could break the sound barrier, I would!
Today I hear the Lord say, “But things have changed!” More than ever, I sense things have shifted to a higher gear, that the place the Spirit is driving us to is a place we’ve never been. Some of us are very uncomfortable because we no longer feel in control, where some of us are like children, giddy with excitement on this new amusement ride.
Can I just take a moment and encourage you? Before you say out loud what you feel inside, remember that your Father sees beyond where you are and He’s planned this from the beginning. Don’t fear what you hear. Don’t fear what you see. Trust who you know.
God is changing your dry and barrenness to lush and green pastures. Every place where death has threatened you, life will spring up. Instead of lack, you’ll know plenty. Instead of sadness, joy is springing up. All who come to you will partake of what’s in you as you share the goodness and faithfulness of God.
Your trust in God has not gone unnoticed. He has not overlooked you, He’s merely saved the best for last. Just as Jesus turned the water into wine at the wedding feast, He has placed His new wine in you that people may drink and be satisfied.
For here is what the Lord has spoken to me:
“Because you have delighted in me as my great lover,
I will greatly protect you.
I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before my face.
I will answer your cry for help every time you pray,
and you will find and feel my presence
even in your time of pressure and trouble.
I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast.
You will be satisfied with a full life and with all that I do for you.
For you will enjoy the fullness of my salvation!” Psalm 91:14-16 TPT AMEN!