Updated: Oct 3
For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.
1 Corinthians 16:9 NKJV
Apostle Paul wrote this scripture, because he experienced these open doors to a great and effective ministry. He also warns us to not allow our adversaries to discourage, and distract us. Why? Because it is the time to step into a new season of your calling. Especially in this Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur season, as a new year is upon us.
Remember, everything in your life has been a preparation for more mature and effective ministry.
We should never stop growing and maturing, which means we are going from Faith to Faith and from Glory to Glory!! As I hear the words of Jesus,
"Let's go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile," (Mark 6:31),
I realize that resting awhile is the place of benchmarking your progress as we learn to courageously confront the "adversaries" at the door—the vitality and peace stealer, the spiritual bullies, the discouragements and the distractions, to just mention a few.
As you step through the OPEN DOORS, can you hear the sound of a "turn-around" in your life? If you love the Father and are called to His purposes, Romans 8:28 belongs to you.
The Lord has been shaking things in our lives, so that only those things that are of the Lord will remain. Why? Because it's high time to "pressing forward as we press into Jesus" and leaving everything else behind us.
When we go off to a quiet place and rest awhile in the Lord, we shall hear what the Holy Spirit is telling us and we will be able to see clearly what is ahead of us! It's important to yield to the Holy Spirit knowing that the Lord always gives an allotment of time for the things He instructs us to do.
My prayer is that the Holy Spirit will give you CLEAR and PRECISE INSIGHT as you walk and sometimes dance through the open doors of opportunity for effective ministry!
For His Glory,