God is calling us to a high place
Luke 5:4 – When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” As a people of God we need to know how to press through and launch into the deep with expectancy. The deep represents the place where we seek after the things of God, where were give of ourselves to be filled of/ by him – through his word, worship, prayer and fasting. It’s time to pray and fast and seek the lord like never before, getting deeper with the covenant of the Lord. Jesus always prepared himself by going in deep (see luke 5:16, Matthew 26:36),why can’t we?
How can I go deeper?
Let us meditate on the word of God until it becomes apart of up. Until it changes our mind, our life, our emotions, our reaction, our character. According to Joshua 1: 8: This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. It’s time for us to stop murmuring about what we have or what we don’t have and get down in the word. The deceitfulness of riches and the things of the world is what chokes the seeds planted by the word. Don’t let these compromise your willingness to go deeper.
The one basic principle we often struggle with is depicted in Matthew 6:33 where Jesus spoke to the disciples saying, But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Let the attitude of Christ rise in you, discern your place in the body of Christ and give of yourself to what God is building in the earth. He promises us that he will take care of our business once we take care of his.We are gateways for the mind of Christ, wherever we are positioned. Be the encourager where God has placed you; In that family, on that Job, In that community, in that group. As you press, strain forward to the kingdom prize without giving up or wavering you will take hold of that which God has already for you, don’t let any obstacle good or bad hold you back.
12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Your family is not where you want them to be, your Job is in jeopardy… go into your secret place, develop your war strategy in the spirit. Show principalities and powers who your God is and that you are willing to fight.
Blessings to you as you continue to press forward.