This past week we were in Branson with the Faith Ministries Network A-team. We had a great time praying, sharing, learning, and planning the events of 2021 and even started planning the World Conference in 2022. We are blessed to work with great friends in all we do in this ministry. But I started the week with a migraine. Don’t know the exact cause but there are many possibilities but it effected my thinking most of the week. I was discouraged and asked the Lord for help, healing and guidance. I guess the best answer I received when listening to Him was that I had gotten myself to a breaking point physically and emotionally and it took a toll on me. Even though I thought I was casting the issues of life on Him I must have taken some back. Between the world issues, caring for Summer dog, all my responsibilities, family situations, and so many unknowns my body said it had enough. It was a warning for me and I spent some time praying about my past decisions and how the Lord will lead me in my future decisions of dealing with life’s cares.
I read in my devotional this week about carrying the heavy burdens. “In that day the Lord will remove the heavy burden from your shoulders and break off the yoke of bondage from your necks because of the heavy anointing upon you!” Isaiah 10:27 That’s a pretty powerful verse for me when I had just suffered the results of carrying the burdens on my shoulders. The enemy wants us to be strangled by our burdens but the only weight the Lord wants us to have is the weight of His anointing! With the oil of His anointing on my shoulders all the worldly care will slide right off! That’s powerful to me.
Our heavenly Father knew us before the foundations of the earth. He planned His family to be one with Him before He had even created the world or man. He loved us so much and had a plan to rescue me before we needed rescued. Love was before anything. His heart for us to be in His Presence was before the earth was formed. He knew I would be struggling with carrying the weights of the world and He set a plan in motion that nothing can stop even to this day. If we can grasp this love and anointing deep in our hearts we would know the reality of our destiny from the beginning of time. A plan He made for us to be one with Him and live in His presence. In Him we live, move and have our being.
I’ve been reading about the faith of Abraham. The Lord has been speaking to me about listening and following where He leads me. Last week I shared about not delaying anymore but going forward. Abraham didn’t know where he was going but he knew what he was looking for. That grabbed my heart! I long to be in His presence and so close to Him that even though I may not know exactly where He is leading me, I know what I am looking for. I want to know that I know when I am in His presence and want to leave behind the weights of the world. The Lord has removed the heavy burden from my shoulders and broken off the yoke of bondage from my neck because of the heavy anointing of Jesus upon me!
The Lord has been sharing with me that no matter what is happening in our world and our lives His promises have never changed! They are the same yesterday, today and forever. I want to share a few promises He has given me.
“Do not yield to fear, for I am always near. Never turn your gaze from me, for I am your faithful God. I will infuse you with my strength and help you in every situation. I am Yahweh, your mighty God! I grip your right hand and won’t let you go! I whisper to you: ‘Don’t be afraid; I am here to help you!’” Isaiah 41:10, 13
“But those who wait for Yahweh’s grace will experience divine strength. They will rise up on soaring wings and fly like eagles, run their race without growing weary, and walk through life without giving up.” Isaiah 40:31v
“I am convinced that my God will fully satisfy every need you have, for I have seen the abundant riches of glory revealed to me through the Anointed One, Jesus Christ!” Philippians 4:19
I have a list but ran out of time (and my computer has its own mind today😊). Get in the Word and find His promises for you and meditate on them. I will share what I have later.
Don’t carry the weights of the world. Let them slide off your shoulders by the oil of His anointing!